Lifestyles

Black pastors vs. COVID-19

For decades, the Black Baptist church has been leading the Black communities when it came to matters of race, community issues and - yes - politics. But this time around, there was more silence than support for candidates in the 2020 election season. What made Black Baptist preachers ease their endorsements, lowering the boom of voices they began establishing in America more than 200 years ago?

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‘Corona’ is not the holiday gift you want!

If there was ever more of a need to stress the importance of hunkering down this winter, it is now, because Texas has become the first state to surpass a million Coronavirus cases in the United States last week, as the country battled a third wave of new infections and recorded over 100,000 infections three times in less than a week.

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Blacks Make History!

There was plenty of political Black excellence happening around the country as African Americans won several contests, making history. Locally, there were plenty of “firsts” in just about every city and county in our area.

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Reparations: Where’s our 40 Acres and a Mule?

Have you ever heard the phrase, "40 acres and a mule?" If you have, depending on your age and wisdom, you may or may not know what that means. The saying is tied to "reparations," which is what many African Americans feel is owed to them by the government for slavery, and rightfully so.

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Person or Property?

You were born with a label that you take for granted these days. Today, you are “John’s son,” or “Ella’s daughter,” but for those who were born generations before you, many were born as “Property of Slave Owners.”

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RIP Johnny Nash

Legendary singer “Johnny Nash,” best known for his 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now,” died Oct. 6 due to natural causes at his home in Houston. He was 80 years old.

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Is the KKK still hiding behind the badge?

Yes, racism is alive and well in America, and its rearing its ugly head more as the days go by, especially under the current administration which is telling racists to "standby" and be ready for action.

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Trumps test positive!

In a shocking turn of events, the world was shocked to learn news of the inevitable, President Donald Trump — who has been against wearing masks — and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, have both tested positive for the coronavirus. The news was released shortly after learning that one of his closest advisers, Hope

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