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Faith and Common-Sense, Ways to Fight Coronavirus 

     Mrs. Bradford, a retired Dallas schoolteacher and long-time minister’s wife, said it was faith and common sense that sustained her through it all and, if her Maker wills it, she expects that approach to carry her on, even though coronavirus. “Prayer and meditation,” she said. “I also have a favorite scripture and hymn that speak to every aspect of my life …” […]

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Can’t Stay Home, Can’t Keep Curfew: People Experiencing Homelessness Caught in Pandemic, Curfews, Violence

     Now, various cities have implemented curfews as an effort to curb violence conducted outside of protests against police brutality. Unfortunately, curfews have created further challenges, as unsheltered people, already subject to laws criminalizing acts such as sleeping in public, are at risk of arrest for yet another “crime”—violating an order to stay inside after curfew when they have nowhere inside to go. […]

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Demonstrating Service in Serving 

   The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major disruptions in our traditional way of life and resulted in tremendous hardships for many. For the past several months, we have confronted this unprecedented challenge. As we navigate these uncertain times, we do so having learned the power and value of community and the virtues of working together for a common good. […]

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Commander-In-Chief (Idiot)

      The President has said or done things which resulted in members of his cabinet labeling him as idiot or moron. The LDOCR, Dictionary defines an “idiot,” as a person who says or does stupid things. Using this definition, one could probably construct the following equation for an Idiot: Idiot= (person says + does stupid things)2. […]

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Letter to Editor

      AS A TEACHER, MY GRADE FOR NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL IS AN F. Goodell said, “we were wrong for not listening to Black players complaints of racism”. In his so-called apology he never said the name Colin Kaepernick. Colin was the brave football player who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. […]

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NFL Comments on George Floyd and Gets Roasted on Kaepernick

     “As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL’s commitment and our ongoing efforts. There remains an urgent need for action. We recognize the power of our platform in communities and as part of the fabric of American society,” the NFL statement also read. […]

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The Alliance Founded In COVID-19

“An alliance of Civil Rights, social justice, and business leaders across the Tri-county region came together in response to COVID-19’s disproportionate impact to the Black community. This collective body, the South Florida Black Prosperity Alliance, is gravely concerned about the continued disparities that plague our community and have committed to make demands of our state and Federal elected officials to collaborate with us in addressing these disparities,” says Eric Knowles, President of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce. […]

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The Black Church Faces an Atypical Crisis

     Blacks in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic. Although African Americans only compose 6 percent of the population in the state of California, Blacks comprise 10.6 percent of the COVID-19 deaths. This has been attributed to the fact that a number of Blacks have underlying and sometimes untreated conditions — cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. — which compound problems, when paired with the coronavirus. […]