December 1, 2022

Editor’s Desk

Cultural Appropriation V. Cultural Appreciation

It’s Black History Month again and I am truly enjoying all of the cultural awareness and historical information being shared across social media. But as we celebrate the excellence of our ancestors and peers, there is a constant nuisance lurking not far behind: cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is just a politically correct way of saying…

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Culture For Them, Not For Us

Since I was a kid, I’ve always been fascinated about different cultures from around the world. I always wanted to know the why behind everything. For example, in elementary school, during our weekly library time, I would always check out those books that were like encyclopedias for a specific culture or ethnic group. As I…

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Apples & Oranges

Growing up, one of my favorite holidays was Christmas. Not only because of the gifts, and hanging with my cousins at granny’s house, there was a special tradition that I longed for. In the town that I grew up in, on Christmas Eve, the local fire department would drive through the neighborhoods and a guy…

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Class is in Session

Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with some educators and parents about their experience in a global pandemic. Each of them gives us a significant look inside their lives since schools closed back in March. Dr. Sherri Wallace Dr. Wallace has been an educator in Philadelphia for over 15 years. She has balanced being…

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Another Black Man Murdered

I prayed for twenty years and received no answer until I prayed with my legs – Frederick Douglass   Last night I was up until 3 AM thinking about how to address the murder of Walter Wallace Jr. and honestly, I still have no words that can express my true feelings . Right now, more than…

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