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May 5 – May 18, 2022
 
 
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The Struggle for Black Education, Then and Now

Whitehouse, Leach, and others understood that the inherent promises of freedom – full citizenship, economic progress, and political power – could not be achieved without education. Yet, long after their passing, the struggle continues to find and dismantle several systemic laws and procedures that stymie equal educational opportunities.
 
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From Cotton to Steel: A Life Well Lived

During The Great Black Migration, from about 1916 to about 1970, more than six million African Americans from the rural South relocated to cities in the Northeast, Midwest, and West. Louise, her husband Johnie, and their daughters, Grace and Willa, were four of the six million.

Maggie Louise Hearon Young, Friday, May 31, 1929 (Forrest City, AR) – Saturday, April 16, 2022 (Gary, IN).

 
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Girls’ Pride: Inspiring Conversation and Generational Changes

No one ever bought sanitary pads for her. She would stain her school uniform with menstrual blood, miss lessons and get infections after her period. So, Fatoumatta Kassama felt called to change the situation and that desire led to the creation of Girls’ Pride, a hybrid organization that addresses period poverty, promotes maternal and child health, keeps girls in schools during their periods, ends gender-based violence and creates job opportunities for youth.
 
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Should You Buy an Investment Property?

There can be something particularly gratifying about buying and owning real estate—about plowing your hard-earned money into your very own corner of the Earth.
 
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Five Things Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

As temperatures rise, so do burglary rates. The combination of lengthier days and pleasant weather means people will spend more time away from home, creating greater opportunity for the neighborhood prowler.

 
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Third Parties Unnecessary for TTP Enrollment

Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) are designed to help travelers speed up their security screening. If you apply and are selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you’ll pass through a dedicated lane when you travel from select ports in the U.S.
 
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Activities

Mosaic Theater is producing Marys Seacole and Port Of Harlem Talk Radio interviewed the producer about the play based on the life of the Jamaican who rivaled, if not surpassed, Florence Nightingale. The Harlem Film Company premiers Patterson: Another Bronx Tale.PBS will broadcast a special television concert honoring Lionel Richie and more.
 
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Readers' Trends

I am most humbled that our readers made the story about my mom and her health challenges, 24 years ago, the most read in the past issue and upon her recent passing. Her obituary is the current article “From Cotton to Steel: A Life Well Lived.” Meanwhile, the story on her fellow Arkansan has been replaced as the most visited page on our website, see what took its place.
 
 
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