The Staying Power of a Promise

In an effort to help my father downsize, I was recently cleaning out some of the things he and my mother had gathered during their 50-plus years of marriage. In doing so, I came across an issue of LIFE Magazine from Nov. 5, 1945.  With a 10-cent price tag on the taped-up cover, the magazine featured a large, black and white close-up image of an American sailor sipping a milkshake with the short headline: “THE FLEET’S IN.” (more…)

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Looking at Childhood Hunger Through a Different Lens

My colleague, Christina, recently volunteered at a local elementary school where she helped stuff food into backpacks for children who are struggling with food insecurity (lack of access to nutritious food) and hunger. She told me she was chatting with a school employee who shared how grateful the kids were to get this food for weekends. She then told Christina that a 5-year old came to school shaking, he was so hungry. (more…)

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Imagine A Day Without Black History

I’ve always been told that “you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.”  As we embark on another February celebration of Black History, my first urge is that we don’t forget about the past when March hits.  Black History is all around us from January to December, so let’s take this time to reflect on how life would be if this weren’t the case. (more…)

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