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Public Schools: Pipelines to Prison?

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Public School Teachers: Are They Inspirations for Excellence or Wardens for Future Criminals? By Bro. Mxolisi We have heard it before. Now we are hearing it again: This nation’s public schools, in far too many cases, are pipelines to prison. This time it is getting a bit of public focus, because a first-grade teacher in […]

Are You Being Consumed by What You Consume?

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From the crown of your head to the soles of your feet  – and all points in between, you are what you “eat”. By Bro. Mxolisi During the month of March (2011) we had conversations with two enterprises that are dedicated to improvements in the health circumstances of individuals and families, particularly of the African […]

Women’s History Month — Come and Gone, But . . .

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Women’s History Month – Come & Gone, But the Questions Linger On By Bro. Mxolisi “Let’s face it women of color are making miracles happen every day to survive.   But for how long much longer?”* *(From a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Tim Grant, 3/9/2010)  Women’s History Month 2011 has come and gone, but we […]

Ancient Ife Art Inspires Future Kings and Queens

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Ancient Nigerian Ife Art Inspires Future Kings and Queens By Bro. Mxolisi A column by Michael Paul Williams (Richmond [VA] Times Dispatch, 3/29/11) riveted my attention, as he wrote about the power of the ancient African past to inspire the leadership aspirations of African American high school students. He was giving specific reference to the […]

Libya On My Mind

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As we see the red, black and green banner being waved among the folks of Libya as they put their lives on the line against the continued governance of the Muammar Gaddafi regime, many of us wonder, “What’s up? Is there any connection between our red, black and green and that one?” Apparently not. (It […]

A Tale of Two Harry’s: Raising Organic Beef

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            The first time I saw Harry Marshall, Sr. driving the Springview Farms pickup truck, I thought he might have been a foreman or superintendent for someone’s agricultural enterprise. And I was right . . . sort of. This thrice-retired army colonel, civil service personnel administrator, real estate broker, is co-owner and operator of Springview Farms, […]