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There’s a new lender in town, and he’s aiming to put predatory loans out of business.  For those in the know, a payday loan—also known as “cash advance” loan or “check advance” loan—is packaged as a short-term, high-cost loan that should be repaid by the borrower’s next payday. Lenders proclaim the due date to be two or four weeks from...
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“WE DON’T GO “NATURAL”, WE RETURN. “NATURAL” IS WHERE IT BEGAN” -UNKNOWN Life for me begins at the bottom of a curved, cave-like, structure containing DNA tracing back to ancestors. Growing in an upward direction, extending from one’s mind, where all energy is embodied. Choosing me can take you on multiple journeys, possibly a spiritual...
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In this country, names matter. Using the word “inmate” on a wrongfully imprisoned 14-year-old reduces that child to an evil-sounding statistic that deserves everything “it” has coming to “it.” This also holds true when it’s used on a person serving time for possessing a plant that’s legal to possess in many states. That’s the argument...
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Alex Brown, 82, used to live across the road from the old Mt. Calvary M.B. Church graveyard, back before an owner severed the church from its graveyard and moved the building further up the road. Since that time, the disembodied graveyard has slipped away from public notice. This is a surprise considering the place once...
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“Kinky”, “Coily,” and “Free to be”. This is something that traces way back in “Our Black Roots” history. A style that can make a statement, no matter the size or shape. Defines a culture with just one take. Day to day, our people struggle to decide if they want to make “the transition”. A transition...
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There are a lot of great shows coming out or starting back up in the month of September. From our favorite Black students at Winchester U to a Black reboot of a 90’s classic, check out these highly melanated shows in the month of September: Blood Brothers- This documentary explores the friendship between Muhammad Ali...
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Those financial benefits are precisely why Black community leaders keep invitations open to potential polluters. The money is still good, despite coming at a cost to African American neighbors. The U.S. Census reports the city of Gloster is more than 80 percent Black. More than half the town’s residents also live below the poverty line. Drax...
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This month, we are sharing artists whose work unteaches who is at the center of art and culture and offers bold and vivid lessons about Black culture and history. These Black, women artists create works that empower Black women, challenge their viewers, and inspire awe. These works share stories pulled from deep traditions, and in...
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President Joe Biden recently met with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to try to hash together a deal on financing a massive rebuild of the nation’s ailing infrastructure, but time is running out for Biden and Democrats to overcome Republican efforts to tank a bipartisan deal. Critics say the GOP is hoping to sink the...
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For June when the theme is Blackity Black, Then a Little Blacker, we are looking at artists whose focus on Black subjects provokes thought and defies expectations.
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