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“Ghetto”

The N word will always be hateful and inappropriate, no matter who uses it. But this word of animosity and fallacy has, over the last two centuries of usage, become

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New initiative recognizes achievements of black men

  ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – A new local initiative is working to highlight black men who have made a positive impact on the Rochester community. Rochester Black Men Achieve (Roc

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Coming Together

    Envy, jealousy, hate, frustration, imitation, copying, lying, competing, popularity and cattiness are some words women use to describe why they don’t collaborate with other women. I completely understand  those thoughts because I’ve experienced that as well. As an entrepreneur I’m always looking for like  minded women to connect myself with because you are who you’re connected to. I’ve been able to  connect with some amazing women from all over using social media but unfortunately it’s difficult  connecting with women within Rochester, NY and it left me wondering is it me or is this is a problem.  A  while ago I asked a question on my Facebook page and I asked this question. Why Rochester, NY seems  to be so behind with events for business owners to come together? All of the responses had to do with  the words I listed above and it made me sad.      How could we have so much talent in Rochester, NY yet we struggle coming together and making things  happen that will change our community. I’ve seen a couple of events and I know some people who are  able to connect with each other to bring a good time to this city but when are we going to do more than  just have a “good time”? How can we connect and use each other’s strengths to make a difference within  this city and not for bragging rights or to be seen on the local news stations. There should be no reason  why Rochester, NY is listed as a City with high poverty rates, low graduation rates and high crime. We  have the power to change that. I thought this was just an issue with the women but it’s an issue with the  men as well.  As I scroll through my social media daily, and I see post from business owners and those aspiring  to become business owners post status that shows they are frustrated with trying to work with others on  projects and I would like to see that changed.     It’s so many people doing similar things and instead of competing against each other let’s challenge ourselves to collaborate with each other so we can make an impact on this City and change people’s  lives. We are so much better together than apart and if we are going to see our community change it’s  up to us to change it. We can have more black owned business if we take this approach instead of doing  everything on our own. It’s so many hair salons, barbershops, fashion stylist, make up artists, massage 

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My State of Mind

The lyrics of the song by John Legend, “My heads under water but I’m breathing fine…” resonates vividly with me as I recall, all too candidly, my experiences of “the

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Breast Cancer Month: The Pink Survivors

                EVENT SCHEDULE 6:30pm  | Doors Open 7:00pm  | Cancer Survivors Speak 7:45pm  | Pink Survivors Balloon Release 8:00pm  | LIVE Band Entertainment 9:30pm  | Socialize and Networking TICKETS ARE

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“POWER TO LIVE”  Telesummit Presented by BHEIRS   ReDiscover & Ignite Your Power to Live! BHEIRS presents, Having “Power To Live”. Powerful, Passionate guests share their trials, trips & tools

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“BHEIRS”: Building Relationships

We live in a time where it seems that everything is moving at lightening speed. Technology is changing daily. Before we are used to one new technology advent another is

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Vanguard Chronicle TrueVision Network

              Mr. James Young   Inside the creation of this human experience, something went dreadfully wrong. We allowed race to disconnect all of us, which opened the doors of religion  to

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Connecting with and Shaping a Generation

~By Gloria A. Morgan Little is known about the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HWSC), created in1996 as a nonprofit. To put it succinctly, the goal of the organization is to keep

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Collard Green Curves: The Stage Play

Nurse Bowick on “The Steve Harvey Show” with her designed collard green dress.

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My Brothers are Dying

                                                                               Why, texture of his hair limits access to care, generations no education, lack of means, hate, or, is it what he ate My Brothers are crying,

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My Scars Do Not Define ME

 My scar does not define me, but it is what molded me into who I am today. Here is my story. When I was 15 I started to notice a

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A LOVE LETTER TO MY PEOPLE

By Melanie Funchess My Dear Brothers and Sisters,     Black people, have a rich and diverse history. Our journeys are as varied as the hues of our beautiful skin.

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White Privilege: The Marketing of the American Social Class and Education

  by Jamie DiMarco   The initiative behind the current education system is to promote social mobility and equal opportunity. The reality of it, however, seems to detail a more