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Mom

I guess my life actually started when I had my son at the age of 16. I had to get a job, juggle school along with taking care of a kid. I had it easier than some...
Virginia Shootings - Time for Change?

Like so many others, the event that took place in Virginia on Wednesday 26th, shocked me to the core. Two journalists, a presenter and cameraman were shot dead on live television; and it was...
Keratin Hair Treatment

Keratin hair treatment has been praised for its results as well as criticized for being harmful to your hair. It seems to work well for some people while it is a disaster for others....
Brother

Oct 23, 2015, was one of the hardest days of my life. On this day my brother, an African-American male, was shot and killed in the 8700 block of South Wabash Avenue. Multiple bullets...
shooting

Shooting the messenger often does becomes a reality both literally and figuratively. In today’s media culture, journalists have been taken to task for reporting news that is displeasing to certain groups and officials. The need...
Jones

In today's politically correct world, it is not always easy to find an elected official who is willing to stand up, make his voice known to his colleagues, and make comments such as, "With...
tragic

On August 26, 2007, my 33-year-old uncle, Fredrick Cooper, was brutally shot nine times from his neck to toes. The event was the most tragic experience of my life. To his great fortune and...
ABC 7 News

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was in my on-campus apartment and I was completing my daily task of checking my email. Months prior, I applied for the internship opportunity with...
Bronchitis

It was a cool spring day to sit on the porch. After a while, the night air became too cold, so my brothers and I headed inside. I like to be around my boy cousins...
Webb

“San Jose Mercury News” reporter Gary Webb was pronounced dead on December 10, 2004, with multiple gunshot wounds to his head. Officials say his death was ruled a suicide. Most people say that Webb had...
Reading Aloud

Reading aloud provides benefits for all ages. This is one of the best learning tools for teaching youth and illiterate adults the basic language skills. Experts say that the activity develops reading and writing habits early...
boldly inclusive

In 2016, a Chicago Tribune article cited the Windy City as having its bloodiest year in almost two decades. Chicago's summer months, beginning with Memorial Day, had particularly shown a surge in gun violence,...
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