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Sharpe-Jefferson: Permission to Live

 By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There’s nothing like a piece of bad news to make you really appreciate all the things that are going right in your...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Finding Lasting, Positive Change

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson We’ve all been there or will be there at some point soon. It’s the place where we find ourselves assessing our lives in...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Information Can Defeat this Formidable Foe

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson The fear of it can sometimes be worse than reality. COVID has certainly been a formidable foe, but the reality is that with...

Speaking On behalf of HBCUs

By Adriel A. Hilton and Cheron Davis It has been said that the Black church is the pillar of the Black community. On any given...

Sharpe-Jefferson: The Power of Girlfriends

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson I recently visited a friend’s shop which was full of fellow entrepreneurs like myself. Once I walked in, the energy immediately shifted...

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Mass Shootings Have Become As American as Apple...

By The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson In Highland Park, an upper-middle-class suburb of Chicago, the parade to celebrate the Fourth of July turned into a...

Sharpe-Jefferson: We Won’t Be Moved

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson What does independence mean to you? We are just past the Independence Day holiday this week and I can't help but reflect on...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Moving Cautiously and Differently

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There is a level of cautious optimism I maintain about the state of affairs today. Seen the news lately? Just as we're churching,...

Sharpe-Jefferson: A New Source of Joy

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson I recently discovered something that was pretty cool. Those who know me, know that I absolutely adore nature. I will eat my...

Mullen-Johnson: Why Mental Health Awareness Month Matters 

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Each year, during May -- Mental Health Awareness Month -- millions organize campaigns to raise awareness to reduce stigma surrounding mental health. Miseducation,...

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