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Sharpe-Jefferson: Protecting What We See As Important

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There was a time I’d spend hours reading. I could grab a good book and get lost in its pages, words and...

Malveaux: How Souls at the Polls Shape Elections

By Julianne Malveaux The Souls to the Polls movement encourages African American church attendees to get out and vote. The churches that promote this movement...

Jesse Jackson: Legislative Changes Aimed at Black Voters

By The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson The right to vote is the essential foundation of democracy. Yet today, across America, there is a systematic campaign...

Melanie Bridgeforth: Women are Our Own Saviors and Have Always Been

By Melanie R. Bridgeforth Gender equity is not inevitable. Achieving this bold and audacious vision requires not only evolution, but revolution. While reflecting on women’s achievements...

Mullen-Johnson: Being heard and understood are vital in relationships

By Crystal Mullen-Johnson Validation is the acknowledgment of your feelings, thoughts and behaviors by receiving verbal or nonverbal feedback.  It’s essentially experienced by being understood,...

Malveaux: March is the Ideal Month to Lift Black Women’s Organizations

By Julianne Malveaux March is Women’s History Month. It is the perfect time to lift Black women’s organizations that make such an essential difference in...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Spring Clean Your Home– And Life

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson For The Birmingham Times Let me start with a confession. Cleaning is one of my least favorite activities, even though I know it...

Regions’ Analyst on Closing the Racial Wealth Disparity Gap

By Laura Anderson Creating inclusive prosperity should be a critical concentration for financial institutions. And that starts with bankers, who are the backbone to strengthening relationships...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Set Aside Much Needed Time for Self Care

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson  Perhaps you’ve heard that self-love, or loving yourself, seems selfish. Or maybe even you’ve thought it or said it aloud. Self-love, at its...

Valentine’s Day From Birmingham (Ala.): Love Begins With You 

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There are certain images that commonly circulate around Valentines’ Day. Red hearts are an incredibly popular and iconic symbol of a couple being...

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