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Let Your Thoughts Fly You Higher

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    The living experience in this phase of existence is a wonderful vestige to be a part of and to savor. Being that “hue-man” life is so temporary, I believe that each moment above ground in the here and now is a spiritual premium. I meet many different ethnic “colored” souls during…

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North Charleston Redevelopment Is A Game Of Chess

By Barney Blakeney    Vigilance, perseverance, planning and execution. I think that’s what it takes to be successful. So when I read last week two news stories about redevelopment occurring in North Charleston, I thought about something I’ve encouraged through this column – really since I’ve been writing professionally. That is collective effort to achieve…

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Tender is “This” Reality

By Hakim-Abdul-Ali      If you’re reading this article, you’re obviously in the here and now. To this singular experience there’s not too much more you can say to that except but to thank God Alone for being able to experience one more moment in time.       That’s a miraculous opportunity to say…

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Black Attack Got Us Off Track

By Beverly Gadson-Birch There is no mistake that crime is tied to education or lack thereof. Crime knows no boundaries; it’s everywhere. No one is immune from crime, no neighborhood, no school, no church, and no movie theatre. Crime does not discriminate. It comes in all colors and nationalities and by the rich and the…

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Street Protests Should End In Court

By Barney Blakeney Tom Joyner or Steve Harvey, which morning show do you prefer? Me, I’m a Tom Joyner man. I’ve been listening to the early morning radio show for years. Steve Harvey’s show is alright, but I always have felt that the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) offers, as the host suggests, a “party…

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Elder James Johnson: “Belly Full”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch      Last week, I watched a disturbing video of a black man accused of shoplifting being severely beaten by the Middle Eastern shop owner. The man was struck with a sword, punched and kicked numerous times. One of the shop owners in the video could be seen flashing a gun. The…

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