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The more things change…

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My grandmother sat at segregated lunch counters, stoic as condiments and cold milkshakes were doused on her, accompanied by expletives and slurs. My parents – despite their income and education – were denied the right to buy a house in Westchester County, solely because they were Black. A few years ago, two of my friends and I were ejected from ...

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Women-owned business benefits from CBIA membership

As a small business owner, being fiscally prudent is tantamount. For me, that means making strategic decisions about how I spend my money. As much value as I see in joining the myriad associations available to me, I cannot respond to every invitation. But I joined CBIA. My business, the Voices of Women of Color, is a grassroots advocacy firm, ...

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The Disadvantages Of Being White

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When I felt that first blow against the back of my head, I thought something had fallen from one of the trees in the park. Somewhere between the second — which hit just above my right ear — and third blows, I realized I was being pelted with eggs, and tried to get up. It was too late. In less ...

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MDC Has Water Aplenty For Niagara Bottling

Critics of Niagara Bottling’s plan to locate a manufacturing plant in Bloomfield say that allowing the company to use up to 1.8 million gallons of water a day could strain the region’s water supply, which is provided by the Metropolitan District Commission. Their fears, however, are unfounded. The MDC is a regional organization that sells water at cost and is ...

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No call, No Show : The Invisible Middle Finger

So you get the call…the application you filled out last week got noticed and you have been scheduled for your interview. You are determined to show up this morning and get that job. You need it. However, twenty minutes before your interview, you get a phone call while in route. There is an emergency that demands your attention and you ...

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We Will Teach Our Beautiful Brown Children…

We Will Teach Our Beautiful Brown Children

We will teach our beautiful brown children their ABC’s…their 1,2,3’s…how to tie their shoes…that art can be an outlet…to love themselves…that a DJ can save their life from a broken heart…to grow their own produce…that The Creator is everywhere and everything… We will also teach our beautiful brown children that they can do anything they put their mind to and ...

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Clouds in my Customer Service

Clouds in my Customer Service

Recently, my husband and I went to a Wells Fargo in Georgia to open joint accounts. It was a beautiful, bright, hot as fish grease, sun shiny day outside, but in the bank…man! It was so cloudy that I can’t even think of a clever euphemism or comparison to illustrate to you just how cloudy it was. This is just ...

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