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To be equally yoked is to share common values, beliefs and goals by Damon Carr, For New Pittsburgh Courier During the week of this writing, I’ve celebrated my 20th year Marriage Anniversary. As I reflect on our marriage life over the past 20-years, I can think of several things that we didn’t agree on but money isn’t one of them. We always managed to have common views, goals, beliefs, visions, and priorities when it came to money. Perhaps that’s the secret to how we’ve managed to weather the many

Courtesy of The Chicago Defender Dr. Maulana Karenga, chair of the Department of Africana Studies at CSU Long Beach, wants the Black community to make sure that physical distancing during the pandemic does not interfere with relationships or establishing networks. “We’ve got to shop for each other, we have to pick up prescriptions for each other,” Karenga said. “We’ve got to talk; we’ve got to share information, so we don’t have to be afraid unnecessarily.” Karenga was recently featured on the Carl Nelson Show and conducted a phone conference with

By Terry Whitfield, Program Officer, The Skillman Foundation Courtesy of The Michigan Chronicle Saying that 2020 has been a tough year is an understatement. COVID-19 has turned our world upside down in ways that will reverberate throughout history, changing how we interact with each other for the foreseeable future. To maintain health and safety, we have isolated ourselves in ways counter to our culture of connection. This physical disconnection negatively impacts the development of our children and youth exponentially. Dr. Pamela Cantor of Turnaround for Children has labeled this challenge

The COVID-19 crisis shut down much of the entertainment industry. Many artists lost tours, jobs, and income. Since the implementation of the Stay at Home order, creatives have utilized the power of social media to stay connected with their audiences.  In some cases, artists are earning a nominal income with tips from their fans or raising money for charitable causes via their online platforms. Every day an artist goes live on social media. Audiences are tuning in by the thousands, creating nightclubs and concert halls in cyberspace. Virtual

by Elizabeth Lampkin, Contributing Writer While the pandemic has forced people to spend more time together, it has also revealed some harsh and apparent truths to those who are not in relationships. Many singles are accustomed to going on dates, hitting the bar scene, going club-hopping, or gathering with friends. However, with the abrupt turn of events, the singles scene is now on a temporary shut-down. While some singles are okay with temporary solitude, others have realized their reality of being single. For many, this reality is a