Resuscitating Hope

By Andrea Price I was only seven years old when Rev. Jessie Jackson gave the now famous, “Keep Hope Alive!” speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. I vividly remember the speech because I heard a voice through the television screen that had the cadence of preachers I’d heard in churches in…

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Christmas Dreamin’

By Andrea Price a_price1 I recently listened to a message by Rev. William Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church, entitled “I’m Dreaming of a Scandalous Christmas”. His sermon title is a play on words made famous by Bing Crosby who sang, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones…

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Motivational Monday Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, a lifelong activist and advocate, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924. Chisholm became the first black congresswoman (1968), representing New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. She even ran for the 1972 Democratic nomination for the presidency—becoming the first major-party African-American candidate to…

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