Jamila Winder: A Dreamer and a Doer!

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It’s easy to praise our favorite singer, actor, athlete, or musician, but what about our everyday motivators and heroes?  It would be a special world if educators were held in just as high of a regard for the work that they do in shaping the minds of many around the world.  For Norristown, PA residents, they won’t have to hope for a world like this much longer. Continue reading

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Election 2016: America May Become The Opposite Of Great

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The day we were all afraid of is here.  When he first announced his plan to run for President everyone laughed.  Then when he won the Republican nomination, everyone laughed again.  Now, the USA is stuck with Donald Trump as their president.  What does this say about our country as a whole?  It says a lot actually.  We now know, just like blacks came out to vote for Obama two terms in a row, Trump has the same amount of support from his white voters. Continue reading

Do You Really Care if Kaepernick Sits or Stands?

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With an emotionally charged election year upon us, many issues have been brought to the forefront and some are demanding change.  Issues such as racial tension, police brutality, and inequalities within the judicial system don’t affect everyone, but for many, it’s an all too familiar script that’s being read generation after generation.   Continue reading

DNC 2016: In Case You Missed It!

 

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

As the Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadelphia, there may be some things you missed.  The night was filled with speeches from entertainers and political figures alike. Continue reading

State of Emergency

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It would be easy to turn off the television and silence the phones or turn off the social media notifications.  However, that wouldn’t solve anything, now would it?  The rage that some, including myself, are experiencing right now stems far deeper than most can comprehend.  What the United States, said to be one of the greatest countries in the world, is experiencing isn’t new. Continue reading

When Will Our Lives Matter?

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History has been known to repeat itself and sometimes in the most unexpected ways.  Racial inequalities were once the driving force of politics, crime and media.  Our parents, grandparents, elders, civil rights activists all lived in a world that they had to fight their way through with skin made of steel.  Those whom came before the younger generations fought with the hope that the future would be a much better place to live.  However,  present day must seem like déjà vu to many.  Continue reading