Author Archives: lapolyanna

Everyone Into The Pool

It is hard to believe summer is on the way and for some of us, it’ll mean time spent around the neighborhood or community pool. For many this brings good memories of childhood. But for others there is a different … Continue reading

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In Honor of Black History Month: Sojourner Truth speaking for the freedom of African Americans, African American women and all women

One of the greatest historic figures in America is clearly Sojourner Truth. She spoke not only for the freedom of African Americans and African American women, but she also spoke for the freedom of all women. The issues she raised … Continue reading

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When We Say Happy Holidays

Now and again when I wish someone Happy Holidays they reply in return wishing me happiness during their special celebration. This is much appreciated but we can also remember the holiday season is a complex time full of many ways … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Thanksgiving and remembering Christmas will soon be on the way.

We have written about the winter holidays which often focus on bringing families and friends together to share food and caring in December and January. Thanksgiving is easy to overlook in today’s world. Already we see Halloween decorations, a sparse … Continue reading

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The True Story of Recy Taylor

Today as the “me too movement” struggles to be heard and voices of oppression attempt to silence the voices of women, it is well to remember Recy Taylor. Minority women have long experienced sexual oppression and violence. They have long … Continue reading

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A New August Anniversity

As August winds to a close there is the bittersweet realization that summer will end leaving us with memories both joyous and less so. The following article describes a new August anniversary, that of Charlottesville one year later. (from The … Continue reading

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The Significance of Cinco de Mayo—

Well, here it is the 5th of May and I find myself thinking of the significance of Cinco de Mayo in the United States of America and its relationship to colonialism and oppression of the people of the Americas. Many … Continue reading

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