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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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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy and Martyrdom

April is a month to celebrate the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and remember his martyrdom. The following article from The Washington Post, (January 15, 2018—Peniel E. Joseph) speaks of the meaning and impact of his assassination. “How … Continue reading

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What Is Diversity?

Today we feel that many caring and aware individuals wish to practice diversity inclusion and acceptance. But what is this? The following statement from Queensboro Community College, gives a fine description of the complexity of this issue. “The concept of … Continue reading

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Empathy and Understanding the Keys to Supporting One Another—

A good friend and I were dining together talking about the plight of immigrants, both documented and not. She said to me you know we have involuntary immigrants here in the United States. Their suffering must be considered first; they … Continue reading

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Who Suffers the Cold?

It was four degrees Fahrenheit tonight and getting colder. I thought of those who choose or are forced by circumstances to live “on the street.” They are called the homeless and some seek the streets because of fear of shelters … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays, Fantasy or Reality?

Many of us fondly remember the pictures by Norman Rockwell that seem to define an ideal of family life in America. Think of that Thanksgiving scene with the turkey being carved. Young and old together in health and harmony. This … Continue reading

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Now That We Have Equity in Admission to Nursing Homes We Wonder at Their Quality.

The tragedy of the Hollywood Hills nursing home in Hollywood, Florida during Hurricane Irma brought attention to the conditions in nursing homes populated largely by Medicaid-dependent residents. In an article from 2011 we learn that the former steering of minority … Continue reading

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