The current times can make one feel like the weight of the world is on their shoulders.  Just when you think you see some light at the end of the tunnel it seems like something else comes up.  It’s as though there is no escape from the current events and on some levels there shouldn’t…

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Four years ago, in 2016, my cousin started the International Day of Purpose.  It is held on the summer solstice every year.  It is designed as a means of having people come together to focus on what their purpose is in the world and  in their life.  Why are we here?  The overall premise was,…

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The confirmation that I needed to run for office came last year after months of fighting in Albany so that the minority community could obtain the opportunity to have the monies that they invest in this city, state and country spent with their firms. Article 15-A, the law that implements these “goals”, expires every five…

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This week, I struggled with what to write. This is such a powerful moment in time. Given the current state of affairs, what would be the right thing to say?  There is so much going on;  a global pandemic, people struggling to keep food on the table, people sick and families dying. As if that…

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I live the pain and stress of being black in America every day: I am a black woman; the mother of a black son; sister to black men; aunt to my black nephews.  I remember what it was like as a young girl to be afraid to go to Howard Beach for fear of being…

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