Never Say Never: The Legacy of the Disciple Peter.

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Never say never: Yes, that is the name of the fabulous song by teen sensation, Justin Bieber and tween sensation, Jaden Smith. It is also really is a great song to work out to. Anyways, besides that being the title to a wonderful song, there is an important spiritual message […]

I’m So Focused on What My Daughter With Autism Needs That I Sometimes Forget About Her Wants

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When I realized my younger daughter was disabled, my belief in what was possible for her life changed. As her parent, I had to focus on her needs and didn’t have time to focus on her wants. In my head, her wants came second to meeting her needs, and that […]

Women’s History Month is a Time for Young Girls to See Their Own Power and Potential

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March is Women’s History Month. For those of us who are history buffs and/or have the job of teaching history, these themed-month celebrations are really handy for helping students learn about important people who might be totally new to them. However, as much I love Black History Month and Women’s […]

The Majority of White Women Are Not In Danger of Being Harmed By Black Males: A Local Case Study

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By ShaRhonda Knott Dawson  I love my community. I live in an incredibly diverse cluster of suburbs in West Suburban Cook County (Chicago.) By far, the most popular suburb of my local suburban cluster is Oak Park. It is a beautiful village, full of stunning architectural homes by famed architect, […]

Chicago Political Tribes

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In Chicago, we don’t have political parties; everyone is a Democrat.  However, we do have Chicago political tribes. I will give a detailed overview of our political tribes, we don’t have political parties; there are not enough Republicans in the city to even really discuss them.   Chicago political parties   Chicago is […]

For White Boys Schools Are Pipelines to Politics, For Black Boys Schools Are Pipeline to Prison.

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. Like many other U.S. citizens, I see our current president as deeply flawed, lacking in empathy, racist and unable to take responsibility for his actions. But as a Black woman, I view Donald Trump as just another tone-deaf, […]