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Remembering Emmett and Mamie Till

Remembering Emmett and Mamie Till

by Ron Walker In 1955, Jet magazine rested on tabletops in many homes of Black people, including the home of my grandmother where I saw it when visiting with my mother. It was in the pages of this magazine that I first saw the brutalized face of Emmett Till. He…
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Do You Believe That Children Are Our Future?

Do You Believe That Children Are Our Future?

by Ron Walker When the legendary singer Whitney Houston sang “The Greatest Love of All,” written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser, the lyrics were crystal clear and emphatic. Here are the words that form the first stanza: I believe that children are our future; Teach them well and let…
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The Village is on Fire! Where are the Firefighters?

The Village is on Fire! Where are the Firefighters?

Susan Taylor, the esteemed founder and dynamic leader of Cares Mentoring, reminds us that the village is on fire. But, with equal passion she reminds us that we are the firefighters who can put out the blaze before it completely consumes everything and everyone in its path. The fire from…
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COSEBOC Supports Shawn and Shawn

COSEBOC Supports Shawn and Shawn

By Ron Walker COSEBOC has a deeply-rooted mission to affirm the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color. This mission is more important now than ever before. The pandemic, now going into its third year, has taken a massive and devastating toll on the…
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Black History Month

Black History Month

By Ron Walker I begin with this statement: Black history is made every day. The Father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, had to defer his schooling to help his family by working in the coal mines of West Virginia. My own grandfather, Willie Silas…
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