11 Hidden Gems I found in Hov’s Album 444
You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times.”  Nina Simone statement, along with her classic samples from HOV’s 4:44 album, seemly speaks to us plain and clear. These are the times we need inspiration and wisdom because of the uncertainty of where this country is headed. [...]
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Protests Flare in St. Louis After Officer’s Acquittal

ST. LOUIS — On edge after a night of protests that led to dozens of arrests and a broken window at the mayor’s home, this city faced more demonstrations on Saturday after the acquittal of a white former police officer who shot and killed a black driver. Tensions here have seemed especially high, in part […]

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Other Lives: Shining a light on social issues

Melinda Salazar has been a teacher for more than four decades. She has taught a wide age range of students and teaches about everything from Women’s Studies to Sustainable Development. She has acted as a counselor to individuals and families recovering from substance abuse. These are just the tip of the ice berg that comprise […]

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Renita Green hosts Community Conversations

Missouri has found itself in the center of an ongoing conversation on racial issues in America once again. Over the weekend, people hit the streets in protest after former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first degree murder when he shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man […]

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David & Melinda Present “It’s Time to Listen” Education Platform

Amidst a nation ruptured by racial tensions, from Charlottesville, Va., to St. Louis to Durham, a call to action was issued to the greater Seacoast community Saturday: Start telling the truths of racial injustice. In partnership with the Seacoast Peace Academy, the Truth Telling Project held a heavily attended presentation at the Portsmouth Public Library. […]

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