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Poetry Soapbox

Poetry Soapbox

Lace By Lorna King PRIDE Poet Laureate I know this; with more than my hands; my mother’s mother willed it on to me and I thought it was a heritage of dust. she explained how sunbeams undulate, and how moonshine ...

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Are Tattoos The Black Man’s New Swag Appeal?

Are Tattoos The Black Man’s New Swag Appeal?

By Yvonne Sam PRIDE Columnist In the Black community there appears to be a recent upsurge in people getting tattoos. Some folks find them unattractive, while others view them as works of art or self-expression. Recently when asked if I ...

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The Unaddressed In The Black Community

The Unaddressed In The Black Community

By Yvonne Sam PRIDE Columnist It is not only the police who can lay claim to having a monopoly on the Code of Silence. No way! When it comes to certain topics in the Black community then there is a ...

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Fairness In Mental Health Awareness

Fairness In Mental Health Awareness

By Yvonne Sam PRIDE Columnist In Canada, the first week in May is designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week, and one day of that is devoted to schizophrenia awareness. From the standpoint of a qualified mental health professional and a ...

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Have Your Say Mom: It’s Mother’s Day

Have Your Say Mom: It’s Mother’s Day

By Yvonne Sam PRIDE Columnist Here we are, nearing Mother’s day, and already fear of a strange nature is invading my cranium. No it’s not attributable to commercialism, the over-played expectation of cards, or meals out and chocolates. Mother’s Day ...

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