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Call him DR. TEDROS: leading the global charge against COVID-19

Eighth Director General of WHO Three years into his term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continues to stare down adversity and challenges even as he is called upon to provide scientific leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. As the first African to hold the position, Dr. Tedros, who was born in Asmara, which at that time was in Ethiopia—but is now the capital of Eritrea, blazed a trail of excellence as a internationally …

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SOLICITING THE SLAVES: THE POLITICAL JIM JONES SYNDROME

They’re still taking the slaves for granted as they peddle opportunistic political goods… [It’s true!] Oftentimes we hear the term Black people are not a monolith. Which is perhaps why in the black grouping some are fractious, ethnocentric, flag-waving nationalists, hence invariably malleable and easily manipulated.Generational evidence attest to, and continue to prove that. Hence our perennial disunity; divided we continue to fall, are falling… Our lack of cohesion continues to prove that we’re pliable, easily manipulated and pawned… Here’s evidence. I’m not a loyal CNN viewer by any stretch, but in my home CNN consumes a vast amount of …

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Sleep well!

Make rest and downtime a priority and I know that in time you’ll feel so much better…. Life can be extremely hectic with so many responsibilities and commitments. We spend a lot of time working and staying busy and there’s definitely a time for that, but it’s just as important to give our minds and our bodies a break. Everything in life requires balance. The body needs time to repair and to heal from the daily stressors that we place on it. Sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health and well-being. There are so many health benefits to …

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The importance of giving thanks

Remember kindness It’s time to be grateful and remember what God has done for us. I realize that forgetfulness is a big problem. Some of us have long-term memory and some have short term memory, but these terms have nothing to do with being grateful. Make a choice today to be grateful and to remember to express that gratitude. God has done so many amazing things in our lives; some of the things can be explained while others are completely supernatural. God has used special people to bless your life, and to support you in times of difficulty. Some spouses …

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FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH

Black History Month means different things to different people Novel THOMAS It’s customary at this time of year, the month of February, for the mainstream media to cease the occasion by letting us hear and see that they too are doing their part to recognize Black History month. As such, throughout the radio and television broadcast day BHM-oriented happenings are allotted the duration of the month to promote audible and/or visual vignettes to emphasize that the subject of Black peoples’ (still marginalized) history is ultimately everybody’s. And much like Black lives… it matters, so it will not be allowed to …

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Title: Discipline is the key to change

Discipline is often misinterpreted as being an outward correction from a person of authority like a parent, a coach or a teacher. However, self-discipline is crucial and should not be overlooked. So, let us look at it together, in a practical way. I know many at the beginning of the year have resolutions. Some promise themselves to lose weight, others have plans to shop less, some plan to work less, while others plan to work more. The list seems to be very big in January and February but by the month of March the list is not as active anymore. …

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Quebec’s Bill 40: Educational Conflagration

Bill 40 is viewed as a hurried bill with accompanying negative consequences for Québec’s public schools… On October 1, 2018, a general election was held in Quebec. It was the first election in 40 years wherein Sovereignty was not a campaign issue.With the absence of such a sensitive issue that had long divided Quebecers, traditional voting blocs were freed up, allowing federalists and separatists alike to change their allegiances. Such a move brought in its wake a landslide victory for the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ). The victory began as the continuation of a succinct ailing process, one that would not …

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020

Lots of talk, yes, but does anyone care, is anyone listening…? With all due respect to the civil rights icon, anyone and everyone born in the decades of the 1940s to ‘70s, all now 50- to 60- and early 70-something year-olds, should be quite familiar with him, and to varying degrees well-schooled in his historic socio-political exploits… [Before continuing, let me hasten to add that several years ago I was in the presence of a group of Black people, including a Black gentleman who at the time was in his late 70s, and was being interviewed about growing up in …

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Remember the words of Dr. King Jr. and embrace your value

As we are in the second month of the year, the month that has been dedicated to Black history, we must talk about our story. As a Black race, we must make an effort to attack the racism within our own race. We must appreciate the colour(s) of our skin and the diversity of our race. Whether black-skinned, light-skinned, brown-skinned, dark-skinned, medium brown, light brown or yellow-skinned, we are all God’s creations. We are wonderfully made by the skilled master craftsman, God himself, therefore we must stop labeling skin color. Some will compliment the smooth, rich, even tone of the …

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Love Is…

You have the ability to give and receive love, if you open your heart to the possibility. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Dear friends, Let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is LOVE -1 John 4:7-8. When you think about how you presently express your love to others, what comes to mind? If you don’t like your response, you may be thinking …

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