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What’s in a Name? Civil Rights Hero Unhappy about Cable Series Using Her Name

Diane Nash,  74, says the USA Cable television network stole her name. Maxine Walker Giddings, 72, recently emailed me a link to a letter Nash posted on July 26. Both women are civil rights heroes. Nash explains in her letter that USA's series, "Political Animals", portrays actress Vanessa Redgrave as the first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Her name? Diane Nash. But Nash is African American while Redgrave is of.
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Are You Living in an Abusive Relationship? – Part II

There are many possible reactions to an abusive relationship. You may be a victim of abuse if your response to your partner/relationship includes some or all of the following: Overfunctioning or overachieving: You may tend to take on more than a reasonable share of responsibilities. You may have a high need to succeed and please others. Your partner's failure to accept responsibility may force you to.
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What Dreams Have You Had?

Dreams. Wikipedia defines dreams are defined as a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams may not be definitively understood, but there has been scientific speculation as well as philosophical and religious interest throughout history. People dream. Dreams sustain us and help us get through life. They can help us know our purpose and.
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Launching the HBCU Preparatory Schools Network – A Pipeline for Future Leaders!

With the continuing development of China, India and other nations around the globe, it is increasingly clear the next generation of urban students will be relegated to little more than observers in the global enterprise unless they develop sophisticated skills in the areas of technology, science and mathematics. The days of succeeding without advanced academic development and training are gone. Future generations, more and more, will be required, at a minimum, to have a college degree. Both.
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Faith: Are you making your problems bigger than life itself?

I'm writing this in the midst of an unexpected health crisis that seems to be filling my heart with anxiety and my mind with chaotic cluttered thoughts. And if I continue on this path, I could make my situation larger than life itself. Are you guilty of that, too? Are you making your problems bigger than life itself? Bigger than God? If I think back to my column.
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Cleveland’s 48HR Film Project

So, July is coming to an end and what do us artsy Clevelanders have to look forward to every year? Is it back-to-school blues? Is it Indian Summer? No, it is the Cleveland 48HR Film Project. "What?" you ask. "Never heard of it," you say. The Cleveland 48HR Film Project is part of the world's largest timed film competition. Hosted and produced in Cleveland by Brian Bowers, the competition takes place.
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Ashbury Computer Center Closes Digital Divide

 Wanda Davis had a dream 10 years ago. She envisioned teaching computer skills to seniors who wanted to help their grandchildren with homework.  With every click of the mouse, Davis imagined, these seniors would help bridge the digital divide that locks certain groups of people out of the computer age and the knowledge that comes with it. Davis turned her dream into reality when she created Ashbury Senior Computer Community.
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Charles R. Drew Academy: For Teens Interested in Medicine, Dentistry, Research

  Good news 10th to 12th-graders of color who like medicine, dentistry or medical science. If your cumulative GPA is 3.5 to 4.0, the Cleveland Clinic, in partnership with the Health Legacy Project, holds the Charles R. Drew Academy for students like you. The academy's 2013 application deadline is October 12, 4:30pm. This paid internship takes place on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus and runs for 12 Saturdays in.
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How to Be a Good Father

How can a father avoid making his children feel bitter? It is vital that he recognize the importance of his role as a father. “Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children,” according to a journal on mental health. What is the role of a father? In many families, the father is seen primarily.
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What is Freedom?

Freedom. When you think about that word it becomes painfully clear that we do not understand nor comprehend the full meaning of the word. How do I know this? Because on a daily basis I see people abuse their freedom. Freedom is NOT the right to physically, verbally or mentally abuse one another. Freedom does NOT give one the right to do whatever they think it is they want to do without thinking.
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Watching the NBA

I was very surprised when I saw the Oklahoma City Thunder just get blown out of the NBA Finals 4-1. The Miami Heat just ripped the souls out of them with three pointers, dunks and easy layups. Mike Miller and Norris Cole really gave the Miami Heat serious playing time off the bench. But let me back away from the finals and talk about one.
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Are You Living in an Abusive Relationship?

You can spend a lifetime in an abusive relationship and never know it. I spent 20 years in my hate-filled relationship, but the abuse held me hostage. It impeded my state of mind and I believed everything was normal. However, knowing the signs can be a lifesaver. Although every situation is different, the following is a list of traits from the Ohio Domestic Violence Network that might help.
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Prayer

I love the saying: “If you worry you ought not to pray and if you pray you ought not to worry.” Simple, yet profound, instructions for us to follow. But what exactly is prayer? The definition that resonates best with me is that prayer is the seeking of God’s presence; it is going before Him. Sometimes we go before God with a joyful heart and sometimes with an aching.
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Angels Unaware

I have been blessed to be a member of The Greater University Circle Innovation Team. We are a team of residents and other community members who are experimenting with ideas. We’re working to nurture an exchange of ideas to nurture communication between regular folks and the big institutions in the area — the businesses, museums, universities and hospitals. We want to talk about how, when and what.
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Special Education Services and Your Child

Parents are their children’s best advocates because parents know their children better than anyone else. That is why parents are so important when a child needs special education. The term “special education” encompasses educational programs that serve children with mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Some common types of disabilities in special education are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also called ADHD; mental retardation and emotional disturbance. The federal government’s.
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