1. Ernie Chambers

    2024-06-10 17:47:00 UTC
    In celebration of Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery and recognizes the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality, it is important to honor those who have dedicated their lives to public service. Ernie Chambers is one such individual whose long-standing commitment to integrity and ethics in public…

  2. Remembering the Stone Soul Picnic

    2024-05-06 13:48:00 UTC
    The term “Stone Soul Picnic” was popularized by the 1968 song “Stoned Soul Picnic” by Laura Nyro, which was famously covered by the 5th Dimension. The song helped inspire community events and gatherings named “Stone Soul Picnic” across the United States, particularly in urban areas with significant black populations. These…

  3. Changing the culture of youth services

    2024-05-03 22:49:32 UTC
    I had a VERY enlightening conversation with a gentleman, homeowner, community member and proud grandpa today.  I spoke about my views on approaching youth services in the community.  In talking, he pointed out, when I was momentarily at a loss for words to sum up how I want to (and…

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