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  • Love Note: Out of the Mouths of a Thousand Birds Hello Dear Ones- Sometimes I open the windows in my kitchen at night to let the cool night air grace the space that had been warmed earlier that day by the summer’s heat. In the morning it is a delight to enter this space which, in early morning hours, is additionally graced with birdsong, the window’s ...
  • Love Note: The BREATHE Act Hello First U Family- A profoundly important event occured this morning.  The BREATHE Act legislation was introduced to the public. In a nutshell the bill addresses the following four areas: Defund the police and divest from incarceration Invest in new approaches to community safety Provide resources to build healthy, sustainable, equitable communities for all Enhance the self-determination of all Black communities Watching the video of the ...
  • Love Note: A Psalm for the 4th of July Hello Dear Ones- Numerous people I’ve talked to recently share an unsettled-ness that I too am experiencing this 4th of July.   The protests and civil unrest have brought to the fore the realities of what this holiday has long represented for people in our black communities.  The words of scholar Peniel Joseph (see link below) underscore the ...

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