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Did You Know… the History Behind Juneteenth
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Did You Know… the History Behind Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day of remembrance dedicated to the last enslaved Black Americans, who were freed in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached…

One Woman’s Perspective… Roe v. Wade Before, During and After
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One Woman’s Perspective… Roe v. Wade Before, During and After

I graduated from high school in 1968. Martin Luther King had just been murdered in Memphis, Bobby Kennedy was murdered in a hotel in Los Angeles, the Viet Nam war was raging, American cities were burning, large swaths of public schools were still segregated and Pope Paul VI issued Humanae Vitae, reaffirming the Roman Catholic…

One Woman’s Perspective: Mental Health Month Matters Even More when It Hits Close to Home
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One Woman’s Perspective: Mental Health Month Matters Even More when It Hits Close to Home

In 1977 while working as a trial labor law attorney based in Atlanta, Georgia, I met a tall, handsome young doctor training in infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control. Jerry drove a cute little Alpha Romeo convertible, was incredibly smart and our core values were totally in sync. We married in 1980 and…

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One Woman’s Perspective: Celebrating Easter, Passover and Eid al-Fitr on One Columbia Cul de Sac

Easter, is a Christian festival and cultural festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary circa 30 A.D. Easter Sunday in 2023 is Sunday, April 9. Passover is a…

Women’s History Month
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Women’s History Month

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. It’s been a never-ending quest to be treated as equals. There have been many major milestones that have advanced the economic, political, and personal rights of women in the United States. They range from key legislation and the founding of influential organizations to decisions from the Supreme Court that…

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One Woman’s Perspective… Black History Month

Black History Month grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans in 1915. But history is not just about the “important people” who made a lasting impact on a national or global scale. History is also about the most average of people . .…

Hima and Rajiv Jain Establish the Jain Matching Fund for India COVID Relief
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Hima and Rajiv Jain Establish the Jain Matching Fund for India COVID Relief

Did You Know . . . That the largest group of foreign-born residents in Howard County are classified by the Asian Indian. The second largest group of foreign-born residents are Korean. That in India more than a million cases of COVID-19 were recorded over three days alone, and thousands have died.  That hospitals and medical…

One Woman’s Perspective on Black Lives Matter
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One Woman’s Perspective on Black Lives Matter

Growing up in Washington, D.C. from the days of overt segregation in the 1950’s and 60’s, through the civil rights movement during the late 60’s and 70’s, I grew accustomed to images of brutality against Blacks. While the legal landscape, legislative advances and public opinion have gradually shifted over the years, it’s never a certainty…

CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Ying Matties
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CFHoCo “Did You Know” Podcast with Ying Matties

(photo credit to @StopHateinHoCo) Welcome to “CFHoCo Did You Know,” a podcast that shines a light on significant issues in our community and seeks to connect people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County, Maryland, and beyond. On this episode of the CFHoCo “Did You Know” podcast, Beverly White-Seals, the president and CEO…

Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious
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Like COVID-19….Hate can be Infectious

You may have seen in the news recently that Urban Hot Pot, Bonchon, Kung Fu Tea and Corner Bakery in Columbia along with Coal Fire Pizza and East Moon Asian Bistro in Ellicott City all were broken into in the overnight hours. Although not all of these robberies were directed at Asian American entrepreneurs, it’s true that…