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SUNrise: cj speaks… The cleanup that’s needed in Philly

May 12, 2023

Leaving my high-priced apartment, I prepare to take my morning walk through Uptown in East Mt. Airy’s neighborhood. As I pass the complex where the management, in my opinion, is supposed to help keep clean, I see trash all around.  And yes, as renting tenants, it is also our responsibility to help pick up trash…

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SUNrise: Black Protestant church still vital despite attendance drop

May 5, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: CONGREGANTS SIT IN LARGELY EMPTY PEWS DURING SERVICE AT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Zion’s shrinking attendance is in line with a recent Pew Research Center survey, which found that the number of Black Protestants who say they attend services monthly has fallen from 61% in 2019…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Life is fluid

April 28, 2023

Life is fluid with so many changes, spins, and turns.  One day you see life with not a care in the world, then you turn around and in the blink of an eye, and your negative thoughts have just taken over.  You become lost and confused and start to believe that you are not good…

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Philadelphia’s ‘neighborhood’ prepares to choose its next mayor

April 27, 2023

By George Burrell ABOVE GRAPHIC: Photo by In Philadelphia, 25% of the Black population lives in the ‘neighborhood’, poor and homeless with unfulfilled promises from Blacks and whites alike. Children are born into embarrassment and hopelessness, attend underperforming schools, and are introduced to drugs and gang leaders who become role models.  The ‘neighborhood’ makes…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Spring is in the air

April 14, 2023

Have you noticed what I have as the newness of the season takes shape, ushering in longer days, with buds appearing on trees? Limbs that were bare are now filled with beautiful flowers and new leaves as spring fills the air.  This is a time of renewal — a time to start fresh in a…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Goal digger

March 31, 2023

What exactly is a “goal digger”?  A goal digger is someone who puts their own needs first, and who seeks to accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves every day. The timeframe for the goals that you ‘dig’ into can be set for a day, 30 days or one year, but it is…

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SUNrise: cj speaks… Being present in your life

March 17, 2023

While you are spending time attending the celebrations of others — parties, anniversaries, and family unions — be sure that you are taking time to be present in the life that you walk in each and every day.   I am not saying to not continue to honor others and be there in the need…

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SUNrise: cj speaks…  Our ancestors

March 3, 2023

An ancestor is defined as:  1. one from whom a person is descended and who is usually more remote in the line of descent than a grandparent; and 2. a person related to you who lived a long time ago. As we look back on where we have come from, we can see that God…

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