October Greetings from DC Office on Aging

Fall is here! I had the TV on the other night, and I looked up and realized with horror that QVC was selling Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. In September. We live in a culture that’s always pointing us to what’s next — the next big thing, the next big event, the next big whatever. And somehow we miss all the in between things and wonder where our days went. [read more…]

Marcus Garvey (Courtesy photo)

Farrakhan: Support Petition to Have Obama Pardon Marcus Garvey

CHICAGO — A petition asking the White House to posthumously pardon the Honorable Marcus Garvey, the great Black nationalist leader, has received the support of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, who has urged backing the petition. The deadline for signing the online petition is Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. [read more…]

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Breaking the Cycle: Young Mother of 7 Turns Life Around at McDonald’s

“By the time I was 15, I had twins, plus the baby. At 17, I had four kids, and then I had five by the time I was 18 and, finally, by 26, I had seven,” she said, unapologetically, naming them in range from the oldest to the youngest — Jasmine, Markiesha, Marcus, DeMarcus, Sparticus, Sparkle and Joshua. [read more…]