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Colonel Vaughan Witten Making International Moves with Two Books On Display at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse in Germany

The Southern Truth  By Gloria Zuurveen, Editor-in-Chief Colonel Vaughan Witten has risen from a small West Virginia coal mining village of Anawalt with a population of approximately 2000 people in McDowell County to become one of the most prolific authors whose books, “Learned Helplessness: The Poison Pill Threat to Black America”  and “The Journey:Appalachia To…

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Parent Action Coalition for Education: How Education Impacted and Influenced Famous Black People Lives?

The Southern Truth Parent Action Coalition for Education: How Education Impacted and Influenced Famous Black People Lives? Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief Parent Action Coalition for Education (PACE) focus on educating youth and young adults through mentoring, training and preparing them for life-skills and what better way to educate than to show by examples of excellence in…

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Marilyn Sessom: My Mentor and My Friend, Celebrates 70th Birthday

The Southern Truth By Gloria Zuurveen, Editor-in-Chief Marilyn Sessom celebrated her 70th birthday not long ago and I was on the scene. I had been scheduled to attend a conference in Nashville, Tennessee for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and my first cousin Vedia Brunt said Marilyn was having her 70th birthday party and…

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Leigh Ann Darby, Senatobia, Mississippi Attorney and Republican Candidate for Supervisor, Could Have Stopped 10 Year Old from Being Arrested, Going To Jail for Peeing On Her Private Property

The Southern Truth By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief   Last month on August 10, 2023, a little Black boy, Quantavious Eason, had to pee. He had to go and while his mother was visiting in Leigh Ann Darby’s law office in Senatobia, Mississippi, my hometown, he didn’t go inside he went behind his mother’s car instead.…

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My Reflections on the State of Black Los Angeles

  By Dr. Rosie Milligan I want to start by expressing my weariness regarding the continuous reports on the state of Black America. It seems that year after year, these reports surface without any discernible progress from the previous ones. Additionally, I find myself perplexed by the frequent mention of “Black and Brown” when discussing…

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