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I was recently talking with a friend of mine. She was telling me about a funeral she attended in which she gave a monetary gift to the family of the deceased. She mentioned she hadn't received a thank you...
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"How do I teach my kids about race?""Are they too young?""The video is too graphic to show them."Unfortunately, black people, and many minorities do not have the luxury of shielding their children from racism and discrimination.At the beginning of...

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