Advice on depression in the teen years

Advice on depression in the teen years

The challenges of being a teen and dealing with depression are the subject of a new book. Patrice Foster’s memoir The Journey Home provides details about her personal battle with depression during her formative years and how she dealt with it. It’s directed at teens, their parents and teachers. “Rock bottom is a place you […]

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Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

Enactment chronicles lives of 19th century Black women

History came to life in the auditorium of the Stonecrest Library Aug. 31 as Kuumba storyteller LaDoris Bias-Davis took the stage as Susie King Taylor, telling the story of how Taylor became America’s first Black Army nurse.  The program, created especially for homeschooled youngsters, was held in conjunction with the exhibit Changing America, recently displayed […]

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Unusual museums opening all over

Unusual museums opening all over

  “Let’s go to a museum” could sound like an invitation to a boring afternoon, but it all depends on the museum. Of course there are art museums, history museums and museums for young audiences. There are also museums that hold collections one wouldn’t expect and just might make for an enlightening exploration. Some focus […]

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Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Reconstruction in Georgia–the long road to recovery

Once the American Civil War–or War Between the States, as some prefer to call it–was over, the nation, especially the South was left with much to sort out. What was to become of the millions of former slaves who were then free? How should the government deal with Confederate leaders who had been in open […]

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Enjoying our national treasures

Enjoying our national treasures

  Those looking for inexpensive vacation ideas may want to consider perusing www.recreation.gov for more than 60,000 facilities and activities located in every area of our nation. Under the banner of recreation.gov are entities such as the National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Archives. […]

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After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

After Olympic Games conclude, the real games begin

Days before the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games were to be held, I had already started to feel the dread. After days and nights of watching hours of swimming, diving, fencing, canoeing, gymnastics, volleyball, water polo, trampoline, weightlifting, track and field and so many other sports, I realized that my life was […]

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New library exhibit focuses on technology

New library exhibit focuses on technology

“Science and technology touch nearly every aspect of our lives—even in ways we don’t normally think about,” noted Kitty Wilson, branch operations coordinator with DeKalb County Public Library, who is coordinating a technology-focused library project. The library system is hosting Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, a hands-on exhibit about the impact engineers […]

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New Orleans Revisited: as vibrant as ever!

New Orleans revisited: as vibrant as ever!

I remember my sister frantically calling my father more than a decade ago. At the time, she was studying at Xavier University to become a clinical doctor, and had been told to evacuate New Orleans because Hurricane Katrina was on its way. My dad told her she should think about “waiting the storm out.” That’s […]

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