Archive for June, 2022

Juneteenth events embrace black empowerment

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Photo by Leon Laing.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson 
On June 14, I returned to Harrisburg Area Community College, one of my college alma maters.

I wasn’t attending class, but it sure felt like it.

Aside from making his lecture feel like an African American Studies class, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, the keynote speaker, took the audience to church. And I hung on his every word. Continue reading ‘Juneteenth events embrace black empowerment’

Free Juneteenth concert draws many

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Keri Hilson. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Keri Hilson and Shad “Bow Wow” Moss show reminded concertgoers of the 106 & Park TV-show era. The Juneteenth concert, held at XL Live in Harrisburg on June 18, was sold out, but attendants had to request a ticket for the free event. Continue reading ‘Free Juneteenth concert draws many’

Barnette takes bronze in GOP Senate race

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Kathy Barnette. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kathy Barnette may have conceded for the U. S. Senate race, but she earned the third-most votes among her Republican counterparts. And she clinched her spot without spending as much money as Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz, the two front-runners. Continue reading ‘Barnette takes bronze in GOP Senate race’