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Edwards says Juneteenth Should Be a Time to Reflect

Edwards says Juneteenth Should Be a Time to Reflect

The political trailblazer responsible for spearheading efforts to make Juneteenth a holiday says his work is still not done. SMC’s Serbino Sandifer-Walker explains. Click icon below to hear report. (Portions of this report were produced with an iPhone.) Podcast Powered By Podbean Tweet »

Cleveland Community Tries to Find Solutions

Residents in Cleveland, Texas are trying to heal after the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Social Media Correspondent Sara Phipps Car Reports from the East Texas town. (SMC started reporting this story in March 2011.) Podcast Powered By Podbean Tweet »

Cleveland Community Comes Together

    By: Dwayne Adams and Sara Carr Trumpets of hope echoed through a small community as pastors from surrounding churches gathered to pray over the heavy hearts that fill the stricken town of Cleveland, Texas. Members of the community gathered at Samuel Wiley Park for “Community Spiritual Awakening, Blow the Trumpet in Zion” on Thursday March 31 in hopes of restoring pride and peace to t... »

Cleveland: They’re Not Without Hope

Cleveland: They’re Not Without Hope

     “Don’t Paint Us with One Broad Stroke” By Serbino Sandifer-Walker   Painful is one word that the people in Cleveland, Texas are saying a lot these days. Outsiders have come in and tried to paint the town as a “bad” place, locals say. But the town’s folks want the whole world to know that Cleveland is not bad. It’s a town of just about 8,000 tucked quietly in southeast Texas, right o... »

Opinion: Study Calling Black Women Unattractive Taken Down

This is The Power of Collective Voice By Shauntara Greene Why are Black women picked on so much? We are criticized, mocked, called names, and stereotyped, why? We have to defend ourselves on a constant basis and work ten times harder than any other race as a result of our race and gender.  Well, I am so sick and tired of all the labels. Psychology Today published a study titled, “Why Are Black Wom... »

Cleveland Advocate Editor Speaks to SMC

The editor of the Cleveland Advocate said it has been painful covering the alleged sexual assault case of an 11-year-old girl and reports suggesting the southeast Texas town is divided racially are exaggerated. Venesa Braisher spoke to Social Media Correspondents (SMC) editor Serbino Sandifer-Walker and the SMC team recently.  Click here or the icon below to hear the full interview. Podcast Powere... »

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