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The 4-1-1: You Took My Parking Space At Church (557 hits)
(Editor's Note: I received this from a very good friend. It moved me so much I had to share this with you. Enjoy!) One day, a man went to visit a church, He got there early, parked his car and got out. Another car pulled up near the driver got ...
Posted Monday, March 21st 2011 at 8:54PM
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The 4-1-1: Better U Program Week #5: Knowing Your Numbers (465 hits)
Ever since I had a stroke, I've had to know my numbers when it comes to such things as weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholestrol, body mass index, and certain medication doses. Week 5 brought this home to me and then some. As far as meal calori ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 7:53PM
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The 4-1-1: Who Do You Think You Are? : Lionel Richie Profile (610 hits)
I don't know if you saw the show, "Who Do You Think You Are?" spotlighting former Commodores front man and Grammy Winning recording artist Lionel Richie? I was moved to tears...literally. Without giving away too much, his search for his grandfather w ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 7:47PM
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The 4-1-1: The Week After Daylight Savings Time (546 hits)
The days are longer. The nights are shorter. Yet, I'm still tired. I went to bed an hour earlier. Set my clock forward. Did all of this because I had to get up early the next day to interview a write-in, African American woman, mayoral candidate in o ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 7:40PM
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The 4-1-1: TV One Spotlights Queen Latifah (445 hits)
I've got to give props to TV One's Cathy Hughes for not only spotlight its One-on- One segment with Queen Latifah, but doing her homework and asking "The Queen" questions I've NEVER heard asked. The hour-long interview included questions about why sh ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 7:38PM
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The 4-1-1: Everyone Is Irish On St. Patrick's Day (477 hits)
At least that's what Irish people say. My response back: I was Irish by marriage. Needless to say, I have people who challenge that. well, I was. My maiden name is Jones. When I was married, it was Collins. You can't get more Irish than that. Unless, ...
Posted Friday, March 18th 2011 at 7:33PM
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The 4-1-1: The Last Day Of Black History Month (491 hits)
Today is February 28. Its also the last day of Black History Month. I'm wondering if anyone else is sad. I've watched, read, listened and was inspired the many links that I discovered. Unheard of musicians. Famous favorites. Jim Crowism stories uncov ...
Posted Monday, February 28th 2011 at 3:24PM
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The 4-1-1: Profile In Courage: Jai Poole's Win Over Temptation (1149 hits)
The beauty of Facebook. I found my Purdue classmate and New Directional Players actor compadre, a Black drama club, Jai Poole, a software engineer, who I hadn't seen since 1983. I sent him a friend request. Though he didn't remember me initially; he ...
Posted Sunday, February 20th 2011 at 3:36PM
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The 4-1-1: Flight to Freedom (1021 hits)
Yesterday, I participated in a film screening and a panel discussion about the Underground Railroad called "Flight to Freedom" starring Cicely Tyson. In Upstate New York, where I live, my hometown of Rochester, was heavily involved in that movement. ...
Posted Sunday, February 20th 2011 at 11:03AM
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The 4-1-1: Now That I'm A Mom, I Understand. (254 hits)
As I cleaned up the dishes from my kitchen sink last night, it finally struck me why my mother got mad as one of us would bring a dish to sink just as I thought I was done with dishes. She used to specifically ask us to bring all the "dirty" dishes i ...
Posted Friday, February 18th 2011 at 2:02PM
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The 4-1-1: Black People Aren't The Only People Who Steal (599 hits)
I went to the bank the other day to make a deposit. As I walked up to the desk to grab a deposit slip out of the container on the desk, I could help but notice the white woman who felt the need to move her purse as I found a spot to fill out my slip. ...
Posted Thursday, February 10th 2011 at 12:57PM
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The 4-1-1: The End of The World Is May 21st (280 hits)
This announcement upset me. My youngest daughter's birthday is in May. A man in my Upstate New York hometown has announced that this is the day that we will cease to exist. He has proof. This prediction is going to now get major ink and airtime on TV ...
Posted Thursday, February 10th 2011 at 12:52PM
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The 4-1-1: Today Was A Snow Day. (285 hits)
Our schools in Upstate New York were closed today. The weathermen expected this BIG monster storm that left two feet on snow and ice in Chicago. People were stranded in cars on expressways and the historic Lakeshore Blvd. As news about school closing ...
Posted Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 at 11:41PM
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The 4-1-1: Are You Using Your Gift? (343 hits)
Well, are you? We have all this modern technology: Facebook, the Internet, and blogs to name a few. What are you using them for? Are you working a job you hate to pay bills? We send jokes and information. Do you pass along God's Word to those in need ...
Posted Tuesday, October 19th 2010 at 2:08PM
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The 4-1-1: RABJ Honors Lomax and WDKX Radio (296 hits)
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) will host a semi-formal reception honoring the civic, community, and philanthropic contributions of 10 NBC anchor Janet Lomax and the late WDKX Founder and Chairman Andrew A. Langston on Saturday, ...
Posted Tuesday, October 19th 2010 at 1:58PM
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The 4-1-1: God Bless The Chilean Miners (230 hits)
I'm seeing their images on TV and I can't help, but cry. After two months of living under ground and being trapped in a Chilean mine, I am watching the rescue of miner number 16 and I can't help but sob "happy tears." It's stories like this that are ...
Posted Wednesday, October 13th 2010 at 12:40PM
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The 4-1-1: Hat-itude Starts September 25th (258 hits)
Hat-itude, an Epiphany Productions fundraiser to benefit the Community Place of Greater Rochester, will take place Saturday, September 25,from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside. Breakfast will be served.Guest speaker for the ...
Posted Thursday, September 9th 2010 at 12:52PM
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The 411: National Day of Dance Is July 30th (253 hits)
Miss Sweet Potato Pie has been doing this event for the last two years and she was delighted that her already scheduled event occurs on the National Day of Dance. A holiday designated and promoted by the show, So You Think You Can Dance ...
Posted Tuesday, July 27th 2010 at 6:52PM
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The 411: 10NBC's Janet Lomax Celebrates 30 Years In Broadcast News (1443 hits)
For the past 30 years, 10 NBC's anchor Janet Lomax has gotten the opportunity to live out her dreams in Rochester, New York. She's interviewed talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, and her eventual successor Ellen DeGeneres, appeared on the now defunct soap ...
Posted Tuesday, July 27th 2010 at 6:38PM
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The 4-1-1: Dru Hill Comes To Rochester's Music Fest (230 hits)
Talk about a blast from the R&B past. Rochester's MusicFest begins this week and Rochesterians can kick back and listen to the old school sounds of Dru Hill this Saturday. All four members -- Sisqo (Mark Andrews) Jazz (Larry Anthony Jr), Nokio (Tamir ...
Posted Thursday, July 22nd 2010 at 11:07AM
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The 4-1-1: An Interview With Memorial A.M.E. Zion's Reverend Dr. Kenneth Q. James (2137 hits)
Reverend Dr. Kenneth Q. James Profile If you were to ask Reverend Dr. Kenneth Q. James, what the toughest aspect of his job is: the answer might surprise you. "It would be knowing that you are in the position to speak for God, ...
Posted Monday, July 12th 2010 at 6:51PM
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The 4-1-1: LJ's Restaurant Profile (177 hits)
(QM's Note: Rohel Duncan's aunt is the owner of LJ's in Rochester, New York. He also was a student in my writing class at School # 16 with Mrs. Cowles and Mrs. Shaw Elliott. This was what he wanted to share with me about his family and himself. Enjoy ...
Posted Wednesday, July 7th 2010 at 1:25PM
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The 4-1-1: Dear President Barack Obama (209 hits)
(QM's Note: Yasir Riggins, a special needs student in my writing class at School #16 class submitted this letter as his writing sample to me. His interest and letter blew me away. This young man is smarter than everyone thought. He became one of my f ...
Posted Wednesday, July 7th 2010 at 1:09PM
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The 411: Best Food Choices If You Are Diabetic (209 hits)
What are the best foods for you, if you are a diabetic? Go easy! Keep your portions small.Avoid regular soda, fruit punch, sweet tea, and other sweetened drinks. Choose water and caloric-free drinks instead. Cut back on high calorie snack foods, ...
Posted Monday, July 5th 2010 at 6:05PM
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The 4-1-1: How Can You Help Your Child Learn? (214 hits)
I know school hasn't been out a month, yet. This was something I wanted to include a few months ago and as fate would have it. I cleaned off my desk and found this advice. Thought I would just pass it along. * Make sure that your child has a fu ...
Posted Sunday, July 4th 2010 at 1:32PM
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