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  1. Wonderful insight! It’s unfortunate, but I never really thought about life without poverty until reading your post. It’s so sad that we typically just accept life the way it is without question. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

    • Thanks, Adrienne! I appreciate your response–that’s just what I’m hoping to do, to help people think about things they may not have thought of before.

  2. Alice, Thank you for “putting some of you down on paper” (I guess electronic print counts as paper) in “deep calls to deep.” Communing with the Spirit in the depths of our souls is mystical and poetry comes closest to describing it. I appreciate your words, and Maya Angelou’s, too.

  3. My name is Charlotte Chinn and I am a graduate student at Wright State University, in Dayton, OH. I am currently working on my thesis project entitled: “From the pew to the pulpit, African-American women’s struggle to gain leadership positions within the church.” I am seeking African-American Baptist women preachers who would be interested in participating in a research project to explore how African-American women come to terms with the traditional reading of the Bible and the teachings of the church in order to reconcile their contradictory experiences as ministers. These stories will result in a memoir entitled: Stories from the Pulpit. There is no cost to you to participate. Please email me (chinn.10@wright.edu) for more details. I appreciate any assistance you can offer!!!!

  4. Exclusively, I understand your concern about social problems–poverty, ethnic and inequality– that occur in many families. As you specified and I agree, we need to collectively address these problems realistically and take action. I appreciate your post.

  5. Thank you Alice for the memories of our brother John. Regina read your blog first, and I spent the next 30 minutes telling her about him. As my older brother, yes he was my major tormentor. He was quick of wit, and, to my frustration, bested me verbally each and every confrontation. He was the smart one, I was the “jock”.

    I always respected his honesty. He let you know how he felt, and was courageous
    in that.

    John, like all of us, graduated college and pushed into corporate America that was just beginning to open doors for blacks. His intelligence and wit fueled a rapid assent in the business world, and he attracted a racial mix of peoples–white, black, and asian. He brought many of these friends and acquaintances home to meet our family. As I recall, he held down a job in Utah for several years! He had a special talent for just “getting along” with people.

    I believe John was courageous in all of his endeavors as he sought personal fulfillment, and peace of mind in his life. He is missed.

    • Thanks Bill. You’re so right. He was quite popular as an adult. I never thought of him as more intelligent than you, though!

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