Don’t let toxic thoughts weaken your fa

E. Keith Bailey

Don’t let toxic thoughts weaken your faith. Entertaining defeat and words from naysayers will dim your light. The drought shouldn’t talk you out of your dream or move you away from your hope. When faith fills your cloud, rain is sure to come. It would not be called a fight if there weren’t adversities. Declare today, I aim to win! #Php4:13

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Receiving the Queen in Gainesville, FL: Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Reception


Gullah/Geechee Nation

Oak Hall School invites the Gainesville, Florida Community and Gullah/Geechee Nation supporters to a special reception for 

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Booksigning

Friday, February 21, 2014 6-8 pm

Oak Hall School

8009 SW 14th Ave.

Gainesville, FL 32607

Queen Quet will sign books, CDs, and DVDs during the reception. Gullah/Geechee traditional craft items will also be on sale. Proceeds support the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour.

Cum greet de Gullah/Geechee Queen een Gainesville an yeddi bout de Gullah/Geechee!

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Acts of Kindness: We Followed Through


4 Mothers

015 Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

In the spirit of the holiday, we decided to write briefly today about acts of kindness we have been meaning to perform, and have recently finally performed.  If, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, we took a few steps heavenwards this week by following through on our good intentions.  We met in January to discuss our editorial calendar for the next few months, and thought that planning this post would put into motion all of our good intentions when it comes to committing random acts of kindness.  Resolutions met!  Here are some other wonderful stories of random acts of kindness.


For two years I’ve been carrying around a bookmark from The Children’s Book Bank, a charity close to my heart, but, apparently, not close to the top of my to do list, because for those same two years…

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Throw Back Thursday!


Throw back Thursday! Paul Levine, Sr. is my dahd. He was a photographer in his spare time. He gave me my first polaroid camera. Remember those? Smile. R.I.P.<3


Please enjoy this week’s community newsletter.

This month LOP begins its Black History Month celebration with an interview with a former U.s. Marshall, Mr. Robert Moore. Discover some little-known tings about law enforcement in America.

Did you know about the National Read-In activities especially this month. You can get your family, community involved because it’s not too late!

LOP pays tribute to Dr. biden, and lots of college preparation news inside.

Have you enrolled in Obamacare yet? It’s a must before penalties are imposed. GET COVERED and have peace of mind!!

Thank you and have a blessed weekend!picture063