Joy Elan

19 Aug 2016

Voting Locally is More Important than Voting for President

In less than three months, the election will be here. With all the focus on who will become the next president of the United States, we have a bigger focus on the local elections. While the presidents speak about policies and Black Lives Matter, they do not have the power to

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12 Aug 2016

Teaching Kids About Money in a Debit/Credit World

My daughter is going to the third grade and over the summer, I’ve been working with her on her math skills. Her second grade teacher gave students a math packet to work on and hand in on the first day of school to their new teacher. I appreciated her teacher

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02 Aug 2016

Breaking Free From The American Pipe Dream

I have met other people who have a Bachelor’s and Master’s and they are in professions such as grocery clerks or janitors because they need to pay their bills. Shoot, there a lot of us working two or three jobs to keep up with our student loan payments and take care of our households.

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25 Jul 2016

The Dangers of Driving While Black and Deaf

Every morning, I put on my hearing aids to bring some clarity into my life. I can hear, just not well. When I do not wear my hearing aids, the people who are  talking sound like they are mumbling to me. So, I wear them from the moment I wake

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