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“I guess I took it for granted that both Richardsons would always be around. They greeted me when I arrived home for the first time wearing that yellow outfit.”
“Through my own family experience, I know the throes of addiction can be a revolving door, a process that challenges even the saintliest of saint’s capacity to forgive.”
“We stand on the precipice of a time in which the reproductive rights of millions of teenage girls and women hang in the balance in the shadow of a disintegrating medical system and toxic patriarchy.”
“Black women in this community are not a monolith — there are plenty of us who had different experiences within the social framework of this community.”
“These boundaries — fluid, but rigid at the same time — are hard to navigate in Yellow Springs, particularly as a Black woman.”
“Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that dwellings have meaning beyond an individual’s portfolio investment and can be designed in such a way as to protect people, transform and shift functions beyond a shelf life of 50 or 60 years.”
It is in the spirit of these Black mothers I say Happy Mother’s Day. Keep fighting the good fight for social justice and change.
Caregiving is an extended lesson in patience that lives well beyond the moment — and in many ways is the ultimate life lesson in companionship combined with perseverance.
Yellow Springers will soon be asked to support efforts to either build a new school or improve the structures that are already in place through a new school levy. Up until three years ago, a school levy passing in Yellow Springs had been a no-brainer for several generations.
Greene County voters face a choice in the March 17 primary. Should the county increase the sales tax to fund construction of a new and larger jail? A editorial on Greene County Issue 12 from a prior issue of the News.