Black History Month and black women

Black History Month and black women

Let us teach our black daughters and our white daughters about civil rights and activists for freedom during Black History Month. Let us care about wo...

February 21st, 2019 |  


This thing called hope

This thing called hope

What keeps a mother on her knees as she prays for her wounded soldier son? What keeps family members beside a hospital bed throughout the long night? ...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Kindness is in the little and big things

Kindness is in the little and big things

“Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind,” proclaimed Hen...

February 18th, 2019 |  



What’s wrong with people?—What’s right with people?

What’s wrong with people?—What’s right with people?

People are messy creatures. People come with flaws, faults, and problems. People make blunders, mistakes, and errors.We are complicated and complex. W...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Freedom Land– The Underground Railroad

Freedom Land– The Underground Railroad

Portsmouth was a place of freedom for slaves escaping across the Ohio River. The slaves that were fortunate enough to escape needed to shelter in a sa...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Shark businesses abound in Ohio

Shark businesses abound in Ohio

Payday lenders, pawn shops, car title loans, and rent-to-own stores. For-profit businesses that feed off the desperation of people in financial crisis...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Twitter tweeters need to chill before they spill

Twitter tweeters need to chill before they spill

Do you have a Twitter account? It is a powerful internet tool with instant access to other humans.Twitter, created in 2006, is an online social networ...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Transportation in the City of Portsmouth-horse, buggy and trolley days

Transportation in the City of Portsmouth-horse, buggy and trolley days

As America grew, so did the need to have suitable transportation to get from here to there. In Portsmouth that need was as much a difficulty as it was...

February 8th, 2019 |  


Kudos to school counselors during National School Counseling Week

Kudos to school counselors during National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 4–8, to focus publi...

February 6th, 2019 |  


A war on women rages around the globe

A war on women rages around the globe

From the beginning of the beginning, women have experienced violence at the hands of men. On the seven continents, domestic violence, war rape and sex...

February 4th, 2019 |