Derrick Richardson

The election is over and some people are having post-election stress, anxiety, and frustration, while others are joyful and feeling a sense of relief. Some people aren’t going to let these feelings go, while others are ready to move forward. Greatness and hope are in our control, therefore, it’...
Since I was a kid, Christmas has been my favorite holidays. I have many fond memories of Christmas as a kid. I enjoyed everything that came on TV related to Christmas. I couldn’t wait to watch all the Christmas cartoons, movies, shows, and commercials advertising all the cool toys that I woul...
We are friends because we have gotten to know, respect, understand and appreciate each other. Because I am black, my views on society and my reactions to society are going to be different from yours because society doesn’t treat us the same. Throughout our lifetime and our time as friends, w...
ALTON - How do we move forward? We move forward by being part of a Bigger Purpose . The pandemic and race relations have given us a lot to reflect on in 2020. We are trapped in history only if we fail to learn from it. Most people don’t like change, even if it’s what they need the most....
ALTON - There is a lot being said about how COVID-19 will change our way of life in the present and the future, in regards to the stay-at-home order, social distancing, restrictions and mandates, and the temporary closure of businesses. Some people label this is the beginning of the “new normal.”...
National Grandparents Day has been around since 1978. I had no idea such an official day existed until my adult years. Or maybe I did and it just didn’t register because I didn’t need a special day to remind me that my grandmother was special. I saw and celebrated my grandmother everyday....
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