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Letter from @LeDeana: Losing Leland

Letter from @LeDeana: Losing Leland

Hello friends, Since the last time I talked to you guys I’ve had some life altering experiences take place. It hasn’t been easy bouncing back as someone so strong would like to always expect it to be. My family has changed and will never be the same. While I know the worst of things happen to the best of people, it doesn’t make it any easier to accept.   Saying goodbye to my baby brother is one of most piercing of pains I have experienced so far. It's not just the feeling of trying desperately to transfer my warmth to...

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First Round Draft Pick: Eric Washington's Maggie

First Round Draft Pick: Eric Washington's Maggie

  Words by LaToya Hinkle   So, “Damn Maggie!” Is she a real person that went through this life changing scenario contracting HIV from her cheating boyfriend and all the drama that follows? Or is this story telling to teach and educate people about protecting themselves? Maggie is a fictitious character that I made up to be a star of the whole Maggie series. Since Part 1 of Maggie I have had people coming up to me telling me that this is their story, or someone they know’s story whether it be their mom, uncle, cousin, or friend so Maggie...

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Community: Lending A Hand to Flint

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Community: Lending A Hand to Flint

  Words by Sierra HolmesThe crisis over lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has reached a worldwide audience and prompted millions of dollars in donations, evacuations and even a state of emergency in December.More than two months later, Flint residents are still being warned to not drink or bathe in the lead poisoned water because of the health dangers that it can cause. According to a class-action lawsuit, the state Department of Environmental Quality wasn’t treating the Flint River water with an anti-corrosive agent, in violation of federal law. Therefore, the water was eroding water mains, turning water brown.According to the...

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Leland Brown Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund

Leland Brown Jr Memorial Scholarship Fund

  The Leland Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund will award 25 Boys and Girls club of Noblesville attendees ages 5-17, with registration to the PACERS Summer Basketball Camp paid in full. The award will provide one week of the PACERS Summer Basketball Camp for the session June 27-July 1 to qualified youth that meet income guidelines or have  extenuating circumstances pending availability.Donations may be sent with memoLeland Brown Jr Memorial Scholarship toNoblesville Boys & Girls Club1448 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060  

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Issue 87: Loyal Thoughts

Issue 87: Loyal Thoughts

  To be counted outBy the very ones you put food in their mouthTo be left high and dryBy the ones once by your sideIt’s a thin lineBetween love and hate (they say)(I Say) it’s a Thin line between All thingsEverything is one step away from being something elseWe are all one breath away from lyfe or deathIt’s a thin line that divides area codesThat “new” thing is one day away from being oldOn the color scheme black is on the exact flip side of white Just like the truth is on the exact flip side of a lieInmates are...

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