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Black History Month and black women  Opinion by Melissa Martin
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 women of color. Could the civil rights movement have happened without black women? No, indeed.

Let It Shine, Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters (HMH Books .

​for Young Readers, 2013) authored by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn is recommended.

Bold. Gutsy. Plucky. Scrappy. Determined. Spirited. Sojourner Truth, Biddy Mason, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bathune, Ella Josephine Baker, Dorothy Irene Height, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Shirley Chisholm are featured.  Click here for the whole column
Twitter tweeters need to chill before they spill Opinion by Melissa Martin
President 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 networking service where users post messages known as "tweets." No chirping, cheeping, peeping birds—only humans.
Twitter is designed to elicit frequent, unprompted, spontaneous, and unfiltered thoughts from its users, who come into conflict with one another as in no other medium, sometimes tweeting things they quickly regret," according to a 2018 article in The Atlantic.

Feelings can fuel a fiery tweet. Chill before you spill the beans. Flaming words tweeted in the heat of emotions can get you fired or arrested. Are you a hot-headed tweeter? Then be a quitter with your Twitter—before a FBI or CIA agent knocks on your door. Enroll in an anger management class before you crash.  Click here for the whole column