From Yolanda

Top Ten Reasons You Should Visit www.northendagents.com

#10 Your best friend, grocer, babysitter, daughter, boss, neighbor, hairdresser, banker, dentist, dry cleaner, TOLD you to.
#9 You loaned your print copy of Northend Agent’s to your best friend, grocer, babysitter, daughter, boss, neighbor, hairdresser, banker, dentist, dry cleaner and need something GOOD to read.
#8 You’re on vacation and miss Northend Agent’s and they don’t deliver at Disney World, but they DO have internet.
#7 Your dog chewed up your paper and you’re having Northend Agent’s withdrawal.
#6 You do your banking on-line, pay bills on-line, shop on-line and with NorthendAgents.com, you can read your favorite newspaper on-line.
#5 You take a vitamin to be healthy, exercise to stay fit, and read NorthendAgents.com to stay informed.
#4 You have yet another good use for that computer your son, brother, father, sister, mother (fill in the blank) insisted you buy.
#3 You like to follow what’s happening in your neighborhood, community, city and Northendagents.com tells you without having to put on your reading glasses.
#2 You know a good website when you see one.
And the number one reason you should visit northendagents.com (drumroll, please….)

#1 To read Yolanda Allen’s Letter from the Editor and write back!
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Publication Schedule for 2012 – February 15, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18, August 1 & 15, September 5 & 19, October 3 17, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19, 2012

Don’t forget to “Say You Saw It In The Northend Agent’s,” visit www.northendagents.com and become a subscriber.

May God’s Love, Peace, Health and Prosperity Be Yours

Yolanda Allen

From Yolanda

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and his work in the civil rights movement, as we reflect on the civil rights that we continue to work toward, and as we prepare for Black History Month, race relations are on my mind. It causes me to think about an aspect of race that we don’t often talk about — reverse discrimination.

Do we (no matter which race you identify with) discriminate, and if so, in what ways do we show our prejudice? Do we communicate our racism through words with blatantly derogatory statements; through our attitudes when we are suspicious of the motives of others based on skin color; even through our agendas where we may fail to include or consider others in specific categories? Do we have a tendency to single out or show favoritism based on our own perceptions of race, culture or class?

What is the value in having this dialogue? I believe that we are faced with an opportunity to develop a better awareness of ourselves. Like “Archie Bunker,” we may not even be aware of some our own racist behavior. Some of it would surprise us, some of it we may recognize and realize that we do these things without conscious thought. We’ll feel justified for our behavior, we’ll be offended by the discussion, and we’ll feel demeaned and smaller for having been guilty of some of it. But, we can have moments of revelation, we can make changes for the better, and most importantly, we can bring another dimension of truth and understanding to all conversations about race.

Please be a part of the dialogue hosted by Northend Agent’s in all of its formats, in print by emailing me at yallen@northendagents.com, through our online blog by visiting www.northendagents.com, or through social media by commenting at FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001405295853 or Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/NEAnewspaper.

Publication Schedule for 2012 – February 1 & 15, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18, August 1 & 15, September 5 & 19, October 3 17, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19, 2012

Don’t forget to “Say You Saw It In The Northend Agent’s,” visit www.northendagents.com and become a subscriber.

May God’s Love, Peace, Health and Prosperity Be Yours

Yolanda Allen

From Yolanda

Greetings,

There is an African term from the Akan of Ghana called “Sankofa” which can be translated as “go back and get it.”  A pictorial description shows a bird looking backward with the egg of the future in her beak as she constantly checks while she moves forward.  This past year we were faced with several obstacles in which Nature ruled with a force that included tumultuous weather conditions, Hurricane Irene and the following winter storm which left many of us in the dark without food, heat and power.  Sankofa teaches us to look back at our past as we move forward in the hopes that our past experiences will enlighten our future.  The economy is still struggling and with the upcoming presidential election we all will be tasked with our decision making skills.  Take the time to have a “Sankofa moment” in regards to your personal and professional lives.  Let Sankofa teach us to look back and reflect so that our decision making is sound.

Thank you for your continued community support as always.  May you and your family be blessed and prosperous throughout the year.

I’d like to know what’s important to you and what you’d like to see in Northend Agent’s.  Please email me at yallen@northendagents.com or send me a message on FaceBook.

Publication Schedule for 2012 – January 18, February 1 & 15, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18, August 1 & 15, September 5 & 19, October 3 17, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19, 2012

Don’t forget to “Say You Saw It In The Northend Agent’s,”
visit www.northendagents.com and become a subscriber.

May God’s Love, Peace, Health and Prosperity Be Yours

Yolanda Allen