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    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Enjoy your freedom but hear this from me; it cost you nothing, but it wasn’t free. For your peace of mind, safety and slumber, prices were paid that no one can number. There were...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow. Try to remember the...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain...

    Living For The Weekend

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Beans and Cornbread had a fight. Beans knocked Cornbread outta sight. Cornbread said, ‘Now that’s alright, meet me on the corner tomorrow night.’ I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready tomorrow night. That’s what Beans...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “Johnny Taylor, still the favorite and Bobby Blue Bland still the blues, 5 dollars you got to pay, just a jukebox and no DJ. The smaller the club,...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Back when I was a child before life removed all the innocence, my father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me…And I knew for sure I was loved. If I...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that...

    Living For The Weekend

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and wait for the next blow, your emotions wouldn't be blunted...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind… And He's allowed me...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Beat-up little seagull on a marble stair, tryin' to find the ocean, lookin' everywhere. Hard times in the city in a hard town by the sea. Ain't nowhere to run to. There ain't nothin'...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who...

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