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Little Known Black History Fact – Stoney Edwards

Stoney Edwards was one of the first African-American country music singers of his era, scoring a pair of top 20 hits during his brief run. The Oklahoma and Bay Area native found fame in his forties, although he never became a huge household name.Born Frenchie (or...

Wellness Check – 5 Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

Maintaining a gluten-free diet can be challenging, but we’re here to make it a little easier. Try some of our favorite go-to breakfast recipes that are good for you, minus the gluten. Warm Overnight OatsIngredients:2 cups gluten-free Oats (check your local health food...

Little Known Black History Fact – Elijah P. Lovejoy

White abolitionists took great risks in speaking out against slavery, often at the cost of their lives. Elijah P. Lovejoy, a journalist and abolitionist, was murdered by a pro-slavery mob because he would not discontinue railing against the racist practice in his...

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