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A Tribute to Cecil McLinn

“Cecil McLinn served as an Executive Board Member with our Chamber of Commerce and Hope Foundation. He passed away on January 25, 2021 from complications of COVID -19. This article was written in December 2020, and now serves as a Tribute to his legacy.” by: Jeanette Grattan Parker The story of Cecil McLinn is one of...


“Fear and The Fear Of It”

The light will shine and things will get better. I was thinking of you and I wrote a poem for you. When I was in high school and junior college and elementary school, my teachers were optimistic and encouraging. Well, maybe not one or two. The spoken word can be uplifting or discouraging to the...


“Honoring Dr. King by Respecting Our Bodies” “Cow With Stripes?!” “Zebra with Spots?!” “Stay Prepared! What’s Next?!” Part 2

Refresh my memory: Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.” Genetic modification of organisms is the process of altering the DNA of an organism to give the...


“Ask Dr. Jeanette” At Success On “The Way

“The Victorious Onlookers” “Your Seeds Are Bearing Fruit” You have choice. Ask yourself, “what seeds have I sown and expect them to blossom and grow. Surely, over a period of time you have sown some seeds to grow something. You expect to reap fruit from the seeds. Don’t you? Yes, of course. No one just...


“Ask Dr. Jeanette” At Success On “The Way”

This subject of land restrictions is of special interest to me. My husband, Clark Parker, Sr., tells a fascinating account of our own property ownership. We can therefore easily relate to covenants, deeds and restrictions research project, especially since he is an accomplished real estate expert and builder of multimillion homes, condominiums, schools and other...


“I Want To Buy That Land, “Oh! Really??” Part 1 “Mapping for Structural Racism and Prejudice” Covenants, Deeds and Restrictions

Some of the land that you want to buy may be under covenant. Read on…….. As I was scanning websites, I came across this word, “mapping.” It aroused my interest and as I began to read, that was around May, I saw something quite interesting. It was an article called, “Mapping Prejudice.” Sounds interesting, huh?...