“Cascade Media Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Keith Booker to the Cascade Sports team in Charlotte, NC.

Keith Booker joins the Cascade Media Group and brings a wealth of experience and talent to the team. A graduate of the College of William & Mary (BA – English 1993), Keith played 4 years, starting 3 as a linebacker for William and Mary’s football team. After the end of his athletic career, he attended […]


MARIJUANA “Recreation when you buy it, Degeneration when you use it.”

Fact: Every use is a N.D.E. (Near Death Experience). Smoke inhalation in any form is dangerous and destructive to the body, mind and spirit. Regardless of the form the human body, animal body even to a cars body smoke is dangerous. Listen you smoke in “hell” ers! Smoke from the cigarette, pipe, cigar, “joint” (slang […]


Celebrating Diversity: Representation in AI Art and Media

In today world, technology is changing how we live and how we see different people in movies, on TV, and in art. This mix of technology, art, and media, called artificial intelligence (AI), is giving a voice to groups of people who haven't always been heard, like African Americans and Hispanics. In the past, TV […]


The Salvation Army My Go To Charity

Why do people love the Salvation Army. Well I’ve been involved with the Salvation Army for many years and have found that they are the most caring group of folks I have ever met. They are always available when people are in need. My Dad first introduced me to the Army by asking me to […]

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Cascade Media Groups New Columnist/Contributor Robert Louis Durrah, Jr.

Robert Louis Durrah, Jr was born Paul Washington in the District of Columbia on August 4, 1957. His adoptive parents, Daisy Mae and Louis Durrah, changed his name upon his adoption so that he would fit more easily into his new family. Robert senior worked for the National Bureau of Standards as a mathematician working […]


Estelle Brooks Sharing Some Tips on Wellness/Nutrition & Exercise“A fool knows what to eat, a wiseman knows what he’s eating”

Welcome back to more on Wellness/Nutrition & Exercise. I would like to start by saying: “Don’t be too busy making a living that you forget how to live”. Money cannot save one who ignores their health. You cannot grow another leg, arm, heart or brain. In my last article “6 words to cure disease and […]


Dr. Shelly Cooper Shares Information on Mental Health in the Black Community

A few weeks ago, we sat having lunch at a restaurant in downtown Kansas City. Seven friends and family members enjoyed sharing memories of our high school and college days. Even though we laughed as we relived funny stories that become more and more blurry each year, we made a point to avoid mentioning one […]


Empowering Our Minds: The Rise of AI for Mental Health Support in Black and Latino Communities

In recent years, advancements in technology have paved the way for innovative solutions in various fields, including mental health. One notable development is the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven tools and platforms designed to provide tailored mental health support for diverse communities. As we navigate the complexities of mental health, it is crucial to explore […]


Empowering Black and Hispanic Communities Through AI-driven Financial Inclusion

In an era marked by technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a powerful tool to tackle economic disparities and foster financial inclusion. This article delves into the ways AI is transforming banking, lending, and financial planning to empower black and Hispanic communities, paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable financial landscape. […]


How Many of Us Are Impacted by Birthday’s Celebration?

How Many of Us Are Impacted by Birthday’s Celebration? I wanted to share my thoughts on children who have never had a birthday party. Birthday celebrations can have a great impact on a person later in life. Even though the impact can vary from individual to individual. There are some effects of not having a […]

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