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Issue DateFeaturesIssue DateFeatures
JanuaryCelebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.JulyBIPOC Mental Health Month - Features clinicians and mental health experts

Back-to-School - Features pertinent information about children and adults returning to school
FebruaryBlack History Month - Profiles of local heroes and coverage of activitiesAugustBlack Business Month - Profiles of Black business owners
MarchWomen's History Month - Profiles of local ladies making historySeptemberSalute to the Black Church - Profiles local pastors
AprilMinority Health Month - Features clinicians and mental health expertsOctoberWomen's Health Edition - Features stories on all things concerning women's health
MayMother's Day Edition - A tribute to mothersNovemberThanksgiving Edition
JuneFather's Day Edition - A tribute to fathersDecemberHoliday Edition




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