Belenda Cypress: Moving Forward After Loss


Dealing with grief is something we will all most likely experience, yet, we all have different ways of dealing with it. Belenda Cypress of Polk County never saw it coming. Never realized that day when she woke to celebrate one of the greatest events of her life, that it would end up being one of the worst. The 70-year-old author and poet shares what she’s learned about moving forward after loss.  

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Confronting Ageism with Hip-Hop


Do we still have the will to confront social inequities like we did in our youth? A weekend-run epiphany connects hip-hop and graffiti to history-changing movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s — and strengthens a resolve for confronting ageism.

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