Independence Day

The Garner Independence Day Celebration is happening on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Lake Benson Park. Gates will open at 5pm.  Parking on site is free on a first come basis. Masks are encouraged for those who are not vaccinated. Attendees are asked to socially distance to the extent possible. Activities: Food Vendors Kids Crafts (no […]

Singer Usher made a bold statement at the Essence Festival yesterday. The headliner at the Essence Festival on Saturday night, wore a leather jacket that displayed the following,”Have we truly achieved our independence?” Written on the back and a “Juneteenth” t-shirt with “July Fourth” crossed out. The United States declared its independence from Great Britain […]

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a…

It’s that time of the year again! We’ve been to a few family gatherings over the years, but the Fourth of July barbecue always brings…

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. — Fireworks displays have been canceled. White-sand beaches that should be crowded with sunbathers are instead dotted with cleanup workers, booms and sand-sifting equipment. Normally packed hotels are trying to fill rooms ahead of what is a crucial weekend for beach businesses.