Excuse me, are you listening? 20-21

Dear Readers,

When I was a child, I loved visiting my grandfather in Queens, New York.

One time I had a stomach ache after eating too many sweets. Going to his house and playing with my cousins always gave us an opportunity to eat the “forbidden foods with too much sugar.”

The pack of cookies was on the table and I grabbed as many chocolate chip cookies as my little hands could hold and ran to my spot under the hydrangea bush to eat them slowly.

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Flashback: 2007 Excuse me, are you listening? 20-7

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press (Pandemic photo 2020)

Dear Readers,

I cannot tell you how I feel while watching the news and what is happening to innocent Black males. I called my son, Amir, who is 19 years old just to hear his voice and he did not pick up. I felt a surge of panic and thought, “He should be home by now.” I called again an hour later and he picked up and told me that he had taken a nap.

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Flashback: 2011 Excuse me, are you listening?

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press (Pandemic photo 2020)

Dear Readers,

It is interesting reading articles from ten years ago.  I feel like they are still very relevant today. Here is another flashback from 2011.

It is printed in its entirety:

Flashback: 2011 Excuse me, are you listening?

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press (Pandemic photo 2020)

Excuse me, are you listening?

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press (Pandemic photo 2020)
Dear Readers,

I am not sure about you but I do not think there will ever be a day again in my life that I will not sincerely appreciate a hug or seeing a smile.

Excuse me, are you Listening?

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press (Pandemic photo 2020)

Dear Readers,

This edition starts the 20th year that we have been publishing.  A lot of things have changed over the years.  We are pleased that even during the pandemic, we are staying busy and informing you of what is going on in real time on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tncp.net. We also have an Instagram page at tncp_517. 

 

Excuse me, are you Listening? – Letter From a Reader

 

Dear Readers,

 
I am always surprised when we hear from our readers. It is always important for business owners to get feedback.

Excuse me, are you Listening? How do you feel?

 

Dear Readers,

 
You have all been doing so well during the pandemic.  We are all trying to make sense of what is going on.  Well I am here to tell you that it is not easy.  You can get wrapped up in depression and not really figure it out until someone else tells you.

Excuse me, Are you Listening? Life insurance is important, Part II

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press

Dear Readers,

 

 

In the last edition, I wrote about life insurance.  There are so many other reasons to have it so here is Part II.  I just need to put it on your radar that you need to consider getting some for your family and yourself. 

Excuse me, Are you Listening? Life insurance is important, Part I

 Dear Readers,

 
September was National Life Insurance Month.  The Coronavirus has shown us how death could come so quickly.  I do not know anyone who likes to talk about death but it is very necessary.  Put aside fear and unknowing and just apply for insurance.