Excuse me, are you listening? – Tulsa, Oklahoma and Black Owned Media Weekend – Part II

Rina Risper

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press
(Pandemic photo 2022)

Dear Readers,

My Tulsa, Oklahoma visit was eye-opening. Black Owned Media Weekend was one of the first events that I was so excited to attend.

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Excuse me, are you listening? – Tulsa, Oklahoma and Black Owned Media Weekend

Rina Risper, President & Publisher of The New Citizens Press
(Pandemic photo 2022)

Dear Readers,

I just returned back to Lansing from a trip to Tulsa,

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Excuse me, are you listening? – “Scent” from above?

Dear Readers,

Jen Mc Clure was standing behind the Mary Kay table as I walked into an event. I made note of her extraordinarily genuine smile as she greeted me. 

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Excuse me, are you listening? – Yes, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia are in Western Asia

Dear Readers,

It is important for The New Citizens Press to also write about other cultures and their celebrations.

Working at the United Nations in the late ‘80’s exposed me to people,

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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.

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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.

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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.