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The Pet in the Family
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FEB - APR 2009
Volume 15 Number 1

black pet owners, blacks and their pets, black horseowners

COVER CREDITS

Photo by Jason Miccolo Johnson, author of the photo essay book Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience and the upcoming photo essay book Legends of Our Lifetime: 100 Black Men Who Influenced America.

COVER STORY
20 The Pet in the Family

For Gwendolyn Coley of Lanham, Maryland and Gerard Johnson of Boise, Idaho, the animals in their lives are important. Coley was about two-years-old and living in Columbus, Georgia when she saw “these beautiful white horses” pulling the wagon carrying John F. Kennedy’s casket on television. Today, she owns three horses.

While growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Johnson’s dream was to breed horses. However, as a city boy he found owning a horse impractical and expensive; so, his interest turned to dogs. He is now one of the nation’s top breeders of German Shorthaired Pointers.

FOCUS:  The Pet in the Family 
23 Pets on the Go: 4 Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

FEATURE:  
24 Learning to Hate School: Getting Over Rewards

DEPARTMENTS 
2 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE PUBLISHER’S POINT
4 Am I Now a Proud American?

PRAISING THE PAST
5 York

THE OTHER SIDE
6 Prison Segregation

THE MIDDLE PASSAGE: A STORY OF SURVIVAL
7 Ripped Apart, But Never Defeated.

MONEY MATTERS
8 Working for the Dogs

OUR SPACE
10 Keep It Simple

TRAVEL STORY
12 Pet Friendly Vacations

HEALTH
14 Hearing Aids and Cell Phones:  Finding Compatible Devices Friendly Vacations

16 How is Restless Legs Syndrome Diagonosed?

RECIPE
25 Deep-Fried Puffy Breads

BOOK REVIEW
26 Left of Karl Marx

COMING UP       
27 National Pancake Day.  HBCU College Festival, Antebellum at  Woolly Mammoth and more

ENTERTAINMENT
28 Soul Rebels


black horseowners. black pet owners, blacks and their pets
 
black horseowners. black pet owners, blacks and their pets

 

black horseowners. black pet owners, blacks and their pets