The Unsweet Origins of Sugar: New York Times 1619 Project

By Lucille Vanek Learning new things is both interesting and sorrowful. I was very saddened to learn the origins of sweetness cane sugar. Sugar has had its lasting impact on the African American community from vast enslavement around the time of 1720 to current sugar-cane farming discrimination and large increases in diabetes. Sugar cane harvesting consisted … Continue reading The Unsweet Origins of Sugar: New York Times 1619 Project

ECC Nursing, AEL Student Forging Her Future

Elisha Griffith knew that one day she would become a nurse. In March 2018, she took the first step toward that goal at East Central College. Griffith enrolled in a new partnership through the college’s Health Careers Workforce and the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program. It was through this partnership that the Union resident … Continue reading ECC Nursing, AEL Student Forging Her Future