It’s Black History Month and this is the month we all are celebrating that four-letter word, LOVE. The Soultown is excited to feature our very own Advice Columnist, Quenton Angelo Richardson, also known as Big Q. He is revealing some personal, intimate thoughts about love; as it pertains to his friends, family and himself. NAACP member and guest writer, Carole Yates shares valuable facts about the restoration process of Iowa Voters, and Just Joaquin focuses on the illogical arguments regarding the pay teachers receive. PushBlack reiterates the power in knowing your rights by highlighting the step-by-step instructions on the proper behavior to display when arrested. Hometown Phonics word of the month is Pinnochioism and the recipe we have all been waiting to add to our recipe card files from Mnteme’s Recipes -- Peach Cobbler. Queen Gabby shares artists to be added to your workout playlist, including Kirk Franklin, Bob Marley, and Lauryn Hill. Finally, The Soultown’s publisher, Cherie Chillin’ Kabba -- author of the Sankofa Vow -- could not let another issue pass without sending condolences to the families of Kobe and Gianna Bryant and the other passengers that lost their lives in the helicopter crash. This month is filled with stories to be shared. I am Haisan 2X, Truth Seeker and Editor of The Soultown Magazine. I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank everyone for having SOUL!