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    August 24, 2016

    Facing Yesterday

    I was afraid. It was as simple and as complicated as that. It hit me with the force of a storm, two days ago. There I was, having just parked...
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    August 3, 2016

    Other People’s Children

    What do you call someone who takes you to school, picks you up from school, gives you a snack and does your homework with you, plays and makes dinner,...
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    July 20, 2016

    On Being Black, American, Proud

    “Valentina, what is happening to your country?” This, from a woman who fled Angola with her family – boarded a plane and left everything behind....
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    July 12, 2016

    How to Be a Politically Open Twenty-Some...

    Politics. It’s an election year and it’s an even hotter button topic than usual. When we’re young we all absorb some amount of our parents’ po...
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    June 8, 2016

    The ‘H’ Word

    Not too long ago, I found an old iPod of mine that I hadn’t used since about 2007. After charging it up, I started scrolling through the tunes o...
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    May 25, 2016

    #BlackLivesMatter: On Race, On Donald Tr...

    Imagine that your best friend, a person whom you’ve known since Mrs. Jones’ pre-school class and with whom you have eaten more than one bottle of ...
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Facing Yesterday

I was afraid. It was as simple and as complicated as that. It hit me with the force of a storm, two days ago. There I was, having just parked…

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Other People’s Children

What do you call someone who takes you to school, picks you up from school, gives you a snack and does your homework with you, plays and makes dinner, gives…

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Important

On Being Black, American, Proud

“Valentina, what is happening to your country?” This, from a woman who fled Angola with her family – boarded a plane and left everything behind. I asked her how she…

Photo courtesy of  Joanna Penn / flickr.
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How to Be a Politically Open Twenty-Something

Politics. It’s an election year and it’s an even hotter button topic than usual. When we’re young we all absorb some amount of our parents’ political beliefs, but hopefully as…

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Important

The ‘H’ Word

Not too long ago, I found an old iPod of mine that I hadn’t used since about 2007. After charging it up, I started scrolling through the tunes on it…

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#BlackLivesMatter: On Race, On Donald Trump, and Why Your Vote Matters Now More than Ever

Imagine that your best friend, a person whom you’ve known since Mrs. Jones’ pre-school class and with whom you have eaten more than one bottle of paste,  recently informed you…

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Bird Feeders

Bird Feeders Old men grow hair from their noses and ears and yet their voices are right and assured, never asking what they’re worth. While their wives wash the dishes,…