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Bold as L

Picking up the L Just outside Philly Love Language Linguistics Literate Like Love speaking Lost in the chaos of a Life where everything is uncertain Live tweets Live class Live instas Live DJs Live parties Life lost 2020…BOLD as HELL!

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Stories in a world with no lines

Can you see it? A blank page A world where lines are so blurred They are invisible Like man Not confined by shadows But liberated by their presence Stories without linearity No rhyme No script No meter But rhythmic But … Continue reading

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Soul-beauty of a race: Biculturalism and Double Consciousness

“…it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil. I had thereafter no desire to … Continue reading

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Soul-beauty of a race: Black Aesthetics and Double Consciousness

“…confusion and doubt in the soul of the black artist; for the beauty revealed to him was the soul-beauty of a race which his larger audience despised, and he could not articulate the message of another people.” (DuBois, 1897) I … Continue reading

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Baited With Our Own Desire

Originally posted on Aztec Promises:
50 years ago The American dream to own a home got the politicians to broker with the banks. They developed policy to make home ownership affordable for nearly anyone. Special incentives were invented to encourage…

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On the Eve of BLM@School Week: Why We STILL Need Black History Month Programs (Honoring the life & legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson)

It is time for 2020 Vision…that which sees forward by looking at events past. It is our Sankofa moment. Our kujichagalia time… Black History Month is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. When Dr. Carter G. Woodson … Continue reading

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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

Originally posted on Not In Our Town Princeton:
While racial differences in health care outcomes are due to differences in health behaviors, education and income, mistrust of the health care system by African Americans and other People of Color also…

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The 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action T-Shirt is Here!

Originally posted on Black Lives Matter At School:
The student-designed logo contest winner was designed by Fabiha Ahmed, a high school student at Bard High School in Queens. She writes: “This attributes to my school Bard High School Early College…

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Wound Theory: Co-liberatory Conversations

This week has been filled with so many gifts, daily benefits of Courageous Confrontational Conversations That were seeking not to save but to liberate…me…perhaps. When things hurt, and we are wounded, it is our questions (I think) that promote healing … Continue reading

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Today’s Anger

Originally posted on Aztec Promises:
Today is July 10, 2019. I’ve just returned from a national conference that empowered nearly 8000 very specific public service professionals to continue their diligence to take on the world. I represented those who sent…

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