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Bones, Axes and Grudges
What a colorful and imaginative title, if I must say so myself. I have this habit. I stare at a screen and sometimes the craziest things roll off my fingers. Used to be, I’d stare at a notebook and have that happen, but this is 2013. Despite how I feel about the overuse of technology,…
The Substitute: Who Will “Stand” For the Children?
When we usher life into the world, we hope that fate is fair enough to us that we can see them grow into adulthood and have families of their own. Such is not always the case, which is why it has been a traditional practice of ours to choose a marraine (godmother) and parrain (godfather)…
Hush, Little Black Woman, Don’t Say A Word
You say you strong. You say your shit is solid. You say you got this. You say you Mother Earth in the physical. Hush. You say that, but when some of you are exposed for not being any of that, you get real sensitive. You don’t want that illusion of perfection dancing around in your…