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As the seasons changed from autumn to winter, I found myself reflecting on the transitions I’ve gone through this year. Throughout last winter, spring and summer, I stood in the emotional intersection of enthusiasm, uncertainty and fear. After working for the same company five years, I felt stuck, like I was not making progress. I...
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There’s an old photo of me, my mother and my grandmother sitting at a wrought iron table at the old Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, powdered sugar dusting our toes, sweet beignets caked into our molars. In it, I look happy, my mom looks barely willing to take the picture, and my grandmother glances...
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Finally, a cookout whose guest list you can control! This listicle isn’t meant to educate you on the obvious reasons why America’s ill-conceived idea of “independence” is not at all worth celebrating for any of us whose ancestors were torn from their homes and sold into slavery in a foreign and cruel land. We do...
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No one can take their mom for granted like a son or daughter. This story is about seeing my mom in unfiltered light and freedom. This liberation comes when her husband (my dad) is not around. This piece is a dart to his ego and a prayer said to my mom’s heart, urging it to love...
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We were inspired. Local DJ, Young Venom, curated a playlist for the Mississippi Museum of Art, and we decided, “Why not curate one for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s opening, even though they didn’t ask?!” So we did. We have. And we’re sharing it. Here’s to #blackgirljoy that even 45 can’t dampen. There’s been so much...
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Y’all Don’t Pay Me Enough to Afford Fireworks … Ahhh, July 4th. A day where patriots across this never-so-great land celebrate our foremothers and fathers waging and winning war against the Redcoats and declaring U.S. independence once and for all. Personally, it’s a day where I get to gorge myself on red meat and spend...
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