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March 31, 2020
The coronavirus strain that has swept the nation threatens health, economic and mental breaking points, but it has taken a particularly hard toll on the powerless. The working-poor typically have no babysitters when schools close and their income tends to evaporate with their hourly-wage work schedule when managers shut things down until further notice.  The...
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During the summer of 2008, I visited Mississippi for the first time. It was my first time being away from home and also my first time staying on a historically black college campus. I was 15 years old when I heard about women in the civil rights movement, outside of Rosa Parks. Black women such as...
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Dear Natalie,   As we celebrate, organizationally, the Black women who inspire us to be our best selves, I wanted to take the time to celebrate you. You are love, in its purest, most genuine form. I have admired you as a mentor since I was 17-years-old. You have been a part of every major life...
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Dear Godmother Rosie,  I hope this letter finds you well and far away from the panic of Corona!  I was going to start this letter off with the most melodramatic line I could think of: I have failed you! Those words would have given the indication that the content of this letter was going to...
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her unknown majesty’s chambers are silent like a heart clothed in solitude // the queen Mereba, awakens from her slumber // her name means blessing // a balm to the lands //from this fantasy from this golden chalice a warrior’s lips drinks // her beloved spear rests in her lap as she stares into an...
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Big Cassie!  If heaven had a phone, an extra divine line wouldn’t even be able to handle my sky-high call volume.  Hearing your voice outside of my memories would bless my soul. So much so I think God would make an exception for me. After all, you’re proof that angels walk the earth among the...
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For Women’s History Month, I am immensely grateful to the women whose past contributions are still beneficial, and I would like to introduce you to Arlan Hamilton. Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, my mentor and godmother, although, it is highly unlikely she is aware of the latter. Backstage Capital is...
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I’m not a foodie, but I do love good food. Growing up, the smells from the kitchens or grills of the women and men in my family made my tummy jump and face smile. Those smells were usually a signal to me that I could take a break from sports and games with my brothers...
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