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On the Road Again
Impatiently, I waited for the rest of my group to exit the plane. I scanned the line for Elizabeth, Mercedes or Dr. Long. None of them were popping up quickly enough, so I checked to see if there were any free WiFi networks available. A missed call icon showed up on my screen. My Aunt...
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Imagine seeing only Black people all day—shopkeepers, pharmacists, street vendors, restaurant waitstaff, retail workers, cashiers and Uber drivers—all Black, all day, everywhere. News anchors and soap opera stars were all Black; billboards, magazines and newspapers featured only Black people. When we toured Kumasi in the Ashanti Kingdom, a sea of Black faces welcomed us at...
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Someone once said, “The best things in life come when you least expect it.” For the longest, I heard that saying and was never able to truly apply it to my life, until I was accepted into the Reese|Brooks|Gilbert Collegiate Leadership Initiative at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects. In all honesty, I struggled to...
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I came to Jackson via London and Chicago. I grew up in Britain, I moved to Chicago for graduate school to study anthropology at the University of Chicago. Since my teenage years, I have been interested in the US South. One of my advisors lives in New Orleans and she directed me to look at...
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