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It’s fall and that means Halloween is just around the corner! Do you prefer the ghostly or laid-back fall vibes? I like it spooky. And while it took me about two weeks to get out the decorations to set the all-hallows-eve mood up in my home, I’m likely the only one who will experience it....
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A judge agreed to send two-dozen children to Louisiana’s infamous Angola Prison, despite appeals from the ACLU, federal officials and children’s family members. After a series of embarrassing escapes from the state’s low-security Bridge City Center juvenile detention facility, Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick decided that the Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) can send...
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Human beings are social animals who naturally try to find groups of people with similar tastes or beliefs. It’s not unusual for women to desire friendships with other women, but we live in a patriarchal world where every human interaction is measured against the standards of cisgender heteronormativity. “There’s a level of relatability that you...
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In September 2021, I moved to Harlem. This was my first time outside the auspices of both my parents’ and alma mater, and it kicked off my real education as a Black woman in the world. Back home, in Austin Texas, I was used to the shared understanding that everyone must find a way to...
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Many people have asked me how my freshman year in college went, and I simply say, “It went,” because I don’t know how to categorize it. I’ve had many highs, and several lows. It’s taken me the entire summer to process my freshman year, and as I think about it, Karyn White’s song “Superwoman,” often...
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Black Americans with college degrees and financial resources are moving beyond American shores. The U.S. is no longer the epitome of easy living as other nations modernize, and some middle class Black professionals have discovered they can better enjoy their lives and grow their wealth elsewhere. Thirty-seven-year-old Asha Farrah and 42-year-old Nancy Caroline both came...
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Almost every time I click on my “explore” page on Instagram, I see a post telling me that yet another WNBA team has either waived a player and/or signed a player on a hardship contract. When I say every time, I definitely mean EVERY. TIME.  Coming off the 2021 Chicago Sky championship winning season, I...
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I just finished adding up all the payments I have been making on miscellaneous debt – loans, credit cards, consolidate debt, etc. I knew I cleared a lot of debt, but I just tallied those payments from the last four years and wow. The total came out to $36,824.03.   If you knew more about my...
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In her front yard my grandmother had three clothes lines that stood useless in the winter. But as soon as April hit each line sank under the weight of rugs and blankets. The blankets she washed in the machine and then hung in the sun. The earth underneath each one would darken with seemingly endless...
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This year in 2022 marked the first time that the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament was allowed to use the “March Madness” logo and brand as a form of advertisement– finally!!! The women’s tournament completely lived up to the “March Madness” name – a name that brings much excitement, bracket-breaking disappointments, and close games.  The First...
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