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The Untimely and Tragic Death of Heather Heyer

We need to heed Heather Heyer’s mother’s words and to etch them into our minds. “This is just the beginning of Heather’s legacy. ” Continue reading

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10 Firsts for African-American Women

Let us salute these African-American women not only during Black History Month but also throughout the year.

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When I Called My Stepmom “Mom”

I was two years old when my stepmother Gini burst into my life like a glamorous, marauding Valkyrie set on bending me to her will. She had platinum blond hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner, and a … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Can You Tell Me How You’ve Done It?

Dear Mom, I can imagine the feeling of sheer joy you felt the day he was born. I can imagine the peace that blanketed you while your arms blanketed him. I can imagine the look in your eyes as you … Continue reading

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