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Ourselves, Alone

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to sum up my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Battle. She absolutely was or family matriarch. There was no place for her with her ancestral families, so she created her own. 943 more words

African-American

Assata Shakur: (Un)masking The #Liberal

“I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist capitalist dogs like Ronald Reagan, who come right out and let you know where they’re coming from. 130 more words

Blackness

Mama...I understand Now'

I wish I could go back to 86.
There’s somethings I need to change,
things i need to fix.
I wish my mother stayed a lady, … 92 more words
Mental Health

No Return Address

           Smells of fresh baked apple pie, mashed potatoes, and other southern delicacies fill his nostrils as he waltzes downstairs. Posing for his wife’s eager camera, he flashes an eggshell-white smile, glossy teeth perfectly aligned. 398 more words