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New York vs. Michigan: a Brunch-Off

Don’t you just love brunch? What other meal condones calling an entrée consisting entirely of dessert a complete meal? Because really – I’m talking to you, waffles, pancakes, French toast – you’re not fooling anyone with your pools of mouthwatering maple syrupy goodness. 922 more words

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I was running, running for dear life. I was running so far my spirit almost jumped from my body.

When they’d see me running they’d ask who it was that I was running from. 234 more words


I Allowed People to Mispronounce My African Name for 25 Years

In a recent interview with the Improper Bostonian, Emmy Award-winning star of Orange Is the New Black Uzo Aduba recalls telling her mother of a childhood desire to be called “Zoe,” a name more easily pronounced than her given Nigerian name, Uzoamaka. 849 more words

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A National Moment of Silence vs Performing Music with my Band

On the evening of August 14th, I was playing a gig at The Middle East Downstairs club in Cambridge, MA. As per usual, I was in a pretty selfish mode. 586 more words


Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic

Via The Root:

Another unarmed black boy has been shot down by police. Absorbing the ongoing news of the investigation Monday morning, I listened to eyewitness interviews and looked on as the media flashed pictures of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer over the weekend. 267 more words