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Initially, I created what I thought I was supposed to base upon how the world defined me. Today my art surpasses who I am as a hyphenated identity: African American, Belizean, and woman. 425 more words

Early Encounters

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is not far from the historical sites of St. Augustine, Florida.  The church was established in 1929 and the marker in front of the church partially reads – “This spiritual and civic citadel was established in 1929 with Rev. 67 more words


I don’t pretend to be an expert on Savannah’s culture or history in the least amount. I do want to share my experience on this trip as it brought a new perspective that I didn’t quite get before in my past experience traveling here.

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Being Biracial

I was born to an African American mother and a white father 15 years ago. My mother’s skin is light, like mine. It looks like caramel, and my father’s skin is the color of the pierogis his Russian mother made when he was a young kid. 850 more words

A New Era of Protest Is Energizing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. But There Are Challenges

It was a chilly Friday afternoon in early February, and a group of young activists huddled around a table inside a modern, earthy café in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, planning their next moves. 1,740 more words

If a Company Can't Even Accept Dreadlocks, How Could It Ever Accept Autism, Bipolar Disorder, and Other Forms of Neurodiversity?

I just came across this story about a woman who was denied employment because she had dreadlocks. I find it notable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the EEOC deemed it worth taking to the Courts back when Obama was President, but rejected… 273 more words