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We Need To Talk About Racism – Again

In December 2016, after some controversial comments by a well-known Islamic scholar, I decided to write an article on the issue of racism and Islam… 2,667 more words

The Formative Years

Marie patted the wrinkles out of her long poofy dress. It was a slight pink color with lace trim. Pretty enough for a young girl coming of age. 638 more words

22 June 1948: Empire Windrush Arrived in Britain

In 1948, Britain needed a fresh influx of people to help rebuild the country after World War Two had battered Britain’s towns and cities.

The arrival of British citizens from the Caribbean on 22 June 1948, at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on the Empire Windrush, was a defining moment in Britain’s post-war history. 190 more words

History

story of between

hearts gathering waves
of past markers like photos
we walking parallel
towards the here and now
of between
as we walked
among soldiers of freedom… 60 more words

Cherie Ann Turpin

My 2004 interview with Octavia Butler

“I’m black. I’m solitary. I’ve always been an outsider.”

This is how Octavia Butler described herself, the first self-possessed Black woman writer introvert, I had the honor of writing about for publication. 4,488 more words

Writing

Four Indian Kings in London, 1710

On a previous trip to London, I walked across the city following the River Thames. This time, I floated on the river, taking the ferry from Westminster to Woolwich Arsenal. 836 more words

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