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Core Memories

‘Until I was 16 or 17, I had heard practically nothing about the history that preceded 1945. Only when we were 17 were we confronted with a documentary film of the opening of the Belsen camp.’

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Internal Combustion

Himmel und Erde

erst wenn du die erde geküsst hast
kannst du in den himmel fliegen


heaven and earth

not before you have kissed the earth
you can fly into heaven


Calling Black People Boujee is an Insecurity.

Every Hip Hop fan has seen Migos’ video Bad&Boujee. There isn’t much Boujee to it. Most of the video is Migos sitting in a local diner style restaurant eating fried chicken and cups of ramen noodles–the stereotypical meal of a po black person. 105 more words


True Venetian

tonight (monday 22nd), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
islanders (2nd of 5 episodes of the true venetian series) (presented by polly coles)

“Polly begins in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido and discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.”

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Poetry Corner …..

Down in the suburbs.
Where life breeds contempt.
Poverty is existence.
Angry minds know not of repent.

In the day, bustling.
People rushing everywhere.

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Be A Voice

So, this actually happened...

During my first year as a teacher in a public school in a poverty stricken district I was witness to many surprising events.  One was during a staff development day when there were no students.   157 more words