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The Assassin

Like many potential victims, he knew his would-be assassin. He had, after all, met her before she was born when she kicked at his hands as he touched his wife’s pregnant belly. 789 more words


When your biggest hope turns into your worst nightmare - The Legend of Prester John

Prester John was for several centuries once one of the most famous people in the world, despite not having ever existed.  His non-existence however didn’t stop him having a great and possibly horrific legacy to those who believed in him in possibly the biggest example of the phrase “Be careful what you wish for”. 2,836 more words


Genetic Footsteps

The sun smiles brightly on this month of May, 2017.  The atmosphere has since been an envelope of heat that’s been containing us. From place to place, from the mountains to the coasts, the air felt absent. 2,019 more words



via Daily Prompt: Notorious

Sunday morning I wake up
You’re beside me breathing heavy
The world around me is too large
I am probably the fifth lover this week… 412 more words


Latoya Nugent Walks Free and Reveals Flaw in the Law

Latoya Nugent is the co-founder of the advocacy group called Tambourine Army. She was recently charged with three counts of using a computer for malicious communication and for allegedly making derogatory comments about three prominent clergymen via social media. 124 more words


13 Reasons Why: The Problem of Whitewashing Color

“It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it.”

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Yeah, But.... Or, Economists do Postwar Metropolitan Segregation

Leah Boustan, an economist at UCLA and the National Bureau of Economic Research, published an Op-Ed in the New York Times last weekend that distilled the essence of her… 2,906 more words

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