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Belt That Adorned Me

The belt which adorned me
Made me look
Like the classy and sophisticated me
Just about yesterday
Now adorns my soul
Now adorns my back… 185 more words


America's White President

Must-read piece on how Donald Trump is a distinctly white president. As good companion pieces, read about the slow history of segregation and resegregation in American schools and how Trump’s campaign shows the… 7 more words

Just Another Relationship to Sell: A Look at the Failed Romance in The Hunger Games (Presley S. and Emma B.)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a novel that has arguably become one of the most popular young adult dystopian novels of this generation. It has joined the ranks of novels like Twilight, where the two male figures have been pitted against the other in order to win the heroine’s affection. 1,227 more words

What is Wrong with the World?

What is wrong with this modern world? It is a question that everyone should be asking themselves.

The news we read or listen to every day is always about something horrible that has happened somewhere or to someone in this country or across the World. 974 more words


Our streets are a battleground

Living in a city like London has almost as many advantages as there are drawbacks. For me, it is home. I have lived in the country – I still have a house there – but it doesn’t really suite me and I never visit, except for family occasions and the like. 606 more words


Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood – where even greater pain awaits. 1,088 more words

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Daily Prompt: Irrelevant

via Daily Prompt: Irrelevant

‘Your irrelevant, you don’t matter now, you never did  and you never will’.
The scream was deafening. He looked at the mother who had born him, not so many years long ago, and asked, how could she hate him. 672 more words