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NEGRITA: an excerpt of a memoir by Anita Diggs

By the time I was sixteen years old, I had been thrown out of two different high schools for truancy. I decided not to try school again but vowed to get my GED someday. In my mother’s house, you either worked or went to school. So, I got a job as a McDonalds cashier on […]

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Salt, from a memoir by Milton Washington

Rarely did I wake before the rooster’s crow. But on that particular morning my eyes opened at least an hour before sunrise as my mother lay fast asleep next to me on the clay floor of our village home. It wasn’t a bad dream or the bitter South Korean cold that woke me, but rather, […]

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Brothas Be, Yo Like George: Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?

  Brothas Be, Yo Like George: Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?   Nothing like music to bring out the character you were in your coming-of-age.  The most poised, professional and cool can lose all that at the sound of their song from back in the day. Want to see me revert to type, […]

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Losing My Hair Regained My Balance by Nicole Counts

Water was deep in my ears and trickled down the sides of my face as I continued to scrub my hair in the small bathroom sink, when I heard him say “hey.” He brushed past me, his hand grazing my back. I couldn’t tell whether it was intentional or not, but his touch made a […]

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