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Two Black Women Walk Through a Door

Two Black women walked through a door. If that sentence sounds like a setup, it is. But it’s not a setup for a joke, nor is ...
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America, America, How Does Your Wisdom Grow?

About 40 years ago, I had an intense conversation with a man whose name I don’t remember, so I will just call him Paul. Both ...
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Still Playing in the Dark?

Nothing has as much durability as a racialized trope.  Memories of 60’s television include racing downstairs with my cousins to see the “Negro” who had ...
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Mary, Full of Grace, with a Little Splash of Vinegar

There were some Southern traditions that my mother seemed to delight in ignoring. One was wearing roses on Mother’s Day: red if your mother was ...
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A "Karen" by Any Other Name

A “Karen” by Any Other Name . . .

In gratitude and memoriam for Erica Garner, Heather Heyer, Fannie Lou Hamer, Coretta Scott King, Dorothy Parker, Ida B. Wells, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg    ...
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Whose Story Is It?

All this talk about history and statues reminded me of my third-grade lessons in Mrs. Bennett’s class. It was there that I learned to recite ...
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