Racism

How I Became a Citizen of the United States of America

My parents had sex; nine months later I was born. My citizenship is a result of dumb luck. I did not work for it or yearn for it. I did...

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#InStarbucksWhileBlack

Enough. Just enough. Last week’s news of two African American men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for the heinous crime of...

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Political Peace No. 2

Within a country once so proud, respect and morals have fallen to the ground. Wayward children runaround, their lack of respect the new age...

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The Warriors

Time, a robber disguised, rubbed the edges of her tenet, eroding the pillars of confidence that she adhered to, ones that she constantly...

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Say Goodbye Donald, You American Monster

Say goodbye Donald you American monster the end is near your Election day reckoning is oh so close and I can taste my fury as I want to...

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Sunglass Hut

I wear my sunglasses when I step outside so no one will be able to tell I am high, the red railway map of my eyes guides the way; Vivid...

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Send Them Away

I don’t think I have another rant left to write. Disgusted, frightened, ashamed, and whatever synonyms for those words that might be...

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Death of a Racist Cousin

when the death call came your confederate ideas and vile vernacular came swinging back at me like a bloody noose from our haunted family...

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Creating a Feminist Future

My daughter started Kindergarten this year, and in the fourth week of school, a little boy kicked her in the face while she was playing on...

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The Heart Of Democracy

There’s an ancient Chinese curse that states, “May you live in interesting times” I don’t really know if this saying is ancient,...

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Sticks and Stones

You are better than that, so much brighter than spewing and spitting rhetoric. You are morally responsible and dignified. Honor is your...

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Don’t Build a Wall, Build a Bridge

It will cost twenty-five BILLION dollars to build a wall between America and Mexico. Instantly, several issues pop into my mind. Money....

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Suicide and the Sensitive Heart: Why It Is Time for Us to be Vigilant

I go to a women’s gym five or six days a week, and always at 8 a.m. so that I can meet up with my buddies. We exercise our tongues as...

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The Resistance

these are the times that try men’s souls indeed I tell myself just keep calm and breathe and resist, resist, resist these are the...

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Snowflakes: A letter to my Republican friends

Isn’t it simply beautiful out there. I mean, snow always inspires such awe in me. Just consider, one single snowflake alone, so delicate,...

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Graciela and Abuela

I am who I am because of Graciela and her bright red sash and because of her Abuela, the old woman with the melted candlestick. The old...

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Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Defeat – Inspiring Women Everywhere

Immediately following the presidential election, I felt compelled to run for office, and I don’t think that I am necessarily alone in...

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All in favour of #theConservativeMajority, Wear White!

A satire on the ‘Wear White’ campaign against Pink Dot 2014, Singapore The devil doesn’t wear Prada but the pious garb of...

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Transcendent Growth Exchange

Five years ago, I arranged a meeting with twenty family members. I was to announce that I would begin to present to the world as a woman....

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The Presidential Campaign of 2016 & the Siege of Boston

“Look at what I see in front of me.” It was the mid-eighties. After a stint on an Israeli kibbutz, followed by some quality time with...

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A Lesson From the Past: Hitler’s Evil is Thriving

Almost two years ago I worked for a spirituality based web-magazine. I was employed as a mindset and empowerment writer and as think pieces...

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HEADLINE: “ISIS claimed responsibility after a 17-year-old migrant attacked”

“I don’t want to live in Europe anymore,” my friend Domagoj says, after a maniac mows down pedestrians with a truck in...

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I Hear You

Last night I had a dream that I was home with my children, and we heard a ruckus outside. The kids looked out the screen door to see what...

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Shut Up, and Listen

Did you remember to open your eyes, and un-wax your ears when you woke this morning? Did you take for granted the cozy 500-thread count...

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Empty Handed

I built a fort around myself I thought you could not get through- Steel and nails so high I thought I could prevent you— From ever...

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All I Can Do

I feel the malevolent thunder coming from the Right a howling nativistic storm led by the Orange monster swirling and marshaling for their...

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