Because I Can

By Marcie Cohen She looks up at him with big, brown eyes full of hope and says, “Daddy, some day I’m gonna be The President of the United States.” He looks at her and smiles, though he doesn’t take it …

Serenity through the Winters of Grief

  By Toni Ann DeNoble Throughout most of my life, my grandfather and his brother took me and my cousin to dinner every week. My cousin Dean suffers from severe paranoid schizophrenia. We constantly struggled to get ...

Freedom Dreams: A Mother’s Gift

By Farah Jasmine Griffin My mother is a feminist who never would have embraced the term. In this way she is not unlike many Black women of her generation. A child of the Depression, she was a teenager during World &helli...
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Thankful for Enough

By Christina Stopka-Rinnert The advent of the New Year provides another opportunity to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech. After reading the text of that great oratory, I find myself contemplating ...
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When Our Country Declared War

By N’Kosi Oates Last Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley entered his ex-girlfriend Shaneka Thompson’s building in Baltimore, MD, shot her in the stomach, and left her there pleading for help. He then boarded a bus bound for New ...