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“domicile”

I text Alicia that I’m outside and when she responds, I’m already ringing the doorbell.…

The Dancer

It’s a typical spring morning – a slight chill, cloud cover, and the threat of…

“Those That Sow and Those That Reap”

On a nimbus of decay, it emerged from the dark recesses of her closet and…

Tragic Mulatto

As a kid, I remember the subject of race coming up twice in our family.…

“The Devil in Tia Adelina’s Botanica”

It was a bitterly cold November evening, fifteen minutes or so before closing when the…

Eight Weeks; Two Days

I was ten years old when I first witnessed domestic violence. It was a hot summer day on Hobart street. Children were playing; adults were sitting on their steps and porches just…

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The Riot Within: The Pain and Power of When They See Us and Why Black Traumatic Stories Matter

I was twenty-four years old when I learned about the Central Park Case. Browsing the documentary section on Amazon Prime, I happened upon a description that read: “Filmmakers examine a 1989 case, regarding…

Close Encounters of the “Angry Black Woman” Kind

The e-mail message was as jarring as the sound of an alarm clock on Saturday morning. Especially since I didn’t know the sender and was in no way expecting it. A little…

Under The Wolf’s Bonnet

In this Think-Like-A-Man world, this Fault-in-our-Stars universe, it embarrasses me to say that I am inept at love. Falling in love is something most people have to resist. Shaking off suitors should…

The Bean

I thought of it as punishment, had I been walking the right path I wouldn’t be in this predicament. I questioned God’s use of me and my body. That was only my…

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