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Personal Essay

Letting Go: Leaving Guilt in The Past

About a year and a half ago I walked into a small family-owned funeral home down south. I was there to plan a proper burial for someone I loved. The days leading up to this visit were incredibly difficult to say the least, because the person I was planning a burial for was my mother. […]

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Personal Essay

Enjoying The Slow Lane

Living in the Washington DC area has taught me many things. My city is full of culture, good food, and some of the greatest architecture the world has ever seen. But dear Lord Almighty, our traffic is the worst. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, there is always gridlock. Every time I […]

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Personal Essay

Dare to Dream Again

I ran full speed through the imaginary woods with one mission on my mind. “I must save my sister”, I thought to myself as I heard her gasping for air in the distance. “She’s drowning, she’s really drowning”, I said aloud while attempting to catch my breath. At last I reached the ocean of my […]

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Politics

Trumped: One Black Man’s Response To America

Ican’t seem to get the song “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” out of my head. That song played over and over in my mind as weeks became the days leading up to January 20th, 2017. It’s been fitting. I’ll miss the elegance and class President Obama and his extraordinary wife Michelle brought forth as […]

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Masculinity

Thou Shalt Not Forsake Brotherhood

In the distant past, well, maybe more like five years ago, I underestimated the importance of developing strong relationships with other men. I was one of those guys who felt like I didn’t need anyone. I was the guy who the fellas would accuse of bailing on the crew because I was more interested in […]