Pass the Mic: Why Its Important to Tell Our Own Stories

My freshman year in high school was a pretty rough time for me. For all intents and purposes, I consider this time in my life my 'rebellious period.' where I rebelled against my mother and turned against God. Briefly. But in that period of brevity, I found myself hanging out with the wrong crowd and …

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Lessons I Learned about Being Black in 2013

In light of all of things that have been happening to black people in this country of late, I composed the following piece called 'Don't.' These are just a few things that I am learning about what it means to be black, and what happens when you try to do the opposite of what you …

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