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I don’t know if I have good advice for anyone about getting through this time. I am struggling. If pressed to say anything, I’d tell other black people, talk to other black people, as much as possible. You suffer less if you live in a...

First there was Corona Virus, then there was the wave of police brutality that was caught on film and shared across the globe. It is a chaotic time to be alive Our interconnectedness is undeniable and yet we are out of sync with ourselves, with each other...

The Founding There is no way, from my point of view, to ascribe benevolence to owning another human as chattel, unless whoever uses that descriptive suffers from psychosis. Thomas Jefferson’s mansion stands atop his mountain like the Platonic ideal of a house: a perfect creation existing in...

Protests have erupted all over this country and around the world after witnessing a brutality so flagrant that it could not be ignored. The murder of George Floyd has once more opened a window into the ongoing violence and oppression that many in the Black...

Flight Plan I have taken my liberation in bits and pieces I have felt the ancient cage loosen its hold around my heart in small, dry creaks so as not to let the beaten leather skin fall away too soon to leave the tender flesh beneath to the sun and the wind not that the...

Whether we know it of not, we are witnessing a shift in momentum for this country and the entire world. an increasing momentum to evolve. This momentum may have started with an unknown man or woman who jumped off of a slave ship rather than...

Some part of me, some front and center part, really doesn't want to write this because I really don't want white people thinking they understand what I am feeling. One day when I was either in preschool or early grade school, I was out by the...

As I write this, I am worried that no one is quite like me, while at the same time I am certain that no one is. I want someone to give me a nod of understanding as I speak and I recount my life. Someone died...

“We shall not cease from exploration,And the end of our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Elliot Mangalam Center’s Mindful Art Gallery presents:The Joy of Being a Poet - Mindful Expression Through PoetryWe are looking for poems...