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Near Miss Part 1: Mr. Bacchus Took My Virginity

“Ladies, lets hurry up and get to class” I instructed a group of 6th grade girls standing at their lockers. “Okkkayyyyy, Mr. Bacchus” the four girls responded as they continued gathering what they needed for class. As Susan closed her … Continue reading

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Danya Plans and Allyn Laughs

Danya planned on needing all of her furniture once her fellowship at the University of Michigan concluded in the spring of 2016. However, it all wouldn’t fit into the storage unit and some had to be given away. Danya was … Continue reading

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Langston’s Answer

I have constantly been asked “what are your thoughts on Baltimore” and I have simply responded with Langston Hughes poem “A Dream Deferred”.

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Don’t Smile Until the New Year

Trina had completed a well written 5 paragraph essay including an intro, 3 supporting body paragraphs, and a solid conclusion. However, all I could do was laugh at her efforts. In her expository writing, she explained why “Mr. Bacchus is … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Gratitude from Grandmom

We quietly mumbled to ourselves but no one dared to make an objection out loud.  The directive had been given and even though turning off the football game during Thanksgiving dinner seemed un-American there was no choice but to oblige.  … Continue reading

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“Why am I Doing This”

I faintly heard “Let’s go AB” along with rattling and clanging of the 45-pound plates while I attempted to reach the proper squat depth. Once my legs were at a 90-degree angle, I exploded up let out a victorious holler. … Continue reading

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Bolting Through Time

Every week I am bound to hear someone say “does this week seem really slow” or “ I can’t wait for this week to be over”. On Monday, the same person usually claims that “the weekend flew by” or that … Continue reading

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