Then and Now

photo by Shelby Zacharias

I grew up during a time and place where the only blacks in the schools were those working in the cafeteria. Or in the bathrooms. Janitors. Cooks. Those were the jobs available to blacks in those days. I grew up in a time or place when parents in the burbs were afraid to send tow-headed [Read More...]

How it Feels to be Colored

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. _ How It Feels to Be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston I AM COLORED but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except [Read More...]

How do you measure freedom?

This is how we celebrated freedom We brought in the big guns Wrapped ourselves in Camo gear Mapped out the territory we needed to conquer And assigned each enlistee a task Some attached to the rear guard Where they went about implementing their plan Which included clearing away the brush Searching for landmines And making [Read More...]


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