Farewell to Ruby Dee

Today brought news of the passing of renowned actress and activist Ruby Dee. Just weeks on the heels of the loss of Maya Angelou, we are once again reminded of how important that generation was to all of us who came after. When I was sixteen years old I was fortunate enough to meet Ruby […]

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My Peoples

I see my maternal great-Grandma in her. They have the same double fudge skin, narrow eyes and full, stout frame. I know she cannot be my great-Grandma though. The timelines don’t match. My great-Grandma was born after the Civil War. The woman in the picture stands in a field of cotton in the 1860s. But […]

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