Not Our Ancestors

It is so hot out. Despite the 90+ degree weather that Saturday morning, I was determined to complete my bike ride. My husband and I left at 9 AM, planning to ride for two hours until the sun reached its zenith. The plan worked, and we were finished with our ride before 11:30. However, the […]

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On Heaven’s Selective Silence

“Gods always behave like the people who make them”-Zora Neale Hurtson On June 26th, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. While GLBT Americans and their allies across the country welcomed the decision, others were quite displeased. The angry and caustic remarks in the wake of the decision didn’t surprise me. […]

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Stepping Through the Brass Door

To this day the West African coast is dotted with multiple forts and castles, many of them the ruins of the Atlantic Slave Trade. One of the more notorious of these is located on Senegal’s Goree Island. Goree Island is home to the Door of No Return. For three hundred years my people would walk […]

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