To Gain

“I grew up on the crime side, The ‘New York Times’ side; Stayin’ alive was no jiveā€¦.” People often get my husband twisted due to his appearance. His complexion and suave face lead them to completely unfounded assumptions about who he is and his journey. It could only be smooth sailing for a high yella […]

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Reminiscing

  Last week, my favorite podcast, Behind the Bastards, started a five part crossover series with the Hood Politics podcast on the crack epidemic and the Iran-Contra scandal. Listening to it takes me back to that time.   Throughout the 1980s in the early 1990s, there were two questions I frequently heard the adults pose: […]

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SEA to NYC: Relocation Reflections Part II

Previously I elaborated on my relocation to New York from my hometown Seattle, and addressed the various challenges I faced during that process. Today I am going to share the key differences I have observed since my move. Seattle and New York City have a few traits in common. Both are known for being politically liberal and having a high cost of living. However, the Big Apple and Emerald City diverge in several ways.

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