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My Blackness Goes Before Me: A Poem and Commentary on Racism and Reproductive Justice

I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.

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Egypt Celebrates Freedom; Republicans Assault Ours

Egypt is celebrating new freedom and pending Democracy. We in America, on the other hand, must deal with Republican obstructionism against our own freedom of choice.

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Oprah’s Honesty to Piers Morgan About Losing Her Baby at 14

A woman like Oprah would not be where she is without great strength of character and mind.  She also likes to deal with reality and not revel in delusion or illusion

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President Obama Lances Toxic Political Bubble with Words of Hope and Compassion

In Tuscon, nothing could dampen the soaring spirits of a country in need of a big, rhetorical hug from President Barack Obama.

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