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Black History Month. Author 5: Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is an American novelist and essayist known for his works exploring the themes of race, history, and humanity. Continue reading

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Black History Month. Author 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a renowned American author, journalist, and commentator. He is best known for his work on race and American culture, including his critically acclaimed book “Between the World and Me” Continue reading

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Black History Month. Author 3: Essex Hemphill

Essex Hemphill was an African American writer, poet, and activist who was born in Washington D.C. His work explored themes of race, sexuality, and the intersections of these identities. Continue reading

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Black History Month. Author 2: Sapphire

[Every day for the month of February, I will post a brief write-up of a Black author and links to some of their books. Please click the links in the text to find copies of their works.] Sapphire is an … Continue reading

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Black History Month. Author 1: Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was an American science fiction writer and the first African American woman to achieve a major reputation in the field. Continue reading

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Nostradamus Never Lied

January girdled destinyas a humbling must.The left was never rightafter wandering Jordan desert with untuned organs failingduring a farewell concert. He reassured.I followed. You’ve been here. You’ve been here. You’ve been here before.  The third and final Cave Prophecyentered orifices  manifesting stigmaand loneliness, challenging faithand … Continue reading

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Recognition

New poem by Stephen Earley Jordan II. “. . . who am I if you are the lord of lords in disguise. . . ” Continue reading

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The Thing in the Sky (1)

Sand stuck to skin from sweat. I kicked up grains of sand onto the backs of my legs and arms during 100- and 200-meter sprints. I exercised along the beach then repeated it, walking—a personal workout routine to build my … Continue reading

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Grown Past You. . .

Life is about change.  Years ago, I left a company that gave me security and started to work for myself again. Again. I forgot I’m aging. I forgot how daring I used to be and the older I get, I … Continue reading

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El Yunque Hike (revised)

I anticipated chimpanzeesrhythmically swinging from trees,belching intimidating grunts;I anticipated multicolored parrotsswooping over the canopy of treesas vigorous and refreshing rain massaged our bodies,keeping us composedand soon run for shelterunder oversized palm leaves.  El Yunque was still,and the sun mocked usas we hiked.“No one can … Continue reading

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