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Cheri Ben-Iesau Creative Arts
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Death of an Egyptian
“We're all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”  ―  Liam Callanan "Who are you going to be?" I was often asked some version of the "who are you going to be?" question when people heard that my father pretended to be Egyptian to hide ...
Death of an Egyptian
Death of an Egyptian
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Life on the Nile
My father and me circa 1962 "Dad, tell us about when you were a boy." Ahmed Ben-Iesau has a penchant for spinning stories, and the one about his childhood in Egypt's Nile Delta was one of our favorites. Anyone who identifies with a river, maybe having grown...
Life on the Nile
Life on the Nile
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TWO: Brutha brother
I t was on October 16, 2007 during a phone conversation with a brother I never knew I had, that I was stripped of an identity I never fully trusted. "You are who, exactly?" "I'm Peter, Peter Flemister. I'm your older brother." Peter with our grandparents, S...
TWO: Brutha brother
TWO: Brutha brother
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Roderick and Tic-Tok
"As I move about, I learn.  I am a 600 Series Roomba, serial Number JBN650021609150800701. I learn where the walls are, where the obstructions are placed, and I can identify drop-off's such as stairs with rudimentary eyes. The human refers to me as Tik-Tok ...
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Loved this article on mainstream revitalization. Downtown Baton Rouge is another example of how dedicated leaders can change the game. #realmainstreet
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THREE: Bad Hair Days
L ike most American women I have at times wished I had anyone else's hair. Curlies want straight, straights want curly, and in the African American community you want "Good Hair". That meant White. The closer your hair was to White hair the more likely it w...
THREE: Bad Hair Days
THREE: Bad Hair Days
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