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Only in Con Artistlandia Does a Curly Kinky Weave and a Tan Make You Black
Kinky-curly weave + tan ≠ Black Con artist: a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true. In the late 1990s I was on board a plane that was sitting on the runway in Birmingham, Alabama, waiting for takeoff. T...
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That White Man Is Not Your Daddy
"I like your skin. You have such nice skin. What do you use on it? Do you use this stuff?" I talk to strangers—sometimes they're good Samaritans and will pay for your groceries when you've forgotten your wallet—so when the woman standing next to me at the O...
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Figuring Out When (and How) to Replace Your Real Life 'Hard Drive'
Half asleep, I pressed the power button. The laptop in front of me began to turn on, a series of familiar whizzing and humming noises. And then a grey screen appeared. I hadn't seen that screen the day before—or the day before that—but there was the usual b...
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Yes, Vomiting on Yourself Is Totally Worth it if Cancer Dies
There got to be a point during my cancer treatment when, in the grand scheme of horrible side effects, vomiting on myself didn't seem so bad. Maybe it was the first time the chemo drugs burned through my veins and I got life-threatening blood clots. Maybe i...
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7 Things About Breast Cancer That No One Will Tell You (But I Will)
I'm helping one of my sons study for his big history test. It is strictly drill-and-kill time in our living room. So while he's sitting next to me cramming (I'll grill him in 10 minutes) I've been thinking of a few things I didn't know about breast cancer b...
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Thanks to This Good Samaritan, Maybe the Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck My Husband Won't Get Away
When the telephone rings at 4 AM, it's never good news. This morning the phone call was from my husband telling me that he'd been hit by a van down the street from our house. He bikes to work and the driver had struck him, and then left the scene. My husban...
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White Happiness? Black Misery: I'm the Mother of a Teenage Threat
When my now 11 and 14-year-old sons were little boys, I often felt uncomfortable when strangers gushed over how cute they were. It wasn't that they  weren't  adorable—they were and then some. But the compliments directed at them made me wonder how long it w...
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A Murder in the Neighborhood
Is that the sound of a car backfiring or of gunshots? Some nights I'm not certain whether I am hearing the evidence of an engine's internal combustion woes, or if the sound echoing through the darkness stems from a more evil source. There were sirens—but th...
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Tears and Cheers: Today Was My Last Day Being Treated For Breast Cancer
Nine months ago my doctor called me and the first thing she did after quickly dispensing with the usual hello, how are you? pleasantries was ask if I was in the car driving. I knew in that instant that she was going to tell me that the lump I'd found in my ...
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Piers Morgan Has Brilliant Ideas About the N-Word Said No One Ever
Today I woke up thinking about how to my 11-year-old son has been testing my patience by talking about balls. And I'm not referring to the ones that are thrown, kicked or bounced. Some other kid got kicked in the balls at school-or got a knee in the balls...
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Watched this around 3 AM last night (chemo has given me serious gastrointestinal problems). Really worth watching to counter the "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" hype.
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