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It felt weird to write about my faith but it was also instructive. And for me, meaningful.
The church of my youth shut out so many people. The new pope is changing that
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A thoughtful essay, Joshunda. Well done! :)
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Thoughts on my new city & what it feels like to be new here (aside from the weather).
Here, I am one of many. Locs or locks or natural hair is an everyday miracle. Height, blackness, black womanhood, etched in the city. Langston Hughes Way. Harriet Tubman Elementary School. The whole...
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bell hooks, Jesamyn Ward & Sonia Sotomayor, to name a few.
I read a lot for book reviews and features, but also for fun and for comfort. These were some of my most enjoyable reads this year. Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice bell...
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Pro tip: Do you best to banish ambivalence about your work before you try to promote it.
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Austin is the best part of Texas. But it is still Texas. We say this to one another in real life. For however people fashion Texan identity in their mental landscape, the state is an adventure of its own. Texas is a vast, conservative empire of space, perfect for a journey. It is a gigantic canvas with silos and fortresses of comfort, discomfort, colorful and mountainous dreams. It feels like the precipice, the cliff looking out over something potentially majestic. You know the narratives here, the history. You can feel it in the earth, cowboy boots or no, and you imagine everything your heart wants to project on that great giant sky. The blooming skylines in Austin and Texas, like the wide-open horizons, offer unspecified creative promises where you can write your future.
I do not want to write about leaving Austin. I don’t want to write about it because it feels like generalizing. Because, as someone noted, African Americans are the most vocal minority in Austin to be...
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I'm one of the freelance writers who will soon be purchasing new health insurance under Obamacare. My post this week examines the options for freelancers and how we should choose the best plan.
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I read somewhere that the deadline has been extended to March 31, which I hope gives us a little bit of time to sort it out. Looking forward to your story.
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It's really easy for me to get caught up in whatever challenges exist to being a writer in the present. But then I remember where I came from and how I started and it keeps me motivated to keep writing.
My writing creation story began when I was 12. Marguerite, my mother, kept her journals on those brown and mint green manila notebooks in a shorthand that was as beautiful and impossible for me to...
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First piece for Chronicle Vitae on professors like Shannon Gibney and others who talk about topics like structural racism in the classroom.
Don't shy away from difficult material; just be thoughtful about how (and why) you raise it. Here are some tips from professors who have successfully broached contentious topics in the classroom.
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From my homies +PostBourgie Much appreciated.
As much affection as people have for strong black women, the strongest among us need places where we can take down the full armor of God, where we can be seen without being ogled, mistaken for famo...
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Great piece!
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I forgot how much fun nerds have when they travel in packs.
Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Drunk History creator Derek Waters were the highlights of the Texas Book Festival's "LitCrawl Austin."
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Count me in as a nerd (as if there was ever any doubt). I would have loved this!
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