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Night of the Living Indifference

October 26, 2011 by


by Anthony Dean-Harris There are things in this world that confound me. There are things in this world that seem to alight the masses but leave me absolutely behind. There are things in this world for which folks seem to have complete adoration that go over my head quite magnificently. There are times I wish […]

Things My Roommates Probably Think of Me

October 25, 2011 by


by Dalia Bishop I live with four guys. I use “guys” instead of “men” because they still use bed sheets for window curtains. (I don’t mean any criticism by that-it’s just where I arbitrarily draw the distinction). They’re nice guys and I can’t complain about them as far as roommate set-ups go–they do their dishes, […]

Brief Letters to People Who May Never Hear These Truths

October 12, 2011 by


By Anthony Dean-Harris To Every Woman I’ve Ever Encountered Who Wonders Why I Won’t Call (Especially My Grandparents) To Whom It May Concern (Generally people with two X chromosomes): I’m sure you’re wondering why you’re receiving any correspondence from me at all. Outside of random Facebook posts and face to face conversation, I know you […]

Black Folks Say the Vaguest Things!

October 12, 2011 by


by Kyla Marshell Have you ever noticed, dear brothers and sisters, the things our people say with great frequency that have little to no meaning? Empty phrases, colloquialisms, particular to our culture. “Ums.” And I have no idea what any of them actually mean. I’m just trynna maintain This one has the potential to have […]