Stay Awake but Never Stop Dreaming

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Last year I had an epiphany. And coming from a lower working-class single black mother household, those are pretty hard to come by. It was a deeply humid Saturday morning smack dab middle of June when I heard something of a racket downstairs in my family home. This wasn’t the pleasant, rhythmic noise of pots and pans I’d usually hear the day before Thanksgiving, where my mother would ready her dishes. This sound was of desperation and panic. My mother, who remained a collected person up unti...
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It’s the Little Things…

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It can be a daunting experience when you set foot on campus grounds for the first time. You’re probably going to be in sensory overload for the remainder of the day. You’ll see fellow students who you’ve never met or recognize, shuffling to their first classes. You’ll probably pay a visit to one of the campus’ map markers or ask someone for directions. You’ll feel a different air in one of our pristine buildings, a breeze you’re not quite used to. Some of you will feel anxious, a handful of ...
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