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Living Beyond Class

We are living in a time of seemingly impenetrable race and class division. I say “seemingly” because we have seen what may have been perceived to be impossible made possible in that a surplus of minorities have gained social and economic advancement because of pioneers in political and social activism. One such pioneer is Betsy...

The Changing Role of Haitian-American Women

Haitian Women, in Haiti, are terribly oppressed, both economically and psychologically. I know this first hand having grown up with five women in Haiti and by often observing their delicate task of navigating in a sea of sharks: the male oppressors who limit them to being subservient and objectified. But, as Bob Dylan sings, “The...

Soliloquy to America

“There are two ways of spreading the light, / To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”—Edith Wharton I’d like to shed some “light” on a few things I’ve had on my mind for quite a long time. I am first and foremost a poet. A poet speaks through the mouth of truth...

Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all the...

Nature

Your supple hands caress my cheeks Like a loving mother Your breath twirls across my eyes and Slowly collapses like a graceful silhouette As the dirge of song birds echoes in the darkness echoes in the darkness echoes in the darkness Then there came a cold chill as a wave of winter dust descended deliberately...

Trash Tossing

Ah, this place called Earth. Stop for a minute. Look around you. Try to see your earthly surroundings as if through the eyes of a fascinated child. Bask in the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains or stimulate and overwhelm your senses with the geologic colors and magnitude of the Grand Canyon; the lush splendor...

America's Rapper: Shea Rose

“Where did all the female hip hop artists go? We need to find the next generation and make sure their voices are heard.” –Queen Latifah Although the charts are inundated with a plethora of ubiquitous pop artists like Beyonce, Rhianna and Lady Gaga, one tend to wonder…whatever happened to female hip hop acts like Queen...

Kamikaze Moods: Based On a True Story

Jacques Fleury Spare Change News Kamikaze: of or pertaining to a suicidal attack by a Japanese airplane pilot in World War II. — Webster’s New World Dictionary, Third College Edition Seuqcaj woke up one morning in the year 2000 and felt the white walls in his apartment closing in on him. At first, he thought...

The Spiritual Life: An Alternative Way of Healing Mind, Body, Spirit Part II

Jacques Fleury Spare Change News Read Part I You are your only master, who else? Subdue yourself, and discover your master. The Buddha So far, I have discussed how I came to Reiki, my initial skepticism nagging curiosity about the practice, the disputed founder Dr. Mikao Usui and his Reiki principles of “do not worry,...

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