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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

By Jennifer Ludden Losia Nyankale, 29, didn’t mean to make a career in the restaurant business. But after two years of college, her schoolteacher mom lost her job and could no longer pay tuition. Then, Nyankale’s temp jobs in bookkeeping dried … Continue reading

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When White Fathers Leave Their Black Children

By Bea Hinton To this day, I don’t know what my father looks like. In 24 years I have had no contact with my biological father; it is more likely that someone reading this post has more information on him … Continue reading

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Why Habitat For Humanity’s Newest Homeowner Might Never Pay An Electricity Bill

By Joanna M. Foster It’s a heavy, hot, July evening in Washington, D.C. Ominous storm clouds, bloated with rain, hang oppressively low and there’s an eerie green glow around the corners of everything. Lakiya Culley has just gotten home from work and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to my American dream

By Tiffanie Drayton On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I just need a change,” I told them, but they knew there … Continue reading

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Truth

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Margarita Recipe Taste Test: Are Expensive Tequilas & Orange Liqueurs Worth The Price?

By Joe Satran America doesn’t give the margarita the respect it deserves. Most margaritas served in the States are treacly, salty, gooey abominations: 24 ounce swamps of half-melted ice sweetened with corn syrup and tinted bright green with food coloring. … Continue reading

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Survival Skill or more appropriately, How not to mess up and waste money

I recently had the experience of: 1) not being able to decipher the little graphic images in the tag of a favorite sweater of mine, 2) not being able to decipher the little graphic image on the bottom of a plastic … Continue reading

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Where I’m From

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Prevent Another Steubenville: What All Mothers Must Do for Their Sons

  by Kim Simon   When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers. The facilitator for our “Mommy and Me” playgroup would throw a question out … Continue reading

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10 ways education reform can begin at home

These ten items that Michelle Bernard writes about are not new. When you think about it, the ten points are exactly what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents did when they raised my contemporaries, our parents, and their parents. It boils down … Continue reading

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