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Aesthetic Set – 22

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“Cello” by Gregory Prescott AJ Saudin Donnell Blaylock Jr. by Marvin Bienaime Carmen Dell’Orefice Echelon The Seeker by cthrulens Jacqueline Green of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Andrew Eccles Christian Guide by Gregory Prescott Daisha Gianniana Oteto for Benito Santos by Alex Cordova Former First Lady Michelle Obama for InStyle by Thomas Whiteside Photos: No copyright infringement intended.…

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500 Writing Prompts: 6/500

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The following is a journal entry from my personal copy of Piccadilly’s 500 Writing Prompts. Create three original screen names and passwords that the Easter Bunny may use when logging in to check his e-mail. Screen name: Hairy | Password: Belafontegg Screen name: EggKeeper3000 | Password: Duckduckg00$e Screen name: EasterBunny1 | Password: notevenmyhol1d@y…

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Books I Read in 2016

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The Mis-Education of the Negro, Carter G. Woodson Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell Animal Farm, George Orwell salt., Nayyirah Waheed nejma, Nayyirah Waheed Lord of the Flies, William Golding Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou Believing in Magic, Cookie Johnson Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston What was your favourite book this year?…

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500 Writing Prompts: 5/500

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The following is a journal entry from my personal copy of Piccadilly’s 500 Writing Prompts. Write ten original thoughts that will be stuffed inside fortune cookies for perfect strangers to read. Who you know yourself to be is not all of who you are. Silence is golden, but not in the time of injustice. Don’t go to IHOP for waffles, nor Waffle House for pancakes. You always belong at the beach.…

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Lupita Nyong'o's Vogue Cover Story is Everything I Needed and More

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Like most people, I’ve been a fan of the amazing and equally gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o since her Oscar-winning breakout role in 12 Years a Slave. Yesterday, Vogue released their October cover story, of which Nyong’o is the star. This is her third time gracing the magazine’s cover. I never think I’d see a Vogue cover line be “I want to create opportunities for people of color,” but it is. And that’s amazing.…

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500 Writing Prompts: 4/500

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The following is a journal entry from my personal copy of Piccadilly’s 500 Writing Prompts. Name one thing you wish your cell did for you that it currently does not. Unsound text messages. I miss the pre-iPhone days when I could quickly hit the end button if I sent a text with a typo or to the wrong person. Now, I’m out of luck unless I get to Airplane Mode in…

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Alton Sterling

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From my Facebook page… I don’t have the strength to write about Alton Sterling. One of the worst things in the world is knowing that your people are under attack; and despite the many advancements made across different platforms and minds, we are still being wrongfully executed at an alarming rate and proportion. What hurts maybe just as much are the people who justify our deaths. Most of these people…

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500 Writing Prompts: 3/500

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The following is a journal entry from my personal copy of Piccadilly’s 500 Writing Prompts. If you wrote a song about your love life, what would the title be? Write the first verse. “Is Love Chocolate?” by Nia Langley Is love chocolate? ‘Cause I don’t know anything else Is love chocolate? ‘Cause it’s just cocoa and myself Rich and sweet A work of art Melts on my tongue And melts my…

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On the Racist Backlash Against Deshauna Barber

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From my Facebook page… Sometimes, I really want to weep for the United States of America. Last night, Deshauna Barber, a Commander in the United States Army and Miss District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA. I’ve never followed the pageant closely, but it didn’t take long to see the racist backlash. Some people attacked Barber for her answer to a question about women in the military; however, more people…

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