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There once was a girl & boy who lived in Charolette Lane
The woman was gracious as ever
As she embraces her beauty
Her greatness in her skin
Her knots in the locs of her hair
She rides alongside her man
Seeing him
&
Seeing his reflection
She begins to stare at his soul
All of the hurt and all the pain
The universe moves faster
The air pushes faster
Brushes her away
God willing she wants to glide with him
But can’t leave her daunting past
As time knocks on her door ever single damn time like an overfull sock drawer
She wants to move
She wants to run with him
But she can’t because he must love the two of her
He must decide if he wants two of her not half
Slice a peer in half and give her one
But finish both and you have ate the seed of life
We join together as one but we live separate in the temple
He loves her just the way she is but finds faults in everything she does even though he loves her effortlessly
Your hair Is like a BRAIDED antenna touching the universe.
Your hair is made to fly
The best way to speak to God
We were created
We are one
We are love
We are one but separate in the temple a poem by Africancreature

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Dorothy Counts (1942-) #RubyBridges was more famous but #DorothyCounts was first, as one of four black students to integrate schools in Charlotte NC. Just 15, Counts was subjected to jeers, stones, projectiles and spit at the direction of adults. She bore this abuse with a determined resignation that would have been difficult for the most experienced civil rights warrior. Photos of her torment inspired #JamesBaldwin to return from his self-imposed exile in France.

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Imelme Umana becomes first black woman to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review

  • On Sunday, Harvard Law School’s black law students’ association announced that Imelme Umana, HLS ‘18, had become the first black woman to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review. 
  • Umana is most interested in exploring stereotypes of black women in American political discourse. 
  • Umana’s role as president of the Review puts her in some pretty great company. Former President Barack Obama was the first black American to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review. Read more

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Rachel Lindsay will reportedly be the first-ever black ‘Bachelorette’

  • Rachel Lindsay will be the first black lead of any show in The Bachelor franchise, taking the helm of the next Bachelorette season. 
  • Entertainment Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter are independently reporting the news, but Bachelor blogger Reality Steve reported it first.
  • Lindsay, a lawyer who received current Bachelor Nick Viall’s first impression rose, is in the top six of the ongoing Bachelor season. 
  • She breaks a 33-season-long streak of whiteness among the leads of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Read more (2/13/17 8 PM)