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The Hike

The Hike

They told us the hike would be around 35 minutes. It was supposed to be a nice, uphill tread to the top of the hill where the orphanage was built. At the beginning of the hike, we laughed and made light of our adventure. Being my fourth day in Haiti, […]

Don’t Touch My Hair

Don’t Touch My Hair

Beauty is pain. Especially for us black girls. Our hair – through a variety of styles – is an outlet for our creativity and originality. My box braids, in particular, are a conversation starter whether I want them to be or not. So allow me to briefly explain. They’re simply […]

12 Best Blues Road Trip Songs

12 Best Blues Road Trip Songs

You’ve planned your road trip. The essentials are packed and the car is loaded. In addition to good snacks and even better company, a perfect playlist is necessary for a memorable road trip. These 12 blues songs will bring enjoyment to your drive. Don’t be fooled, not all blues songs […]

How Proximity Creates Empathy

How Proximity Creates Empathy

I suppose I should start by saying that, on paper, I should be anti-immigration. I am a white male who was born into a deeply conservative middle class family in the heart of Texas. Both of my parents are registered Republicans, and until I was 16 I would’ve proudly told […]

Top 10 Gospel Songs

Top 10 Gospel Songs

When you listen to “Today’s Hits” on Spotify or tune in to the radio to see what new artists have popped up, do you stop to think of where that music comes from? Do you wonder about the history behind it, or how it came to be? I don’t. Or […]