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Shaped by Sports

After college, like many other recent graduates, I was still trying to figure out how to begin the journey of finding my place in the world as an adult. During my enrollment, I shifted ambitions from sports medicine, to finance, to entrepreneurship and finally landed on a pre-law tract with the aim of becoming a […]

Learning through the Pandemic

Note: I’m a University of Richmond student who studied remotely from China during the Fall 2020 semester. Today is a typical morning of October 25, 2020, and I have never imagined where I am now. A year ago, I took an English class called 20th Century British & Irish Literature. We covered topics such as […]

Confessions of a Worried Black Dad

Today, I read a wonderful, wise and loving farewell – and admonishment – from Rep. John Lewis. He spoke to all of us about what we need to do from here, for this nation to live up to its promise. The fact that he planned ahead to share it with us on the day of […]

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The Real America

Listen, I absolutely knew today would happen. Listening to Trump over the past few years, months, weeks and days, especially after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election, I knew this would happen. As Trump lost nearly every court challenge, and even a few Republicans stood up to him in statehouses and courthouses to […]

The Nonchalant Elephant

In 1975, my sister, Mary Evelyn, came to visit Tom, Lyle, and I while we were living in Dar es Salaam. We had been there for about a year and were delighted to see her. Right away, we began planning to show her around Dar and the rest of the country. Most people were interested […]

Election Day Coffee

My writing has been blocked for the past couple of months. Some of it has been due to life circumstances. I’ve had so much going on, with a lot of really meaningful work happening at the same time, dealing with personal matters (both challenges and triumphs), and continuing to feel frustrated and slightly faithless at […]