Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:30pm
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After I was born, my mother bought me timeless editions of her favorite books for me to read. A book lover and librarian, she hoped that I would be a reader like her and love the books she cherished throughout her life. On the inside cover of each book, she inscribed my name on Winnie the Pooh book plates, and waited for the day when I would read them books my mother left me. I promised myself when I read them I would read them all at once, and the opportune moment arrived when quarantine began.

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 6:18pm
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After I was born, my mother bought me timeless editions of her favorite books for me to read. A book lover and librarian, she hoped that I would be a reader like her and love the books she cherished throughout her life. On the inside cover of each book, she inscribed my name on Winnie the Pooh book plates, and waited for the day when I would read them. I promised myself when I read them I would read them all at once, and the opportune moment arrived when quarantine began. 

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 3:32pm
NOSELL

After I was born, my mother bought me timeless editions of her favorite books for me to read. A book lover and librarian, she hoped that I would be a reader like her and love the books she cherished throughout her life. On the inside cover each book, she inscribed my name on Winnie the Pooh book plates, and waited for the day when I would read them. I promised myself when I read them I would read them all at once, and the opportune moment arrived when quarantine began. 

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:01pm
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Matching strides, we inch forward and we stagger back. We readjust and begin again. We are followers of the person in front of us and leaders of those behind. The uninterrupted balance of bodies bustling close to each other reminds me of poetry, the kind written for moments like these. There is rhythm behind the pain in our steps. There are rhymes in the chants we shout. I see the symbolism in the fists raised: a sign of solidarity and support; a salute to express the united resistance. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:49pm
NOSELL

After I was born, my mother bought me timeless editions of her favorite books for me to read. A book lover and librarian, she hoped that I would be a reader like her and love the books she cherished throughout her life. On the inside cover each book, she inscribed my name on Winnie the Pooh book plates, and waited for the day when I would read them. I promised myself when I read them I would read them all at once, and the opportune moment arrived when quarantine began. 

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:24pm
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After I was born, my mother bought me timeless editions of her favorite books for me to read. A book lover and librarian, she hoped that I would be a reader like her and love the books she cherished throughout her life. On the inside cover each book, she inscribed my name on Winnie the Pooh book plates, and waited for the day when I would read them books my mother left me. I promised myself when I read them I would read them all at once, and the opportune moment arrived when quarantine began.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:49pm
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In April 2016, author, historian and professor Ibram X. Kendi published his National Book Award-winning “Stamped from the Beginning.” In what he subtitles “The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” Kendi’s exhaustive research chronicles the timeline of anti-Black racist ideas and their shifting power throughout American history. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 5:12pm
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Stuck inside, days blending together, time practically slipping through our fingers, it is technology that we cling to during this unprecedented period. Our reality is grounded with technology. It allows us to remain connected to the outside world. And though it’s true technology has become one of the most invaluable tools right now, this increased dependency has made us overlook the dangers of technology, the dangers that are explored in Megan Angelo’s debut novel, “Followers.”

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:42pm
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“The Authenticity Project” gets its title from a notebook a lonely old man leaves behind. As he searches for authenticity in a world full of lies, he begins by writing his own truth in the pages of a notebook. In return, he only asks for one thing: that the reader who finds the authenticity project writes their own truth. And maybe then we can be more honest with each other. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:25pm
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Chills. 

Chills flowed through me before, during and after reading Jessica Care Moore’s book of poetry “We Want Our Bodies Back.”