Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reunion | Authspot

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I just got back from visiting my boyfriend’s oldest son graduate from Basic Training. This was the longest amount of time father and son have ever been separated from one another ~ ten weeks! Their only way of communication was via letters and the rare staticy phone call. I was so blessed to be a witness of this bittersweet reunion that I had to write up something to commemorate the moment. Hope you enjoy.

Read the poem Reunion | Authspot.

Fort Jackson Basic Training Family Day

Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”

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In light of the infamous novel & movie titled The Help, I thought it relevant to revisit a classical work by an influential writer in his own time concerning the issues of black women in the earlier years of America.

 

Richard Wright’s “Man of All Work”.