Ma'Khia Bryant was a child. Full stop.
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Ma’Khia Bryant Was a Child. Full Stop.

On April 20th, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts for George Floyd’s death. Just as the verdict was on the verge of being announced, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed a sixteen year old Black girl named Ma’Khia Bryant.  I first learned about Ma’Khia Bryant while I was scrolling on …

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dreaming, peace
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A Nightmare and a Dream

I started writing this as prose and then it shifted to a poem. I’m nearing the final weeks of a pretty hellish school year, working on book things, and just trying to keep it together. And this week? This week is strange. I truly don’t know any other way to describe this bitter fruit that …

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Haitian epis, epis, scallions or green onions used to make epis
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Haitian Food: How to Make Epis

If you ask any Haitian cook what is the most important part of creating an authentic Haitian meal they’ll immediately reply: epis. Epis is used as the base for many delicious meals and without it your dish will be missing the je ne sais quoi (or should I say mwen pa konnen) that gives Haitian …

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Haitian Essentials: Coffee, Tea, and Peanut Butter, haitian tea
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Haitian Essentials: Coffee, Tea, and Peanut Butter

Growing up as a child of Haitians living in the States can sometimes feel a little strange. Like any first generation American, you have one foot in the country you and your family moved to and the other back home. And sometimes it feels like you’re not enough of either. But even as we struggle …

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