International Women’s Day 2022

Ever wondered how International Women's Day began? Well, the woman behind the annual day of recognition of women was Theresa Malkiel, a Russian-born Jewish woman living in New York City. As head of the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), she established an annual National Woman's Day which was the precursor to International Women's Day. Theresa …

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My Skin

I'm a bi-racial man born to and raised by a Korean father and an African American mother. Both of them are dead. My father died when I was ten and my mother a couple of years ago. Most people I meet think that I'm Asian. They don't suspect that I'm really Blasian. Unless I cut …

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Shanice’s Story

I'm an African American Muslim high-school graduate who met and fell in love with an Iranian man. My brother, Faizan works for him. He is a wealthy man who has a home and business here in San Diego. He also has a home in Mahmoodiyeh, an affluent residential area in Tehran. He was unmarried which surprised me because …

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Zoey’s Story

"Zoey, what are you doing here?" "I needed to see you. Please, may I come in?" He sighed heavily. "All right, come in." She went inside and after he shut the door, he faced her. He leaned against it, arms folded, looking down at her. She looked so young and reminded him of a waif. …

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Our Skin

  I'm engaged to James, an older and extremely handsome man. We met at a party thrown by a couple of Yale students. I was there alone but he was with a date but by the end of the night, we both knew we wanted to be together. When I left to get a taxi, …

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Unequally Yoked

Falling in love with William wasn't something I expected to happen. Why not? Well, he's younger than me, he's not African American and he's a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. They don't believe in wearing jewelry and I love jewelry. I love wearing big gold and silver earrings, rings and bangles. They frown on makeup too. I …

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Carmelo Finds Love

Carmelo Pagliani, a Neapolitan shipping magnate and billionaire owned palatial homes in Tuscany, Monaco and Beverly Hills.  He was never married but he enjoyed the company of beautiful, young and exotic women.  He didn't have any children.  Life was as he wanted it.  No long-term commitments and no worries about alimony or child support.  He …

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Love Lives On/Tranquil #writephoto

I stood there in the secluded spot and tranquil place where we used to meet.  It was our secret place where we could love each other freely.  Back there it was against the law for a white man and a black woman to have relations.  Race mixing as they called it was banned.  The punishment …

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Rebecca Lee Crumpler

She changed the face of medicine It was being raised by a kind aunt who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and her desire to relieve the suffering of others which led Rebecca Lee Crumpler down the a career path that would earn her the distinction of being the first African American …

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An Old Crush

He had just finished making a business call when he noticed Cyiarra.  She was sitting alone at a table having a glass of wine.  It had been a year since the last time he saw her.  He walked over to her at once and her face broke out into a big smile.   When he …

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