Jason’s Announcement

Jason was in his living-room, sitting on the floor, looking over a music sheet while having a cup of hot Kenyan yellow tea. It was 7:15 so it was too late to call his father. It was after mid-night there. He would have to call in the morning. He had exciting news to tell him …

Linh Makes a Discovery

Linh still couldn't believe that Thao wanted a divorce or that he had been cheating on her all this time. Who was the other woman and why wouldn't he tell her? It couldn't be someone she knew. She didn't know anyone there in Seattle. Most of their friends were in Da Nang or Hanoi. Was …

Medical Care Racism

Image by Shutterstock One would think that a baby, no matter the race, would get the optimum care at a hospital but that's sadly not the case. A study has recently shown that black babies fare better, have a better chance of survival when in the care of a black doctor. And according to a …

Sade Tells Dae What Happened

"What's the matter?" Dae asked me. It was six fifteen in the evening and I was at his flat. After school, I had gone to the library where I spent at least two hours, doing my homework and studying until it was time for me to come and see him. I was still smarting from …

With Friends Like These…

It was in between classes and I was hanging around in front of the lockers. To pass the time before my next class, I decided to look at the photos I had taken of Dae. I didn't hear Veronica and Radika as they walked up behind me and peered over my shoulder so I was …

Aaron Goes to Church

I'm sitting across the street from where Jully's church is. I'm very nervous. It's the first time she will see me with my hair cut low. One look at me and she will know that I have black in me. Up to now she still thinks that I'm Asian and now she's going to find …

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 …

Jason Goes to Karine

On Friday, instead of going straight to his apartment, he went to Karine's. He rang the doorbell. This time she answered. She seemed startled to see him. "Hello, Jason," she said. "Hello, Karine," he replied. "We need to talk." She was wearing the same top she was wearing the last time they spoke. His heart …

Dinner With the Changs

He was in the lobby waiting for Michelle when Karine walked in. Like clockwork, his heart began to pound. She didn't notice him sitting there and walked over to the desk to talk to Gatimu. Jason watched her, his eyes traveling over her figure in the yellow dress which flattered her figure and complexion. It …

A United Front

Bruce stood there, waiting for Elyse. After his brother-in-law Clancy had called him to tell him that Lisa had lied to him about her, he had called Elyse right away and asked her to meet him today. He was hurt and upset that Lisa had lied to him. She had lied so convincingly that he …

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