Ketanji Brown Jackson

Photo by Los Angeles Times "I am standing here today by the grace of God as testament to the love and support that I've received from my family." Ketanji Brown Jackson recently made history when President Biden nominated her for Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin …

Tech Savvy

After completing her first internship at Microsoft, Sasha Ariel was inspired to write a book while still in high-school to encourage girls to be tech savvy. Motivated by her own absorption in the Technology side of STEM, she set about writing the book which took two years. It was her hope that her main character, …

Out With Shiloh and Emily

"I wish I could stay for a while," Rachel said to her brother. They were outside on his porch. It was Saturday and she had brought her daughter, Emily to spend the day with him. "Why can't you?" he asked. She sighed. "I have to go grocery shopping, to the cleaners and then, I'm going …

Dinner with Alanis

It was Sunday evening and the sun was just setting. He was on his way to Jacksonville where Alanis lived when he decided to drive to Gray Whale Cove. He got out of the car and made his way gingerly down the steep steps. He stood facing the ocean, breathing in the tangy salt air …

Chelsey’s Cause

"I dumped Darren," Chelsey told her friend, Beth. "Why?" Beth asked, surprised. "I thought you were really into him." "I was until I found out that he's another one of those purple nurple nimcompoops." Beth's eyes widened. "He twisted your nipples until they turned purple? I've heard of people doing that. Sounds very painful." She …

Too Dark

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I used to believe that until the words began to wound me. They pierced my heart. I'm nineteen and in college. Other students stare at me and make remarks like, "She's so dark", "None of my black guy friends would date her because …

Shiloh

Everyone came to him for advice and to vent about something. Perhaps it was because he was easy to talk to and most of the young people didn't feel comfortable talking to other adults, least of all their parents. Or perhaps, it was because he was the Guidance Counselor at Sunnyside High School. Most of …

The Promise

"If you keep yourself pure, that means you don't go with anyone, I will marry you." Ten years ago, I said this to a girl I went to college with who liked me but I was more into the exotic type. And, besides, I was only joking. She didn't say anything but there was a …

For What It’s Worth

At the age of thirty, I opened my very own restaurant where mock-tails, tropical fruit juices, non-alcoholic wines, healthy drinks, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, and kosher dishes are served. It has been a big success. We are open from 6pm and to midnight, Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays. We're not open on Fridays and Saturdays. We …

It Doesn’t Matter

“Admit it, Jesse.” He looked at her blankly.  “Admit what?” “Admit that you’re jealous.” “You think I’m jealous of you because of your promotion?” “No, silly.  I know you don’t have a problem with a woman being your boss like some of the guys do.” “Then what am I jealous of?” “I saw the way …

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