NON-FICTION

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“Yuh cyah go forward lookin’ back!” — Bajan (Barbadian) proverb.

The shift from being an immigrant to a natural-born citizen is one of hardship, loss, and change that can only be imagined. This stands true for myself, even though my father and my mother’s parents are both immigrants. …


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Spirituality: the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

Spiritualities from all cultures and regions have gained rapid traction in the last few years, sparking much debate amongst practitioners and non-believers. I myself have talked about spirituality in certain lenses…


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There’s not many of us left. We exist and yet we don’t. We have a new form now. We’re made from a new mold, new stone. I say we as in the people others see, as a group and individually. And yet in this group, few people see me. …


But One I Wish I Had

Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian, Pan-Africanist, and teacher

As I have grown older and wiser, I have fought to dive into the history of different cultures and beliefs, especially my own. My search has taken me the spiritualities of indigenous peoples across the world, as well as through the atrocities of mankind…


Motion Sensor Doll from Freeze Tag in Squid Game

I have finally caught up to the rest of the world and watched the hit Netflix series, Squid Game, and like most of its viewers it has left me amazed, bitter, and inquisitive about our world, specifically, about how we use and are abused by our own power and the…


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In a world that is rapidly shrinking, evolving, and digitizing, many of us are still struggling to network. Specifically, many of us are struggling to build deep, authentic connections with others. This can be especially true for writers. Like any other group of craftsmen, we are not a monolith, and…


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Have you ever tried to move forward on a particular path and felt lost? Have you followed every bit of knowledge to a dead end? Have you hit a wall you cannot scale? As many like to say, “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” In other words, don’t make things harder for…


Timberview High School

On Wednesday, October 6th 2021, a school shooting was reported at Timberview High School, located in Texas. Four students were hurt, and the shooter got away, but later turned himself in. The incident was caused by a fight, in which the shooter pulled out a gun and accidentally hit four…


Raafeke and his brothers, taken by Jordy Nasa

Being a triplet has naturally followed me everywhere I go. When I was young, my brothers and I received incessant comments about our birth, with ninety percent of them being admiration and shock. My parents always tried to force us to stay together, and for better or worse, we always…

Raafeke

West Indian 🇬🇾🇬🇩. New Yorker. Black spiritualist, poet, creative writer. My novel, Radiance Lost, is on Amazon, etc! Find me on IG & Twitter @ raafeke!

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