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Relisha Rudd – Face of Poverty and Prejudice

I wrote this article in response to an op-ed piece on WashingtonPost.com.  Relisha Rudd has become the poster child of a flawed system recently. Her face and story were plastered on WashingtonPost.com last week and the public began examining the “safety net” that failed to protect her. Shamika Young, a …

This Quarter-Life Crisis Sh*t

A couple of years ago I turned 25, broke up with my then boyfriend, quit my boring good-ass paying job and moved to New York with a few thousand in savings and no plan. Thus began my quarter-life crisis. After graduation, when you walk across the stage, proud of this …

Good-bye Ghana, Until Next Time

By Brittney M. Walker Catching an international flight out of Ghana is a serious task. The ticket counter closes two hours before take-off and getting to that point is a hassle. After all the shopping and over packing I did, I managed to get both my overweight suitcases through without …

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