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TerrenceCraft Terrence Craft

http://www.terrencecraft.com

Terrence Alonzo Craft is an African American poet, writer, musician, photographer, and orator from Chicago, IL. Channeling his life experiences into the written word, Craft published his debut collection of poetry, entitled "The Seed Bridge" in 2016. He has worked in education, social-emotional counseling, and community development, for nationally funded nonprofits and in the nation’s fourth largest public school system.


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On Ending Colorism In The Black Community

For as long as I could remember, I was black and ugly. So, I’ll never forget when I was offered the chance to model. I was 16 years old, doing some summer window-shopping on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, where all the luxury brand stores are located. Two men approached me, handed me a business card, and mentioned modeling. They “liked my expression and tall frame”....

Black Liberation And The Lessons From Our Ancestors

The beauty of black joy and progress sometimes causes us to forget the realities of America. Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won Oscars on the same night once. Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, and Beyoncé held the top spot in American music back to back. Naomi Campbell became the most famous supermodel...

How Saying 'No' Can Protect Your Career, Relationships And Mental Health

Long before we learn the full lexicon of the English language, one of our first words is “yes.” As toddlers, we use it to respond affirmatively to our parents as they care for us. As adults, we accept people and situations into our life with it. Yet, in a world where we are conditioned to affirm and accept even those things that are to our detriment, saying “no”...

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