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How Solange At Radio City Music Hall Helped Me Find Something That Was Already There

In 1983, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined self-care as “the activities, individuals, families, and communities undertake with the intention of enhancing health, preventing disease, limiting illness, and restoring health.” This term comes into the American lexicon during Reagan’s Administration, the onset of the Cold-War, the killing of 241 U.S. servicemen in...

How Toni Morrison Focused On 'Rootedness' And 5 Other Authors Who Followed Suit

I have always known the importance of tradition through my family. I spent my childhood in East Germany and my summer and winter holidays were spent in my parents’ hometown, the Delta. My siblings and I developed in two worlds, one on top of the other—in an order that resembles the strata of earth with the lower world being foundational. The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta was (and...

To The Creators Of Wonder Woman: If I'm Not Super, Am I Less Of A Hero?

This past weekend a friend and I went to see Wonder Woman. Yes, we contributed to the $100,000,000 box office sales. No, we did not think the acting was great--but who goes to superhero films for the acting? And, yes, the action was lit.The movie was something else too. Wonder Woman follows the legacy of American comics as a piece of social commentary. The American superhero films...