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My then boyfriend Michael and I, after one month of dating. May 2006. Skates on the Bay, Berkeley, California.
Best of DoNY

The Odds of Marriage: Trials & Lots of Errors

Posted June 19, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Unmarried female friends often tease me, asking questions about how I met and married the kind of man we all assumed in college we were entitled to marry. Here’s the unglamorous truth.

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Tracy Johnson, African-American female skateboarder and co-founder of Culture Skateboards. Photo by Tom DiChristopher
Features

In Skateboarding, A Black Brooklyn Woman Breaks Barriers

Posted March 23, 2012 by Tom DiChristopher

Forty-one-year-old Traci Johnson has been skateboarding since she was 7 and is now leading black Brooklyn youth into national competition.

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Larry-Anderson
Music

He’s Political. He’s Hardcore. And He Raps for Children.

Posted December 22, 2011 by Jorteh Senah

Most people who use hip-hop to educate children do so badly. Larry Henderson does it so well that after a kid shares his music with you, you’ll secretly download the album yourself.

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Erica-Ford
Features

After 75 Funerals, Including Tupac’s, The Necessity of Her Work is Clear

Posted December 20, 2011 by Jenny Marc

Tupac helped Erica Ford create her first non-profit. His murder and dozens more motivated her to create her second one and to launch New York City’s annual Peace Week.

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Justin Bua
New Yorkers

A Hip-Hop Head Immortalizes His Generation on Canvas

Posted November 21, 2011 by Marcus Franklin

Growing up in New York City – the delivery room of hip-hop – and witnessing and participating in its evolution inspired Justin Bua to paint, bringing him commercial and fine art success.

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