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My then boyfriend Michael and I, after one month of dating. May 2006. Skates on the Bay, Berkeley, California.
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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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The Wall Between My Father and Me

Posted June 16, 2012 by Jorteh Senah

My dad grew up in Ghana and says that in West Africa men must be a step away from their children.

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The author and his daughter.
Memoir

The Lessons of Fatherhood

Posted March 27, 2012 by Shawn Taylor

After being adamant, for all my adult life that I would never have children—the world was too crazy and all that—all of my protestations did not matter a lick. My wife was pregnant.

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The author in a hoodie.
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Harvard PhD + Black Male = Suspicious Person

Posted March 22, 2012 by Barrington Edwards

One day, I was stopped on Harvard Yard, mid-day, by a police officer on bike who said that I fit the description of a 6-foot-tall black man who ‘was looking for someone at a girl’s dorm.’

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Whitney Houston in Central Park, September 1, 2009, Photo Courtesy of Flickr/Asterix611
Memoir

How I Met Whitney Houston

Posted February 13, 2012 by Lakesha Townsend

As a teenager growing up in the 1980s in the projects of Watts, California, the author was practically orphaned by her mother’s drug addiction, and made it her mission to meet Whitney Houston.

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