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In a Strange Land (Published in NuBeing International)

In travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 31, 2016 at 3:00 AM

In Berlin, 11-year-old Leli came running to her home, digging her nails in her flesh so hard that blood was almost drawn. Tears were running down Leli’s face as she fell into the arms of her mother, Tsion Letta-Teferra, an Ethiopian woman who had lived in Germany for 16 years.

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You Can’t Clap With One Hand (Originally Published in NuBeing International)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Five-year-old Heather Keogan smiles at the reflection in the mirror. Pushing her blonde hair off her face, she touches her blue nose and red cheeks. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of African drums draws Heather’s attention away from the mirror.

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In a Strange Land (Published in NuBeing International)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Writing (all kinds), travel on May 28, 2009 at 03:52

In Berlin, 11-year-old Leli came running to her home, digging her nails in her flesh so hard that blood was almost drawn. Tears were running down Leli’s face as she fell into the arms of her mother, Tsion Letta-Teferra, an Ethiopian woman who had lived in Germany for 16 years.

“My daughter had just come from the house of the old lady who lived next door,” says Letta-Teferra. “The old lady told my daughter that she is dirty, and that’s why she has brown skin. Leli was trying to scratch her skin off.” Read the rest of this entry »

You Can’t Clap With One Hand (Originally Published in NuBeing International)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 12:00

Five-year-old Heather Keogan smiles at the reflection in the mirror. Pushing her blonde hair off her face, she touches her blue nose and red cheeks. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of African drums draws Heather’s attention away from the mirror.

Heather goes to a corner of the room in the YMCA-YWCA in Ottawa [Ontario, Canada]. She joins about 14 other painted faces that were also lured to the same spot by the drums. The rhythms touch the children’s feet and slowly they begin to dance. The children shake wildly, trying to follow the beat. Some children hold hands while dancing. White hands hold yellow hands, brown hands hold red hands and black hands hold white hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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