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Maye-be I’ll take MUNI

I used to have a job where we were provided commuter checks. Commuter checks basically pay for you to take public transportation to work. Since I had the good fortune of living within walking distance from my job, I opted not to use the checks; however, my supervisor suggested I get them anyway. I figured… Continue reading Maye-be I’ll take MUNI

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LaDreena’s Hair Journey Pt.1

Throughout my childhood, my mom had no problem saying she couldn't "do hair." She would stick to braids or two-strand twists, but she was not known for creating amazing hairstyles.  To this day, my mom wears her own hair pulled back into a bun 90% of the time, which is fine, but doesn't allow people… Continue reading LaDreena’s Hair Journey Pt.1

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Praise Beyonce’

When I was growing up, my mother was the spiritual head of our household. If we were going to church, it was because she made us get up and go. My dad was only present for Easter and Christmas speeches until he joined the San Francisco Christian Center. My mother didn't allow us to listen… Continue reading Praise Beyonce’

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Maye-be I should go to Howard

The Black Student Union (BSU) was always one of my favorite things about high school. Freshman year, I went to Oceana High School in Pacifica, and I remember the school having a very active BSU. Oceana had a small population of black students, so the BSU provided a judgement-free space for us to connect with… Continue reading Maye-be I should go to Howard