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Eight decades of wisdom, clarity and lessons learned as a Black woman in America.

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“As we age, our memories take on a special significance. You can access them and they comfort us in times of sadness. In times of happiness, we can share them and they bring us and others joy. Memories never die. The people you love may pass on, but the memories they leave are indelible.”

Zelema Harris

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Scars – Visible and Invisible

“Mommy what’s that big brown spot on your hand? Tell us that story please Mommy” squealed Cynthia, my four-year old daughter. “Oh that,”...

Black Child or White Child

I heard Mama and Daddy whispering about something that must have been important they did not want me to hear. They were sitting close...

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