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MLK Celebration 2014: Protesting for Change

On Monday Jalil Bishop ’14, current president of the Afro-American Society addressed the audience in Moore auditorium at the Keynote Address of Dartmouth College’s Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. We have posted the transcript of the speech and a video of the protest which followed below. I am not here today to be […]

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A publication of the Afro-American Society, Black Praxis is an undergraduate literary magazine dedicated to providing news and commentary on the ever-changing events at Dartmouth and around the world. Black Praxis was established through the efforts of Black students who felt the need for a more comprehensive news medium within the College. The office is […]

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Meltdown By Nikkita McPherson ’13 T i g h t l y molded    for     the liking of them. Melting    against     brick walls Carved   cement,    yearning for      imprints      of     roots evergreen. Trucks    enter    into    canals    of darkness, Massaging vessels of graciousness Being     engulfed      by       patient, overwhelming, welcomed    power. […]

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Pierce by Shermaine Waugh ’13 A boy named Andy pierced me first. 15 and hands shaking, pale cheeks flushed with color – he looked to me for reassurance before ever touching skin. Fingertips kissed my tummy – roamed over deep, feminine curves neither one of us were used to. I remember his whimpers… like a […]

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Hail Mary

Please note that the following piece is from an earlier publication Hail Mary By Shayla Mars ’12 When Mommy felt the coarse rusty backhand strike her coco cheek, She quickly believed that it was love That forced daddy to treat her like tissue paper. Mommy falls like dandelion seeds in summer beneath Daddy’s black leather […]

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I’m Sorry the Clock Won

I’m Sorry the Clock Won By Angilique Coleman The seconds are racing, the minutes are chasing behind, and the hours are eternities. The clock is my father’s enemy and my annoyance because every movement of her hands means my father losing seconds, minutes, and hours with me that he can never regain…But my hopes are […]

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Are You Like Me?

Are You Like Me By Robert Esnard ’14 Are you like me? Do you like the fall? I love the word fall Because where I grew up fall fell from the heavens In colors on the trees that were cemented in a row To line the sidewalk as I would go On my walk home […]

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Beauty by Joan Leslie ’12 *click to enlarge

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Craig Watkins: Revolutionizing the Justice System through DNA Exoneration

Craig Watkins: Revolutionizing the Justice System through DNA Exoneration By Jordan Terry John F. Kennedy asserted in Profiles in Courage: “A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all morality” (Kennedy, 1956, p.266). In a legal […]

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Ignorance by DaVeon Smith ’15 Ignorance, Ignorance, Ignorance Life is a blur Just trying to find your way Throughout this blindness Layered with gray Helpful Hindrance, Lies as low Trying to fulfill my dreams In my hand is the future, I’m told If life is what you make it I’ll make it in my mold […]

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