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A Letter to Geraldo Rivera from a Hoodie-Wearing Black Latina

(Originally posted on NewsTaco.com) Dear Geraldo, A three-piece suit and a tie would not have saved Trayvon Martin’s life.  Urging black and Latino parents to “not let their children go out wearing hoodies” and saying that the 17 year-old’s hoodie holds as much … Continue reading

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Remembering April

(originally published in the January 2008 issue of The Washingtonian) My friend and I had a lot in common—including mistrustful boyfriends. I finally broke free. April wasn’t so lucky. I always thought I was popular, but on the night of … Continue reading

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