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In memory of Aretha Franklin

Franklin’s legacy dazzles generations Aretha Louise Franklin, born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, became the voice for many generations throughout her lifetime. Franklin grew up in a very religious and musical household with a minister and preacher as a father, and a successful vocalist

Blood Tangent | Column

A body is fragile. It can be bruised, slashed, pricked, torn, burned; it becomes stiff and frigid; things fall apart. I should have died  the moment I was born. Three months premature and born with an infection. “You went through hell and back,” my dad

Blood Tangent | Column

I woke up to the rattling bass of trap music from my nearly blown-out computer speakers. I checked my phone; I woke up before my alarm again. It was supposed to be a normal Friday. I shuffled into my practically microscopic bathroom to straighten my hair,