Jul/Aug 2018

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B-Side Man
I was pretty sure the Civil Rights Movement been a victory. Only nobody'd bothered to tell us. 'Gardless of how many thumbs down you get from folks today, trust me: We won that bitch. But nowadays all you hear is that we're still facing impossible odds, barriers, hurdles, obstacles—Hell baby, that's a cave nobody can climb outta. Cafeteria lady didn't define us. That was a sideshow, not a main attraction. Our parents had already worked so hard, already come so far, they didn't expect us to stay stuck on stupid.......
Alonzo LaMont, Jr.


Death: A Play
ACTOR: (Uncovers face; eyes are dry) I do apologize for my lack of tears. I am a method actor and I must say, I do not feel the depth of sadness that you describe.
Tina V. Cabrera


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