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A Note To The Christian Friends I Lost In This Election

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A Note To The Christian Friends I Lost In This Election

There is a kind of pain that not everyone experiences. The kind of pain that comes from communal abandonment. The kind of pain that maybe you would feel if one day you came to school and your whole friend group decided to embrace the kid who bullies you in class. And not only did they invite this bully into your friend group, but they made the bully in charge of your friend group. And…

Please read original article A Note To The Christian Friends I Lost In This Election posted on Huffington Post on 17 November 2016 | 3:21 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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