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Sabriye and Paul

Sabriye Tenberken | Blindness is no barrier

Sabriye Tenberken embodies the notion that “impossible is nothing.” Born in Germany with a degenerative eye disease, she became totally blind at the age of twelve. Shunned by her friends and patronized by her teachers, Tenberken compensated by doing everything she could to show the world she was “just as good” as a sighted person; but she was miserable. It wasn’t until she enrolled in a boarding school for the […]

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Martin Willits

Martin Willitts, Jr. | I can make this happen whenever I want

With practice I have been able to generate an invisible ball of energy with definite size and curvature my hands can circumnavigate   and when I bring it towards the center of my chest a rush like wild horses over a hill of wildness, or a woman’s hands pass through me   everything vanishes even myself part taken elsewhere husk left behind time is irrelevant molecules mix with blood platelets […]

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Larry Carter

Larry Carter | The Revolution of 1964

Many people equate the word “revolution” with violence when it simply means, as the American Heritage Dictionary says, “activities directed to bringing about social change.” I like to say that revolutions begin the minute someone decides to stand up and speak out. This is what plants the seeds of change in the minds of the people. Thus, the seeds of change were planted in the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, the […]

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Larry Carter | An empowering moment

The year was 1968 and all eyes were on the summer Olympics. I was on an extended summer vacation due to the teachers’ strike in New York City. Being me, I was not too sad about the strike; in fact I rather enjoyed my extended summer break. I was a fourteen-year-old athlete and involved myself in playing a lot of football, basketball and baseball. I enjoyed the World Series games […]

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