College Entrance Essay

During my twenty years of living I have made some really good and really bad choices. The worst choice I made was getting involved in gangs and

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What’s in a Name?

Growing up as young Black men in Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, we learned a lot from the generation of Black men who preceded us. We, like

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Advent

Newly ordained, I stand in front of a brightly decorated Christmas tree. Next to me is Nhia (Jonah) Xou Yang, former CIA collaborator turned

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Springtime in Minnesota

In the spring of 1994, I was a writer in residence for Consortium of Associated Colleges in the Twin Cities. This meant that participating

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Secrets

I search the concourse for the family, a family whose people were swept away by a river red with blood. Swept when a secret war

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