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Build Your Own Table

By Basia Alicia Powell From as long as I can remember, I have understood the unspoken rule, that not everyone gets a seat at the table. I never accepted the rule, but I understood it, as it existed before I entered this world. I… Continue Reading “Build Your Own Table”

The Weekend Is Over

By Basia Alicia Powell It is Monday! For many of us, Mondays can bring a lot of anxiety. I cannot begin to tell you how many deep breaths I take on a Monday morning, before I can shake the fear of the uncertainty of… Continue Reading “The Weekend Is Over”

Living In Gratitude

By Basia Alicia Powell As much as I hate to admit, it has been extremely difficult to maintain my positive outlook during these unprecedented times. When I reflect on the many obstacles I overcame in my life, the first thing that comes to mind… Continue Reading “Living In Gratitude”

What’s Wrong With My Blackness?

By Basia Alicia Powell What’s wrong with my blackness might you ask? Hmmm…my answer is nothing. So if the answer is nothing; why do I have to constantly face the burden of you stereotyping and patronizing me because you feel that I feel bad… Continue Reading “What’s Wrong With My Blackness?”

Farewell To The Gradame

By Basia Alicia Powell Farewell To The Gradame Rest In Paradise Queen. You were everything and more. Pure class, grace, light and wisdom. No one slayed a red carpet like you at 96 years old like you did. Thanks for sharing your gift with… Continue Reading “Farewell To The Gradame”

What Can I Say?

By Basia Alicia Powell What Can I Say?The photo on the left is me at 36 years, right after I was diagnosed with breast cancer.(I wore my hair like that a few times prior, so the style did not freak me out) On the… Continue Reading “What Can I Say?”