Travel: Things to Do in NOLA

I work at a nonprofit after-school program for disadvantaged youth and Johnny is a grad student, which means we both have to deal with overwhelming stress sometimes. To get over this stressful semester, we decided to travel for Christmas. At first, we hadn’t planned on visiting New Orleans. We considered New York City, Alaska, Yellow […]

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An Interview With Charles Coles

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Charles Coles was an old man by the time he was interviewed at his home by an out-of-work writer employed by the Federal government. Mr. Rogers, the writer, was a slim fellow with a receding hairline. His clothes weren’t the finest old Mr. Coles had seen, but Mr. Rogers didn’t seem to notice. He stood there on his door step with the kind of twisted pride that came from three hundred years of being told people like him were better than most.

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The More You Know: Queen Nzinga

Queen Nzinga was born sometime between 1580 and 1583. She was one of several children of Ngola (king) Kia Samba, who ruled over the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms.  Her father, Ngola Kiluanji Kia Samba, reigned during a time of constant conflict with the Portuguese, who’d arrived in Angola in the late 14th century. Her brother, […]

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