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DEP’T. OF HEALTH: I Failed My Blood Test

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If you got the COVID, after you recover, the proof doesn’t stay in your blood for long, it’s like the Common Cold, you get one, you get over it, you are somehow not able to get another cold for awhile, and then eventually you get another goddamn cold. I sure hope America is ready for that kinda Reality with COVID-19.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 8, 2021

Finding religious tolerance on Twitter

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It is difficult to come across atheists in Nigeria. In a country where hope seems perpetually lost in the fog of corruption and chaos; where you’d often hear tales of humans flying at night or morphing into animals and yams, it makes sense that the average Nigerian hangs onto the comfort of believing that there’s a supreme being watching over us.

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From Preachy
On May 12, 2021

Acts of Kindness at Fayetteville State University

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a visiting scholar from Nigeria confronts racial hierarchies in the US

Market House, Layfayette NC
From Popula
On May 10, 2021

Among the Sinners

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The doctors tell my mum that the lump is nothing — a benign cyst that will be removed through a simple surgery. But prayer, myth, and tradition are insurance against all we cannot know and Nanna sends a donation and a letter to the monastery of her favorite saint: Saint Rita.

Saint Rita of Cascia in Palermo, Sicily
From Preachy
On May 10, 2021

A Tale of Two May 4ths

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For what it’s worth, probably more people the world over have heard of Star Wars than they have the May 4th Movement. But the May 4th Movement was a truly world-historic event, as one of the seminal moments in the founding of modern China.

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From No Man Is an Island
On May 7, 2021

Scheming for Moderna in the Black Heart of Budapest: An Ex-pat’s Vax Adventure

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If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.

From Popula
On April 30, 2021

An Unwanted Two-Spirit

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There was no place like home, one’s home, one’s ancestral home, especially when one’s first name was Echezona: “Do not forget.”

From Preachy
On May 3, 2021