Hope Won

I grew up in a white neighborhood in Chicago. Chicago was a city of ethnic neighborhoods and for many years, each ethnic group had their own neighborhood. My neighborhood was predominately Polish and Lithuanian. My father was from Ireland and although there were Irish in the neighborhood, you still needed to speak Polish or Lithuanian…

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Yes, I Can

A Spiritual Action of Great Magnitude On election night, 2008, my mom called to express her joy over Obama winning the election. She was excited about the election, but her celebration was directed at Jerome and me. We will have been married 20 years this month, and from the very beginning, both our parents were…

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