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Outdoor Afro Halloween!

Some folks my age think Halloween is radically different now than when we were kids, but it really isn’t. Kids still love and anticipate dressing up, getting a ton of free candy, and a sanctioned roam of the streets after nightfall. For me and my friends, it’s one of those childhood activities that keep evolving over time, with more elaborate parties to attend and more decadent costumes to fuss over as adults.

As a child, I actually… Continue

Added by Rue on October 31, 2009 at 12:31am — 1 Comment

It’s Summertime: Where are the Children?

Re-posted from Outdoor Afro, August 13, 2009

Each 1970’s and early 80’s summer in Oakland, California meant freedom. Summer meant my friends and I left our houses as early as we could, and dreaded the sight of flickering street lamps in the evening. We sometimes spent an entire day riding our bikes to the nearest convenience store 5 miles away, or roaming the neighborhood by roller skate or “tennis” shoe.

We had… Continue

Added by Rue on September 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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