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Wanda Coleman, the strong poet, essayist, award-winning TV writer, and peripatetic commentator, has passed away at 67.  This is one of my favorite poems, “Coffee," where she writes about the complicated ethos of a mixed neighborhood. Coffee Steam rises over my noseagainst this night cold...
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  'To continue one's journey in the darkness with one's footsteps guided by illumination of remembered radiance is to know courage of a peculiar kind – the courage to demand that light continue to be light even in the surrounding darkness.' The quotation is from Howard Thurman and prefaces...