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Real Aunties Day, March 8

Real Aunties Day on March 8 celebrates more than your parents’ siblings and genealogy. This holiday provides an organic way ...
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The New Jemima by Joe Overstreet, 1964, 1970, acrylic on fabric over plywood.

Don’t Call Me Auntie!

“I ain’t none of your damn auntie. I ain’t no kin to you. My name is Alice Caldwell Smith...You see ...
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My Salvadoran Aunts

If someone asked me how many aunts I have, I probably wouldn’t get the number right—there are just so many ...
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Harriet Tubman Monuments

Harriet Tubman was America's most fierce freedom fighter. She is our ultimate 'Auntie'! "Aunt Harriet taught us courage and endurance," ...
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Haitian pride and respect

Auntie Carmen Michel, in pink, with her sisters Viana & Martina. By Yansi Murga Carmen Michel is a Haitian auntie ...
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Towards Black Excellence

Dr. Marta Effinger-Crichlow is a theater scholar, filmaker, and author of Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B ...
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Filipino Aunt traditions

By Yansi Murga Stella Canlas grew up in Quezon City, the Philippines as the eldest of seven children now scattered ...
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Sleeping, Dreamy World

Once upon a time, long ago when milk was delivered in glass bottles and cars had fins, I spent my ...
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Dominican-Puerto Rican influences

By Yansi Murga Raquel Vidal is a community volunteer who directs a Queens church pantry that helps hundreds of local ...
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Nigerian Auntie Reflections

These reflections refer to my Igbo Nigerian culture and the strength of its matrilineal societies. I invite you to explore: ...
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