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Big Man / Small Boy in Ghana

Two men beside me are talking very loudly, but I don’t understand what they’re saying. Not even enough to know if they’re talking about me. Another man has joined. They are definitely not talking about me – at least not now. They seem not even to notice my presence. Am I a ghost, a mere shadow of my former self?

Six Questions for Arthur Mitchell

In 1955, he became the first African-American male dancer to become a permanent member of a major ballet company, in his case, the School of American Ballet. In 1969, Arthur Mitchell co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Black British School Daze

The term “ESN” was a popular label given to black children, particularly boys, and those new to British schools. As low expectations lead to low achievements, this ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ may well have become fact had it not been for my mother’s tenacity, regular elocution lessons, and private tuition from a band of strict Catholic nuns.