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With Age, Comes Great Responsibility: The Story of a Family Restaurant

With Age, Comes Great Responsibility: The Story of a Family Restaurant

Elizabeth Hardnick, 16, has been working in her mom’s restaurant for as long as she can remember. As a first generation Nigerian immigrant, she’s helped her family create a successful restaurant in Uptown: Iyanzé. Check out my Cowbird story to read more about her experience.

When my mommy cried, I cried

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When my mommy cried, I cried

We had just walked in to our house with the mail when Mommy began sobbing uncontrollably. The letter she was reading congratulated my brother on his new summer job. But he was dead. My brother, Marlo Terry, was 21 when he was shot in the back after opening a bedroom door at a friend’s house. […]

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Money woes plague arts education funding

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Money woes plague arts education funding

The Anna School District was looking forward to new acoustical tile in the choir room and fresh carpet in the band room with the $20,000 grant the government awarded the district. But when the check didn’t come until May, all of its hopes, along with $18,000, went out of the classroom window. The money the […]

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Hairstylist leaves corporate America to open dream salon

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On a chilly Monday in December, Jacinta Appleton unlocks the door to a chic, elegant parlor. Bright, crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Tea green colors one wall, while violet purple colors another. The place is sophisticated and tasteful. It’s Appleton’s hair salon – The Hot Comb Natural Hair Salon. Natural hair salons are a […]

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