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Richard Kenyada, native New Yorker living in Atlanta since 1978. Author of "Essays & Open Wounds While Waiting for The APOLOGY." "Reflections in the Dark Room: The Black Essays" New Book: "Black Mosaic - Essays for Post-Racial America" on Sale Now

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Diaries published: 13 (193 days since last diary on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:44 AM PST)

Comments posted: 84 (193 days since last comment on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:44 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 513

Total Comment Ratings: 720

Most Recommended Diary: Inauguration Ball 2009, 85 comments, 176 recommends

People Following Kenyada: 15

Kenyada's Most Recent Diaries:

In 1967 we came from America’s heartland and America’s ghetto; its beaches and its asphalt. We were a study in contrasts – Norman Rockwell middle class, Kool-Aid poor – from the Jersey ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 01:44 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Isn’t it peculiar how security is always deemed adequate… until it is proven inadequate? And invariably, the proof is in the form of dead bodies that had no opportunity to opt out of the ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 12:38 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Clarence R. Clouden was an old man. He was an old 63 when I first met him in 1981, and he had grown older with time since then. He could have been the twin brother of photographer Gordon Parks, with ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:41 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
It’s been 32 years and I thought I’d gotten past it. But one brief moment yesterday watching a breaking news story brought it all back to me. I saw a few little children exiting a school bus, ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 12:46 AM PDT with 82 Recommends
Herman Cain’s meteoric rise through the Tea-publican Party may soon pale by comparison to the speed of his fall from grace. A funny thing has happened along Herman Cain’s march to the White ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 01, 2011 at 11:12 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that all the 33,000 additional U.S. troops he ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 will be home within 15 months. Ten thousand will be withdrawn ...
by Kenyada
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 03:41 AM PDT with 10 Recommends

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