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Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. The family lived in the "Dynamite Hill" neighborhood, which was marked in the 1950s by the bombings of houses of middle-class blacks who had moved into the area. Davis attended Carrie A. Tuggle School, a segregated black elementary school. During this time Davis' mother, Sallye Bell Davis, was a national officer and leading organizer of the Southern Negro Youth Congress, an organization influenced by the Communist Party, which was trying to build alliances among African Americans in the South. Consequently, Davis grew up surrounded by communist organizers and thinkers who significantly influenced her intellectual development. Davis was awarded a scholarship to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, ...

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Friday, January 27th brings us a New Moon in Aquarius, followed by the Chinese New Year on Saturday, which always falls on the first new moon in Aquarius – the first New Moon of 2017. There is a sense of feeling as if there is much to overcome and a lot is posing obstacles in our way. It can feel stressful and unfair. Getting stuck in the same patterns, and tackling a problem the same way over and over is proving to not be getting us very far. We must get creative, and try to be innovative and resourceful in our lives. The feelings of nagging and irritation many of us are feeling is not inherently easy to shake, and will require us to put forth a bit more effort and determination to push us forward and out of the dull rut. This call for creativity and per...

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"Nothing thicker than a knifes blade separates happiness and melancholy." - Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf, born Adeline Virginia Stephen on January 25th, 1882 was an English writer and leading modernist of the twentieth century. Known for her groundbreaking books, including Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own and The Waves and her stylistic writing of the modernist movement’s stream of consciousness style, Woolf has made a name for herself as one of the most famous female authors. Born into a family of free-thinkers, Virginia lived a privileged childhood and was described as curious and spirited in her early years. Sadly, the light-heartedness of Woolf’s childhood was met with traumas. Onset by sexual abuse by her half-brothers...

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