By: Jeremiah Pennebaker ~Staff Writer~ Dear Beloved, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I stress you. I’m sorry you’ve always felt the need to put me and my needs ahead of yourself. I’m sorry I’ve never come to recognize that. You were always there to tend to my wounds, to pick me up, to dust me off and tell me you love me and I can do anything. I’m sorry I never afforded you the same treatment. I’m sorry you had to lay down your dreams for me. I’m sorry I never encouraged you to pick them back up. I love you. … Continue reading Dear Black women, an apology and a love letter
By: Jeremiah Pennebaker ~Guest Writer~ Even though stores have had holiday decorations up since Halloween and I’ve been watching Christmas movies non-stop since the beginning of October, now that Thanksgiving is over, it is officially Christmas time. Everyone who loves this time of year can openly wear tacky sweaters, play obnoxious Christmas music and wrap lights around every piece of furniture they own. As a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic and a man of (sometimes wavering) faith, Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas time is beautiful because it represents an abundance of possibilities. There is an innocent … Continue reading “Somehow” is my Christmas miracle
By: Jeremiah Pennebaker ~Guest Writer~ Being in the midst of a Presidential election and this year being the 15th anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers, September was a flurry of nationalism and American pride. Every year since the Twin Towers fell there has been a moment of silence and reflections, and some people call off work and class. There has been an overwhelming recognition that there needs to be space to grieve for those who perished, and this space is usually readily given. Even here on Xavier’s campus there was an entire vigil in the atrium of the … Continue reading How it feels to be Black at Xavier University When will I be granted a moment of silence?
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