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Alretha Thomas

The Halfs and the Half Nots

The elderly woman peered at the little girl and said, “You’re such a pretty child.” The girl averted her big brown eyes and forced a grin. “How old ar...
Yesterday I introduced the world to my third child “Married in the Nick of Nine.” It’s been a long road from conception to birth. On Saturday, June 9 from 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. at Adassa’s Island Café, there will be a “Coming Out” Party for my baby, ...
I’ve been watching Gabby Douglas interviews for the past hour and I can’t stop crying. When I watch Gabby’s performances and I hear her speak, I’m overcome with emotion. Here’s a pint sized wonder who had a dream and went after it. While other little...
I’ve been driving in Los Angeles since I was sixteen and am pretty confident that I can find any location by memory, MapQuest, or GPS.  Los Angeles’ highways and byways are as familiar to me as the back of my manicured hand.  Give me an add...


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