Written by: Natasha Graham

Writing my own happy ending

By Natasha Graham

May 20, 2016

  I have experienced a lot of disappointment in my 18 years on this earth.  These disappointments have been brought on by a number of factors: difficult situations, other people and myself.   I was very isolated as a child, and I didn’t have many friends because of my lack of human interaction.  But I’m not […]

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Our fallen Knight: A tribute to David Pounds

By Natasha Graham

April 3, 2016

  On March 8, 2016, at about 10:30 p.m., young Northern Knight, David Pounds, was shot by someone from a passing vehicle on the 1400 block of Maplewood Drive and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  He was 15 years old. Now, I didn’t know David personally, but we did attend the same school. […]

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To judge or to edit — with "tough love"

By Natasha Graham

February 11, 2016

  I personally try not to judge people as much as I can, because honestly, I don’t think it’s my place to do so.  I figure, who am I to say whether or not something is “right” or “good enough” when everyone has a different definition of that? So, on the few occasions when I […]

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The metamorphosis of the N­-Word

By Natasha Graham

September 22, 2015

When did it become OK to say the “N-­Word”? Recently, I’ve asked myself this question a lot, and started wondering about the origin of the word, the meaning of it and just how much it has changed in popular culture lately. Personally, as a young African­-American woman, I try never to use the word. Yet, […]

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Teen singer goes from Bull City to Big Apple

By Natasha Graham

April 20, 2015

Once a Little Angel—now a star– 14-year-old Joshua Ham’s journey began in his community church choir, the Little Angels of God at Mount Zion Christian Church on Fayetteville Street. In July, the Mount Zion Christian Academy freshman’s adventure continues on W. 153rd St. at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. It all started […]

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Touched by an art teacher

By Natasha Graham

October 1, 2014

When I had Mr. James Hensley for my 7th grade art teacher, I started to really think outside of the box. The assignments that he gave were so imaginative and expressive that I had no choice but to think of something different. From morphing into animals to hotels in space, Hensley’s assignments always got his […]

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