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The Jewish Week is Covering Jews of Color!

Posted by: erika on: October 7, 2016

I’m so excited to see that popular Jewish paper and online source, The Jewish Week is covering Jews of Color this week! It’s always great to see Jews of Color getting more press and Gd willing, we’ll no longer need these “Special” pieces. But until that time comes, I’m happy to see it! According to […]

A Prayer for #Ferguson- Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: November 25, 2014

“I live in two worlds. I am Jewish and I am black, and I am calling out to the Jewish community to please take notice of these past events, not just the events in Ferguson but the number of black men and people of color in our society who are stopped by police, arrested by […]

Black and Jewish

Posted by: erika on: June 18, 2013

You know I love getting email, but I usually don’t reply to an email with “I love you!” Especially to a guy I only met via email, but in this case that’s exactly what I did. The guy is Aaron Levy Samuels and if you are like me, you’d best hurry and get hip to […]

“Jewfro vs. Afro”

Posted by: erika on: June 14, 2011

I’m fascinated by the correlations between Black Americans and Jewish Americans.  It’s not just hair.  I’m working on a larger essay that I will never be completely happy with but let me just say this.  We’re not as different as we’d like to think. 1.  Greens and Black Eyed Peas Ever since I was a little […]


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