Neighborhood of Dreams – Interview with Author LazRael Lison

Neighborhood of Dreams – Interview with Author LazRael Lison

  Greetings everyone! On this week’s Writer Wednesday feature, we have the opportunity to speak with LazRael Lison, author of “Neighborhood of Dreams” Polite On Society: So, LazRael Lison, you’re originally from Little Rock, Arkansas? I’ve never been there. LazRael Lison: Yep. Winchester and Little Rock. POS: So what was life like growing up in the south? I’m sure it was much different than the life you’re accustom to living now. LL: Totally. But I’m so appreciative of my southern roots because it’s made me the man I am today. We grew up in a two-bedroom mobile home with about...
2018 Colorism Healing Writing Contest

2018 Colorism Healing Writing Contest

By Sarah Webb “Heartthrob never. Black and ugly as ever.” – Biggie Smalls Several years ago, I taught high school English. One of my students was a fraternal twin, whom I will call Henry. Henry was tall, very dark-skinned, with a round nose, full lips, and “nappy” hair. Henry was also classified as an underperforming student and qualified for special education services. In my class, Henry displayed signs of self-doubt, low self-confidence, and low self-esteem. Henry’s twin brother, however, was an honor student and kind of a heartthrob. Henry’s twin also happened to be a few shades lighter than Henry,...