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Halloween in the hood

As I got older, Halloween became about fun house parties and other events. I’ve been to quite a few parties over the years, mostly fun….

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Masturbating during gym class

When I was a teenager, in Junior High School, I remember sitting in the back of the gym on the benches. Everyone else was on…

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The dancing homeless drug addict

When we were kids, we weren’t always the kindest people. In fact, some days were just assholes. Mind you, things were not the way they…

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Che of People’s Party

When I was coming up, there was a “crew” of sorts which was sort of on its way out, not too active, but apparently still…

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Shut off fire hydrant

When we were kids Growing up Bronx, one of the ways we kept cool during the steamy summer season was by using the fire hydrant…

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Accidentally stabbed my cousin with a box cutter

When we were teens, we were stupid. It is undeniable that teenagers can do stupid things for acceptance, ego, or simply to show off or…

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Tried to steal my headphones at Fordham Road

I was headed home after school and as I got off the bus this small black kid came up to me and said, “Give me…

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