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Blog 3 of 8: School expulsion, failing grade ~ Why I chose the Harlem Renaissance for my Toastmasters speech

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Langston Hughes is one of the most celebrated and well-known poets/writers from the Harlem Renaissance. (Photo credit: Flickr)

Fighting for representation in the literary canon

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Choosing an edgier Toastmasters speech

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“Idea Spotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea” by Sam Harrison

Why I’m proud of my 2018 International Speaking Competition speech

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Lincoln University Class of 2003


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I Do See Color

“Seeing” color is no more a problem than “seeing” height.

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

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I’ve been a prof. writer/editor since 2005. I love walking dogs, being condo assn & Toastmasters prez, vegetarian food, and Kukuwa & WERQ dance. Shamontiel.com

I Do See Color

We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Written by

I’ve been a prof. writer/editor since 2005. I love walking dogs, being condo assn & Toastmasters prez, vegetarian food, and Kukuwa & WERQ dance. Shamontiel.com

I Do See Color

We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

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