An African American woman with an Arabic name. I am Ayesha Karim.

I was talking to a white Caucasian man one day and after he said “I’m White” I remembered Joel Osteen saying “I’m White” while doing a sermon about Mary Bethune the great African American woman pioneer who founded Bethune-Cookman College an HBCU. A racist white man once said “Mary is not no African/Black name”. I thought my name is Ayesha Karim, my name is of Arabic origin like many African American women and Hispanic women born after 1970. I still remember the popular Hispanic woman singer Thalia Soda and how pretty her Arabic name is. The Arabic language is a part of Spanish language. Many Arabs or North Africans have black eyes like many African Americans and Hispanics. I learned that when I took Hispanic Culture my last semester at Mercer in the Spring of 2007. It was a very interesting course to take. I got an A in it too!

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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