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So we're mucking around trying to get this thing back to what it was. For those of you who've left in protest, I have so much I want to say and don't know how to say it.

I thought about doing a rap, a'la 70s soul ("Girl, you know I loved you from the day you registered for comments" or "You blockquotes just do something to a blogger.") But I thought better of it. Marvin does it better anyway. So on behalf of the magazine (If I may be so bold), this goes to you, you and you...

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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