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The Last Time a Mormon Called Me the N-Word Was April 2017: Speaking to the Pain of a Black Mormon Woman

by Zandra Vranes | Makes You Think Mormon Life

What a powerful article. Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement, the...

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One Humiliating Christmas That Taught Me an Important Lesson About Service

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith, Excerpted from "Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I do not come from money. I come from whatever the opposite of money is. My siblings and I joke with our pa...

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Dysfunctional Families are Forever

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith | Mormon Life

Dear Diary, “Raise your hand if you have a dysfunctional family.” I threw my hand up as high as it could re...

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The Irony of Spare Change

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith | Mormon Life

“Excuse me. Can you spare any change?” We’ve all heard those words as we’ve hurried along the sidewalk or w...

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Check Yo'Self Before You Wreck Yo' Self: A Life Lesson from Sistas in Zion

by Zandra Vranes and Tamu Smith, Excerpted from "Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Usually we don’t write in our diaries one day and then read what we wrote the next. Some time usually elaps...