Lawndale Market

Lawndale Market

My dad and his brothers came to America from Iraq as immigrants in their youth. My dad being the youngest, arrived when he was 5 years old. One of his brothers, shown in this video, was about 16 years old. My Uncle Emad has owned this very liquor store/market since the 1970’s, to make a living and put food on the table. I’ve been in and out of his store countless times, but it took this video  from Channel 7

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I see you, girl!

I see you, girl!

This photo looks like your typical strategically taken photo in front of a mural in a bustling city. What you don’t know is what happened during and after that shot. As I was posing, a man in his mid 40’s walked by, kindly smiles and says “I see you girl! Work it!” Naturally, I said thank you and thought that would be the end to our encounter. Before we took off, the man continues, “is there any way y’all could

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Her Crooked Smile

Her Crooked Smile

37 y/o African American female presents with pain in the right ear. She walks in with a cane, struggling to walk and sit in the chair in her room. Her language slurs as she speaks. “How long have you had this pain in your right ear?” “Since my stroke on Friday” M4 and i masked how stunned we were. “You had a stroke on Friday? Tell me more about what happened.” “On Thursday my head was hurting me. I went

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