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Solomon Jones high school reunion rap-up

I’M GETTING older. That much was evident at my 30th high-school reunion this past weekend.

At first, everything went according to plan. We arrived at the venue without getting lost, which we did at our 25th. And when we walked inside, we immediately found those we knew best and made our way down memory lane.

The irony is this: Although LaVeta and I both graduated from Northeast High School in 1985, our memory lanes are much different, because we traveled in separate circles.

I was very much into teenage rebellion. So, my academics were mixed with heavy doses of hip-hop, forties and other funky things. LaVeta? She was in the co-op program. Not only did she get paid to go to work while suckers like me toiled in class, on those occasions when she did come to school, she looked and acted more like a teacher than a student.

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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of Solomonjones.com and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon

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