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Quinones Miller, Karen (1073136)
Quinones Miller, Karen (1073136)

Karen E. Quinones Miller

Born and raised in Harlem, Karen dropped out of school at age 13. When she was 22, she joined the Navy and served for five years, after which she married, had a child, and got divorced. She moved to Philadelphia at age 29 and began a career in the newspapers, first as a secretary at the Philadelphia News, then as a correspondent for a weekly African American paper, and, after graduating magna cum laude from Temple University with a B.A. in Journalism, as a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also served as correspondent for People magazine.


Passin'

Passin'

by Karen E. Quinones Miller

Shanika Ann Jenkins is the pride of her African-American family; smart, beautiful, and born with blue eyes and blonde hair. Though her grandmother and father are happy because she represents years of passing down light skin and marrying well, Shanika's mother insists on her name reflecting her African-American heritage ...

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