Tag Archives: Terry Baynes

Courtyard Gospel

By Terry Baynes She was hard to miss, sitting on the bench in front of the New York State Supreme Court on Court Street.  She crooned along to the gospel music coming from the round portable stereo player in the seat next to her.  A reusable plastic grocery back stood by her feet.  On her […]

The Precinct House

By Terry Baynes A young black woman cradled her pregnant belly in her lap, partly exposed by her tight blue T-shirt. “He didn’t touch you, did he?” her mother asked with a thick Caribbean accent. “No,” the girl whimpered in between gasps.  She had the sound of someone who’s been crying for hours, whose breathing […]