Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 

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In Chicago's African-American community there's a growing tradition of friends and family coming together for a pre-prom party before young gussied up couples head off to the big dance.

 
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