If you remember, last month I introduced a new feature for this blog, New Black Poetry. One reason is, 1) I’m a poet, 2) I just love poetry, and 3) I love Black folks, and so I thought to myself, “Self, just come up with an excuse to present new poems!.” So, I did. But […]
Black women were specifically excluded from the Women’s suffrage movement. The early leaders of the movement felt that the inclusion of Black women in their movement would hinder it.
I do embrace my African heritage. It’s just, I identify with the Africans who were sold, not the Africans who did the selling. And so, my heart follows those sold Africans where they went—and here is where they ended up and made a home.
Hey y’all, I just discovered a sassy new independent/alternative singer quite by accident: on Twitter. Sometimes, Twitter can get on my nerves, I must be honest. Because I just don’t want to talk about what I’m doing—what I just cooked, who I just met, or what-all’s on TV (’cause I don’t really watch TV)—every five […]
Y’all know I like to drop a little sassy science every now and then. So when I found out that Aaron McGruder, the creator of the popular cartoon, “The Boondocks,” is not the first African American cartoonist to make social commentary and also make a living from it–something hard to do with Black art– I […]
Hey y’all, I’m headed out from Vermont on Friday, driving. Four days; yes, it’s a trial being a Colored Female Road Warrior, but hey, somebody’s got to do it, right? Sigh. It’s been a fabulous time up here, kicking with the righteous mountain folks. Let me tell you, these Vermonters do not play when it […]
What has been tripping me out is how the valid statements of Davis and Armah concerning the forced invisibility of Black women in the fashion industry have been twisted and thrown back in their faces as “reverse racism.”
Here was a man who was clearly a brilliant intellectual, and a passionate revolutionary and on top of all that, he was super-fly and fabulous as all get out.