This afternoon one of my Twitter-friends tweeted about a racist t-shirt for sale at Zazzle.com. The design is one of the “top ten viewed designs” on Zazzle.com. Because I don’t want to get sued for copyright infringement, I have not posted the t-shirt on my blog, but you can see it by clicking this link. […]
I’m concerned about Black women poets and since I’m a Black woman and a poet, sure, this is personal, but it’s not some beef, it’s some politics.
This week I thought I would start this week off right! I wanted to introduce y’all to the art of a good friend of mine, Riché Richardson. Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Riché received a B.A. from Spelman College in 1993 and a Ph.D. from Duke University in 1998. She spent ten years on […]
I think of the notion of liberation as joy, but it is not always joyful. Sometimes, it takes pain to let you know it’s time to set some things or people or feelings aside.
Among historians it is common knowledge that many Africans kidnapped into slavery believed in Islam–and continued to believe.
Today, Jefferson Thomas of the Little Rock Nine has passed away, reports CNN.com. Along with eight other African American teenagers, Mr. Thomas integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. (That is him in the picture; he is young man standing all the way to the right in the second row.) He was […]
Most of the African Americans I know are concerned about the dismal high school graduation rates for young Black men, which are now below fifty percent. It’s something that concerns me because I’ve seen the impact of males dropping out within my own family. Recently, Mark Anthony Neal blogged about this issue over at TheLoop.com. […]
That first Cave Canem was the only time in my entire life where I felt truly loved and accepted by other Black people—or people, period. I was completely wrapped up in joy.