Dr. Kenneth Warren, a Professor of English at University of Chicago, seems to think Black literature is dead, and wrote about it in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
I have decided that, after thirty-seven years of writing (since I was six years old) and fourteen years of being . a professional writer, I would finally say something that’s been on my mind for a really, . really long time: I don’t write about “race.” I don’t consider myself–nor should you– . a “race” […]
And thank you–AGAIN– to friend and poet Sharan Strange for reminding me about Audre Lorde’s birthday, too! Yes, my mind has been bad all this week, y’all. If it wasn’t for Facebook today, I would be forgetting important Sisters left and right and that would be unforgivable of me. Ok, so now that I have […]
Thank you to my good, good friend Crystal Wilkinson for reminding me (on Facebook) that today is Toni Morrison’s 80th birthday. That’s La Morrison on the right, when she had a different name and when she was young–but I can’t say “when” she was beautiful, because she’s still a very pretty lady. Clearly, Certified Dime […]
Before I go any further, let me say, you’re about to get free swag. I’m not playing with you. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me keep going. Then, I’ll get back to the free part again. Rosalyn Story wrote a well-reviewed book, Wading Home—Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and Essence reviewed this book […]
Yesterday was a sad day for me, but today, I am trying to shake that off. And I decided just wanted to make people feel good today on Valentine’s.
Today, February 13, 2011, is the one-year anniversary of Poet Lucille Clifton’s passing. It’s been a tough year, and a lonely year, too, with my grief. I will admit that.
Hey Y’all, there’s a 50% sale off today for on the Black Library Girl Coffee Cups on Zazzle.com–but it only lasts for three more hours! I just found out about the sale, and then I thought, I’ve been asked about the Swag so many times, so every once in a while I will share the […]
Are you using condoms this morning as you enjoy your quick morning love pick-me-up (when you should be at work right now)? If you and your partner have not had blood tests, you should be wrapping it right on up! Trust me, ladies, it feels just as good for us covered up as it does […]
I thought I was going to be able to showcase my Sassy Trifecta and “stunt” at AWP, but instead I am snowed in. So here are some sassy links to help you–ok, ME–make it through being snowed in.