I wish I could find a phrase that instantly informs the sweet, perfectly nice, very liberal and progressive white organizers of literary events that if you’ve only got four black guests in a room of over two hundred, you don’t sit one of those black guests in the back of the room, especially if she’s […]
Y’all I was just doing a random search and came upon this YouTube video from “With Ossie and Ruby.” It said, “Ruby Dee” performs her poem–and I thought, now, Miss Ruby was one of my favorites actresses, but I didn’t know she was a poet! I clicked on it, and Miss Odetta starts singing. (Don’t know […]
For some reason, I woke up at 3:15 this morning, checking things off my Daily To-Do List. Usually, I don’t awake until about 8am or even later, and when I do, I always chastise myself for laziness. I am the daughter of a woman who grew up on a farm, who rose in darkness to […]
It’s Afropalooza Time!!!–And I had to come back for this. I had to. You know this is my favorite time of the year. And no, I am not going to give excuses for being gone so long. I’m just going to act like your favorite auntie: Swish in wearing my cutest outfit, pretend I’ve […]
February 1, the first day of Black History Month, also is Langston Hughes’s birthday!
Please join me on Twitter on February 12, 19, and 26 at 4pm EST to chat about Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams. Use #Afropalooza as the hashtag!
On February 1, my favorite month in the whole, entire year starts. That’s right! It’s almost Black History Month! Or, as I have renamed it, it’s almost time for “Afropalooza”! I had the “palooza” part, but I just couldn’t figure out the rest. One of my brilliant Twitter followers helped me by going through a few suggestions, […]