My writer friend Ashley Yates said something last year that has stuck with me: “Black women take care of Black women.” It has taken this pandemic just to see how … Continue reading In The Middle Of A Start-Over…
Ms.Rona, Ms.Rona– My, how you’ve made a mess of the world we once knew! It seems like things just can’t go right, we’re constantly in this whirlwind of … Continue reading “Now Keep in Mind That I’m An Artist–And I’m Sensitive About My Sh*t!”
Jacob Blake was almost murdered by the police. And that same week, the Milwaukee Bucks decided they were not going to play their scheduled playoff game. And the team they … Continue reading Black. Athlete. Activist.
Author note: PLEASE read “Books For A Black Girl’s Soul”, the essay by Kaitlyn Greenidge. Give it to your daughters. And nieces. Cousins. and granddaughters. You’re welcome. -JBHarris “Reading allows … Continue reading August 2020 Book Review- Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
The one thing I wish the world outside of activism would understand is that a protest is a microcosm of a great many things. There is rage, joy, sadness and … Continue reading The Necessity Of Safe Houses & Street Medics
Family is community! Community is family! In this month of celebrating the force of nature that is family, I started to remember how utterly cool family is! I love the … Continue reading We Are Family (Part 1)-Sister Sledge Is Always On Time!
“I used to have a bad habit of putting a condition on my joy.” Sis, a word! A statement! I never heard something that resonated so much with me before … Continue reading I’ll Be Happy When…
With there being no end in sight right now for COVID’s reign over our lives, I can see again people starting to dwindle down the rabbit hole of negativity. I … Continue reading We’re Still All In This Together
TW: Police violence I am estranged from my paternal family. I am estranged because the only time I see them is at funerals. It seems to be, and is a … Continue reading Work Past The Hashtags
I have been a mother for about a third of my life now. As of this September, I will have a 13-year-old and an 11-year-old. This means I am in … Continue reading Thoughts From A Quarantine: The Kids Are Drinking Up All The Milk