“If the Black woman wasn’t born, she’d have to be invented.” -Nikki Giovanni Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr (birth name for Nikki Giovanni) is 76. With the praise of Maya Angelou, I think that she is often overlooked. With her still doing what she loves (writing, … Continue reading The Enduring Gangsta Of Nikki Giovanni
I miss my grandmother. I miss her on a level I didn’t realize until after she had already left the world. I needed more guidance. I need more from her. I needed the portion of her life she didn’t want to talk about in order … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Value Of Eldership
Mane, lookahere! If I see one more thing that I grew up with on the head of a White girl that THANK she discovered it, I am going to scream, slap people and break windows! LL COOL J said in his song Around The Way … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Copping Of Black Girl Magic & Other Swagger-Jackin’
It only seems fitting to kick of 28 Days of Blackness with the woman that I have admired for 30 years. Ida Bell Wells was born right as chattle slavery was ending. Became educated through force of wit and will all while raising her younger … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: The Patron Saint Of The Ideal Firestarter
There is nothing like loving someone and being loved in return. The one thing that I especially love, with all the things I can (and am) jaded about, is the enduring nature of Black love. The couples that have been together better than twenty, twenty-five … Continue reading Black Love Is A Superpower-Overview
Change is the hardest and easiest thing to do as you get older. The one mantra that I try to abide by is something my mother told me when I was about 10 or 11: “Some people grow older not up.” In this era of … Continue reading The Capacity To Change & The People That Don’t.
It’s the second day of the new year. One more year before we are twenty years into the new millennium. Can you believe it? I’m still looking forward to my Hoverboard, and seeing Martin McFly. Google him. The one thing that has been a focal … Continue reading The Change You Wanna Be In The World