My grandmother said one thing about children that I still meditate over: “When children a little they step all on your feet, and when they get grown, they step all over your heart.” There are so many things I can look back on now and … Continue reading Mother’s Love In Mysterious Ways
My first piece for this month piece for this month spoke of my birth mom. I received a few messages in my inbox about how some could relate and how others thought I was a bit harsh. I want to offer this to you before … Continue reading For The Mother That Chose Me: Maxcine Young
Starting August 2018, The Ideal Firestarter will be offering blog sponsorship space! Why this is awesome? This is awesome because of the opportunity for a project’s exposure–whether it’s a you are working on, a new book or even a local event! How much is a … Continue reading Need Space? We Got Some!
#EmmettTill #NoJustice #WhatIsThisFor #StayWoke #PayAttention #ThisIsNotADrill #TheyKillinHimAllOverAgain #WhatJustice #NoJusticeNoPeace #Mississippi #Revolution #TheRevolutionAintTelevisedItsRightOutside #Change #Resist #DoGoodSeekJustice Emmett Till’s murder case was reopened this week. The formerly 21-year-old woman that accused the permanently 14-year-old child of accosting her in Money, Mississippi almost 70 years ago is not … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-7/20/2018
There are those among us whom have not been graced with mothers whom are both healthy and attentive. There are those, much like myself, whom had a mother that worked often, but were surrounded by a bevy of women to usher you into womanhood. Not … Continue reading The Other Mothers: The Village Reinforcements-Part I
Langston hughes wrote a poem that likened life to a river–deep in some spots, shallow in others. I believe we all can find one way or another to liken our lives up to now as a river. We all have ups and downs and … Continue reading I Get It From My Mama: Water, River & Life
There is a balloon of a president floating over the nation we were once a colony of. There is an irony to this I can’t quite explain. I’m not shocked, I don’t care if red caps are appalled, like my Uncle D.L. Hughley this week–I’ll … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY- 7/13/18