On an elemental level, I like Eve Ewing. Her entire being is a vibe, and that vibe radiates a quiet, palpable power. I am reminded of an interview years ago … Continue reading When Black Women Fill In The Gap: The Power Of Eve Ewing
We can’t celebrate Women’s History Month without putting a spotlight on the beauty and essentialness of sisterhood. I am not talking DNA, genetics, or chromosomal sisters. I am speaking on … Continue reading Sisters By Soul
When I was younger, my Mom always told me never go anywhere alone: there’s strength in numbers. I knew better than to leave my drink alone at a party–years before … Continue reading Black History Needs Black Women. Protect Them. Protect Us.
Before Venus, Serena, Gaby and Simone (Biles or Manuel), there was Surya Bonaly. I first saw Surya Bonaly when I was in fifth grade. I loved figure skating and was … Continue reading I Remember Surya Bonaly
She was born Paulette Linda Williams. But we all know her as Ntozke Shange: ‘she who walks with lions.’ What can I say about this book that hasn’t been said … Continue reading February 2019 Book Review-For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Was Enuf
Everything Viola does is magic. This is not up for debate, don’t at (@) me, this is not up for further discussion. My Auntie Viola is magic, dammit! From the … Continue reading #28DaysOfBlackness: “Stop Taming Us.”
My pen is tired. I am tired of writing black men’s names as hashtags. Reducing promise and power to a series of symbols which translate to a mere name. And … Continue reading For Antwan, And Those Before…And After