I am making this post as an appeal to all of my Torches. The Ideal Firestarter is a place created for support, love, and to talk about hard things. This … Continue reading ICE & Apps: What Can You Do?
The US has the “highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world.” In the United States, the maternal death rate averaged 9.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births during the years 1979–1986, but then rose rapidly … Continue reading The Righteous Work Of JAMAA Birth Village
It’s August and that means KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Hallelujah! The end of summer is a bittersweet time. I’ve always felt the beginning of a new school year … Continue reading What The Village Looks Like: The School, The School Supplies & Teachers’ Classroo
Toni Morrison is an ancestor! Simone Biles out here still defying critics, physics and haters! Andrew McCabe told thee whole US government to run him his check, the President keeps … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-08/09/2019
TW: rape, sexual assault, rape culture. Roxanne Gay is one of my writing heroes. She is vivid, unapologetic, and there is a power to her work that is visceral. Perhaps … Continue reading August 2019 Book Review-NOT THAT BAD, by Roxanne Gay
*Cynotia Denise Brown is 31 years old. She was sentenced to 51-years-to-life after murdering a john, after being put out on the stroll by a pimp named Kutthroat. After her … Continue reading For Cyntoia
At age 88, Chloe Ardelia Wofford, known through the world and its universes as Toni Morrison, has passed away. It feels right that this piece, that her passing, has happened … Continue reading We Have Surrendered To The Air