I didn’t expect to finish Binti so quickly, especially since my responsibilities are a little more pressing than they use to be. But I just couldn't stop. I wandered around the house with this book in my hand the entire day, moving from room to room when interrupted. Obsession would be an accurate way to put it. I read all 85 pages before the sun had gone down.Read More
When these moments of violence and action collide, I don't know what to do through a computer screen. Other activists are quick to tweet and share places to donate, books to read, and spout out quippy words of wisdom. But all I can do is read and think and process.Read More
My love of the mundane prompted me to purchase and read Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps written in 2001. In 2014, an updated and revised version was published to include the changing styles of the later 2000s, which is the version I read.Read More
The #Sipandread photo series is inspired by the beauty of book covers and the amateur photography I post on social media. Plus I drink coffee in the morning and (sometimes) wine in the evening. Enjoy!Read More
A #SipandRead for your Saturday morning.Read More
I almost didn't finish this book. I knew what was on the other side of this finished book and I never felt ready to face it.Read More
No matter how much we may want something, we have to go through the proper channels to make it happen.
The Reading Challenges I've taken on AND the challenges I'm facing as a reader.Read More
I buy books, I drink hot liquids, and I love to post author quotes. But there is much more to my bookishness than quiet spaces and journaling accessories.Read More
If I had to guess where the character Nandi gets her confidence, I wouldn't have to look any further than her creator, Ama Kuma. Here is how a chance encounter introduced me to Kuma and added Nandi to my reading list.Read More
I made some site changes without undeestanding the effects. A (very) short post on how I fixed it.Read More
A short and sweet dose of Throw Back Thursday.Read More
If your work defines who you are and you're living in the performance zone, you may be having the same troubles I am: not living up to your expected potential. Is there anything you can do about that? Can those of us who are already professionals in our field balance our time to grow as creators AND provide quality content?
I believe we can.Read More
I'm not any better at defining "blackness" than when I started, but I'm much better at showing you what I knew was there all along.Read More
Because I filled my soul with the stories of the disenfranchised, I was already awake when that thunderous roar was finally loud enough to rouse a sleeping nation to what Black America had endured since we stepped off the boats.
We woke up and the world was fundamentally different. What do we do now?Read More
The weather is finally cooling down in Los Angeles and now that Halloween is over, it won't be long before we all start hearing Christmas Chorals. Everything moves so fast here in LA LA land. This week I thought it would be fun to give you a chance to get to know me a little better.Read More
Happy Halloween! And some upcoming news.Read More
Top Ten for the Weekend is a list of this week's most interesting stories, in case you missed it.Read More
A #SipandRead for #ThrowBackThursdayRead More