A Powerful 2017 For Us All…

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We can all magnify our voices this year, to make some serious contributions and change some lives. I hope you take your ideas and visions- a new business, more love in your relationships, superior health, more education- to new heights. Know that many people will be touched by your dreams and efforts. I hope I can do a little of that for you this year. Continue reading

When We Are Witnesses…for Kitty Genovese

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No matter what I have learned from her brother Bill Genovese’s heart-wrenching push for the truth, I still can not extinguish the feeling of seeing myself in Kitty Genovese: young, happy, independent, innocent, moving toward the future, and fated to be a woman living alone in American big cities. Continue reading

A Solemn Summer…

In my hometown of Kankakee, Illinois, in August.

I hope, as this summer played out and I was blessed with many beautiful experiences from SOLEMN, my elders were looking down smiling and watching and knowing how much I appreciated their influence in my life, to bring me the opportunities they dreamed their hard work and sacrifices would yield for others. Continue reading

Tales From a Women-Activated Universe: Author Lisa B. DuBois on her debut story collection, OF LOVE AND SOUND MIND

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Lisa B. DuBois radiates like a ball of citrus sunshine, yet her imagination is unafraid of the rum moons we all drink but only a writer or shrink cares to best describe. I first collided with Lisa on the Brooklyn … Continue reading

I solemnly swear…

I am so happy to share this Solemn book review and audio interview completed by my friend, history professor Sharony Green, whom I myself interviewed in 3 Parts here on Negression this past Women’s History Month, for her book “Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America.” I truly hope you enjoy her insights in this other window into me, my work and my creative collaborations.

Life through fiction | The University of Chicago Magazine

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My interview with The University of Chicago Magazine: Author Kalisha Buckhanon, AB’99, AM’07, discusses the power of storytelling, Trayvon Martin, and how professor William Veeder changed her life. Continue reading

April in Harlem….

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God is good…I have to truly say this was probably my best birthday month ever, starting with friends in Chicago and going to beautiful life in Harlem, NY. Continue reading

A fitting end to Women’s History Month: Dr. Terri Francis talks of Josephine Baker & the burlesque

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Dr. Terri Francis will be in Chicago this Friday night April 1 at 7PM for a screening and conversation with Kevin Jerome Everson at Black Cinema House! For those unable to make it, please enjoy and share this Women’s History Month Q & A with her on Josephine Baker, Black women in film, and “the burlesque.” Continue reading