I'm choosing to remember my black sisters who pepped up the long-criticized stale show and it was noticeable. Black women can lead, we can follow and we can uplift others with unmatched grace and poise.
4 of My Women’s History Month Joys
In praise of The Lost Daughter, Call Me, The Strong Black Woman and "Chess Moves," superior works from women this Women's History Month...
Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks on World Book Day
Gwendolyn Brooks was the very first real famous writer (the gods!) I helped organize a special event for. My ad hoc University of Chicago "sorority" for women of color on campus was blessed enough to get Ms. Brooks as the first guest speaker we ever booked, to launch our name and mission on campus. What a launch it was!
Justice for Jelani Day
For a young black man in central Illinois plains to just go missing from his university didn't even make sense and almost didn't make any national noise. His mother changed that.
My Favorite 2021 Books
I love to give books as gifts and this is the giving season! I'll continue giving readings from and going into details about these books on the negression podcast, but I'm announcing them all in time for those like me who love to give books as gifts. Comment on what you read this year. Happy Reading!
Halle Won November, maybe the year
Way to make everybody feel bad when the #1 trending movie over the gluttonous, lazy Thanksgiving Weekend shows us a 50something sister doing crossfit.
All my dear readers, friends and fam, have a beautiful Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for you! Just picked apples recently... we're gonna get a nice pie, maybe at least two apple frittatas for breakfast and late night snacks. More later... #Thanksgiving2021 #Blessed #Grateful #Love