Doing Toni Proud… Four Black Women Authors Speak

Toni Morrison can be proud of other Black American women authors’ unabashed portrayals of Black American people as honorable but flawed, saintly but imperfect, and whole but struggling in ways both certainly and only gently connected to racism. Continue reading

Read excerpt of my next novel SPEAKING OF SUMMER in Intellectual Refuge Literary Journal…

In “Speaking of Summer,” the Black women appear to have it all: great homes, men, careers, girlfriends, beauty. But there is a cost to keeping the realities of how they feel about their treatment in the world such a closed secret… I thank editor Christopher Schnieders for publishing this small piece of it and I look forward to finishing it, to share more to come! Continue reading

Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” and Morrison’s “God Help the Child”

The mantra of “God bless the child…” is actually Morrison’s most consistent answer to black women. Enjoy Holiday’s original version, as well as these covers. Continue reading