The air, mixed with the smell of the paper mill and swamp water, was thick with fog. I strained my eyes to see street signs as we slowed the car … Continue reading Jackson Village
I love words. I want a better world for my beautifully brilliant black boys. I write to create that reality.
Struggling to stand still, I shake my leg to release nervous tension as I glance at my peers who accompany me on the stage. Holding our laminated stories in her … Continue reading Advantage Lancaster Presents: The Color of STEM
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”— SHUG AVERY IN THE COLOR PURPLE It’s likely that … Continue reading The Color Purple: Biological, Sorority, and Lupy Sisters
I am here to speak to your soul. I am here to empower. I am here to uplift. I’m here to educate. I’m here to be unapologetically Afro-Latina and transparently … Continue reading Creative Genius: Evita Colon Presents Speak to my Soul
Dear Dad, I was in mid-sentence with Dr. Stroman when your call beeped in. I glanced at the time and said, “It’s my dad. I gotta go.” She responded, “Oh … Continue reading Wednesday’s With Willie
You put your right foot in; you put your right foot out; you put your right foot in, and you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey, and … Continue reading Hokey Pokey: A Mother’s Love
“The word is powerful, transformative, and life enhancing and brings balance and harmony to communities of people.” In oral cultures, the griot or community storyteller is responsible for the performance of … Continue reading Welcome!