Dear Readers: Those people who have followed this blog know that any time I write about anything, I do it with passion. But passion takes a lot of energy. This year has been emotionally taxing, […]
White slave ship captains used theology to justify the Middle Passage. Now Black Christian homophobia does exactly the same thing and blesses a new kind of slave ship.
Before I introduce my new guest blogger, I’d like to give a roundabout introduction to her, if I may. So please be patient. I was talking to my good friend Crystal Wilkinson this morning about […]
I think the championing of the hoodie as a symbol of racial profiling is misguided.
Seventeen, not even marked by a real mustache. If you look at the picture, he’s still slight. Maybe he was destined to grow tall with big bones, a man’s hearty flesh clinging to his frame, but […]
Lucille Clifton is my absolute favorite poet in the world.
This is not a blog post for hits. This is just a blog post for me and my grief.
Here are links to download some of my favorite classic Black books for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day–for FREE!
The way Black poets think about black poetry has been reduced to how and why we represent racial issues. We will not call it service literature, but we do want it to serve.
Last year marked the 30h anniversary of the publication of This Bridge Called My Back, one of the most cited feminist texts by women of color.