During the summer of 1991, I was facing some really tough times. The parents were separated, puberty was in full swing, and our central air conditioning had died. Trust me, summers in Memphis-10 are hot! I was in summer school to repeat English because I had missed my finals when big sis had a life
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It’s hard to keep up when things get busy. I’m practically a one man show (a ridiculous introvert) and can’t take photos like I should! BUT, I have my crew, who has my back, and speaking of which – My Brotha Junior aka Wulfgar aka J After Dark is always cranking out the dopest photos!
As usual, one of my favorite events of the year came right on time. Filled with a crowd of librarians, storytellers, cultural enthusiasts, activists and artists, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards did not disappoint. I didn’t get the best photos this year, but the event itself was phenomenal. The overarching spirit throughout was surrounding ancestor Toni Morrison.
After hitting Lake Erie on the kayak, we took a nice chill trip to Lorain, OH for FIREFISH 2019! It’s an eclectic, artistic wild and weird journey. Brother Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band were the headlining band. Definitely worth the hour drive. I heard that next year it’s supposed to be on my BEarthday
I stopped by the Transformer Station in the very cool Ohio City area on Cleveland’s Near West Side for a quick peak at the Raul de Nieves exhibit. The number of figures were few (thus the quick peak), but getting a closer look at each figure, it’s easy to understand why there weren’t many. Each
Whenever I feel the heavy burdens of life I reach out to a hip-hop verse that I know pretty well. It gives me a familiar feeling and I feel powerful because I know the verse so well. Quick tip: As I sat in the car waiting to interview for my current librarian position, I listened
You all already know why I’m asking that question, right? For the past decade or more, rap music has become outright terrifying. I was just about to hang it up! Talib went Tweet, twat mad, Busta Bus falling off stages (with the Luvs my CoCo dude – No!!!) Yasin Bey b.k.a. Mos Def fled
Defend Lord, these Thy children in all their work and all their prayer. Spread among them the desire to know and learn and do. Let them grow in the capacity for worthy work and in all their working and thinking let them not forget the host of witnesses about them – those that love and those
By far, one of my favorite poets and poems of all time. I had the honor of walking the campus of Jackson State University when she was there, marching in the Sonic Boom of the South with her grandson, and serving her dinner as a waiter at Red Lobster! Hope this touches you as well…
Once again it was on… Umojah Nation! We opened up for the legendary Morgan Heritage at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland. So dope. It was a hot night! I had to get a clip of one of my favorite reggae songs, No Haffi Dread… ‘Got to believe in His Majesty Oh yes, His lineage and divinity