Category: Biographies

Anisfield Wolf Book Awards – 2019

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.

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Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

I just watched an absolutely terrific film! Ok, let me back up just a bit… There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she

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Herbie Hancock: Possibilities

Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences.  Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.