BCALA Conference 2017

I had a great time at the BCALA Conference in Atlanta!  In case you don't know, BCALA stands for Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  No doubt, I am honored to be a librarian of African descent.  I often wear my garb to work proudly, even though I have been questioned on it at times [...]

Daily Prayer: For Our Children

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 [...]

The Journey Continues

Brooklyn, NY Memphis, TN Washington, D.C. Justice or Else is that they said. Farrakhan spoke to wake the dead. Instituted a broke a battered people with hope for a new day in an ancient way. Firm grip on the message of love and protection; prosperity and family. Have we truly lost our way? Allowed our [...]

Peace to a Warrior Scholar – Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Heavy hearts and open minds. Open to a renewed sense of struggle, only brought forth by greater understanding... Our dear sister, Frances Cress Welsing brought an energy only understood by the god within.  Her delivery was poignant, undeniable, critical, thought-provoking, painful, instructional, enlightening, and most importantly, empowering. When the sister of 80 strong said peace [...]

Senufo Tradition

According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are "an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in Côte d vour." Ever seen a sculpture similar to this?? More than likely it belongs to the family of what [...]

My Veggie Challenge

The world is now full of vegetarian and vegan based menus, conversations, movements, literature and the like.  This same world is also full of MEAT!!  Advertisements, sales at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc.  Ultimately, the decision is yours (for better or worse), but perhaps sometimes we need a little concise information and those in [...]