Common Ground

I love library perks.  I have spent time with some of the most amazing authors and leaders, hung out with RZA as he challenged students to chess, visited the Cleveland Museum of Art with Jerry Pinkney, and I've traveled across the country in the name of librarianship.  That brings us to Common Ground.  And though [...]

Verses: Knocking off the Nerves

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 [...]

Gunshots!

Just taking a quick moment to vent... So tired of the gunshots, especially when I know that the guns are not manufactured in the city - and aimed at one another; when I know the profitable makers don't appear to give a damn; when the media images pumped into the minds of many are purposefully [...]

Urbanized – A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

I wouldn’t normally write a post on a single film, but this one moved me in a different way.  I can’t remember exactly who suggested that I watch it, but if you’re out there reading this and remember telling me about it, give me a shout!  Asante Sana!! “Cities are the physical manifestation of powers at work” How [...]

Mind Control: Empire, Fox, and other stupid sh!t

What is this Drip Drop crap?!?!?  Is this a hip-hop spoof??  SNL? We are dealing with some serious mind control... Stereotypical B.S....   Excuse, after excuse...  Stop the madness! There are a number of us who are literally putting ourselves on the line, in harms way, everyday, to educate our children and their parents.  We advocate, we meet [...]

Social Media Madness?

Most recently I had a friend state that she liked “men” that used social media sparingly.  Respect.  Funny thing is, she said it on – a social media site.  So, the problem is of course that sometimes we need to do one majorly important thing – sssshhhhhhh.... No love lost, my friend. Seriously though, I [...]