Heri Za Kwanzaa!

HERE IS A LIST OF KWANZAA CELEBRATIONS IN CLEVELAND!  

From Homecoming to Homegoing

November was no joke! Full of emotions and transitions.. Over the summer, the JSU fellas and I began to discuss plans for homecoming this year. I have to admit, I had not been in years, so it was well overdue for this brotha. I was excited nonetheless and the stars aligned. I bought my plane … Continue reading From Homecoming to Homegoing

Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

Once again the Umojah Nation crew came to Cleveland in style!  This time it was Chalk Fest 2017.  It was an all day performance - literally morning to evening, with a few breaks in between.  And as always, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a great event.  Like Pops asked when he visited the Museum … Continue reading Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

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 … Continue reading BCALA Conference 2017

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 … Continue reading Verses: Knocking off the Nerves