HERE IS A LIST OF KWANZAA CELEBRATIONS IN CLEVELAND!
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
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
Feel like those Sonic Boom days… I forgot how much you have to work out to drum in a parade! Shout out to Gil (Cody) and the crew. Great times.
At least that’s what they say. Well, I’m asking for donations – it’s for Uplyff, Inc! – it’s for the Children! Check it out. Nuff Said 😎
Nice time recording demo tracks at Studio 78 with Sausalito Jazz Trio (+one).
As I navigate this plight across the Afrikan Diaspora, I am in constant need of inspiration. You will find here a passage from Paul Laurence Dunbar – a reminder that once you have honored the struggle with action, then take the time to heal. Dunbar was a courageous and brilliant poet. His works are truly
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
Stefano – Tracey – Egan – part of the Umojah Nation Family getting in a good rehearsal.
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