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

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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

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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

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Hip Hop, Is that YOU?!?

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

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