I took a quick journey with the ladies to the Detroit/Windsor (CA) area for the 2018 Headwrapping Expo with our amazing elder Queen Fatima. Detroit has its issues for sure, but don’t believe all the hype – judge for yourself. There are many black owned thrift stores, book stores and vegan restaurants, art murals everywhere,
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
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