Derrick Adams: LOOKS

School was out, so Kali and I went back to the Cleveland Museum of Art for another Diasporan display. My artiste of a teenager and I were able to check out LOOKS, the wig inspired/politically driven paintings of Derrick Adams. https://videopress.com/v/82as47Kg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I love the scale of these paintings - they're quite massive. Bottom line, Derrick … Continue reading Derrick Adams: LOOKS

Kemet in Cleveland – the Kevin “Chill” Heard Tour

Knowledge is power and there's no doubt about it. Learning the facts of the great civilization called Kemet is in itself empowering. Our Brother Kevin "Chill" Heard offers one of the most in-depth tours of the Cleveland Museum of Art "Egyptian" Exhibit around. He is able to decipher hieroglyphs, offer historical counter arguments, provide alternative … Continue reading Kemet in Cleveland – the Kevin “Chill” Heard Tour

My Second Journey to East Africa – pt.1

From LaGuardia to Kilamanjaro.. Early morning! These folks were headed to India - a pretty wild site. Kenya Airways! The Journey begins.. Watching In the Heights - one of many movies! We had to gas up in Uganda. We made it to Arusha! Kilamanjaro Airport COVID Protocols - Annoying.. but necessary. Heading into town - … Continue reading My Second Journey to East Africa – pt.1

Revealing Krishna at the CMA

As always, Kali and I have the best experiences! On this day, it was unusually warm for December so we got out and enjoyed another CMA exhibit entitled Revealing Krishna. The virtual reality experience with narration was awesome, but the story of how "Krishna" made its way to Cleveland was even more amazing. It's a … Continue reading Revealing Krishna at the CMA

Buckeye Neighborhood Mural Unveiling

On this special day, the East 128th Street Block Club unveiled a historic mural that was two years in the making, It was NOT an easy process and in fact the challenges often felt insurmountable. But finally, FINALLY, the finished product was completed, installed, unveiled and celebrated. Early morning preparation.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN6Am8vvwpA&t=1s

Enough

Told by society’s eyes That I am to be marginalized. And then criticized. But I revoke your proclamation of greed and deceit. I have spent years debating the Race. Filling empty space With tone deaf sentimentBuilt up resentment. Incomplete stories And wicked images.Until I soon realized that I am already enough. In my mind, The story … Continue reading Enough