My First Journey to East Africa – pt.4

Off to KENYA (north of Nairobi) – Mully Children’s Family

Better Tomorrow

I am indeed American.  Distant and destructive.   I AM, the man who once bore the pain from the proof of the swords that slashed the innocent souls.  Deemed honorable and desolate, I hold my ground, like a massive painting leaning against the wall.  On the wall of justice, wrestling with those teeth clinching moments of … Continue reading Better Tomorrow

Habari Gani? Kwanzaa 2018!

A little drumming with Wulfgar Jr and this amazing little brother on Day 1 of Kwanzaa - Umoja at the Rice Library with the UPLYFF, INC. family Speaking on Day 2 of Kwanzaa - KJUCHAGULIA - at the Warrensville Heights Library

11 Years of Life

With all of the information on Afrikan symbolism and symbology, power numbers and revelations, signs from the creator, nature and crystals, guidance and protection from the ancestors... the question still rings out, "why do I choose to adorn myself with an ankh?"... I choose life.  Plain and simple. There are so many amazing facets of … Continue reading 11 Years of Life

A Quick Stop in Detroit

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, … Continue reading A Quick Stop in Detroit

Common Ground

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 … Continue reading Common Ground

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