Hocking Hills State Park – Central OHIO

A fabulous trip with the Ngumas for a cabin stay outside of Hocking Hills State Park. Outdoor hot tubs, hiking and, of course, we had to visit the caves! So beautiful. Just south of Columbus, OH.

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 … Continue reading Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

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 … Continue reading BCALA Conference 2017

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 … Continue reading Verses: Knocking off the Nerves

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 … Continue reading Hip Hop, Is that YOU?!?