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Racism: Constant Talking Isn’t Necessarily Communication

Originally posted on Joseph Boston:
There is an age old conversation taking place in America. The conversation, whether asked directly or indirectly centers on this most volatile of topics and question. Racism and “Are you a racist?” I feel this frame of questioning is almost mute at this point because the answer doesn’t really answer…

20 Books That Every Black Woman Should Own

This is not an exhaustive list and surely, there can be many more added, however, here are twenty of the most essential books by Black women writers that every Black woman should own, according to me….and I ain’t no junk, ya dig? 🙂  1. Their Eyes Were Watching God — Zora Neale Hurston 2. Sula … Continue reading

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

August 17, 1887–The spirit formerly known as Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Jamaica.  Early in his life, he emigrated to the United States and became one of the greatest black leaders in history.  Through his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey instilled a philosophy which sought to unite all Africans across the globe.  … Continue reading

The Revolutionary Theatre

For those of you who may not know, that’s Amiri Baraka to the left–the founder of the Black Arts Movement, which was the cultural arm to the Black Power Movement of the ’60s.  This man has earned his spot in American culture as a bonafide protest artist–as a matter of fact, he can be considered … Continue reading

Back Again!

First of all, let me apologize for my absence.  I’ve been quite busy with so many other projects that blogging was waaaay down on the list.  However, here I am….again, committing myself to making Southern Eccentrik and every other endeavor I’m working on a complete success! ….. Perhaps the best thing to do is change … Continue reading

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY

August 17, 1887–The spirit formerly known as Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Jamaica.  Early in his life, he emigrated to the United States and became one of the greatest black leaders in history.  Through his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey instilled a philosophy which sought to unite all Africans across the globe.  … Continue reading

Yes, I’m Still Here…

I went on hiatus for awhile. Why? Because a little something called Life happened. You know, it only takes one bump in the road to make the car swerve. So, here I am, getting back on my writing schedule! Hallelujah! As much as writing brings me alive, you would think I’d write every day…and in … Continue reading

Poem: Big Love

This ain’t a full-figured epithet celebrating big girl bliss. Nor is it polyamorous practicality as displayed on premium cable. Instead it is a revelation granted to me, given by me to myself first… And then, All women who find themselves in a peculiar state of solitude that You didn’t intend to be your friend as … Continue reading

The Troublers

Note: This piece was written a couple of weeks ago.  I decided to post it here as an official blog entry.  The motivation behind this piece is obvious, I was thinking about my people in the ‘hood and this is what came forth…. The Troublers are the people who stay on the other side of … Continue reading

Cadillac Records, The Movie

This past weekend was the opening for the low rated film, Cadillac Records. It’s the story of the famed Chess Records and its groundbreaking impact on American music and its far -reaching influence around the world. A friend and I (the same friend that went with me to the Cornel West lecture) checked it out … Continue reading

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