Remembering Sarah Baartman and the Rented Negro

Remembering Sarah Baartman and the Rented Negro
On June 6th, 3 Black women stood in New York’s Union Square holding signs that read,” You can touch my hair.” The photos were posted across social media and debated in the days to follow. (#youcantouchmyhair) In 1810, Sarah Baartman stood on display while her buttocks and other parts of her barely covered body, were...

Remembering Sarah Baartman and the Rented Negro

Remembering Sarah Baartman and the Rented Negro
On June 6th, 3 Black women stood in New York’s Union Square holding signs that read,” You can touch my hair.” The photos were posted across social media and debated in the days to follow. (#youcantouchmyhair)In 1810, Sarah Baartman stood on display while her buttocks and other parts of her barely covered body, were examined...

The American Navel

The American Navel
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I’ve posted! The past few weeks I have been hard at work on my photography business and website! It has certainly “taken over”, in addition to my other familial duties…PLUS we’ve all been ill.  With that said, I have been writing this blog post for over...

Harlem WHA!… 21st Century Blackface

Harlem WHA!… 21st Century Blackface
All this talk of Yahoo and Mommy-life, I completely missed the “Harlem Shake” business over the last few weeks. I actually ignored a suggestion from YouTube that I watch a Harlem Shake Video… It looked pretty silly to me. But after running across a Melissa Harris-Perry link, I checked it out… (beat) Seriously… (clearing throat)...

Just As Black

Just As Black
I’m a playwright – 6 years ago I would have called myself a director…and maybe a poet… In fact, this blog could stand as an ode to Black History Month, but to me it is more about identity. “Discovering” my blackness in a world that was predominantly white took time, but ultimately the self-acceptance proved...