Three Times a Star

So, I definitely dropped the ball more than planned during February. However, it kind of worked out in my favor because now I have even more to say about the woman named Viola Davis. This past Sunday, Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for acting. If IContinue reading “Three Times a Star”

Keep Ya Head Up

I honestly cannot tell you how many times I have sung “Keep Ya Head Up” to myself in 2017. Tupac Shakur, his legal name, passed away 20 years ago last September. It is crazy for me to think that Tupac and I only overlapped in this world for a little over five years, and yetContinue reading “Keep Ya Head Up”

On Race and Religion

James Baldwin (1924-1987) is best known as the author of the book, Go Tell It on the Mountain, a book hailed for its insight on race and spirituality. However, he also published many essays in which he discussed racial and social issues plaguing America in the 20th century, which he had a not so uncommonContinue reading “On Race and Religion”

The Man Who Killed Jim Crow

I chose this man to lead off my series this year because I have had a blog draft about separate not being equal for quite some time now. I just cannot seem to find the words to pull it together, but every time I go into my drafts I am reminded of the feelings thatContinue reading “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”

February is Black History Month

I must issue the most sincerest of apologies for it taking me literally half of February to get myself together and begin my Black History Month series for 2017. I had an extremely busy past two weeks, and though it is no excuse, I just could not muster the energy nor the courage to writeContinue reading “February is Black History Month”

Alice Walker

Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, GA in 1944 and is probably best known for her novel, The Color Purple. She has also been recognized as a civil rights and women’s rights activist. Walker was the youngest of eight children born to sharecroppers. She was in school before integration and attended Spelman College before transferring toContinue reading “Alice Walker”