Wednesday Wisdom: Making Black History

As I’m sure you’re aware, February is Black History Month. Growing up, I think the biggest complaint that I heard was that we got the shortest month of the year. Before I really understood too much, I would just celebrate that we got a month. Although I still strongly believe in celebrating our 28 (andContinue reading “Wednesday Wisdom: Making Black History”

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”

About an Author

For today’s Friday Reads, I would like to share about an author whom has shaped American’s lives, and probably lives of others, Toni Morrison. There are a lot of popular books by Toni Morrison: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, A Mercy, and many others. She received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Although today’s postContinue reading “About an Author”

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”