My Reading List

Where In the World Have I Been?

I don't believe I've written a post since last MAY!!! What an eventful span of time it's been.  My computer went on the fritz.  Geek Squad estimated it would cost $300+ to fix.  So  I stopped using it, relying solely on my phone for the internet.  Then, one day I decided to turn my laptop… Continue reading Where In the World Have I Been?

Quotes

Lord, In My Heart

Lord, In My Heart For Countee Cullen   Holy haloesRing me round Spirit waves onSpirit sound Meshach andAbednego Golden chariotSwinging low I recite themin my sleep Jordan's coldand briny deep Bible lessonsSunday school Bow before theGolden Rule Now I wonder If I tried Could I turn myCheek aside Marveling withAfterthought Let the blow fallSaying naught Of my true Christ-like control And the nature of my soul Would I strike withrage divine Till… Continue reading Lord, In My Heart

Quotes

“The graduation…

"The graduation at Fort Hare offered a moment of introspection and reflection. I was struck most forcefully by the discrepancy between my old assumptions and my actual experience. I had discarded my presumptions that graduates automatically become leaders and that my connection to the Thembu royal house guaranteed me respect. Having a successful career and… Continue reading “The graduation…

My Reading List, The Books

Over a Month Spent on “12 Years…”

"'There are monkeys among white people as well as black, when you come to that,' coolly remarked Bass.  'I know some white men that use arguments no sensible monkey would.  But let that pass.  These niggers are human beings.  If they don't know as much as their masters, who fault is it?  They are not… Continue reading Over a Month Spent on “12 Years…”

The Books

Not Another Sports Story

"Life owes me nothing.  Baseball owes me nothing.  But I cannot, as an individual, rejoice in the good things I have been permitted to work for and learn while the humblest of my brothers is down in a deep hole hollering for help and not being heard.  That is why I have devoted and dedicated… Continue reading Not Another Sports Story

The Books

Tis the Season for Good Reads

Below is my latest blog post for FacesofYou.Net, a website created by fellow Howard Alumna Shari Logan that is dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of young female girls. You can read part of the post here.  Click the link in the title for the full story. Tis the Season for Good Reads Blog written… Continue reading Tis the Season for Good Reads

My Reading List, The Books

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black Inspires

"I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love.  Therefore, since I have known all these things, I have found them to be reason enough and -- I wish to live.  Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for… Continue reading To Be Young, Gifted, and Black Inspires

My Reading List

My Self-Guided Afro-American Studies Reading List

I recently asked my Facebook friends to help me compile a list of books to read for further learning of Afro-American Studies.  Although I minored in it in college, there is still so much that I do not know.  For instance, although I know the names Marcus Garvey, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, etc., and have… Continue reading My Self-Guided Afro-American Studies Reading List

The Books

Inside “The Big Sea”

A Look at the Socio-Political Implications of Langston Hughes' Autobiography “You see, unfortunately, I am not black…. In Africa, the word is more pure. It means all Negro, therefore black.” (Hughes 11) So begins Langston Hughes’ flashback into his childhood in The Big Sea, the autobiography that narrates his life and times until the end… Continue reading Inside “The Big Sea”