I refuse to tip toe cautiously thru life only to arrive safely at death’s door.– (via primordialnrg)
I have always been amazed that America, because America is really a trip, how...– Nikki Giovanni
We Wear the Mask We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks...– Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Going To The Park/Cycling While Black [The Cycling... →
[Would any visitor coming across my neighborhood park feel as though the Black people there were strange and out of place because we were doing things that society/media doesn’t show us doing enough of? Did we all look out of place? Black people laugh, love, parent, exercise, etc… the same way that everyone else does. We also demand the same justice for our children and our...
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance– — Socrates (via elenaarsenoglou)
In Case You Missed It... This Week In Racism →
Trayvon Martin. Racist bumper stickers. Racist billboards. A Virginia teacher asks a Black student to speak “blacker” when reciting a Langston Hughes poem. In case you missed it…This Week in Racism 2012.
In A Hellenic State of Mind →
After returning from my last trip, I thought it could be helpful (mostly for my rapidly fading memory), if I documented not only what happened on the trip, but the steps I take in preparation — let the comedy ensue! Until last week, I was torn on where I should take my “2012 Grown Woman” trip — between Hawaii, Spain and Greece. Right before I went to sleep one night,...
I Got A Bike [The Cycling Diaries - Week 1] →
I got a bike. I actually got it two years ago, but am just now getting around to being serious (maybe) about using it. I wanted to get healthier and figured that biking was a good way to accomplish that. At the time, I lived in Colorado and thought that riding around the Rocky Mountains (or with views of them), would either inspire me to be more outdoorsy/healthy or kill me from the lack of...
What Moves You To Action? →
Proving once again that knowledge, history and books are valuable tools, I highly recommend the following for anyone interested in politics, pop culture or the representation of African-Americans in the media. The first book is by Tulane University Professor and newest MSNBC talk show host, Melissa Harris-Perry. Her book, “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (For...