Man, look! I am still hype from seeing the Super Bowl Halftime Show! That is it, that is all! Mane (in my Terrence Howard voice)! But let me keep screaming … Continue reading TALK ABOUT IT TUESDAY-2/15/2022
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE IDEAL FIRESTARTER!
THE BIG DAY IS HERE! Dear Torches, I thank you for your love, support, comments, sharing, and following me on this ride! Thank you to all the women on my … Continue reading HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE IDEAL FIRESTARTER!
Taking Up And Making Space
There is a pattern to space-making. I mean, my first love David Banner said it best: “It is a curse to be a visionary.” It wasn’t until I really started … Continue reading Taking Up And Making Space
Things Scarier Than Being Black: Late Rent
Being an adult is not for the week. The first time that I signed a lease, I was so excited! I was less excited when I got my first threat … Continue reading Things Scarier Than Being Black: Late Rent
For Us: I REMEMBER BLACKNESS: That Time When The World Was All Black
I cannot pinpoint exactly when I ‘found out’ I was Black. I remember being enamored with my skin, and how cool I thought it was that it was the same … Continue reading For Us: I REMEMBER BLACKNESS: That Time When The World Was All Black
Ferguson STILL Matters
“Mike Brown Means Got To Fight Back!” It has been seven years since I heard this chant on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Officer Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown, Jr. … Continue reading Ferguson STILL Matters
Firestarter Hotsheet: America Has A Vision Problem
I will not weep for spoiled children whom feed on the blood of the oppressed, only to be met with opposition, even discipline when the same forced wielded against others–are turned on them. With equal, and appropriate, force.
The Hope For 2021
Dear 2021– Look, we promise not to ask anything, or touch anything, but just let us come through here and live our best lives! We want to be able to … Continue reading The Hope For 2021
2020 Year In Review-Activism In A Pandemic
In the year that is and was, the amount of activism I have witnessed? I have seen nothing like it, and I don’t think that I will again. In the … Continue reading 2020 Year In Review-Activism In A Pandemic
Getting Butterfly Muscles: Finding The Blessing In The Everything.
There is a peace that surpasses all understanding. I believe that aging–getting to and past 40–grants you a peace that you cannot conceive when you are young. My mother calls … Continue reading Getting Butterfly Muscles: Finding The Blessing In The Everything.