An epic chat between enemies.
The Facebook memories function—that thingy that shows you your posts from previous years—is good for many things. Seeing how much your kids have grown. Reminding you of that one time you made that “slap your mama” Thanksgiving dinner. Remembering that time when you ranted about the woman in the grocery who randomly touched your hair… Continue reading An Investment with Little Return: Why Black Actors/Filmmakers Just Might Have to Boycott Hollywood Forever
All things considered, 2015 was a great year for my writing. I released my ninth book and wrote numerous articles for digital pubs like The Chronicle Vitae, Ebony.com, The Guardian, and DAME Magazine. So I’m not terribly surprised that here on my own blog, the posts that had the most views were the ones that… Continue reading Race, Faith, Family, and Health: My Top 5 Posts from 2015
How I try to keep some emotional distance from the personal traumas of my students.
I’m fairly sure that it’s cliche to say that becoming a great writer requires one to be a voracious reader. Nevertheless, I believe it’s true. I’ve loved books since forever. The way a writer strings words together has been known to make me fill up with so much emotion I just knew I’d eventually burst into… Continue reading Words Matter: My Fav Reads of 2015
Happy New Year! 2016, huh. Aren’t we supposed to be driving flying cars or something a la the Jetsons? Lol. In many ways, I’m humbled, and dare I say, excited to see another year. As grateful as I am for every blessin’ and lesson, I can’t say that I wasn’t happy to see 2015 leave. Just… Continue reading All joy. All the time.