Tag Archive | african-americans

Hear, Here…

The voice woke her up in the middle of the night. “It’s time.” “Okay, sure,” she mumbled. She looked over at her clock – 2:28am. Of course. She didn’t know where she was headed, and she didn’t care. Over the last few days, she came to understand that the voice was not to be ignored. Ignoring […]

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

“You ain’t strong like she is. You got a soul that cain’t be still. Your mama did too at one time, but she wrestled it down. Yours look like it’s running you.” Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a collection of short stories that speak life to the complexities of Black […]

“Aunt”s and Other-Mothering in a Queer Household

I remember my Aunt Dee vividly. I remember her planning and executing my 5th birthday party to perfection. I remember her yelling my name, searching the apartment complex every time I ran away when my mother would come home high off her latest drug binge. I remember sitting in the living room eating freeze-pops and […]

Why Black Folks Stay in the Red

I feel like I need to put out a disclaimer before I start: I am a Black woman. I love my community. I am Pro-Black and a Womanist. That does not mean that I am anti-White, nor am I anti-male. It means that I recognize that as a community we must FIRST love ourselves and […]

I think White people should read these too

I think White people should read these too

I have to say, I was surprised to see some of the books on this list. Like Assata. She is my heroine, reading her book changed my life. Hell, it changed the direction of my major. I definitely think it’s essential reading for ALL people, because it sheds light on the very one-sided story of […]