The Incomparable Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is on tour promoting her new book of poetry “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.” She stopped in New York City for several events including a discussion and book signing at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.   Her new book of poetry focuses on the memories of friends, family and former students. I have not read the book yet but just listening to the discussing had Read more about The Incomparable Nikki Giovanni[…]

African American PRIDE in Harlem

In its 48th year the African American parade is an awesome display of the beautiful diaspora of Black people living in New York City. The African American Day Parade celebrates the best of #BlackPride! Watch the parade as thousands of people marched through Harlem. #OGirlMedia is proud to bring you another #NYC parade celebrating ethnic pride! Shoutout to Srexprezzions for sharing her beautiful artwork with #OGM!         Be sure to follow #OGirlMedia on Read more about African American PRIDE in Harlem[…]

Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.

I grew up chanting, “Yeah!! We going to Midland!” As the boys crushed another team to advance in the playoffs I know the agony of defeat I was there in 93 when they scored 70+pts And became the State Champs. I remember the names, familiar faces Of life long fans you only see during the season I’ve caravanned with family members to Midland and Austin No city in Texas was too far I followed the Read more about Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.[…]

A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou On Mothers Day I attended #50in50:Writing Women Into Existence. The event celebrated Black women from across the world with our stories. From childhood, youth, young adulthood, middle age and mature, the stories spanned through life. 221 stories were submitted but only 50 made the cut. The well-regarded cast included Simone Missick, Pauletta Washington, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Cassandra Freeman, Read more about A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day[…]