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[…]

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[…]

I Did Not See This Coming!

Black Female Writer That Is Who I Am! There was a call for Black Women Writers. It was titled “50in50: Writing Women Into Existence.” I had no idea of what piece to submit. I have written many poems chronicling the last few tumultuous years of my life. But I did not know what piece quite captured what it felt like to be a woman. Then I remembered and submitted the poem I had written entitled Read more about I Did Not See This Coming![…]

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