As an author, journalist and an activist, anytime I write something, be it a social media update or my next novel, I write with the intent to empower, enlighten and entertain. If I can do all three simultaneously, golden!
I call it the E-Cubed Directive. These challenging times are a reminder why I do the work I do in the manner I do.
For those of you needing resources to entertain, empower or enlighten yourself and/or others the following are a few posts that may serve as a resource and feel free to share with others.
And now for some exciting news that I’ve been sitting on for the past couple of months.
Yours truly is the newest contributor to Out & About Nashville magazine. Making my debut in this month’s issue, I explain why I’m giving a hard pass on a significant portion of so called “Black Media.”
I can’t put into words how honored and humbled I am by this blessing.
A monumental thank you to James Grady and the rest of the O&AN team for giving me this opportunity and welcoming me into the fold.
One of the true joys of my career is that I get to meet some truly extraordinary and amazing people from all walks of life.
These individuals are using their gifts to make this world a better one. A few of them, I’m both honored and humbled to consider colleagues and good personal friends.
Case in point: Alice Wong.
Over on Yopp, I converse with Ms. Wong and discuss everything from her new book, Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories From The Twenty First Century, her podcast, activism, to the power of storytelling.
So in honor of #Halloween, I’m going to share a true horror story that transpired last year. Real talk, I’m lucky to even be alive.
It was a gray and somber October afternoon. I was at the nearby Greenway exercising and walking. As I turned the corner, I saw movement in the thick bushes. I wasn’t sure if it was one of the bunnies that stay multiplying in that area, a feline, a snake, or even a serial killer.
In spite of all the craziness, yours truly has been blessed.
I continue to churn out content, land sales with new markets and level up both artistically and professionally. Because I’ve been on deadline and with everything else going on in the world, I haven’t had an opportunity to list my top articles from the past year.
From media, to equal rights, to interviews, this list covers the gamut. So if you haven’t read these pieces, want to read them again, or share them (by all means please do), well, here you go.
I just got news that journalist, activist, trailblazer, real life superhero, and close personal friend, Monica Roberts has passed away.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it again many times afterwards. There have been a number of us who have come up through the equal rights activism ranks.
Monica, without question, was the best of all of us. She was a leader, a mentor, the personification of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackExcellence. She was the definition, of beauty, wisdom, class, vision and hope.
I learned so much from her and I’m a better person for having had her in my life.
To honor her life, legacy and reunion with the ancestors, I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite pieces; an interview with the Transgriot founder herself.
The series finale of the Coulson May Power Hour (released in some regions as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is here.
After 7 seasons, it’s been an epic ride. Honestly I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life, lol. To commemorate the conclusion of the final mission concludes, today I’m sharing one of my favorite pieces I penned a few years back.