THIS PHOTO

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We took a family trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC. In a section featuring James Baldwin, I found myself in this photo. I have a different photo from this event. In that photo, I am sitting on Daddy's lap and James Baldwin is at the podium. It is 1963, and we are at a rally in NYC to protest the bombing of...
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I AM BLESSED

July 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I am blessed. Every once in awhile I lose sight of that. I don’t remember first that I am blessed. I am moving. I can see the sky and the trees. I am warmed by the sun and there are no obstacles before me other than me. Failure is first some days. Every once in a while I believe that. I don’t remember that I am blessed. I forget that I am the succ...
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WHEN GIANTS FALL

July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
WHEN GIANTS FALL When giants fall the earth stills Silence waves toward the horizon pushing trees Flowers bow and large bodies of water hum It is just a matter of time for all things; Even the greatest among us is merely passing through Greatness fills the lungs of some Keeps them afloat above our heads As they lift our legs an...
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JANAZAH SHROUD

June 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
David Bastianoni’s photograph, He Will Never See His Father, is a striking image that depicts a pregnant Muslim woman holding the head of her dead husband. She is dressed in a black Abaya, and her husband is enshrouded in an American flag. The woman is on her knees with her straight back hinged forward almost in a position of prayer as she kisses t...
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