Brown Children Are Dying In The War Next Door….

Some children I taught once saw a man blow away another man’s head on their way home from school.  He looked at them as he held the gun to his victim’s head and laughed as he pulled the trigger,  The next day I held a session to let them talk about what they were feeling. …

OH GOD! DON’T TAKE AWAY THE GOOD BROWN PEOPLE!

The other day I saw a report on some town in Middle America where the residents were upset, because all of their Brown friends were being taken away.   They looked into the camera and asked the country how could this have happened.  We thought Trump was talking about the bad ones one man said. One…

That Mild Kind Of Ignorance..

I have former classmates from the high school I graduated from who are die hard supporters of Trump.  One is such a fan of his work that at some point I had to unfriend him so as to not only save my soul from his ignorant statements about his God, Trump, but also so as…

Jamaican Mother’s Looks..

The Look your Jamaican mother gives you when you come home with a failing grade The Look your Jamaican mother gives you when you bring home a girl who she thinks is Out Of Order The Look Your Jamaican mother gives you when you tell her you may not go to college The look your…

America Stepping Into Madness…

Some think the world is just now going mad and that before these “mad” times, there was a semblance of sanity in place.  They believe that the fact that You Know Who is the  president is in and of itself the greatest sign of the lunacy enveloping the world.  And if that is not proof…

Good Morning Mother Earth.. In Sedona and Antelope Canyon

Blood red mountain ranges surrounding us as we climb the vortex into an infinite blue sky. Where will it end.. this journey into a Navajo heaven… orange dust floating in the air.. deep canyons at our back.. jagged rocks by our feet.. and all these ancient caverns with scribblings from a forgottem tribe of original…

A Jamaican Smile

Being pushed into a crowded train this morning at Grand Central Station, I saw a smile looking at me from the beautiful face of an older black woman.  I didn’t need to hear the voice to know that this was a Jamaican smile on a Jamaican face.  Cheekbones high and full, Ghanaian in their shape,…

Born Black.. No Matter What 23andMe says?

You are born Black. You will be able to make yourself more Black, but never less.  You will not be able to step away from your Blackness even if it would be for only a moment or so..  This is the Black-life that was chosen for you and therefore, this is the black-life you will…