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Things have been happening so fast. I looked up this weekend and realized January was out. Everything’s beginning to get crowded: tax season is upon me, writing is backlogged (thanks to new writing group, brother’s gonna work it out), grad school applications, new online publication I’m involved with about to drop about indie black film … Continue reading


Recalling History, Reframing Haiti

I spotted this quote on the Web. I found it interesting that Mr. Wendell, a well-off Harvard man of the 1800s would say this about Haiti. It seems so ultra, ultra-progressive. Nonetheless, here’s my attempt at changing the conversation. God if you’re listening, how about a moratorium on natural disasters for us (meaning black people, … Continue reading

Remembering the Children of Haiti

Patrick Harrel, staff photographer for the Miami Herald, won the Pulitizer prize his photographic stills of storm-torn Haiti (circa 2009). What’s striking about this photo is the subject’s eyes. I wonder how the children of Haiti view the International community? Do they feel loved by us? Invisible? As one of God’s creations? Art has that … Continue reading

Haiti On My Mind. . .

  Passing this along from Split This Rock’s Poem of the Week Archive: Mud Mothers the children of haiti are not mythological we are starving or eating salty cakes made of clay because in 1804 we felled our former slave captors the graceless losers sunk vindictive yellow teeth into our forests what was green is … Continue reading

January is Here…

It’s been a while since I had time to sit and give this blog the attention it deserves. But here are a few things that are going on: Split This Rock Poetry Festival is hosting a fundraiser on Jan. 18th. R. Dwayne Betts will be headlining the event along with the DC Youth Slam Team. … Continue reading

Starting Off Right. . . Happy New Years!

Here’s a little Black Eyed Peas for your listening enjoyment.