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Back in the Habit!

It’s been a little over a month since I last posted. Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past month: 1. Started an editorial internship with the online news and culture magazine, The Root 2. Saw the play Let Me Down Easy and interviewed Anna Deveare Smith, the playwright-actress who conceived the fascinating show. … Continue reading

Summer Art Festivals

  Here’s something new I put together for TheRoot. It’s a compilation of summer art festivals. Enjoy!

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

What I consider “Good” and “Essential” Black Films

In my post about the film Precious, I said that contemporary black cinema was/is lacking. Of course the causes for this are many. For one, in the United States commerce comes before art so a lot of films targeting black audiences are often comedies rather than serious dramas. Not to mention less polished screenplays (this is my … Continue reading

Some Things I Did When I Wasn’t Blogging

-I had Thanksgiving dinner for the first time at a buffet. It was lots of fun. No dishes. Same food. Easy to clean-up. -My Dad took the bus from NYC to be with me and his granddaughter. It was an interesting experience. Some fatherhood posts are forthcoming. -On my weekly trip to the library I … Continue reading