Of Joy and Visibility

Photo Credit: HBO. The Wire was produced and filmed in Baltimore. This is a real street in that city somewhere. What a weekend. I am so full of joy! Yet there are things that pull at my today, so I’m writing with a bit of reflection. Let’s start with context: My uncle and his wonderful…

Ain’t I A Voting Woman?

  After the world went absolutely crazy last week, I was reminded with the return of ads and debates that there is a special election here in Massachusetts. We have a primary here next week, and I must say, the field on both sides is rather bleak.  I’m a registered Democrat, and the two candidates…

Ain’t I Worth Saving?

It’s International Women’s Day. I’m sitting here thinking about the state of things. Yesterday, the President signed the Violence Against Women’s Act, with much fanfare and flourish, and I watched it live with happiness. I am blessed to be a woman who has not been physically abused by a partner, but the statistics about domestic violence…

Where is the Lobbyist for my Sons?

I’m having a huge problem with the current news cycle at the moment. There seems to be a complete disconnect between those on the top of our hierarchy and the people who are in the middle and at the bottom. For some reason, I’ve got a President who doesn’t really want to include women or…

The world I want for my sons in 2013

  My house been purged of dirt and trash. My laundry room is humming with the last loads of 2012. I haven’t done my “big” shower yet (super exfoliating, super long, super awesome), but that will happen after this post is over. I’ve had my chittlin’s and my pig-feet (you can take the girl out…

The power of Thought, then Word, then Deed.

My posts last week were about language, and I sense that there is a theme growing. I just got finished watching Soledad O’Brian’s Black in America and I am so full of ideas that I am fit to bursting. But I’m going to write about that on Wednesday…letting those ideas marry and turn into something larger….