Hey everyone! I finally have downtime after the Queens Book Festival last Sunday, so I wanted to give you some updates and reminders about projects and other housekeeping stuff: *Did you know I am on PATREON! I updated my page recently and you can visit my page here to find out about what I am […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Baby I’m Back and With Some News!
Greetings Everyone! Welcome back to the next installation of my Space: Queens segment! Last Saturday, I attended the 2nd annual Afrofuturism conference at The New School and in the panel I attended, Conjuring Black Futures, moderator, Jamal Lewis mentioned that conjuring is associated with possibility, the “otherwise.” I had the pleasure to interview Shanté Paradigm Smalls, […]Read More Space:Queens: Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Hey everyone! I’m sorry I was quiet on here last month. Due to illness, work and some technical difficulties, I wasn’t able to do much posting. But I wanted to share for National Poetry Month the chapbook I made for the DIY chapbook challenge. For my, chapbook, Lucy’s Bone Scrolls: The AF Mystery School, I wrote […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Lucy’s Bone Scrolls Chapbook!
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds…” – Marcus Garvey/Bob Marley Everyone wants to be free, but most people don’t know how to be free. Either we are physically enslaved and imprisoned, or we are mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and financially in bondage. The latter are mostly invisible chains; it is harder to be conscious of their […]Read More Modern Griots Reviews: Nichol Bradford’s The Sisterhood
Louis Chude-Sokei, the author of The Last ‘Darky‘: Bert Williams, Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora, will be releasing a new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Chude-Sokei, as he has done in his previous work, explores the complexities of race and ethnicity through a Caribbean lens. As someone who calls myself Afro-Caribbean-American, I […]Read More Moving on the Wires: ‘The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics’
I love seeing spaces where a group of women with so much power, spirit, energy, creativity and love, and who break the mold get the shine they deserve. So here is some shine for them today. In their fourth year, the Toshi Reagon-presented and funded (with no sponsors) Word, Rock and Sword Festival provides a […]Read More Modern Griots Reviews: Highlights from Word, Rock and Sword Concert
I found this post via the Canadian afrofuturist website Outterregion: (Note: I edited some of it) Justice, truth be ours forever Jamaica land we love – Excerpt from Jamaican National Anthem The media has been showing only stories of violence from Jamaica for some time now due to unrest in West Kingston. It was very […]Read More Art of This World: Ebony G. Patterson, and The Grand Rue Sculptors
The ancient mysteries of life hold in their grasp the power of seduction. We find seduction, being led away, in a sexual experience, a sensual touch, the coming of a new life or death, the physical movement of bodies in a dance, the allure of magic, the call of nature, the possibility of a new […]Read More Modern Griots Review: Kiini Ibura Salaam’s “Ancient Ancient”
Originally posted on New Ish:
If you’ve enjoyed the SHAOLIN JAZZ – DREAM GIRLS Photo Shoots (Part 1, Part 2) then get to know the DREAM GIRLS better with a series of video interviews (produced by Tewodross Melchishua (That Soul Cinematic (TSC) where we discuss music, style, jazz among other topics. To watch the videos…
Originally posted on The AntiJemima Life:
If a video drops in a forest of things that seem to matter a lot–like fingers waving in presidential faces and self-deportation–does it make a sound? Nicki Minaj dropped “Stupid Hoe” last week. Maybe I’m too old to have my thumb on the relevant spaces in the interwebs, but it seems like the…