TYRA MAIL!!! My birthday Kindle from the b.f. and my brother (love you two) has finally arrived and I downloaded my first book…Robert Rave’s Conversations and Cosmopolitans. I wanted to make sure my first purchase would be a must-read; can’t wait to get started!

I just stumbled across this pic of my old work place. I would walk amongst those dusty volumes and find random treasures like the Soujourner Truth poem whose title I can’t recall that was written for her slave master and included in his obituary. I really need to research that. Another one of my favorite finds were …

R.I.P Heavy D

While on the phone with my girl Kim, she told me that Heavy D passed several hours ago today! I was shocked and horrified eventhough I don’t know him personally…it’s just that anytime anyone young passes away, it’s painful mostly because it makes you feel your own mortality that much more. It may seem insanely …

Toure, my favorite author, just published a new book…

I am ecstatic! Today I walked over to Barnes & Noble during my lunch break and finally picked up Toure’s new book, “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” I’m not exactly sure what ‘post-blackness ‘means just yet but rest assured I’ll know by later on tonight when I start this book. In celebration and anticipation I’ve been …