A collage I made to honor Toure´, one of my favorite authors. I used his short story “The Steviewondermobile”–from his book The Portable Promised Land– as inspiration.Darn that shadow, although it’s actually appropriate since it falls over the night-scape side of my piece. 

Wannabes vs. Jigaboos: It’s not just a black thing!

Title Reference: Terms used to describe the light-skinned vs. dark-skinned characters in Spike Lee's 1988 film School Daze (a film that explored intra-racism on a college campus). Today I was reminded that it is important to read and become acquainted with other cultures. Doing so reminds us that we, mankind, share many of the same insecurities and issues. This was evident when reading Annie …

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 …