Cultural Critic. African American Studies Scholar. Author. Educator.
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CSU MFA folks from my graduate program many years ago.

     

                       A bunch of talented writers :-).                       Rodney "RM" Johnson & Me

Me, my favorite St. Sabina Academy class of 2011, and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, a St. Sabina alumni.

Me & my editor, Isaac Perry                           Rob and Me

                              
 
Rev. Wright, Me, and Kelly (My king of a husband ;-)
 

An official Underground Railroad Site in downstate Illinois

                   

This trip was a powerful experience for me.  The church on the right was near a waterway and the woods.  The one room cabin on the left was deep into the woods, right near the water.  This is where the church hid folks as part of the underground railroad system.  Walking back to the cabin, in those woods, seeing the eroded and depressed rocks form a path at the bank where the trail had been well traveled was almost surreal.  It was as if I was there, hiding from would-be captors, fabled haints in the trees and all.

*Video Clips*

I feel the need to put a disclaimer on this one.  During this writing workshop a wonderful writer wrote a scene from a fiction book she plans to publish.  The book is about a woman who works as... well the book has a unique storyline with an unusual twist dealing with a sort of "lady of the night".  As a result, a couple of my examples related to the woman's idea.  It was all about relating to the audience :-).  Yep.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.   

Notes - In Laymen's Terms

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We Are Not Victims: A Female Moment
Directed by Miss Maya (my daughter - who did not expect this to be a debut... She was just familiarizing herself with a new camera.)
Also, I just noticed my TD Jakes speech pattern at the beginning of the taping.  What's up with that?  The name of the book is WHERE I've Been :-).
 

Booksigning 2.21.09 Borders on 95th Street in Chicago.

I know you were there and you don't see yourself, but these are Anthony's pictures.  You have to send me yours if you want to see them posted :-). 

 

Thanks to Anthony for the booksigning photos.
Also, my little display feature is cute,
but I'm warning you it might be a bit slow loading.




Author/Educator.



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