I used to have a sister, although we’d never met. She used to tell me that I was beautiful, and made me promise not to forget. My sister was so cool, brown-skinned and sweet. The whole world loved my sister! They turned her name into a street. My sister was for the cause, and we […]
Life is not a game or a competition. I think the best analogy I have heard is that it is a journey. And even that suggests a linear path that has not come to fruition in my own personal life. Life just is. But I like to think of things in terms of sports because […]
I am going to give you a little Ruha and hope that a little Ruha here and there will keep the Nazis at bay. Because Lord knows we can’t keep them away, white supremacy and our precious country are synonymous after all. So, please meet Dr. Ruha Benjamin, an American Professor McGonagall.
As a teenager, I found endless energy for basketball. I remember spending countless days and evenings in hot gymnasiums with 10-12 other sweaty girls. We learned plays; we practiced motions, and we worked hard; then we slouched off, laughed and fought. Mostly, we played basketball. And some of us learned about life from some amazing […]
You don’t trust me, so you’re not honest with me. I expect you to trust me. I never expect anyone to trust me. I’m usually the one trying to figure out how to convince people to trust me. But not you… Can’t you see? I expect you to trust me. Because I trust us. Truly. […]
What does home mean? And what does it have to do with rising strong? It’s another edition of Meet the Curator.
Introductory Disclaimer: Beyoncé, though I love her, may not be the best go-to for mental health advice. Black celebrities and artists are not automatically black leaders by nature of their fame. There are teachers, professors, counselors, ministers, civil servants, and subject matter experts that have devoted their lives to the communities they serve. Make sure […]
Meet Lei Lei, a South African American that wants you to know more about the power behind a name.