Leaving Calaveras is never easy for me, but as I drove away that night, with the hills in my rearview and the moon guiding me with her light, I couldn’t help but beam with tremendous gratitude, both for my connection to such a beautiful place, and to the people who enrich that beauty with a combination of valuable skills and intuitive humanity. Continue reading A Part Remains in Calaveras
When I moved from California to Texas at age four, I was reading full books and writing at a 1st– … Continue reading Young, Gifted, and Black? Prepare to Fight for Your Education
Today is international women’s day, and next Monday is The Bachelor finale. The juxtaposition of the two events on my social … Continue reading How is The Bachelor OK?
This morning I saw that Kid Cudi announced his decision to check into rehab for help with anxiety and depression. … Continue reading Living With Fear and Writing it Down
Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there … Continue reading Front and Center at the Academy Awards
Storytelling can be a driver of equality, but in this country there is a small, unrepresentative group telling only small pieces of a much larger American story. Continue reading American Storytime
If I am a descendant of a wealthy slave owner, shouldn’t I have the same amount of wealth as my kin?
Continue reading Reparations or Inheritance?