October 3: Headlining Target First Saturday’s @ the Brooklyn Museum

So, I’m really terrible at updating my appearances section, and have, am embarrassed but not really, to say I have simply been to hectic to stay on top of it. So, I’ll do it here! I’m headlining Target First Saturdays tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum. Check out the flyer below. I’ll be in conversation with the brilliant Sacha Jenkins (and …

You Too Can Jumpstart Latino History Month(s) By Buying Yourself the Gift of Knowledge

Ok, full disclosure: Someone actually reminded me that it’s Latino History Month. I forgot that today was the official kick off until a homegirl sent me this really sweet Buzzfeed article. I was on the site earlier today but missed the piece because I was dumbstruck by Urban Outfitters latest low, the hawking of a “vintage Kent State” sweater with red …

What I’m Reading: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color

In between writing another round of a section for a new book proposal—wo/man, writing book proposals are tedious, especially when you have to justify your mere existence to editors, explain your language, your culture, your self, your…—I found myself in dire need of inspiration. So, after about two decades, I decided to pick up an anthology I had not visited …

“Here and Now” on WABC-TV with Dr. Brenda Greene

Earlier today, Dr. Brenda Greene (hip-hop artist Talib Kweli has inherited his mother’s brilliant oratory genes) and I were guests on Here and Now on WABC-TV, hosted by Sandra Bookman. We were there to promote the forthcoming 12th bi-annual National Black Writers Conference, going down at Medgar Evers college in Brooklyn, where I’ll be sitting on a panel titled Shifting …