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On Writing (Sort Of)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
When I say someone is a “serious writer,” I do it secretly during a private, one-sided conversation with myself. Because the public sharing of artistic output is often so randomly and arbitrarily judged, who really cares what I think?   

Like Water for Black People

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
America has either been denying black Americans access to all manner of water to drink or it has let us drown; drown in filthy hurricane water or, as in Flint, Michigan in the tainted water flowing into the tubs and sinks of poor blacks and whites there.  

In God She Trusts

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The last time I laid eyes on Tracie M. Hunter, she was somewhere in the morass of a battle royale — a July 15, 2014, packed-room, pre-trial hearing before Judge Norbert Nadel.   

Ch-Ch-Changes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
David Bowie’s self-appointed alien status was nothing, a mere indulgence, compared to the Alien Nation we relegated him to.  

... and Justice for All?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
During the long winter’s nap of the University of Cincinnati’s winter break wherein “Netflix and chill” ruled the day, in my bloodlust for true crime murder mysteries I came across Making a Murderer.   

The World, It Softly Lulls

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I have a healthy respect for death, as a marker of absences and a gauge of time. Since 2015 knocked me to my literal knees, then on my ass for what looks like the long haul, I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with death but keenly aware and unafraid of it.  

Buzz Me In

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There was a time here in Cincinnati when 1230 AM WDBZ The Buzz — the de facto “black talk” station — was relevant, necessary even. It was black Cincinnati’s bully pulpit, going-off space and platform for spelling out conspiracy theories; a place where unabashed anger was aimed squarely at the white powers that be.  

Where They Do That At?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and another 21 injured last week marked a red-letter day for feminists the world over: Tashfeen Malik, a 29-year-old female Jihadist terrorist, is shaping up to perhaps be the braintrust behind the ghastly massacre.  

Black Power Mixtape

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Mortar Cincinnati co-founders are trying their hands in Walnut Hills, a land ripe for the development of a drastically changed landscape. Their new and temporary home is called Brick 939 and opened Black Friday to much confusion from potential customers.  

Gracias

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I am thankful for the literal light illuminating the screen of this soon-to-be 10-year-old laptop and the weekly ritualistic exploration of ideas happening in this space on this page.