Black Lotus: The Best Memoir On Racial Identity This Year.

“How do you stop a n***er from jumping on the bed?” asked Sil Lai Abrams’ younger sister. “You put Velcro on the ceiling!” As they both roared with laughter, Sil Lai’s father came charging into the room and said, “I don’t know why you’re laughing, Sil Lai, you’re one,” stopping them in their tracks. This is how ...

A LIBRARY THAT BURNS…REMEMBERING MAYA ANGELOU

I just heard that my favorite library has burned. When I got the news I wanted to cry, "Why this library and not another? This library, though old and frail, had so much more to give. Just recently it was set to be given yet another award for its incredible contribution to the world. I ...