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 ...

This Episode Of KC Undercover Is Black Girl Magic On Steroids!

What do you get when you combine two Black women writers (Raynelle Swilling and Teri Schaffer, “The Cleveland Show”), a Black woman director (Nzingha Stewart, NAACP Image Award nominated Lifetime movie, “With This Ring”) and Zendaya, one of TV’s most popular Black women leads? One groundbreaking episode of “K.C. Undercover.” If you’ve never watched the highly-rated ...

GOING POSTAL.

I’m on my way to the post office to send a letter to the IRS. I’ve been trying to send it for weeks and every time I get close, something happens. The ink runs out of my printer, I lose one of the papers; it’s crazy. So finally I get it together and I'm there and ...

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 ...