Revisiting a Soul Food Classic for National Cook a Sweet Potato Day – Ginger Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Last week my son came home from school and said, “Mom can you make something for me from black people that I can take to my black history month party.” […]
Storytelling Outside the Margins – Short Films by Black Directors at Sundance 2021 Highlight Stories of Trauma and Resilience
Sundance has done a magnificent job at showcasing the global experience of Black people through its entire run. There were many shorts that spoke to me as particularly powerful. Black Bodies beautifully mixes poetry and cinematography to paint a portrait of the pain inflicted by police terrorism. Five Tiger highlights the pain of women who are often treated as mere tools for the advancement of men. Bruiser reminds us how important it is to have fathers in our communities. The Fire Next Time transports us back in time and immerses us in the environment that birthed the 2011 riots. These films were a reminder that Black people have a shared trauma that permeates boundaries of nationality, economics, and religion. Our struggle is universal because the forces that dictate our reality are the same no matter where we find ourselves.
We were two separate societies divided by color, until a king fell in love with one of us. Love, Your Grace, conquers all. I have never been the girl that […]
Kenya is a country I have many close ties to. When I saw that “Softie” was airing at Sundance last January, I was like, oh my gosh, I have to […]
I’m speechless. I’m normally not moved by celebrity deaths but this one I’m feeling. I’m shocked to have gotten the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing last night. I never imagined he was dealing with cancer. To have made such impactful films like “42”, “Marshall,” and “Get on Up,” it’s almost as if he knew he had to leave a powerful legacy. Thankfully, for all of us he did.
Like many children of my generation, I was introduced to superheroes through television. I have parents that didn’t believe that reading comic books constituted actual reading so I wasn’t really […]
Cha Jones is on a mission to help women go outside their comfort zones and live a life without boundaries.
Having a child, particularly a mixed child who struggles with figuring out his place in a racially charged world, has caused me to do a great deal of self-reflection. My […]
I have known several Black Americans expatriate to Ghana to escape racial oppressions in the United States. It’s seen as a paradise to so many who dream of going to […]