Meeting Jane Elliott

I had the privilege of meeting the iconic Jane Elliott. Read more here

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Panel with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Last night, I was a panelist on the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series, hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion…

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Liberated Muse at Busboys & Poets 3/19/18

Liberated Muse celebrates 10 years this year! We started in 2008 as a digital online community and became a community-based performance troupe providing cultural presentations in the forms of theater, film, literary art and music. We are excited about this year and hope you come out to this performance where we will share pieces from…

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#BaltimoreCeasefire Take 2

The first Baltimore Ceasefire took place in August. Read about it here Through the Morgan State Graduate Student Association, I organized an event that was part of the second round of the Baltimore Ceasefire initiative. Here is footage from the 2-day event of designing hoodies and displaying them in the Morgan State Graduate Student Association…

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New Co-Host on WEAA 88.9 FM

Journalist Sean Yoes, host of First Edition on WEAA  88.9FM, announced on his show last night that author, poet and motivational speaker Bathsheba Smithen and I are his new co-hosts of the “Be Inspired” segment, the second half of the “Hour of Power” at 6:30pm on Mondays on First Edition! If you’ve been following my…

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20 Ways to Survive Trump’s America

The words below have been circulating, attributed to Yale historian and Holocaust expert Timothy Snyder. Read the original post here. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies…

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We Are Who We Have Been Waiting For

I am inviting you to this event HERE. You can  read below if you want background info. If you have been following me for a while, you know that community organizing is at the root of what I do and who I am. My creative work as a performer, writer and educator always involved energy…

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The Responsibility of Black People Regarding Police Brutality

I am very frustrated reading and listening to arguments that suggest Black people are responsible for curbing police brutality. I am of the mindset that eradicating police brutality is not something that will, can or should happen by the hands of Black people. There is nothing Black people need to do or can do that…

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Walker’s Legacy #Power50List

March is Women’s History Month and Walker’s Legacy is celebrating the contributions of women around the country with its inaugural Power50 List. According to their website, “These women have walked the walk, talked the talk and inspired a multitude of men and women within their community and beyond. Join us in honoring the 2016 Walker’s…

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#BlackLivesMatter in New Take on Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Last month, I shared with you a post on artists using their talent to address the current spate of police brutality and general racial injustice that smears this country’s history. In that post, I shared that my friend, singer Colie Williams, had chosen to do a remake of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” as she…

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