African American History · department stores

department stores & black ascension

Next week, my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class turns to the second to the last book for the Spring 2020 semester: Traci Parker‘s Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). It is a book I have been… Continue reading department stores & black ascension

African American History · courage · life

unexpected pairing: miles and lorraine

  Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry is on the menu for my next “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class. While reading the book for a second time, I decided to charge a pair of cordless ear phones first seen on an undergrad in my “Antebellum America Swagger”… Continue reading unexpected pairing: miles and lorraine

African American History · african americans · art · life · mindfulness · musings


Made carrot crumb bread with cinnamon and cranberries yesterday. Locally grown carrots. That’s my berry/peach jelly on it, too. Yum with cardamon in my coffee this morning. Meanwhile, I make art in between prepping for next semester and other things swirling around, scholarly and otherwise. On my desk is none other than Zora Neale Hurston… Continue reading musings