#dawnmabalonisintheheart #withlakas — Femasculator

Celine: Three days later, I am in and out of shock and grief. I am holding on to Lakas as I hold on to Dawn. Dawn and I were just working on the shoot and preparing for Seattle. On Thursday, she texted me that she was “excited!!!” Like me. At our shoot, she was going […]

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busy weekend with former students & colleagues

It was so good seeing former students and colleagues in one weekend. Briana Royster, a former grad student in my Gender, Race and Urban Race class and present New York University graduate student, presented today at the UA History Department’s Power and Struggle graduate student-sponsored conference with Dr. John Mitcham, a UA alum who worked… Continue reading busy weekend with former students & colleagues


harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

I arrived in New York for the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF) a bit under the weather. Okay, I was totally busted. From the moment the plane took off in Birmingham until the moment it landed at LaGuardia, I knew and saw little. Fever, chills, nausea, aches, the works. And it’s only the fifth week… Continue reading harlem nights (and days) better with a good film


Grant Green documentary premieres Sept. 18 in Harlem

I am happy to share that “The Grant Green Story,” the documentary about the late jazz guitarist Grant Green, will be shown at 4:10 pm, Sunday, September 18, in MIST Harlem, Theatre C, 46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026 (just east of Malcolm X Boulevard). Please call 646.738.3043 or email Mistbar@mistharlem.com for details… Continue reading Grant Green documentary premieres Sept. 18 in Harlem

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Students make amazing playlist

Yesterday was the first day of class for the 2016-17 school year and I am already  pleased. The students enrolled in the “American Civilization to 1865” survey showed up ready to learn and contribute. So did the students enrolled in  “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music,” an upper level course. In fact, the… Continue reading Students make amazing playlist