This work week begins with footnotes that happily reference Solange Knowles’ “Almeda,” a song on her 2019 When I Get Home album, which always makes my good days better. This song references “Florida Water,” an essential oils mix thought to be a healing tonic. Knowles’ ancestral past in Louisiana, part of the global south that includes Florida,… Continue reading florida water
Wow. Cori Gauff. The youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon. She beat 5x Wimbledon Champ Venus Williams, one of her idols, in the first round. An Atlanta native most recently from Delray Beach in my beloved Florida. Her focus inspires. History! Go, Coco!
Oh, for community. Oh, for the moments when we come together. Grateful for TCM Party for Julie Dash’s 1991 Daughters of the Dust tonight. Thank you, Ava! “As far as this place was concerned, we were never a pure woman…Protect us.” On the 19th day of August 1902 they left these islands…perhaps to never see… Continue reading daughters
Rainy night in Ttown. Jammin with Noname
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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I am a preacher’s kid. So every year when Easter rolls around, I feel a certain bit of guilt if I am not in a church. I have been in Tuscaloosa for almost six years and I have yet to find what is known as a “church home.” I am essentially one of those “once… Continue reading coloring eggs and memory
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