I just returned from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) conference in North Charleston, SC. There, I met some incredible scholarly-sisters. Some of them were also my sorority sisters. One of them was a sister in art of long standing. I reflect now on it all. My faith… Continue reading return
What a night. Regina King, Best Supporting Actress winner and Ruth Carter for Costume Design and Hannah Bleachler for Production Design and Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor and Spike Lee for Best Adapted Screenplay! About time on the Oscar tip (School Daze and Mo’ Betta, my all-time favorites from you.) Hats off to Barry… Continue reading o-s-c-a-r
I am still smiling. I attended the Dance Alabama Film Festival this evening at Tuscaloosa’s River Market where our local farmer’s market is held on the weekends. The students at the University of Alabama remind me again of the biggest joy of teaching: their energy. I especially enjoyed seeing tonight a piece titled “Elsewhere.” Kori… Continue reading musings
It’s been a week since a link to the full length version of “The Grant Green Story,” a film about the late jazz guitarist, was shared. The documentary is now available for free on Youtube in three parts. The first is below. Enjoy.
There are no words. So much has been felt this summer about so much including “loving yourself.” This includes loving yourself as a “brown girl,” as artist-performer-dancer Okwui Okpokwasili shares in her amazing one-woman show “Bronx Gothic,” also the subject of a documentary. And loving yourself as a woman who sets boundaries as did painter… Continue reading sisterhood…personhood
I saw the Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson’s “Metapmorphosis” exhibit at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. My interest in landscape and urban history was satiated by his way of showing the beauty in the worn down and forgotten. What touched me the most, however, were the photographs in the adjacent “small world” exhibit. Images of people from Kenya, Iceland,… Continue reading musings
One of the greatest things since working on the documentary about Grant Green’s life has been seeing his legacy on many things including San Francisco’s Grant Ave and Green Street intersection, which appears on his 1964 “Street of Dreams” album for Blue Note Records. Reid Miles designed the album cover. He made the coolest covers… Continue reading california love