Rest in Peace Queen: Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange passed away in her sleep yesterday (October 27,2018) at the age of 70. She was a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Aside from the fact that she was born in my hometown Trenton, NJ, I remember Ntozake Shange most for her award-winning play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow…

How Can I Help?

When I was in school learning US history, the younger me often wondered: what was the average American citizen doing while slavery/the Holocaust/Japanese internment camps took place? And now here we are in this moment of human rights injustice… With the overflow of negative images and disturbing news it’s easy to become discouraged. I look…

How To Get Away With Scandal

On March 1st ShondaLand will give us crossover episodes of two of my favorite shows: How To Get Away With Murder and Scandal.   Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope will meet and I can’t wait for all of the Black Girl Magic! So, Annalise will appear on Scandal at 9pm, followed by Olivia on HTGAWM at 10pm….