My intention was to just read maybe 10 pages of Ntozake Shange’s Some Sing, Some Cry while I enjoyed lunch a while ago. But 10 turned to 15 and I wasn’t done yet. After lunch, I retired to the restaurant’s outside seating on a glorious sunny, yet breezy day. Finding just enough shade, I settled in, feet propped up for what I told myself would only be five more pages — just to the end of the chapter. I ended up on page 106 of the succulent and mammoth, multigenerational novel that Ntozake wrote with her sister, Ifa Bayeza, about a recently emancipated family in...Read More
Byline: Joyce E. Davis
Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb | Nov 11, 2013 |
Like many single and childless first-time homeowners, I had no thoughts of becoming a parent when I bought my house in a neighborhood that had “potential.” Well, along came my daughter, followed a few years later by a decimated housing market and a tanking economy that is still struggling. I’d had a good career in magazines for about 15 years and was pretty secure in my current job in higher education, so I wasn’t feeling the economic pain. I thought I’d be able to ride out the storm and do OK, especially since kindergarten was coming, lightening the financial...Read More
Sparing the Rod and
Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.