I finally have a chance to read for leisure. Here is a list of books that I am reading for the summer. I expect that they will all be great reads.
I Wonder as I Wander. Langston Hughes
Native Son. Richard Wright
Invisible Man. Ralph Ellison
The Bluest Eye. Toni Morrison
If I Can Cook, You Know God Can. Ntozake Shange
The Secret Life of Bees. Sue Monk Kidd
Betsey Brown. Ntozake Shange
Chasing Faith. Stephanie Perry Moore
Sassafras, Cypress, & Indigo. Ntozake Shange
The Intuitionist. Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
While sitting down for dinner, I just happened to be watching PBS and this series called AfroPop was on. This show is AMAZING (well, at least I think) because it disrupts the preconceived notions people have about Africa through films sharing local perspectives. Idris Elba is the host, and I must say he is hot like fire. Aside from him being the hotness, this show is a must see. Today, the series featured an African American filmaker, Regi Allen, who made a journey to Ghana, Senegal, and Cote d' Ivoire in "10 Days in Africa." He explored black identity, culture, and his self in this film. I'll be sure to check out this series. You can check out the website at:
Friday, June 5, 2009
Laura Izibor is an upcoming artist, and her voice and lyrics are on point. She is not one to disappoint with her originality and creativity. Her single, From My Heart to Yours, comes from the core of her being and reveals that she is true to herself. If that's not a diva, I don't know what is. Her debut album is Let the Truth Be Told. Enjoy the single music video.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Clearly, I have not been blogging for a while. School has kept me busy, and the loveliness finally arrived on May 17, 2009!!! I have worn the Honor of Honors, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology and African American and African Studies. You may ask what's next, you'll just have to see as the next phase of my life unfolds. Hopefully, now that summer has arrived, I will make time to write and share my thoughts and words of hope, inspiration, and creativity.
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