for Carvell Goodlow: Do the Holy Thing

The name Carvell Goodlow triggers a chaotic caucus of words that I don’t even want on my doorstep they hurt they scream painful they read Carvell Goodlow a good boy was killed on sunday september 2018 in huntsville Alabama for no reason by a black boy who lost his humanity Carvell Goodlow was pursuing a…

“Black Panther”: A Wakandan Epitaph

The real hero of this movie is the African child-come-man left orphaned in America—Erik Killmonger. It is that orphaned boy whose final epitaph carries the movie home.

Real Talk: “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley”

Got to shout out HBO, too; that’s where I found “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley.” The documentary is an amazing confederation of laughter imbued by activism appropriated through the comedic voice of a Black woman.

“She’s Gotta Have It” @Turkey 2017

She’s Gotta Have It is provocative art. It is art’s purpose. To move us out of self-created fake news—be it turkey or political and religious rhetoric—into rooms that demand authenticity. She’s Gotta Have It is a contemporary prayer.

Mudbound: A Film to Live!

I find myself walking through the dirt. There is a voice telling me to stand still, rest quietly in the dirt. If I stand long enough, I shall find my own land. That land is saturated with love, a love that crushes a racism that aims to kill.