“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.

Say Yes to “Year of Yes”

Year of Yes is a book for those who have let their dreams whittle into dormancy; it is a challenge to be who you really are—to live and be your most beautiful, active self.

“UNITED”: Please Partake!

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good by Senator Cory Booker is a memoir wrought in the “conspiracy of love.” It is an autobiographical text by a man who understands the importance of family and what it means to accept the responsibility of the called political servant. Replete with stories of humane…