The book you are about to read brings together facets of a narrative of epic proportions. It tells about the experience of black Seventh-day Adventists amid the painful history of racial and social discrimination; it chronicles their struggles and showcases their love for their church and fellow human beings and the profound influence of their…
Category: Book/Movie Reviews
“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.
BAddDDD Sonia Sanchez: A Call for Peace
Sonia Sanchez has given me a new hash-tag, one authored by Sonia Sanchez: “don’t forget to do your best work.”
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…
“When Breath Becomes Air”: Sadly Beautiful
When Breath Becomes Air is an unselfish act. We have Paul Kalanithi to thank!