Year: 2016

Post Election Thoughts and A Call to Action (or How Black Souls Kept Me Grounded)

We woke up and the world was fundamentally different. What do we do now?


Top Ten for the Weekend: “About the Author” Edition

The weather is finally cooling down in Los Angeles and now that Halloween is over, it won’t be long before we all start hearing Christmas Chorals. Everything moves so fast here in LA LA land. This week I thought it would be fun to give you some dirt on me a chance to get to know me better. Each interesting article I encountered this week found a way to link itself back to me in a more personal way. What I’m Reading I’ve slowly started to read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson as a read-a-loud to my girls. They are still pretty young to be completely engaged; however, the language is mesmerizing and the use of poetry helps to make the content relevant. Her imagery reminds me of growing up in a southern family and really missing my hometown. Sharing this memoir with my girls is a way to show them some of my own histories in a context they already enjoy. I haven’t gotten very far, but from what I have read, and what other have said about her …

Litsy Lemonade Interview: Antoinette Scully

Originally posted on Rachel Mans McKenny:
So excited to be back with another great interview for our series for Americanah. If you missed the first two interviews in the series (and the explanation of the Lemonade Syllabus project, see these two posts– first and second) Antoinette Scully ? ? Today, I’m lucky enough to hear from the awesome blogger behind Black and Bookish, where she focuses on black culture in fiction and non-fiction, and she shares the reasoning behind her blog in her post “What Made Me Go ‘All Black‘” Below are her responses to the interview. Make sure to check out her blog, as well as follow her on Twitter (@amariescully) and of course, Litsy (@BlackandBookish). ? 1. How did you get into blogging? I sort of fell into it a few years ago just to try. I didn’t have anything compelling to talk about, so I would start a new blog, and then leave it. I tried to keep up with blogging about motherhood when my oldest was born in 2011, but actually…