January 2021

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was “The Never Ending Story.” At the end of that movie the story is on the verge of ending forever and Fantasia, the fictional world, is encased in darkness. Bastian and the Empress, Moon Child, are having a dialogue trying to save Fantasia. In the…

2020 Year in Review

2020 has been a succubus of a year, slowly leeching out my faith in humanity and steadily destroying small pieces of my soul. Its endless propensity for horrendous events/moments has never let up. It all started so benign. At the beginning of 2020, I was wrapping up my annual trip to San Francisco for the…

48-Hours in Charleston

Growing up in New York City, I never felt the need to learn to drive. Once I began traveling, I found that having a license might be beneficial. Unfortunately, the urge to hurry up and get my driver’s license still hasn’t quite taken root. Do I let not having a driver’s license hinder me from…

Best Early Birthday Present EVER!

I can breathe again. When I was a young child, no more than 11 years old, I was horsing around with someone who was my age and weighed roughly the same amount that I weighed. At some point in this playing, I wound up on my back with the person sitting on my chest. I…

Four Years Ago …

I remember exactly where I was, what I did, and how I felt. That day is forever etched in my soul. That was the first time in my life that I was fearful being an African American woman in the country in which I was born. Below is the story of what happened on that…

24-Hours in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is the perfect city to spend 24-hours walking around and exploring. This post includes suggestions on what to do and where to eat on a day in Charleston. A list of the sites visited and a map of their locations is included at the bottom of the post.

Love Letter to Charleston, Part 2

After a busy day gallivanting around Savannah and arriving back at our hotel around 10 pm, my mom and I slept in on our third day in Charleston. Since, it was Saturday, we decided to start our day with brunch at Hominy Grill. Hominy Grill, since closed, was known for its hominy-style grits and its…

Day Trip to Savannah, GA 2013

Every time my mom and I visit Charleston, we always take a day trip to Savannah, GA. Situated 108 miles from each other, Savannah can be easily accessed by car if you take US-17 S to I-95 S for 2 hours. If you don’t drive, like me or my mom, another way to get to…

Historic Public Affairs Series Black Journal Now Available Online at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Programs from 1960s and 1970s Include Interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louis Farrakhan, Angela Davis and others Additional Scholar Exhibit Explores Black Power in Public Media A collection of episodes from Black Journal, the first nationally televised public affairs program produced for, about, and by Black Americans has been released by The American Archive of Public…

Love Letter to Charleston, SC

I love traveling to new places, but there are some places that tug at my heart and beckon me to come back. Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA are two of those places. I first visited Charleston, SC in 2013. After having visited San Francisco for the third time, my mom and I decided that Charleston…