This blog post by author Steven Barnes says it all. Please read, and then follow the advice. I am. After #Charleston: 10 Things Every American Can Do To Create Change Now.
Friends — this year, I have devoted my blog to writing about artists and writers of color. But that’s not enough is it? The terrorist attack on Mother Emanuel Church on Wednesday June 17th 2015 forces any white person of conscience to consider the part they play in […]
Dear Friends – Ok, this is embarrassing. I tried a couple of months ago to start educating myself about hip hop, and I got all kinds of good suggestions from friends and acquaintances as to what artists to listen to. While collecting those suggestions I looked up […]
Dear friends – I’ve been busy launching my debut novel, and haven’t had a lot of time to blog. But I have been thinking a lot about comedy, and how crucial a form it can be to do cultural work and to ask important, uncomfortable questions. I used […]
Friends — I’ve received some wonderful, thought-provoking and thought-ful responses to my previous blog post “When jews aren’t white.” Thanks to these comments, I’m reading Albert Memmi’s novel about being a Jewish person of color in Tunis right now. I hope to blog more about this topic soon. […]
when jews aren’t white, part 1: “Little White Lie” and questions of color — 03/27/15, coloring books project
Friends — My daughter and I were talking about funerals the other day because we just went to a very sad one. “Why are these services always so Lutheran?” my daughter asked. Then we looked at each other. “Remember that Passover we went to at Jenny’s family’s house?!!!” […]
Dear friends – We all know that a good book can take you out of yourself when times are hard. But a truly compelling story can do more than make you forget your troubles; it can lift your spirits and challenge your ethics, your politics, and your awareness […]