Category Archives: community

I’m not going anywhere, I’m staying right here.

It’s that time.  The icons I grew up admiring are moving on from this physical reality.  With Muhammad Ali’s passing, I remember the positive impact his ego left on the black community.  Did everyone love him? Of course not.  Many … Continue reading

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Mindfulness & Meditation= Powerful tools to deal with racists.

I’ve been in Sarasota, Florida for about a month now.  I came down here to write.  I came down here to re-focus.  I normally do not go places like Florida because I hear crazy racist shit happens here.  Before I … Continue reading

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What Prince did for me….

Purple Rain was released June 25, 1984, and somehow I saw it. I don’t remember how I saw it, I wasn’t allowed to see it, I wasn’t supposed to see it, but I saw it.  And it inspired me.   … Continue reading

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Happiness is not an “if then” proposition

“Happiness is not an if then proposition”~ Rainn Wilson (actor who played Dwight Schroot in the office and creator of Soul Pancake) I was listening to The One You Feed Podcast for this morning which  interviewed Rainn Wilson.  Here’s my … Continue reading

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The Year of YES!

I adore Shonda Rhimes.  I’m reading her first book… Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person. From the time I was 6 years old I knew I wanted to be … Continue reading

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Why I love #BlackTwitter….and black social media in general

On Wednesday night I got tagged by my friend Leo, (who is a yoga teacher in NYC who also happens to be black) on the #ThanksgivingClapBack memes.  They were HILARIOUS!! Here’s one of them.. When your grandma ready to go … Continue reading

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There was a fire next door and….

Photo by Edward T. Morris I’ve been silent the past few weeks because I’m in rehearsals for a play, The Unrepeatable Moment by John Yearley at The Barrow Group Theater in NYC. Yesterday, during our first rehearsal run with lights and … Continue reading

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Aren’t they here…to Protect and Serve?

Last spring, on the way to an acting class I was stopped by a black male cop on the subway. It was over a defective turnstile, and about 20 other subway riders, who happened to all be white, had the … Continue reading

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