Category: Thoughts, Musings and Reflections

How Beyoncé Changed My Life

The song Formation opens up with the late Messy Mya asking, “What happened at the New Wil’ins?” As the beat comes in, it is gripping as Big Freedia declares, “Bitch, I’m back by popular demand,” and the images cut to Beyoncé on top of a submerged New Orleans […]

#CivilWarLetters

I saw #civilwarletters trending, people writing “letters” home to loved ones of this “fake” civil war that’s supposed to happen tomorrow. All fun and games. Then I thought about my people, Black men, and women who would be hung for reading let alone writing. It’s not so funny. […]

My Old Kentucky Home

This week I had the privilege to teach a workshop on Music/Lyrics & The Movement at the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® in Knoxville, Tennessee.  It was such a beautiful sight to see hundreds of young Black leaders coming together to study, learn, grow, converse, share, listen and ultimately, […]