On Sunday September 28th, from 2-4 p.m., try to stop by the Missouri History Museum at 5700 Lindell Blvd (at DeBalivere) St. Louis, MO in beautiful Forest Park. A few of us will briefly speak about our books or experiences as writers. I will explain what inspired me to write my new novel, “Afterlife in […]
Coincidence? Did you know that many contemporaries of the Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, thought he was half black and half white. According to the historian Ron Chernow, President John Adams, who was often at loggerheads with Hamilton, called him “That Creole Bastard.” Such perceptions of Hamilton’s ethnicity have lingered, because W.E. B. DuBois, the early […]
It was September 24, 1964 when I stepped onto the gangway of the Queen Elizabeth. I was ambivalent about going to Bregenz, Austria. No one I knew well had applied to the program, I didn’t want to leave my boyfriend; plus, my Jewish friends from high school wouldn’t travel to Germany. Or Austria. If Jews […]
Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club does such wonderful work in the St. Louis community. A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking at their 20th Annual “Sky is the Limit!” Women in Careers Workshop and luncheon, held at Maritz. My talk was about seizing opportunity and not being afraid to try new things. […]
My thanks to Martha Senior, Lonetta Oliver and the students at Flo Valley Community College for inviting me to speak to the students about “Sugar Hill” and the history of the Harlem.
City Council speaker Christine Quinn came to the rescue of a local imam, whose mosque on Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 116th Street was recently closed down due to construction developments (Via NYDN) Closing curtains? Building costs, lack of grant funding leaves the National Black Theater fighting to keep its doors open (Via NYDN) Red Lobster has swam […]
Thank you Christie Cruise-Harper and the Maryville community for inviting me out to their Community Engagement Committee Book Club!
Big Hair, Don’t Care – Harlem Filmmaker Making Movie That Begs Women To Go With The ‘Fro From NYDN: “Rhadamés Julián is working on a hybrid-documentary to untangle the experiences women have had with chemical relaxers, perms and other processes to change the look and texture of their locks. “I want my film to make […]
Hi Everyone- My friend, photographer Jim Cummins is on a mission to save and restore vintage photographs that he shot back in the late sixties of iconic rock star Jimi Hendrix. These are never-before-seen photos from Hendrix’s concerts and recording sessions in New York Jim’s career as a photographer has spanned four decades, and includes […]