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I’m interested in engaging dialogue about what it means to be black in the U.S. and the world today. I’m also going to be writing about what ‘black’ even means, (?? which black folk, where?) and conversations about global representations – self-representations and imposed representations – about black futures. That’s why I’m blogging publicly – to share my thoughts and to get yours. I’ll be posting ideas and looking forward to feedback. Sometimes I’ll comment on current events, sometimes I’ll be reflecting on a particular place/ time. The image of the steps is meant to inspire thoughts of moving up, moving on, and future possibilities.

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I’m interested in engaging dialogue about what it means to be black in the U.S. and the world today. I’m also going to be writing about what ‘black’ even means, (?? which black folk, where?) and conversations about global representations – self-representations and imposed representations – about black futures. That’s why I’m blogging publicly – to share my thoughts and to get yours. I’ll be posting ideas and looking forward to feedback. Sometimes I’ll comment on current events, sometimes I’ll be reflecting on a particular place/ time. The image of the steps is meant to inspire thoughts of moving up, moving on, and future possibilities.

On Joy

What is it about joy? We cannot force it, but we all hope for it. We cannot wish it into existence; sometimes we don’t know what exactly brings it to us. It seems to me, though, that joy is often quietly abiding in community. Having spent the last few days in a fairly rural partContinue reading “On Joy”

Black Precarity

I love the United States, but it keeps wounding me. It wounds Iike an unhealthy relationship with a neighbor who has the upper hand; like a mean father, like a cruel mother, or a wily adversary. Like a crafty jealous sister, or a cruel, sadistic uncle. The United States continues to inflict these wounds. EveryContinue reading “Black Precarity”

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  1. Many people send me emails with their responses to the blog. I’d love it if you left a reply on the site, so that others can see your comments and we can perhaps have a conversation. Thank you all for your interest!

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