Though I was born and raised in Northern California, I will always love New Orleans. The Crescent City is the place where I discovered my womanhood, made lifelong friends, and first realized that my Blackness is up to me to define. It’s also where I was introduced to Second Lining. To date, I have Second … Continue reading Black History Month: What’s Up With Second Line?
I can still remember the sensation of riding in a Cadillac for the first time. It was my uncle’s car—an El Dorado—and I recall the sinking plushness of the seats, the hot leather aroma, the exquisite timbre of the horn’s call, and the smoother than smooth glide over roads I knew to be bumpy. All … Continue reading Black History Month: What’s With Us And Cadillacs?