I once lived in Los Angeles but I never quite felt like a resident there. I always felt as if my time there would be temporary, fleeting—as if I was supposed to have certain experiences and then move on. Those experiences included attending the occasional church service at First African Methodist Episcopalian Church, commonly known … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Do Black female lives matter?
Each Black History Month, I challenge myself to research a certain theme related to Black history and post as many blogs about my findings as possible throughout the month. As I was considering this year's theme, I thought about how Black behavior influences American culture at large--ie. the pervasiveness of Hip Hop or the popularity … Continue reading Black History Month: A Look at Black Cultural Phenomena in America
Some of the biggest issues in America stem from the tendency to see things from a single perspective, an un-inclusive perspective, a white male perspective. Thanks to Gordon Parks--a great photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker--we can all benefit from a broader scope of American life during some of the most pivotal movements in history (1940s-2000s) … Continue reading Celebrating Black Visual Artists: Gordon Parks