4 Years.

Today makes year 4 since my sister Amanda (the OG Dr. Wise Money) committed suicide. Today I’ve made my bed, put away laundry, organized my spare closet, and taken a bath. Later I’m going to paint my nails for the

Some People President Trump Has Granted Executive Clemency

Hi, did you watch the last presidential debate? If so, do you remember when Biden said Trump might have granted clemency to 20 something individuals but the Obama administration granted clemency to over a thousand people? Well I heard that

Money Diary a la R29 but then I fell into The Time Sludge mid-week

DAY 1 – $0 6:20A My little dog needs to go potty. I take her to the roof deck. It was her sister’s Gotcha Day yesterday and they had cake for dinner… could cake be the culprit for this rude

Learning to Read Black-American Writers

I started reading in English in 2002. I studied Puritan Literature in undergrad. I used to wholeheartedly want to write my PhD dissertation on the Civil War poetry of Melville and Whitman; my twin heroes of a time, at the

Poem for South African Women by June Jordan

Commemoration of the 40,000 women and children who,  August 9, 1956, presented themselves in bodily protest against  the “dompass” in the capital of apartheid. Presented at The  United Nations, August 9, 1978.   Read the poem here.   And in

Thank Black People for Goodness: The Terrell Show

Thank black people for goodness in the world. They don’t owe it to anyone, have to rise against widespread structural/systemic and white supremacist odds to achieve it, too often aren’t paid enough or at all for it, but they still

From The Guardian Interview with Paul Butler, Author of “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” (Aug 11, 2017)

“The jury took less than 10 minutes to acquit me. But the experience made a man out of me. It made a black man out of me.” -Paul Butler on his experience getting arrested, read the whole interview here. To

From Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

How easy it is to ignite human bias. Nothing special about the perpetrator or the victim is required. Ordinary human functioning–maintaining one’s self-esteem–is enough.

Poetry Ptuesdy: The Crazy Woman by Gwendolyn Brooks

I shall not sing a May song. A May song should be gay. I’ll wait until November And sing a song of gray. I’ll wait until November. That is the time for me. I’ll go out in the frosty dark

Dear Body

This post is brought to you by, having a think in the bath over a chat with a friend. Dear Parts, thank you all for being here today. Dear Body, thank you for being here and being healthy. I didn’t

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