The Oscars is just minutes away and all I have on my mind right now is…PRECIOUS. I first saw Precious on the cover of the NYT magazine last summer and got very excited! Finally! A large, black, woman, is making positive inroads in a movie world that is riddled with stereotypical roles for people of color, but NOT PRECIOUS. In […]
"I’m no different than anybody else here." -Rafraf Barrak, SAVED BY HER ENEMY CBS News Correspondent, Don Teague, sent me his first book SAVED BY HER ENEMY by Don Teague and Rafraf Barrak (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster 2010) and as a former journalist who now teaches (and blogs), it’s a book that should be used […]
As I prepare for tomorrow’s #TEDxNYED conference, I’ve been inspired by tweets coming in from @cervus who responded to a tweet I sent with: "@abowllan Oh, great blog [referring to mine – blush]! Chimamanda Adichie’s TEDtalk is amazing, do you know Gilbert’s and Carter’s?" So please…check out Majora Carter, as we need more voices like hers! And […]
I’ve been scanning the web, in a effort catch up with some of my W.A.R., in the hopes that their books are getting the attention they deserve. Uma Krishnaswami has a delicious book list on her blog and I wanted to share the good books with you.
I’ve been scanning the web (what else is new) trying to find my W.A.R., and hoping their books are getting the attention they deserve. Uma Krishnaswami has a delicious book list on her blog, writing with a broken tusk and I wanted to share her good books with you.