Archive for the 'Black to the Future' Category

Can’t stop, won’t stop

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

I love this quote… If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.   ~Audre Lorde Multi-taksing Stats: Gosh, it’s been years since I’ve done this, but here goes…I posted this whilst grading, tweeting, lounging on the couch thinking about the red velvet waffles I’m […]


Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

At midnight, TechBooHusband FedBooHusband serenaded me with Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday to You!”  The extended remix and everythang.  He remembered that my mother and grandmother used to sing to me on my birthday, whether I was in my bedroom right down the hall, or a thousand miles away, every year until their deaths.  He knows […]

Guess whose husband got a major promotion? MINE.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

I’m popping this bottle in honor of TechBooHusband to celebrate his major promotion at work.  It is the culmination of perseverance, patience, and  prayer. Always being the smartest guy in the room doesn’t hurt either.  I love you and am proud of you, baby!

Popping the Champagne…AGAIN!

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Many thanks to The Pittsburgh Foundation for awarding me an Advancing the Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant, in support of my YA novel!  

Co-Parenting 101: The Book (Coming in 2013)!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

From Publisher’s Lunch Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas’s CO-PARENTING 101: Advice from a Formerly Married Couple on Parenting Across Two Households, the first book co-authored by a divorced couple for whom co-parenting is central to their daily lives, providing expert advice, practical tips, and tried-and-true tactics developed from real life co-parenting experiences, to Melissa Kirk at New […]

Happy Feelings!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

So…El Ex and I received an offer on our co-parenting book!!!!!! Bonus: I was in the car with TechBooHusband on a rare mid-week stay in Maryland when I got the news. So thrilled to be able to share such an important moment. This story is developing. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime… Sing it […]

Why Not Adopt a Black Child?: Part 1 in a Series

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Why Not Adopt a Black Child? by Deesha Philyaw “We have many clients seeking to adopt, but none of them are waiting for a Black child.” The woman’s voice on the phone was at once unsettling, moving, and life-changing.  A caseworker at a local Christian adoption agency, she had received a call from a Black […]

For Harriet

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Please do yourself a favor and check out the latest addition to my blogroll, For Harriet. The site’s tagline says it all: Celebrating the fullness of black womanhood.  The content is smart, thoughtful, and edifying.  I don’t come away from it feeling like, “Heard it all before…” or “We need to do better…”  I come […]

I’ll Be On The Santita Jackson Radio Show (WVON Chicago)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I’ll be interviewed on Santita Jackson’s radio show on WVON Chicago tomorrow (4/6) @ noon EST, discussing a recent article “‘Baby daddy’ study may draw unfair spotlight to black women”. (Ms. Jackson is the eldest daughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson).  Hope you can tune in!

My latest distraction

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

So, not that I needed anything else to play with, but…I now have a Tumblr.  See/hear/feel it.