I’ll admit it: I’m not familiar with one of these books: Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S-PeRM—K-T, and Muse & Drudge by Harryette Mullen. I have quite a collection of “brilliant books” written by Black women, and while most of them do not center just on sexualities, all of them touch on issues of the body and the sensual in one way or another. So much of what has been and continues to be our experience in the West deals with the recovery of ourselves from so much pain, so much damage to our souls.
I’m ordering Recyclopedia right after I finish posting this breadcrumb. Guess I need to do my own list now, but do click and read the list. Feel free to share your own list here!
A Ferguson, Missouri police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood with his hands in the air. Mike Brown’s father — Louis Head — and community members are calling it an execution.
Racially-motivated police violence has no place in law enforcement and represents the systemic police abuse against Black communities in Ferguson and Missouri at large.
Enough is enough. Please join us in calling on federal and city officials to rigorously investigate, prosecute, and fire all officers involved.
” Friday, April 4, 2014, Irish American Writers and Artists (IAW&A) held its first “road Salon” in Washington, DC at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the evening turned out to be one of true artistic, cultural, and personal connection. Because UDC is considered a “historically black college,” the event was billed, “Cultural Bridges: DC Salon.” The Salon was organized by Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin of the English department at UDC and myself, the Salon Producer for the IAW&A. Travel and hotel expenses for the New York artists were generously provided for the New York artists by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Ireland.”