Tears of the Big Waters [a story]

The California sycamore in the meadow of the Topanga canyon hilltop rustled as if it had just spoken. Nya Okatsa’s back remained molded against the wizened tree trunk as the sudden jerk from Malik’s head in the cradle… Read More

HaNtu: Afrofuturism “In the Stone”

~ Posted in honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, June 2017 ~ “The artist is meant to put the objects of this world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that radiance… Read More

Emcees ~ Unmasking the Trickster Deity

“With this breath I thee wed, my true nature… my forever… my being. With this breath I say ‘yes,’ and I embrace that which is real within me ~ All that is great within me; all that is… Read More

UBUNTU: “Two Birds” ~ by Michael Jackson

“Two Birds” ~ Michael Jackson from Michael Jackson, Dancing the Dream ~ Poems and Reflections (NY: Doubleday, 1992)

Bantu Roadmaps… The Motown Connection

“You went to school to learn, girl Things you never, never knew before Li-i-ike “I-before-E-except-after-C” And why “2-plus-2-makes-4” Na… na… Now… I’m gonna teach you, All about love…” (J-5)