art, books, History, Los Angeles, race
Ancestry in Progress
We must use our haunting to see how black life truly is and see how it could be otherwise.
“Meadowlands, Meadowlands, ons daak nie ons pola hie” – Nancy Jacobs and Sisters, Meadowlands My understanding of what happened/happens/is happening in South Africa has come through music. Although I experienced Americans railing against apartheid in my youth and remember “Free Nelson Mandela” and his release and the powerful images of people voting for the first…
The Greatest Generation
“Black is her beauty. Her soul of gold.” – Meshell Ndegeocello, Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair I was reminded today through the many articles and social media posts* and, most significantly, by NPR’s Code Switch’s Today in 1963 twitter account that the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was about…