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Video Trailer for The Baartman Bag

So I wrote a new short story The Baartman Bag that I’m offering as a free download in four parts. The Baartman Bag is the story of a futuristic society where teen black girls are abducted and skinned to make … Continue reading

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My Short Film, Billboard Envy, Hair Vampires and the Importance of Mirrors

So, I’m directing my first short film. There. I said it. Oh, and I’m back from hiding, hibernating, hiatusing or whatever you want to call my year-plus absence from the blog. I hate the idea that I abandoned my blog. … Continue reading

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“The Killing” of Black Women’s Humanity and Complexity

“When I can stand before a class of black students who refuse to believe that conscious decisions and choices are made as to what roles black actors will portray in a given TV show, I feel compelled to name that … Continue reading

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My Cousin, the Witch

My cousin, Ranae, has a pentagram tattooed above her left breast. For some, the five-pointed star conjures up images of black-robed figures drinking blood and performing human sacrifice.

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The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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