Remembering Amiri Baraka: Teaching “Somebody Blew Up America”

I was talking to @drrema when—in the middle of our conversation—she reported Amiri Baraka’s death.  My heart catapulted to my stomach floor.  Real story.  My heart catapulted to my stomach floor, & my mind immediately traveled back to about 2005 when I saw Amiri Baraka (for the second time—the first time I was a graduate student at Florida A&M University (FAMU), & our neighboring school, … Continue reading Remembering Amiri Baraka: Teaching “Somebody Blew Up America”

Green Pants…

Originally posted on Javaris A. Snell:
The time is 2:29pm. The date is August 26th, 2013. In walks a young woman, she appears to be in her late twenties or early thirties. As she walks by I can’t help but notice she’s wearing green pants. As I focused on the fact that this particular female is wearing green pants, I hear “GOOD AFTERNOON YOUNG SCHOLARS!”… Continue reading Green Pants…