My Jams posts contain adult language and controversial observations. They are not exhaustive, nor are they in any particular order. Song release dates vary. “Ma, Da! When y’all go to Alabama can y’all bring me back some souse meat and some red hot link sausages—you know the kind like Granddaddy buy?” (Mama and Daddy, […]
At The Awl, Elaheh Nozari explores food in the work of Haruki Murakami: how food not only offers comfort and nutrition, but about how what we eat speaks to our emotional state and who we are as people.
This morning I received a strange FaceBook Message from someone not on my friends list. This person apparently was an old friend of my father’s or so I thought.
She messaged me asking to pass her number on to my dad and to tell him to accept her on Facebook.
My father passed away last year from cancer.
I proceed to inform her that he had passed away. She was in shock. Understandable.
She then confessed that she and my father were past secret lovers and that she loved him dearly. I have never heard of this woman before but I instantly felt for her.
You never know the lives you may touch. She is a grandmother and has a large family, but something in her soul STILL felt connected to my dad.
I pray that she can find some Peace and Happiness when thinking of my father knowing that he is no longer suffering. He is free!
There is an interesting case out of Austin Texas that raises the now defunct “coming to the nuisance” doctrine. There was a time that a defendant could move to dismiss a nuisance case on the basis that the plaintiff moved to the existing nuisance only to challenge it in court. That doctrine fell into disfavor, […]
The movie Hidden figures tells the story of three unsung black females, who helped the United States to win the space race. The thee main characters and the movie, Hidden Figures are all touted as…
Of all the articles written about Obama over the years, the ones that intrigued me most were the ones that helped me get to know the man and what he stood for, just a little bit better. With this reading list we remember the man, his time in office, and take a peek at what’s in store after the White House.
Who and what are we really commemorating on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Ijeoma Oluo unpacks the myriad ways Dr. King’s story has been softened and re-written to weaken black activism and bolster white supremacy.