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In addition to being a DC parent, I also sometimes speak and write about education policy issues. I have some grave concerns about what I learned at a meeting this Tuesday 6/3/2014 at St. Martin’s Catholic church to “welcome”
2013 has been an amazing year.
I met new collaborators and stumbled upon new ways to think out loud, from live storytelling on stage, to community conversations about art and education in Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta and New Orleans.
My project with the Interactivity Foundation has now been sent to the printers! It is a FREE download for schools and communities to frame conversations about the arts and public policy. Big shoutout to Art Director Calida Rawles
My family spent Christmas break in New Orleans. We were in the French Quarter on New Year’s Eve. We’d just dined at Mr. B’s, wandering among the daiquiri-clutching revelers competing for Mardi Gras beads along Bourbon Street when we ran
Every year for Howard University’s Homecoming, my husband and I open our home not far from the school’s Washington D.C. campus to our fellow alumni from all over the country for food, drink and fellowship until the wee hours.
What an amazing way to start the new year.
“Go-Go Live” was included in a roundup in Washington Post editors’ and critics’
I was joking on Twitter the day before I was scheduled to read and sign “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City” at Politics & Prose, the legendary bookstore near the Chevy Chase neighborhood,
My new book is “Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City,” a look at Washington, D.C.’s unique musical culture published in 2012 on Duke University Press. Check out the book trailer and reviews at www.gogolives.com
The host at the NPR local affiliate WAMU Kojo Nnambdi and I had a conversation about my book Go-Go Live. Kojo went to the same Georgetown, Guyana high school a couple of years before my
In my essay in the New York Times Sunday Review from June 2012, I wax nostalgic about the end of Washington, D.C.’s majority-black status. This piece boiled down many of the arguments from