So you’re excited about Harriet! ME TOO!Continue reading “Harriet Tubman: A Micro-Syllabus”
Since I left Washington, the weather has gotten hotter and the news has gotten bloodier. Although my town, and my county, has a relatively low homicide rate, my local news still reports tragic, preventable gun deaths in both Hampton Roads and Raleigh/Durham.
Still, I am connected to what’s happening in Washington, DC. In the past few weeks, it seems that there have been countless shooting deaths. I don’t use the word countless lightly: in trying to prepare related links for this essay, I had a hard time narrowing down just how many shooting deaths there have been. I will leave those numbers to the journalists, but the Washington Post says DC has now reached 86 homicides, with the vast majority occurring in the under-resourced Southeast quadrant. The average homicide victim in DC is likely to be a black man in his 20s killed by bullets.Continue reading “But does he know I love him?”
It’s not that I don’t love you deeply“Hard to Say Goodbye,” Dreamgirls
You were my family
It’s just that I’m feeling there’s so much more
Waiting out there for you and me.
On one hand, I began my year knowing that it would be my last at this school. About halfway through, I began seeing pathways for me to stay, particularly a position as an Academic Dean that I was more than qualified for; that my peers and certain members of the leadership team wanted me to consider.Continue reading “Hard to Say Goodbye”