https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-87uk9-aa617b I will be reading excerpts from Rosa Guy's Wade a short memoir of a young Black soldier's coming of age during World War II in France. He discovers his life is worth living after he murders a racist fellow soldier. (I Know Right?!?!) I also will be giving a synopsis of the life and … Continue reading #NCFroIsReading Rosa Guy’s Wade
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xa887-aa3764 Today is International Women's Day and I choose to celebrate by reading amazing short stories from African American women writers from Jean Toomer, Ann Petry, circa 1958, with the only male, Jessie Fauset, circa 1919 to Terry McMillan circa 1991. I have enjoyed the sultry stylings of Lady Day aka Billie Holiday, tragic figure, … Continue reading #NCFroIsReading is Enjoying Short Stories from African American Women Across the Century
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qmvc4-a9e0af In celebration of Mardi Gras and Women's History Month, I am reading Colleen J McElroy's Jesus and Fat Tuesday on Fat Tuesday.(Go Figure) A reviewer wrote, her works are often influenced by her journeys both physical and mental, drawing on the landscapes that she has seen. About this influence, she once told one of her students … Continue reading It’s Lent Ya’ll
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mws4a-a9c28c In celebration of Women's History Month, I will be taking readings from gifted female writers. This episode features Song of Songs and the meaning of love and to be loved ending with a reading from The World of Rosie Polk by Ann Allen Shockley written two thousand years later and still supports the notion, … Continue reading Celebrating Women’s History Month
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-54tcd-a9224f Black Boy Fly Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar I used to be jealous of Aaron AfflaloI used to be jealous of Aaron AfflaloHe was the one to followHe was the only leader foreseeing brighter tomorrowsHe would live in the gymWe was living in sorrowTotal envy of himHe made his dream become a realityActually making it … Continue reading NCFroIsReading Flying Home by Ralph Ellison
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4vtbi-a8cf81 In Celebration of Black History Month I continue to read selections from Calling The Wind a collection of Short Stories from 20th Century African American Short Stories...and no I didn't get anything from the NC Book Festival. I couldn't find it!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ribgr-a8a5e8 This will be a series of readings in celebration of Black History Month informational and entertaining.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-htyv5-a00cb5 one ounce of truth benefits like ripples on a pond one ounce of truth benefits like a ripple on a pond one ounce of truth benefits like ripples on a pond as things change remember my smile... nikki giovanni [Untitle]
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-djvkt-a00588 #NCFro Says...Be Mindful, Be Thankful, Don't Be...a Dumbass.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cn2i7-9b9099 Knoxville TN I always like summerBestyou can eat fresh cornFrom daddy's gardenAnd okraAnd greensAnd cabbageAnd lots ofBarbequeAnd buttermilkAnd homemade ice-creamAt the church picnicAnd listen toGospel musicOutsideAt the churchHomecomingAnd go to the mountains withYour grandmotherAnd go barefootedAnd be warmAll the timeNot only when you go to bedAnd sleep Nikki Giovanni