Who Can I Run To?

“Art is man’s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.” —Chinua Achebe Soooo I’m feelin’ the influx of West African immigrants in my hood,  I’M LOVING IT.  Everything from infants wrapped around waists for transport to elaborate, beautiful patterns of woven clothing to increased […]

Native Tongue: Gullah/Geechi Nation

Recently, I was working with a teacher on a unit that was partially centered around the terms “code switching” and “code meshing”. She mentioned that her students were torn between feeling empowered to speak in their home language in all settings and still feeling somewhat “inauthentic” because they were compelled to switch their dialect and […]

Science Genius: ROCK and COME IN

A few months ago, I received a quick call from my mom. “Tun on CIN now!!” So without hesitation, I turned to CIN TV Jamaica and saw Columbia’s Chris Emdin and dancehall artist Tifa on screen. A proud, warm feeling came over me. Tifa, a dancehall artist, was wearing a white lab coat and was […]

Cinco De Mayo

On this Cinco De Mayo, we want to give a very special shout out to the Afro Mexican freedom fighters that contributed to the rich legacy and liberation of our Mexican brothers and sisters. With the current climate of fear and prejudice running rampant in America at this time, displaying solidarity and unity without the […]