Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done
you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist and orator
It’s that time of year when many of us are prone to look back on the past 12 months and hope that what we set out to do was somehow, against all odds, accomplished. It’s also that time of year when many of us set […]
I know the title of this post sounds pretentious, but watch out, because in a few seconds, it’s going to sound presumptuous and offensive too. Here’s why: Although it’s not a new phenomenon, there’s been an outbreak in recent years of this disease I like […]
About a year ago, I attended a local community meeting here in Newark for citizens concerned about the changing face of the city. You see, Brick City, after 50 years of neglect, economic disenfranchisement, and disproportionate criticism fueled by racism, xenophobia and class discrimination, is […]
You’ve seen it. I’ve seen it. The soon-to-be-born will see it shortly after they take their first breath. You know … the mantra, the hashtag, the popular adage: Representation matters.
It’s a topic that is popular in its exclamation, but rarely parsed to discuss what it […]
Remember six months ago, I — along with a few creative optimists — built a new vision board as part of my New Year’s celebration?
Well, what’s even harder to believe than the fact that 2018 is half over is that I’m actually making a wee […]
When I share with you, dear readers, places where you can find my writing, typically it’s in a location you can easily find online. But this time around, the “Where To Find Me” is in a digital publication called The Core Magazine. That’s right! For […]
It may seem odd that we have days on the calendar dedicated to shopping. No, I’m not talking about days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Prime Day (I don’t even know how that one got started.). Instead I’m referring to days like Record Store […]
It’s a blogging cliché to write a post around your birthday, sharing the lessons that you’ve learned so far in life. Often the stuff of lifestyle bloggers, it’s a subject that doesn’t seem to fit the tone of those of us covering topics like entertainment, […]
If you recall, back in January, I reported on Newark’s community info session for the conversion of a long dormant bank building on South Ward’s Clinton Ave. into an artist’s housing and creative community center. That session, and the details shared, is just one of […]