Work was cancelled today, so I took a detour to Alexander Book Company which is right across the street from the bus stop. I looked through a shelf of books and decided to see if they had a book I’ve been stalking on Amazon for months, but too cheap to buy. I asked them… Continue reading How I Ended Up with Frank Bill.
My grandma dropped out of school in the second grade. Things were different back then. But one day, when women finally began to gain rights and when my grandmother finally began to gain the courage to unlock the chains that pulled her down from liberation my grandmother decided to take the GED test. I had… Continue reading For Grandma.
Friday was my university's annual concert, Donaroo! The performers were winners of the school DJ competition, two of the school dance groups, Giraffage, and ANDERSON .PAAK! (yes lawd!). I think most of the cost of the concert is included in tuition or fees we pay, but the concert was still very cheap for the performers… Continue reading Trying to Come Down from a Concert High.
I finally made it to see Get Out last night, and wow. It was such an amazing movie. It was so deep, chilling, and thought-provoking. Living in San Francisco, you are always going to be in a theater full of white people, but it was such an interesting experience watching this movie in particular with… Continue reading Get Out: Leaving the Theater with a Numb Body and Jumping Mind.
INT. Diner – Day Zika: Spirit, what is love? Spirit: (sings) what is love, baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me, no more. Zika: Spirit. Spirit: don’t hurt me, no mo- Zika: Spirit! Spirit: What?! Zika: I asked you a question. Spirit: What is the question? Zika: I said what is love? Spirit: (sings) what… Continue reading Haddaway.
This paper dives into Colin Kaepernick’s protest that began just a few months ago in the Bay Area. I explore the movement and the statistics behind what Kaepernick is protesting, how many athletes have gotten involved, and I also explore the effects the movement has had on education. There are two aspects I focus on… Continue reading The Kaepernick Effect on Education
When I was little, probably eight, I had a beautiful black bunk bed with colorful butterfly sheets and a dazzling and glittery pink canopy that draped down around the top bunk like a waterfall. The bed made me like Rapunzel in my tall, safe, castle. A month later, I despised that bed. It no… Continue reading I Can Never Be Rapunzel: Being a Black Girl in America.
She was carried down to the earth on the sun on a summer day in May. And she was carried up to heaven on the moon on a cold, dark, night. She appeared in my dream one night, adorned in a purple dress, eating an orange Creamsicle. She birthed thirteen children, six boys and seven… Continue reading Grandma Faye.
San Francisco is a public transportation friendly city. I don’t know how to drive, but even if I did I would still ride the buses, the monorails, the trains, the trolleys, and the cable cars because it is simply so much easier to get around! Plus, you save a lot on parking prices. With public… Continue reading Muni Chronicles: Just Open a Few Windows!
You are luckier than you think if you have all your limbs and senses. Leaving the Westfield on the escalators and a blind woman almost starts walking down the escalators going up. The fellow on the escalators in front of me guided her to the right side. Then, once I get out of the Westfield… Continue reading Evaluate Your Luck.