Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jaha Zainabu, Woman Talk

Loving this day with my goddaughter. Watching her watch her tablet mostly. But snapping shots of her in between.

Dasha and me


Jimetta Rose


Gaknew


Drums


Mid town - Los Angeles, California


St. Elmo - Los Angeles, California


Za'Yn


Sunday, December 14, 2014

I'm in a staged reading this Friday, December 19 at Beyond Baroque at 681 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA with Pam Ward, V Kali, and Tchsie Aje at 8:00 pm $7 cover. We look forward to seeing you all.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dear people

Women are not on a mission to destroy Bill Cosby's legacy. He did that himself. Women are not JUST now coming out about the rapes. Women came out years ago and were laughed out of lawyers offices who would not dare go against NBC's Cosby.

It is hurtful that the most militant of black men are so blinded by sexism that they cannot, no, will not have our backs. I read an article recently in defense of Bill saying that he is "guilty of cheating, not raping." To say that so assuredly is to call the collective of women liars.

I know what it is to be called a liar after accusing a man of being more than "inappropriate" with me. The man I confided in did not even know the man I accused. But I was the liar. Not the victim of a man's touch and tongue. But a liar. I often wonder if he was protecting himself.
Hey poetry people! I'm featured tonight at Nishati Vibrations for Thursday night vibes! 2435 Manchester Blvd. 8:30, $5. Looking forward to seeing you!