Evening of Poetry, Meditation, and Discussion @ Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, Thursday, May 18th!

Evening of Poetry, Meditation, and Discussion @ Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, Thursday, May 18th!

Good evening my readers. As usual, I have been away from the blog for a little bit. As most of you know, that means I am up to something. Between making poetry appearances like I did last night at Raw Space and planning this Spring book tour, I been pretty busy. Most of you already have seen that I will be at the Bronx Book Fair this year selling my books. I wanted to also let you know that Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 6:30pm, Taneeka Wilder and myself will be having an event at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore.  As a...
Intersections International Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Gala At Cipriani’s

Intersections International Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Gala At Cipriani’s

On Wednesday evening, Intersections International celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Gala at Ciprianis. An organization with an international focus, the purpose of Intersections International is to cultivate understanding between different nations and cultures. Utilizing the United Nations Principles of Partnership as a guideline, this organization focuses on service. Cultivating understanding and shattering stereotypes are a big part of that work, one that Intersections International has taken on for an entire decade. At the Gala that evening, a video highlighting the work done in Kazakhstan and Pakistan to build community and understanding. “Intersections, as a leading organization that identifies and...
The Problem With The Endless Drive For War

The Problem With The Endless Drive For War

Greetings my readers. In discussing the actions of the American government of the last week with people offline, I find that people are generally against these attacks. One of the points of impasse, however, is what to do about the matter. Of course, everyone is aware that last Thursday, Syria was bombed with 59 Tomahawk missiles. This week, the Mother of All Bombs, a 21,000 pound explosive with a blast radius of a mile was dropped on a cave in Afghanistan to fight ISIS. People may not want to hear it, but the reality of the matter is that actions...
1984- Film Review 

1984- Film Review 

Last week, there was a nationwide screening of “1984” held in theaters around the country. I was quoted in IndieWire about some of my off the cuff thoughts after the film. The purpose of it was to bring attention to the book, and further a public political conversation about the parallels between the novel and the current political climate in this Trump Administration. I had the opportunity to catch one of the screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, and would like to share more of my thoughts. Firstly, I thought that this film was very faithful to the book....