Great Interviews Start with Great Questions

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Not sure how to get started? Check out The Art of the Interview, from Blogging U‘s Writing 201 course, “Beyond the Blog Post.” Mark Armstrong covers interview prep, tools, and offers a sample reading list of great interviews to inspire you. As humans, we’re innately curious about one another,…

Why #HandsUp #DontShoot is the Battle Cry of a Movement

#HandsUp #DontShoot never read as a cry of surrender to me. It is mocking, defiant. I stand here and dare you to shoot holes in your assertion that I am monstrous. It forces the militarized arm of a borderline police state to reveal itself as such. When you see people planted on the concrete, hands peacefully splayed on either side of their head, the police look far more threatening than the protesters.

Crossing over Jordan Davis: On the Importance of Black Rage

This is an essay supposedly about the importance of Black rage for Jordan Davis and other Black children and all I can feel is this soul-numbing sadness. I have become an ostrich in regards to court cases involving Black children: I stubbornly refuse to read any articles or to acquaint myself with the circumstances untilContinue reading “Crossing over Jordan Davis: On the Importance of Black Rage”

Follow my race and pop culture blog, TrulyTafakari.com!

Hey there, new readers! Side note: I’ve always felt strange addressing people on any social media platform as “followers.” It feels self-aggrandizing to me and I’m not quite there yet. I’m grateful anyone reads my writing. But I digress… If you’ve recently followed this blog, you may notice that I don’t post very often. That’sContinue reading “Follow my race and pop culture blog, TrulyTafakari.com!”

Bookmark my new site…TrulyTafakari.com!

Since tomorrow is Christmas and I’ll likely be awash in torn wrapping paper and toddler giggles… Merry Christmas Eve!  TrulyTafakari.com is a blog from the mind of a recovering over-thinker that discusses life, race, popular culture, and the occasional nerd activity–with an offbeat dose of humor and clarity. TrulyTafakari.com is one part storytelling and twoContinue reading “Bookmark my new site…TrulyTafakari.com!”