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My primary interests are social linguistics, and social history, primarily African American history. When I go back to school for my Ph.D in history, oh trust, I'm not going to be sick forever, I'd really love to do my thesis on African and African American languages throughout American history to today. I'd compare, for instance, the earliest pidgins to slave dialect to post-bellum black dialect, say of the 1920s, to today's "Ebonics." And if I had to become even more specific, I concentrate on the lexicon and diction of black women. But, I have a really strong interest in anything sociological, including religion. I've actually applied to divinity school and would be accepted except my health keeps preventing me from finalizing the application process. Anything sociological also includes economics (at least enough to know if politicians are lying), anti-racist activism and race relations, politics, and education. I'm all about black empowerment and think reparations would be one of a number of steps in the process of racial harmony and justice. I care about the plight of the poor regardless of race/ethnicity. So basically, I'll try my best to keep you informed about the goings-on of the world. Don't be surprised in lengthy absenses. Don't be surprised by any particular post - I generally write about whatever interests me at the moment.

Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!

cross-posted at Momma, here come that girl again! Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth, June 19, is traditionally recognized as the day the last slaves, in Texas, learned of their freedom. Think of it as the Fourth of July for slaves and their descendants. Here’s a website with history and suggestions for parties. Now. Since my last posting, […]

Racism, in Primetown, on The CW

crossposted at Momma, Here Come That Girl Again! I actually meant to say this earlier and it slipped my mind. This whole pattern from the CW/UPN just goes to show why African Americans maybe need to develop more TV networks dedicated to the African American community. TVOne can’t do it all alone. And BET is […]

Killing Black Business

Killing Black Business

Farbeit for me to become another of those black liberals just finding things to hang around white folks and Republicans’ necks like fiery cross-shaped albatrosses. Though, they do give us a lot of material to work with. I mean, they have an entire cable news channel we can dress down every day! But. It is important […]

Racism is Session(s)

Racism is Session(s)

crossposted at Momma, Here Come That Girl Again! On the eve of Pres. Obama’s crucial nomination of a justice to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, the Republicans have chosen Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to replace Sen. Arlen Spector (presently D-PA) as ranking member on the senate’s judicial committee. I think it’s important to […]

Stay Black!

Stay Black!

Hey, People. What up and what’s going on wit’cha? Me? Well . . . more about me in a later post. I do have my own blog, but if this is your first time reading me, I hope this post provides some insight into my thinking. I do like to spell things out. Especially if […]