Front Porch Society World Premiere!

It’s November 4, 2008 in Marks, Mississippi. Come meet Ms. Honey, Ms. Martha, Sister Stallworth & Ms. Alberta on the front porch of society. What does the election of the first black president mean to four elderly black women in rural Mississippi?


National Black Theatre Festival- August 2015

  http://www.nbtf.org/                 In 15 days, I will travel with my stage play, Front Porch Society, to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the National Black Theatre Festival. The reading of my play will occur on Friday August 7th at 11:30am. The cast includes: Starletta DuPois (Friday After Next) Irma P. Hall (SoulFood) Margaret Avery (The …


In Love with Writing

The title of the sermon was “Making Sense out of Life,” and the church was packed. All eyes were fixated on the minister with Bibles open wide to the chosen passage of scripture. There I was doing my best to emulate the congregation, except my journal sat perfectly on top of my open Bible. Something the minister said sparked my …


Sisters are Doin it for Themselves

I vote that the 1985 hit song “Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves” by Annie  Lennox & Aretha Franklin officially become the theme for Women’s History Month every March. I learned this month at a public program entitled “Black Female Voice in Theater” sponsored by Victory Gardens Theater that “sisters” like Nambi Kelley, Gloria Bond-Clunie, Dawn Jones, and Lydia Diamond have been and are creating …


ePublish Yourself in the New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR VISITORS: For me the New Year began December 2013, when I received confirmation from Pastor Greg about having a vision. I decided right there that 2014 would be a year of vision for me. I vowed to create a vision and make a plan to allow my vision to manifest in the new year and so far so very …


Finding Time to Read & Review

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My rating: 5 of 5 stars So, I think it is only appropriate that I write my review of Americanah as a “Black American Reviewing a Book by a Non-Black American.” Adichie opened my eyes to cultural myths, misconceptions, and ignorance in a way I’ve only heard about. A dear Caribbean friend of mine and …


Live Reading of My Stage Play: Front Porch Society (11-10-13)

Marks, Mississippi, November 8, 2008. America is on the eve of electing its first back president. Amidst the town’s excitement over Barack Obama, Carrie Honey grieves her son’s tragic death. After years of failed attempts to seek justice, Carrie is no longer interested in life’s celebrations, but when a scandal in town rocks this historic day, a past secret is revealed that renews her faded …


Finding Time to Read & Review: Drown

Drown by Junot Díaz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve come to learn that short story books are often titled based on one of the stories in the book. Diaz’s Drown follows suit. Now, I want to know why he chose the short story Drown?. It is just one of the 10 dynamic and authentic anecdotes in this book. …