BLP in Chicago

I am so excited to be facilitating a workshop about the art of writing about love and identity politics. If you're in the Chicago area, please come see me! This workshop will occur during the 2017 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitationals (CUPSI), so come check out all of the amazing teams competing, particularly Tulane (me … Continue reading BLP in Chicago

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On Super Sunday and Mardi Gras Indians

     (press play)     I'm havin' my fun on the Mardi Gras Day Mardi Gras, for many, means a chance to travel to New Orleans and indulge in a certain kind of debauchery that is generally frowned upon in the rest of the world. There is something exciting  to tourists about being able to … Continue reading On Super Sunday and Mardi Gras Indians

Did Ya Miss Me?

We're back! Black Love Project has evolved into a cultural institute dedicated to preserving the legacy of the music and history of black people. We do so by focusing on love, music and history. Come with as we continue our exploration of the African Diaspora. 

It’s Highlife Time: On the History of Ghanaian Brass Music

    My father and maternal grandfather are from Keta, Ghana, West Africa. There was never a time that I did not have a deep sense of pride in being Ghanaian. One of the greatest cultural traditions my father gave me is Ghanaian music, particularly highlife.  At any given time in our household, highlife played … Continue reading It’s Highlife Time: On the History of Ghanaian Brass Music