Sun Ra was such an intricate and thoughtful creator. He made sure that what he created had meaning. His lyrics in his songs, poetry, the powerful sound of his music shows off his seriously he took his craft. During my research on Sun Ra, I was so happy to find out that he wrote poetry.… Continue reading Sun Ra’s Creativity| Afrofuturism
Hello, my kids! Gather around and let me tell you another story about the Great Sun Ra!! So, if you don't remember where we left off in the last post, click here. For four decades, from the early fifties until his death in 1993, Sun Ra and his Arkestra baffled, dazzled and aggravated jazz fans… Continue reading Sun Ra and His Arkestra| Afrofuturism
Hello, Hello! We are back at it again! This post is apart of a series I am doing on Afrofuturism. I will be posting something new every week! While doing my research, I was so excited to learn that Afrofuturism began back in the '50s with an artist named Sun Ra. I first heard of… Continue reading Sun Ra| Afrofuturism
Hello and welcome! I wanted to start a blog series discussing Afrofuturism because I've been writing my senior project as a literature major at SUNY Purchase. My initial plan was to write my project on the representation of people of color in Science Fiction literature. When I first started writing, I realized that writing about… Continue reading Intro to Afrofuturism|Afrofuturism.
I'm working on a short story/series of stories for my blog. I've been working on it on and off for a few months and I decided to post my introductory piece. “Okay,” Diane huffs as she throws herself into the seat next to Calle. “I’m ready to get this class over with. I've tripped… Continue reading Short writing: Otto
HEY! I've been reading this book since 2016. I wanted to finally read something by the well known Octavia E. Butler. I decided to do a family book club and only one of my sisters actually finished the book. lol I was starting my college career at Purchase College and decided not to read this… Continue reading Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (non-spoiler review)
let's take a chance what's living in our truth let's be authentic with ourselves always and completely let's acknowledge when we must forgive ourselves, others, circumstances Let's be clear about what we need, always and allow ourselves to be responsible about that we are made of love and deserve love. I am now aware of… Continue reading let’s take a chance