E.M. Monroe

"I knew, not from memory, but from hope, that there were other models by which to live." Weems

Six Shots Later…

Another shameful outcome of this country’s “brutal imagination.” 

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: The Kiss

It seems that folk no longer read comedian and activist Dick Gregory’s 1964 autobiography Nigger—actually, I don’t remember the Malcolm X t-shirt wearing, Public Enemy listening generation of mine discussing … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

R.I.P. Michael Brown (“Be Free,” J. Cole)

August 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Models Monday: First Day of First Grade

Most Georgia schools have started today. My son started first grade. His teacher seems like a warm person. My son looked like he was alright when I left; no crying … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Models Monday: Still Thinking about Duck & Goose (edited)

The only time I remember books being read to me is when I attended elementary school and I loved it. I also remember my classmates’ enthusiasm when we learned of … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Models Monday: Commemorative Lies

Last week, I wrote a post about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and offered a few reasons why I’ve waited to go. Today, I have a new … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Models Monday: Resemblances

For people who know me,  you could easily think that the photograph above depicts me in someone’s kitchen. You would be wrong though, as my mother is the teen featured … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Measuring Lives through Currency

Museum honors young lives lost in church bombing. For some time now, I’ve been sitting on this report (hyperlink above offers a video news report and transcript of the interviews … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Choosing Words, Building Worlds

Over the weekend, Miles had a play date with a former school buddy. We happened to see the five-year-old with his mom while out running errands earlier that week. I … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Models Monday: Now I Get It

I have heard Beyonce’s “Who Run the World (Girls)” before. I have probably seen her perform it on one Youtube video or another, but when I saw her perform that … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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