E.M. Monroe

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

Models Monday: Mr. Miles

Now that he’s 6 years-old, he doesn’t look like this anymore, but he’s still a sharp little dude. Happy Birthday, Miles!!!  

December 15, 2014 · 4 Comments

Models Monday: Today’s Uncle Tom

In The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Hollis Robbins, Gates reconsiders Harriet Beecher Stowe’s effective use of sentimentality in virtually sanctifying constructions of Uncle … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 6 Comments

Officer Panteleo and the Afterlife of Wrestle-mania

When 29 year-old Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a banned chokehold maneuver that would kill Eric Garner, it was all good ’cause the Officer perceived himself as using a “wrestling … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Models Monday: I Can Get Wit’ It

Since my son’s been in pre-school, Social Studies, I’ve learned, has nothing to do with time. I guess I sorta understand why given that young children, even when they can … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

A New Look at the Work of “Demons”

Well, if you thought brutality looked like the welts on the back of an enslaved man named Peter, William Brown’s charred body, or Emmett Till’s battered face, then here’s a … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

No Indictment, No Surprise

  Dear Black Children, As cute and adorable as you are, cuddly in a way that Kadir Nelson expertly captures in nearly every image he draws, your beauty and our … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Models Monday: Concrete, Definite, and Specific Language

The “Eyes on Ferguson” discussion below exemplifies concrete, definite, and specific language: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough reveal what occurs when concrete, definite, and specific language is totally misunderstood: Michael … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Toni Morrison: Brilliant as Always

November 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walter Lee Younger’s Vision Realized

I’ve never seen Kenny Leon’s version of A Raisin in the Sun featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs as Walter Lee Younger. I was aware that many trained actors were disappointed in … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Models Monday: On Free Land

  This past weekend, I visited South-View Cemetery with a few friends. South-View was granted its charter on April 21, 1886 and so became the first for-profit cemetery for African … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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