E.M. Monroe

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

Toni Morrison: Brilliant as Always

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

Models Monday: A Message for Republicans

Dear G.O.P., As you work towards your goal of “taking back our country,” I ask that you consider reading Robert Pogue Harrison’s book Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition.¬†Throughout … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Learning from the ID Network

When I do watch television, I only watch sports and the shows on Investigation Discovery (ID). The ID network hosts true crime shows. Sometimes they highlight the same stories only … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Models Monday: Being Like My Mother

This is the church that hides the school that I attended and hated from kindergarten through eighth grade. Although my mother would later claim that she had no idea how … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Models Monday: E-Depravity

This caption says it all: The people pictured are crying and clearly disturbed because the football season was canceled, not because some players sexually violated others. Sayreville students are equally … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dream Defenders

The Dream Defenders describes their mission on their website¬†in this way: “The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Precision

Definite, specific, and concrete language has gone out of favor these days. Many young people I know use the expression, “I feel some type-a way about that,” to convey something … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Glamour and Inhumanity

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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