E.M. Monroe

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

Models Monday: Making a Living

The Labor Day Edition 2014.

September 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Models Monday: Hands Up…Don’t Shoot…Solidarity

On the Morehouse campus, students from Clark-Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College–collectively representing the Atlanta University Center (AUC)–showed solidarity with citizens/students across the country who walked out of classrooms … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

No New Models Here…

Michael Brown’s body was not immediately covered and was recorded on video by bystanders. JAMES CLAY, VIA NEWS2SHARE The spectacle of the dangling corpse, the charred remains of the body, … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Last words…

If you have a chance, you should check out Journalist Shirin Barghi twitter drawings featuring the last words spoken by black boys/men killed by police or vigilantes: If you have a chance, … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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