E.M. Monroe

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

Models Monday: Grades

The next time someone tells you that they were an “A” student in college, you might consider asking them if they knew that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a “C” … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Models Monday: Revelations

In past years, I never thought much about Women’s History because, unlike Black History Month, it did not come with sufficient indictments. Black History Month calls attention to interlocking systems … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diane Nash Sets the Record Straight

Diane Nash’s description of leadership and sacrifice echoes her visual alignment with MLK in the screenshot above. Follow the link for the video to see and hear what Nash offers:¬†http://abc7chicago.com/society/diane-nash-civil-rights-movement-leader-reflects-on-selma/546052/

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fashion and Books: Sonia Rykiel and Paris Fashion Week 2015

Kudos to anyone who actually noticed the clothes. I was too distracted by the books to even notice them. Beautiful location.

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Oseola McCarty (National Women’s History Month)

I remember when Oseola McCarty donated $150,000 of the $280,000 she saved throughout her years working as a washerwoman to the University of Southern Mississippi. Offering “another model by which … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Identity of Mourning: Jackson and Reeb in Selma

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: In the Shadows

Can you imagine the shadows that could be inserted into the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of presidential portraits?

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Mother: I Think It therefore It Is

My father told me once, as I was trying to justify my suspicions concerning a neighbor’s behavior, that he wastes little time on questioning his judgement. “If I think you … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Western Apologies

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Somayra Ismailjee By now, you may have heard of the Chapel Hill shooting of newlyweds Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salhar and her sister Razan…

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

“When Sorrows Come” Spelman College Symposium

If you’re in the Atlanta area this weekend, here’s an event you don’t want to miss: The text reads as follows: 50 years since the day Malcolm X was assassinated, … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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