A Seat for Lincoln at the Thanksgiving Table

I struggle this year with the Thanksgiving holiday. Standing Rock is on my mind and coupling the injustices with the mythology of “The First Thanksgiving” makes me want to throw my pumpkin pie at the wall. November has been that kind of month when the divisions are crystal clear. They were always there. There was […]

Framed in Culture – President Obama delivers an historic speech in Havana

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Video (no audio) begins at approx. 31:32 with the seating of the distinguished guests including Cuba’s President Raul Castro, and Cuba’s prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. U.S. President Barack Obama’s v/o introduction in English begins at approx. 41:19 (with audio). Transcript of full speech on TIME magazine website.

The Black Panthers on PBS Tonight

Watch the full-length version of #BlackPanthersPBS Feb 16, 9p/8c on @IndependentLens @RepBarbaraLee @RepBobbyRush — Indie Lens Pop-Up DC (@ILPopUpDC) February 12, 2016 We would not have a movement without all the artists and activists who supported us. #ErickaHuggins #arts #BlackPanthersPBS — Independent Lens|PBS (@IndependentLens) February 7, 2016 All former Panthers are involved in social […]

Back on the block with Ellington “Jass” June 28

Sometimes the best gift for the Father who doesn’t want or need things is the gift of your time, an experience, a walk and sharing stories about your favorite music. Give your favorite dad the gift of story and make a memory. "Ellington, Shaw & U" "jass" walking tour, Sunday, June 28…. Posted by Michon […]

TANGO NEGRO, DC African Diaspora International Film Festival

“Tango Negro” Memories of Argentina

I was ready to go. My first trip to Argentina and to the Latin American continent. My purpose was to do research for a documentary project that was never finished (read more in my article published in The Root). It was just before the start of the Iraq war in 2003. I was already on […]