To Pen a Butterfly: Honoring Common and his music this Black History Month


To be young, gifted and black; oh what a lovely, precious dream. Nina Simone’s tribute to the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry in the opening stanza of her song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” has been echoed in the music of acclaimed artists such as Aretha Franklin and Rapsody, but the sentiment itself has had […]

Honest to Pod: My faith, defined in a podcast


Until faith and belief in gods became a part of my understanding of it, I loved religion. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text never asks its listeners to believe that Hogwarts is real or that Harry is a divine being.