July 14, 2015
hot comb

Fried, Dyed, and Laid to the Side: Memories of the Hot Comb!

Saturday mornings in my childhood were sometimes like something out of an Annie Lee or an Ernie Barnes painting. Like millions of other little black girls […]
February 28, 2015

Ne Me Quitte Pas

The late Nina Simone sings in French an effortlessly, authentically soothing, soul-stirring, melancholy rendition of the 1959 Jacques Brel recording of “Ne Me Quitte Pas” (Don’t […]