Finally, the weekend has arrived and I’m ready to get it crunked in my unique paradise at studio 1034 — pimping ain’t easy as a writer! There are three moments this week that propelled me to relaunch and rebirth my creative initiatives in the world. Sit back, relax, and read about these excerpts of greatness!
1.) A picture surfaced of Lauyrn Hill -aka- L.Boogie and it made me want to scream: “The Miseducation of Lauyrn Hill meets Neurotic Society | Where you at? Where have you been? What is really going on in your world?” Needless to say, she did not reply by telephone. The Hip Hop legend was bamboozled by many critics with regard to her latest single (Neurotic Society) that she debuted to the masses a couple of weeks ago. I think the track is brilliant and she is a genius. We all make mistakes! Yes, the artist has the same dues as others — pay your damn taxes! I believe that she got the point despite how she feels about the United States of America.
I just listened to the track again and it is right on time: Neurotic Society. If you are comfortable in your own skin and can take off all of the masks that you fixate on – on a daily basis, then you probably will appreciate her work that is bold, honest, and comes with no apology. Words will always take you a little deeper than other art forms, and Lauyrn Hill is a genius at delivering them [RAW]. The MC/Poet is back and I’m thankful that Ms. Hill is making music again. You never can satisfy society — L.Boogie remember that; do your time and come right back and spit on the MIC! Download the poem: Neurotic Society | Listen to the track
2.) Have you ever wanted to know who came before you as a writer (with notoriety) in your own metropolis? Well, I’ve been on a hunt for the first African American woman writer to publish a novel or body of work in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. I received an email from a friend after returning from the Texas Library Conference about an event on Lillian B. Horace back in April of this year.
I started to research the writer’s history earlier in May and since that time I’ve been enamored with her legacy as the first Black writer from my hometown to write and self-publish her own work. I purchased a book yesterday that lists Mrs Horace’s former home address and the location of her publishing company that was based inside of an historic African American building (and community). I’m still tripping about the discovery of this information and thankful for the universe’s help in directing the search.
One of my goals is to travel back to Fort Worth, Texas in the future and document her legacy. With that being said, the legacy of Lillian B. Horace has been on my mind all week, and I take that as a sign that I need to continue what I’ve started and make this happen in real-time (penning my first biography)! Trust, I’m on it and will not stop until I get the true story (anticipating | claiming that this is going to become a major creative/writing/publishing project in my life as a writer and librarian).
Read this awesome article with regard to Alice Walker’s personal relationship with Zora Neale Hurston. I find it fascinating and a gateway for my research/relationship with rediscovering the work of a great writer from my hometown!
3.) Lastly, I had the opportunity this morning to view a fabulous documentary featuring Nigerian Novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! The title: We Should All Be Feminists! It’s an extraordinary take on what feminism means in Adichie’s’ homeland of Nigeria and from her own perspective as it relates to the 21st century globally. Watch and listen with an open mind to the talented writer and advocate for change about her on views about Feminism via the TEDxTalks Series.