PB Everywhere: Bellow – Webcast #1.

In today’s edition of #PostBourgieEverywhere, I started an online literary reading series called Bellow, and it launched this week with my fellow PB-ers Joshunda Sanders and Nichole Perkins as guests. Joshunda opens the set reading from her fantastic short story, “Sirens,” which follows a young girl’s experience coping with bullying at school and at [...]

How We Reclaim What Alzheimer’s Robs.

You, lower left, taking one of many family pictures on the front porch. Clockwise from you: cousin Stephanie, your daughter, my Aunt Melita and Aunt Lorraine. You loved a good brooch and that particular shade of blue-green.

(x-posted from stacialbrown.com)

2128 Leahy Street, Muskegon, MI.

This is what I remember: a white [...]

How to Spend 9 Years Without the Love of Your Life (A Tribute to Ruby Dee).

(x-posted from stacialbrown.com)

Live to be 91. This is the hearty number of years he would’ve wished for you, even if it meant that nine of them would be lived without him. He will know how to wait. Try to remember a time before him. You were just as whole [...]

Blogging Scandal: Some Thoughts Before The Finale.

 

The Scandal season finale is upon us! But it’s been a particularly rocky road to this end, right? There have been many musings on how Season 3 has been uneven and even suggestions on what could be done to salvage improve the series before it returns next fall. It’s good that we’re all [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘Ride, Sally, Ride.’ (Season 3, Episode 11)

So James is finally, finally sick of Cyrus’ shit and ready to pack his raggedy duffel bag, the daughter Cyrus boasted about “buying” him, and what’s left of his scruples and go. Let’s see how long that lasts. [...]

On Fathers.

 

In advance of Father’s Day this Sunday, a few members of the PostBourgie crew (also known as The Grape Drink Mafia) got together to discuss our relationships with our dads and how they’ve evolved (or not) over the years. As we chatted, a theme seemed to emerge: the older we get, [...]

“I Would Not Run”: A Single Dad on Being Present.

(x-posted from BeyondBabyMamas.com)

Our Affirming Black and Brown Fatherhood Series has gotten such great response this week that we’re adding a second featured unmarried dad today. This is Stefan Malliet, a 32-year-old Brooklyn native and father to three-year-old son Kyle. We were struck by Stefan’s candor and insights, particularly as it relates to his rocky road toward harmonious [...]

Even ‘Steel Magnolias’ Can Wilt (or The Problem with Black Shelby).

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I first saw the 1989 film, [...]