Tag Archives: African American Culture

Lee Elder (1934-2021) Rest In Love Trailblazer

I read about the passing of golfer Lee Elder a couple days ago at the age of 87.

I’m not a golfer or a golf aficionado. However, I do respect trailblazers from people who look like me. Whether it’s Octavia Butler in science fiction, Nichelle Nichols in television, Charley Pride in Country Music, Jean Michel Basquiat in Art, or Mae Jemison & Ronald McNair as Astronauts show the possibilities for people of color in traditionally lilywhite spaces opening the playing field and widen the highway for others to follow.

The imagination is a powerful gift and once you see someone outside of the societal box that has been placed on them, then you can dream or imagine a new path for following generations.

Thank you Lee Elder for being a trailblazer and creating a new road and north star for those who look like me to follow. My condolences to his family and the golf aficionados who have followed his career.

By all accounts, he showed that dignity and grace still matters in a society that is moving away from it on a daily basis.

Rest in Love, Lee Elder.

Icon #13

Buck Wild is on the scene! He is taking names and delivering punishment to anyone that stands in his way in the city of Dakota. However, he is under the spell of Lysistrata Jones and her magical whip.  Buck Wild can not resist her control over him.  As a result, she has her muscle bound… Continue Reading

Icon #12

“Don’t forget, you’re a full-time student and a part-time superhero.” Icon told Rocket the aforementioned sentence at the beginning of Issue 12 while they were saving someone from being robbed.  Rocket has been trying to manage her life of high school student, superhero, and pending motherhood.  One of her good friends, Josie, came to school… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 85: Where Do We Go From Here-Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr.

“We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos and community.” Martin Luther King’s last sentence from his last book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community sums up his powerful and convincing argument for nonviolent coexistence for humanity. I… Continue Reading

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 84: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

“Grace meets you exactly where you are and it doesn’t leave you.” I heard the author Anne Lamott say this quote on the Tim Ferriss podcast a couple of days ago and knew this would be the opening sentence to my latest book review.  Grace would be the proper view about Malcolm X’s life after… Continue Reading

Marion’s Favorites: High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

Food is foundational to culture.  Every human culture on the planet has food as an essential part of their culture. African Americans did not differ from anyone else along the human spectrum in that regard. High On The Hog is a four-part miniseries on Netflix that celebrates how African American Cuisine transformed America.  The concept… Continue Reading