Archive for November, 2014

‘SOS: Calling All Black People’ With Sonia Sanchez & Dr. John Bracey Jr….: #ASALH2014 #BlackArtsMovement

The Prophecy… By Nase Reid

Posted: November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

With my star student Nase Reid at #SBU #BlackHistoryMonth #2014 More about his journey at


This is What Courage Looks Like…


My child has a good set of lungs. At two weeks old, as I walked her through Fort Greene, I was convinced that her colicky screams would prompt someone to call the cops, and I’d be arrested for child abuse. Fast forward five years, kid gets a blister at the playground, and during her bath, as I tried to clean it, she let it fly. Hadn’t heard her this loud in five years. I thought, man, someone might call the cops on me. And in Austin effin Texas no less.

Ten minutes pass, she’s calmed down. Then a knock. Wife must have left her key. Who is it? Austin PD. Oh, HELL no! My hands are covered in shampoo. Washing this halo of curled wool takes some time, so I invite the cop in, a look of disbelief I’m sure, but I just want to get back to the tangle…

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