Excerpt: The Kid Glove Warning (with crocodile smile) (from Sin Against the Race)

Bill left the classroom slowly after his students departed.  He glanced at the bulletin board and saw the press release for the Unity Rally.  Alfonso immediately entered his head. He walked through the wood-paneled office area when Reverend Johnson appeared … Continue reading

Thinking of Mom – an excerpt from Sin Against the Race

[Editor’s note:  Fortunately for me, this is how my mom rolled.  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  Still missing you.] Marilene entered the apartment and heard the familiar thump-thump coming from Derek’s room.  Without waiting to hear what outrageous lyrics accompanied the … Continue reading

The Lavender Veil – Excerpt from “Sin Against the Race”

In one of my history classes at UCLA, we read W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk. Originally published in 1903, it is included in the celebrated reader of early African American scholarship, Three Negro Classics.  My professor described … Continue reading