Giving My Name Is My Name a listen. Finally. Don’t judge me.
The Brain Food playlist on Spotify
This is my second class with Dr. Fun. I got a B in my first class with her, and I’m determined to get an A this time, so that means I am resolved to committing the 18 hours of work to this class that it deserves.
Send all your positive vibrations.
About the Relationship Between African and African Americans | Awesomely Luvvie.
Luvvie shares a brilliant Storify relating part of her experience as an African in America and the things she learned about the difference between Africans and black Americans. I recommend everyone read it.
The first track that played on my current Spotify playlist:
Hypnotize will always get me going.
Pitch stories, not essays. We do publish essays and criticism on Code Switch. But it is hard to create an essay that fits the voice, mission and ethos of any particular blog, even for the folks who work at it regularly. (We occasionally spike — i.e., don’t publish — our own essays. That’s how hard it is to pull it off.) As such, they are a very heavy lift, especially if you’re working with us for the first time.
Only very rarely do we greenlight an essay we didn’t commission, and we don’t publish polemics. Until we’ve established a working relationship, try to hook us with a riveting narrative. When the ethnic slur “cracker” made its way into the news earlier this year, for example, Gene Demby looked into the word’s history and discovered that it had been appropriated by an unlikely group.
via How To Pitch Stories To Code Switch : Code Switch : NPR.