Solange is giving all sorts of life tonight! So glad I heard about this last minute. House of Blues, Nola.
02.03.13. You ready?
So yeah, I almost crashed my car this weekend when I noticed King B plastered in lights across the side of the New Orleans Arena!!!
My office hours attempt to explain to a student the geographies of pre-Katrina Black middle-class flight to the suburbs-within-the-city and the resulting spatial and economic vulnerability of the post-Katrina Black working-class; or, how the #Marigny became 99% white, and how #Tremé is on the way. #nola #neworleans (at Dillard University)
The amazing Kermit Ruffins at the Tremé 200 Bicentennial, 1812-2012. #tremé200 #tremé #nola #6thward (at Louis Armstrong Park)
Gorgeous day in Armstrong Park/Congo Square for the Tremé Bicentennial celebration—food, jazz, black creativity. #Tremé200 #nola #nofilter (at Louis Armstrong Park)
In the academy, we often times comfort (read: insulate) ourselves by theorizing black-on-black violence as a post-modern, post-industrial, post-civil rights intersection of Fanonian race, Stuart Hallian representation, and Foucauldian power/knowledge. The unfortunate truth is that even the rigor of an African American Studies ph.d. from a plush R1 institution does not prepare you to navigate the intangible human emotion when two of your undergraduate students in two separate incidences must deal with the violent loss of loved ones.