A’Lelia Walker’s 1922 Visit with Ethiopian Empress Zauditu

Posted on 07/12/2014 at 10:36am
At the 1916 coronation of Ethiopian Empress Zauditu, whom A'Lelia Walker visited in Addis Ababa in March 1922.

So finally I am finished with the two chapters (for my forthcoming book Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker andread more >

Mud and Writing

Posted on 04/21/2014 at 1:47pm
Boots muddy water

Sometimes writing is like slogging through mud. A vast, clumpy sepia sea that extends beyond the horizon. A molasses thickread more >

“Going Down the Rabbit Hole” in Search of the Joy Goddess

Posted on 02/11/2014 at 8:17pm
SS Paris A'Lelia Walker sails from New York to Le Havre in November 1921

“Going down a rabbit hole.” People use this phrase to mean many different things. For anyone whose writing requires research,read more >

BlackPast.org Features A’Lelia Walker Essay

Posted on 02/05/2014 at 5:54pm
A'Lelia Walker with her mother, Madam C. J. Walker, in Indianapolis circa 1914 (Madam Walker Family Archives)

Many thanks to Quintard Taylor and BlackPast.org for inviting me to write an essay about A’Lelia Walker for Black Historyread more >

Writing Biography: An Update on “The Joy Goddess of Harlem”

Posted on 11/23/2013 at 8:54pm
Langston Hughes called A'Lelia Walker "the joy goddess of Harlem's 1920s."

Anyone who knows me well, knows I’ve been working on a biography of A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, forread more >