esperanza spalding (10 results)

Black Gold: In Praise Of Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society and Its Focus On Black Children

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Esperanza Spalding and her new album, Radio Music Society—specifically, her song “Black Gold,” and the beautifully poignant short...

– Mar 22, 2012

Esperanza Spalding’s “What A Wonderful World” At the Oscars (Video)

When my girls were babies, I used to nurse and rock them to sleep to the sweet sounds of Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Kathleen Battle...

– Feb 28, 2012

MyBrownBaby Spotlight: Esperanza Spalding

You never know where inspiration comes from I realized I wanted to be a journalist when I saw NBC New York’s Sue Simmons interviewing New...

– Jul 7, 2009

I’m a Young, Childless Black Woman and I’m Afraid To Have a Black Son

Ultimately all human life is fragile, but the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis show us that the lives of black boys can be disproportionately ephemeral.

– Mar 11, 2014

The First Memorial Day: Celebrating Fallen American Soldiers & the Freed Slaves Who Honored Them

Well yes, there will be barbecues galore and lots of beer passed about and some kick-ass sales at the mall and everyone will enjoy their...

– May 27, 2013

Black Children and Black History: The Importance Of Teaching Our Kids the Complexity Of Us

I was in the car headed to the Atlanta OneMillionRising rally with Mari and three of her female classmates, singing Prince’s “Adore” loud and off-key,...

– Mar 4, 2013

Oh Oscar! ‘Beasts Of the Southern Wild’ Actress Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, Nominated

Joy for brown babies everywhere: Quvenzhane Wallis, the 9-year-old actress who made her film debut as a fiercely brave 6-year-old in the critically-acclaimed film (and...

– Jan 10, 2013

Don Cornelius Is Gone—And a Part of Us Has Gone with Him

By NICK CHILES For those of us over the age of 40, how can we find the words to explain how much of an impact...

– Feb 1, 2012

Living Without My Radio: What's Spinning On The (Kid-Friendly) MyBrownBaby iTouch

If you’ve read my post about MY BEEF WITH BLACK RADIO, you know I don’t get in the car without my special home made mix...

– Oct 15, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2012: Welcome To MyBrownBaby!

Ain’t no party like a MyBrownBaby party ‘cause a MyBrownBaby party don’t stoooop! Yup—it’s a party over here, y’all. The sun is shining, life is...

– Apr 13, 2012