Fridays are about film and cinema here at Thickwit. Since my pocketbook usually keeps me out of the ArcLights, Bay Streets and Anjelika Film Centers -- I want to provide a weekly cinematic experience for y'all. A happy little Friday gift, once weekly of a short, a doc, or info on a feature or free/low cost screenings in your area. Today's post is going to be short and sweet, because I hope you'll spend some time at the site to which I'm fixing ...

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Over the last month or so, I've gotten a lot of suggestions for artists to cover on Thickwit. Everyone thinks her hometown hero oughta get some shine. And I agree. I know I have a tendency to spotlight the geniuses I already know. Though I know a lot of devastatingly fresh women, there's more out there that I don't know. So, I'll be doing my best to get a democratic, far reaching, generous cross section of girls with hips (from all over) up on ...

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Writing on Wednesdays // 5:21, a poem.

Posted on March 2, 2011

So, in an attempt to be more intentional about my writing, I'm penning something NEW every week just for this blog. I can't promise all of it will be good. But I can promise that every week, on Wednesdays, you'll get something from me, or someone whose writing I adore. This first one is a poem. I wrote it today. Though many things, poems, plays and ideologies have the same color scheme, it is not meant to be specifically related to any other ...

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As we transition out of #BlackFutureMonth here at Thickwit, I wanna introduce new readers to the newer viewing schedule here at Thickwit. Mondays have no format here. In the words of Claire Huxtable. "You get what you get when you get it". Hicks Picks on Tuesdays - Music good enough to satisfy the tastes of the Hicks women from whom I descend. Wednesday Writing- New creative writing from me or someone you should be reading. Thickwit Thursdays- ...

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Okay. So, I did my best. Tried to give you a good cross section of some of my favorite folks - scientists, chefs, farmers, and yes, a musician here or there. I agonized some days to write the exact right words, other days I struggled to get any words down on paper (or rather up, in pixel), but you feel me. And though I did my darndest, I'll be darned if I ain't leave some folks out. Hundreds of folks I just couldn't squeeze in. Five I planned ...

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A few weeks ago, when I was still unsure what this #BlackFutureMonth project would do or mean, I asked two of my favorite designers, Nick James and Jason Nicholas Smith to take a crack at a commemorative tee. I wanted two looks: one that was simple, effective, to the point and said what I believe about all of the folks who've been read and contributing to the blog. While I've featured a number of exceptional individuals here for the last 27 ...

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While gathering the media for this post I realized just how long overdue it is. Sometimes, as I write myself into a tizzy, I forget some of the basics. I've written about folks from all over my world. Grade School best friends, Grad School crushes, folks I've never even met. I don't know why it took me so long to get to writing about Daveed Diggs. He's a fellow Getback member, he acted a lead role in this play I wrote, I've known him since High ...

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This next post is gonna be short and sweet. The video comes to me via the freshest brother I know living in the D.C. Area, Jamal Williams. I'm a little biased cause Jamal is my actual brother, and his opinion means more to me than most folks'. I've also managed to highlight the work of my 2 other brothers during the month, so I figure big brained, big headed Jamal could use a little shine. Jamal moved out to D.C. to attend Howard University a ...

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Today's post comes from a guest contributor, Gregory Hodge. When he's not being my father, the leader of a spiritual community,r practicing family and personal injury law, studying West African Percussion or working in the garden, he's on a flight. A professional facilitator, international educational consultant and business owner, Baba's always on the road. The 21st Century Foundation's 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys is one of the things ...

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Alright, so a few weeks ago I made a not-so-stealthy call to all of my academic friends to put me on. Tried to find a video of one of the homies presenting their brilliance at a conference. Wanted a bit of a dissertation. A smidge of an abstract. Silence on the collegiate front. True to form, these friends of mine are least likely to toot their own horns. Academics are a little different than emcees it turns out. And while today's feature, ...

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