Exploring Ruins and Playing in Waterfalls

Outdoor Afros in Los Angeles explored local African American history and nature over the weekend – read on!   Alisha Pye here, I’m the Outdoor Afro Leader for Los Angeles. This week we decided to celebrate Spring by hiking at Solstice Canyon in Malibu which is located in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s a beautiful…

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Keynotes for “Keeping It Wild”

Queen Quet “Keeping It Wild” in Lithonia, GA!!! Join Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and Founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition as she provides a keynote address for “Keeping It Wild” in Lithonia, GA September 22, 2012. Queen Quet is the founder of the advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea…

Avatar and Environmental Justice

In an interview yesterday with Dianne Glave author of Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage (August 2010), she shared some of her insights with me about the movie Avatar, and its connection to people of color and the environment. So you finally  saw Avatar! What are some of your initial thoughts? Many people…

The Outside is Inside

I spent the brief plane ride to Los Angeles last week drooling over a copy of Dwell, a forward looking magazine of modern design, and when I arrived at my friend’s  Hollywood bungalow, she pointed out that the house behind hers was the Freeman House, a Frank Lloyd Wright. So Mid-Century Modern design was a…