Tafari Stevenson-Howard © 2019

Category : Black History

July 1, 2019 Finding My African Self

Hi, my name is Tafari and I’m a lost child of Nigeria in the AFRICAN DIASPORA searching for home, safety, and happiness. So last night, I decided to look at my 23 & Me results again to see if they too had ethnic background updates like Ancestry.com has been advertising r

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April 11, 2019 Drinks From The Diaspora: Sorrel

My latest beverage addiction is SORREL and I haven’t been able to get enough! Back in December, I was put up on an NPR article discussing the origins of sorrel, a drink from the diaspora that I had never heard of. “In America, the boozy drink of Christmastime is buttery,

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February 10, 2019 She Ready

A few weeks ago, my boo, Steffanie Christi'an (who recently opened for famed drummer, Sheila E. in Detroit last week) hit me up to get some new photos for her upcoming project release, "It's Complicated." Set it off with a minimalist lighting approach on a black backdrop & s

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February 11, 2013

"The number of [Black American] slaves increased from 700,000 in 1787 to over 4 million on the eve of the American Civil War; approximately 70 percent were involved in some way with cotton production." Gene Dattel - "Cotton and Race in the Making of America."

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January 22, 2013

"Martin had a dream! Martin had a dream! Kendrick have a dream!" I’m back after a wonderful whirlwind visit to Washington D.C. I copped tickets to the inauguration but guess what... I didn’t make it. We decided to stay in & stay warm after flashbacks of the frigid temp

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August 20, 2012

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March 21, 2012

The New York City Million Hoodie March in support of Trayvon Martin was held today & still going on as I type this post. If you're not familiar with Trayvon Martin, he was a 17 year old who was murdered by a rogue crazed and racial profiling community watch member named Geor

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February 5, 2012

This is one reason why I love NYC... I mean, where else in the world can you assemble a mass amount of people for the purpose of song, dance & soul??? And to be fair, Everbody knows..... that I came up with the idea for a Flash Mob last Wednesday: "I'm calling for all of my f

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January 17, 2012

This morning, I had the opportunity to witness Michele Norris of NPR’s "All Things Considered" give a keynote presentation at the University of Michigan’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. I do not know Michele, did not know what she looked like until about 6 years a

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October 25, 2011

A few years ago when I learned about the Martin Luther King Jr. monument that was to be constructed in our nation’s capital, I got excited. When I learned that the artist assigned to produce the sculpture of perhaps the most notable Negro in American history was a Negro himse

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…

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