The Prism Viewpoint

Exploring Life as an Ally, Writer, Future Lawyer/Politician

The DJ as a Digital Griot and Putting African American Literacies into Perspective

  So, my African American Literacies class is coming to a close with this last post and I thought I wanted to reflect on the class as a whole, and … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Real Power Moves: Black Queer Literacies

So this week’s reading was a book entitled Fashioning Lives by Eric Darnell Pritchard. In his words, the purpose of the book was to “reconsider the relationship between literacy and … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Policing of Black Girls: “Why yall so loud, how you wear your hair, you fast”

This week I had to read three articles that, while they were about black feminism, didn’t really have any connection between them. One theme that I found interesting though, as … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Traces of a Stream: Black Women’s Work K-Pop Edition (Part 1)

Before we get started with today’s book response, I’d like you to take the time to go through the screenshots in the slideshow below. Please excuse any and all foul … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Black Folk, Narratives, Music and African American Church Literacies

I’m so sorry this is so long….it was over 17 minutes so I did cut it down some lol.

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Traditional Literacies and the [Your]Self

Inspired by the writing style of Keith Gilyard in Voices of the Self: A Study of Language Competence, I want to share a little anecdote about myself and my experiences with … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Survival Games: African American Literacies

So over the past couple of posts, we’ve been discussing African American literacies. What literacy is in general, how the definition has changed over the past couple of years, and … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Talkin and Testifyin…Black Semantics

  #BlackHistoryMonth So I’m a English grad student and I’m in this class about African American Literacies. So our professor had us read this book this week called “Talkin and … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments


Whenever is said or heard the word “literacy,” I believed that it meant dealing with reading and writing; that it was the type of thing that would be associated with … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tragedy, Terror, Loss, Victim, Crime, Violence…

“I am so sorry. I am so disgusted. I’m afraid of our country, of what our people are becoming, of what the [our] future will hold, and of my not … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment


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