from tallahassee!

fam fam –

i’m down here in humid hot tallahassee, running from one air conditioned environment to another. this whole place is so sticky and laidback, reminds me of the swamps of south georgia where i did time as an innocent middle schooler who got taught everything i wasn’t. i remember this gorgeous slow-faced black boy with big green eyes named snake who kept me on the phone, even though my boyfriend was this hottie named carlos who i was mostly too scared to look at. ah, tender twelve.

multi-dating – some things never change. my boy khari is here and we’re getting to have deep convos about how hard it is to find folks to love, and date, and take care of and let take care of you…it’s hard out there for a pimp, or for a perceived pimp who really just wants a movie partner with on point politics and sweet lips.

but anyway, now i am hear with the tallahassee league, who are seriously like the tallahassee new black panther party. they hope to bring some unity to the black community down here and they are all off the chains funny. we had one really productive day already with planning the league activities here, a newsletter and an outreach team. and i got some pics! here’s my co-facilitator, k-mos:

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and here’s leandra, zahra, shamalia, will campbell (of the marvelous milwaukee boyz, now in nashville at fisk u.) and the rest of the crew:

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i love these folks man. we went to a two year old’s picnic after our meeting today and it was just this family of beautiful southern black folk, all with long locks from the oldest to the youngest. my camera was out of batteries. but it just brought me joy.

i’m staying at leandra’s in a king size bed with 5 other folks and a snake in the house, and we’ve been laughing non-stop the whole time. 

i want to call y’alls attention to my boy mike’s blog – he’s writing some brilliant pieces right now and bryant brought him to my attention: http://www.talkindrum.blogspot.com/

everyone lift a prayer for my mom’s close friend: her husband seems to have that quick quiet killer pancreatic cancer.

i spent the night before i left to tallahassee talking till 4am with my dear friend karynn while her dearest love adam paced about us smiling. i sometimes forget how good a conversation is when both folks come speeding into it and wanting to go deeper into each other’s heads. gifts, gifts.

i got this little thing in my inbox which i thought i’d share, since i got a text ad the other day and was much troubled by it:

JUST A REMINDER…   31 days from today, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888/382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. Or you can register on line at: www.donotcall.gov

ok i think that’s it. i miss folks, will try and update again before i get home monday but wireless is hard to come by and it’s all good with me :)

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