an English teacher for a Syracuse City School for eleven years. My 2011-2012 courses are English 9. Reading essays and books and traveling, knitting, spending time with family, occupy much of my time.
Favorite Movies: Bamboozled, Rosewood, The Five Heartbeats, Hoodlum, 4 Little Girls, Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do it Again, Harlem Nights, Roots, Queen, Beloved, What's Love Got to do With It?, Hotel Rwanda, Amistad, Soul Food, Love and Basketball, Lean on Me, Do the Right Thing, Waiting to Exhale, Boyz N The Hood, Lady Sings the Blues, Carmen Joens, Shaft (Sam Edition), Mississippi Burning, Mahogany, Glory, Get on the Bus, Higher Learning, Mo' Better Blues, Ali, Buck and the Preacher, Eve's Bayou, Lackawanna Blues, Which Way is Up?, Bustin' Loose, A Time to Kill, Malcolm X, Miss Ever's Boys, Black Like Me, Good Hair, For Colored Girls, all Tyler Perry, Poetic Justice
Favorite Books: The MisEducation of the Negro, The Color Purple, Black Like Me, Malcolm X, Roots, Beloved, Their Eyes Were Watching God, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Invisible Man, Native Son, Kindred, A Raisin in The Sun, For Colored Girls, Waiting to Exhale, The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni, Sula, Tar Baby, The Women of Brewster Place, Correigidora, Middle Passage, Push, The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man, Sounder, Animal Farm, Catch-22, The Catcher inthe Rye, The Confession's of Nat Turner, Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gasby, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, The Lion, the Wicth and the Wardrobe, The Secrets of the Rats of Nihm, 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Wuthering Heights, Les Miserables, Of Mice and Men, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Fahrenheit 451, Watership Down, Little Women, The Scarlet Letter