Author Archives: Dr. Joy

About Dr. Joy

I am a life lover...I teach. I read. I write. I love. I pray. I eat. I dream.

Why we need HERITAGE MONTHS…

The sacrifice of self Done to be an American Is one that can only be born(e) by the one who carries tears Of joy when others SEE you In January…not yet, I guess winter is too long… In February, being … Continue reading

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Expressions

I Love Black Men (male & female) Who Express and dont Their Joys & Pains Realities & Dreams Freely Like Milk and Honey Pregnant With the Possibilities of New Language For OLD IDEAS Like Love and joy and pain and … Continue reading

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The Real Roots of ‘Black Capitalism’

Originally posted on Not In Our Town Princeton:
Professor of Law Mehrsa Baradaran explains how Richard Nixon [President of the United States from 1969 to 1974] ignored “meaningful economic reforms proposed by black activists” for housing integration, reparations or both,…

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What I would’ve said…

If I had applied… my self to that thing that I want, but not really,…

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I See You: For BLM @ School

I see you Side-eyeing Me In my tee Black With white BLM messages At School You Plural and singular you… Funny how language works You are they and we do not resist This new way of being both singular and … Continue reading

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Reset

Every picture Every thought, note and message Every action saved to preserve the memory of a moment LOST Not planned yet the forces of an automatic reset command… Every relationship Every attitude Every habit To become an OPPORTUNITY To begin … Continue reading

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Assignment: Be a Gift

Today is her born day in the year of her passing. How do I celebrate the loss of the one to whom I and my twin sister, we, were presented as a gift? With tears of joy, and feelings of … Continue reading

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