On Building Something New

🎵 Robert Glasper feat. Taylor McFerrin and Derrick Hodge – Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box (Radiohead Cover) Following best practice is the path of least resistance to building something new. But when the status quo is broken for so many people and organizations, it’s the path of most resistance that is required. … Read more

Property, Web Properties, and Financial Freedom

1619-2019 The Black community has a unique victimhood with regard to property. From General Williams Tecumseh Sherman’s false promises of 40 acres and a mule, to selective federal aid for immigrants and non-Blacks after slavery, all the way through the passing of the civil rights act, through redlining and more, America has never wanted Blacks … Read more

Evolving The Diversity Residency

🎵 “Heart of a Dreamer” by Derrick Hodge This week, I learned a lot about the library profession. I traveled to Columbus, Ohio as a first-time attendee of the IDEAL ’19 conference on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Academic Libraries. I joined five of my colleagues from Boston University Libraries for the 2-day event hosted … Read more