My First Book 'When A Purple Rose Blooms' is Available NOW

I am beyond excited to announce that my FIRST book When a Purple Rose Blooms is available!! You can order copies directly from my publisher Nomadic Press. Order here
The book is a collection of essays and poetry about my experiences with black womanhood. There's lots of humor, pain, and love on every page. This book wrote itself. I had no intention of releasing a book of poetry and essays, but when I saw how much I've written over the last 20 years I thought, "why not?" and went for it. 
The book launch is tonight, 7pm at the Oakland Peace Center. I will be launching my book along with 6 other new writers to Nomadic Press. I'm in great, literary company. 
Thank you to every person who has read this blog over the years, attended my readings, listened to my radio stories or read my articles. Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy the book! 

Darden Dad and Daughter On Race Relations Since The O.J. Trial on Ebony.com



I'm so excited that Ebony.com is running this piece I wrote about a conversation my dad and I had about race. We tend to talk about race and politics when we chat. I wanted to write a piece for the black press about my father because during the trial, his superior wouldn't allow him to reach out the black press. This means a lot to me to have a byline with Ebony, of all places.

My dad and I discuss why the justice system needs more diversity, including black prosecutors; grand juries in police brutality cases, police erasing video footage from their cameras, etc. It's really good.

There's a great discussion going on Ebony's Facebook page about this article. Feel free to weigh in.

And fitting this article would be up and running since it's my dad's birthday today.


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  1. Just read the article and commented!! xxoo

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  2. Amazing article. I learned a lot from reading your blog and the Ebony piece. Thank you!

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