It’s been nearly three months since I’ve been
back in school. At this point, I feel like I’m able to make a good comparison
between my life as a full-time journalist and my life as a full-time student.
There are positives and negatives of both lifestyles. One negative of my return
to the classroom is the voluntary demise of much of my social life. Every now
and then, though, I do get to sneak away from my studies (tonight was a 200-page
book entitled “Governing the News” and an accompanying 2-page book report).
Tonight, I attended a pre-Halloween party at my sister’s apartment complex. It
was a last minute decision to attend so I didn’t really have time to go costume
shopping. I got creative. I’ve been rocking 90’s-inspired box
braids for the past two months so I decided on a costume that went with the
look: Justice from the movie “Poetic Justice.” What do you
In case you are too young to remember Poetic Justice, here’s a
Poetic Justice is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet
Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King and Joe Torry. It was written and directed
by John Singleton. The main character, Justice, writes beautiful poems which
she recites throughout the movie. The poems are in fact by Maya Angelou.
Angelou also appears in the movie as one of the three elderly sisters, May,
June and April (called the "Calendar Sisters") whom the characters meet at a
roadside family reunion. The Last Poets make an appearance toward the end of the
film. Poetic Justice reached #1 in the box office its opening weekend, grossing
$11,728,455. It eventually grossed a total of $27,515,786. Jackson received a
nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, with the Billboard Hot
100 number one song, "Again".
I had a good time! I can’t wait for the next great escape, but
until then, it’s back to the books.