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Uppity-Negro.com & Lea Hernandez

I knew this would be a rough week because September 3 marked the second anniversary of my brother Aaron's death. Some of you may know that Aaron created the blog, Uppity-Negro.com. I've been a kind of caretaker of it since he died. I wrote an entry for the blog on September 3 marking the date.

Aaron mentioned comics artist Lea Hernandez on his blog many times, as he enjoyed her work. And with his blog, the feeling became mutual. I'd noticed that Lea had gotten some headlines during this year's San Diego Comic-con and I was happy about that, that she was getting some attention. I didn't write her and tell her that--but she took the time last month to send a message to my Mom, talking about missing Aaron. And I was so happy and amazed she did that--and it made me miss Aaron even more, that he's not here to see some of the things happening for her now. That's why I was so unhappy to hear about Lea's house fire on Wednesday, which, although she and her daughter got out safely, still did destroy half of her house (and so all of it, really), along with a few of her family pets and years worth of art work. You can read more about this at her LiveJournal site at  <http://divalea.livejournal.com>. I'm sending on a donation through PayPal. And I'm praying that she can get through this.


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Sep. 8th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
I just did what I would want/hope someone to do for me. Aaron was a true original, and I miss his humor and enthusiasm. Wouldn't YOU have loved to see his take on the whole Katrina mess?
Sep. 8th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you how many times my family and I talked about that last year... especially as it all started to drag on and on (and continues!). And they think Kanye gave them an earful? Hah!

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