This is the online home of Lori L. Tharps, journalist, author, professor, speaker, mom. And not necessarily in that order. Please take a look around. I hope you find what you’re looking for.


Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
Zora Neale Hurston