Archive | February, 2008

Root for Kaia & Thomas!!

After figuring out that I needn’t actually watch reality TV shows to know what happens (just catch the replays on YouTube or eavesdrop among the honeybees at the office), I haven’t seen an episode of a reality show in years. That might change after tonight. I just glimpsed a preview of an upcoming episode of […]

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Keep Your Raggedy Good Morning!

A few weeks ago I had an awful experience with a black guy while commuting to work in the morning, and I wonder if I’m the only one who takes my point of view on this. A guy who seemed to be a street merchant stepped onto the train car that I was riding in, […]

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Finding Love in Spain

After reading an interview about Lori L. Tharps in the March issue of Ebony magazine, I felt a minor kinship with her. We’re both black women writers who considered attending Smith College in Massachusetts (she actually graduated from Smith). We’ve both travelled to Spain. We both have white husbands. The article introduces Tharp’s new book, […]

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Hair-Raising Adventures

Check out the picture on the PDF below. Doesn’t it warm your heart? Just two little girls chillin’ out on a sunny afternoon, letting the wind sweep through their manes of curly, curly hair. If I remember correctly, it was part of a Polo Ralph Lauren spread in a magazine aimed at homemakers. What struck […]

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Genevieve Darling … You Look Sensational!

If you like to keep track of New York high society, or if you’re like me and can catch up on a years’ worth of obsessive trolling with one hour of deft Internet searching, then you’ve definitely heard of Genevieve Jones. She’s a woman of style, taste and – as some New York social scribes […]

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He Remembered

Hubby is a simple guy. Usually, he doesn’t go along with the crowd and make fanfare of feast days like St. Valentine’s Day. And since we had, ahem, ‘had words’ just a day before, I didn’t think St. Valentine’s Day would get much play at our house this year. Well, I was wrong!I worked late tonight, […]

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America’s Emerging Minority Group: Whites

Every now and then, especially after hearing news reports of African-American men being victimized by police brutality or overhearing a remark about how blacks should just get over the social effects of slavery and the Jim Crow era, I wonder: what if whites were the minority in America? They wouldn’t have to necessarily be disenfranchised […]

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She Ain’t Scuurd

Nia Long is a cool actress, in my opinion. She comes across as polished and accessible. And her expressive eyebrows add loads of character to an already beautiful face. Long is no stranger to interracial love story lines. She was Ted Danson’s and Whoppi Goldberg’s possible daughter in “Made in America”; Colin Firth’s leading lady […]

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Yes, We Can! Yes, I did!

I know that Super Tuesday has long past, but I’m still excited by Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s amazing performance in the February 5 primaries.  When we have a strong field of candidates that prod people to tune into intellectual debates about the future of our country, the fatigue is worth it. When an electorate shatters […]

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The M-Word

I recently had the pleasure of having dinner and lunch, on separate occasions, with a couple of friends and a cousin whom I haven’t seen or spoken to in a while. We all have busy schedules so a few weeks had passed since we were last in touch. These are all-around fantastic women. My oldest, […]

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