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Color Me Lighter

Color Me Lighter

→  November 22, 2009 0

I don’t have a problem with people going through the expense and sometimes painful procedures to change themselves in order to feel better about themselves. Women in particular are good for nose jobs, cheek and/or lip implants, breast reduction or enlargement procedures and more. Women will perm their hair if they feel it [...]

Michelle Obama’s Roots

Michelle Obama’s Roots

→  October 17, 2009 0

No, I’m not talking about hair but, since I am on the subject I must apologize to some of my White female friends, one of whom sent me an email saying “please don’t send them over here. I don’t want them swinging from my hair.” I hear you girl and most assuredly I laughed [...]

Amen, Amen, Amen

→  July 15, 2009 0

There is so much I can say about the article I just read on CNN entitled “Continental divide separates Africans, African-Americans.”  The article called to mind so many conversations I have had with friends who were not born and raised in the U.S. but are of African origin.  Some come from the continent — not [...]


→  May 11, 2009 0

Time’s Health & Science article on stereotypes by John Cloud is an interesting one on so many levels.  It resonates personally with me as I have been knee deep in researching my family history and what I’ve found hangs heavily with stereotypes, i.e., word-of-mouth statements made by family members that are not based in fact.  [...]