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You Mix That Negro with That Creole Make Beyoncé’s Truth

Fewer times in my life have I been so obsessed with a celebrity, and to be sure, it's not that I am obsessed with Beyoncé, but rather the attacks on her since she released "Formation." Why? I fully expect comments like this one from Fox News's Lou Dobbs: "Beyoncé's nostalgic glorification of Malcolm X and Black…
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Beyoncé’s “Formation” Is Apparently Too Abstract for Many

Full disclosure: I am the first to admit that I am not so good with abstract things. But this time I got it. Unsurprisingly, people have taken to social media and their blogs to either praise or slam Beyoncé for her video “Formation.” Although most of what I have read has been positive, I have also…
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Ambushed on the Airwaves Part II: One Thing Leads to Another

Yesterday I posted a blog about the experience Shannon and I had being raked over the coals during a radio interview. Apart from being grilled by Black people about whether we're Black enough (by the way, this isn't new; not all brown-complected Black people do this, but it's not uncommon for some to demand to see ID…
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Caitlyn Jenner and What She’s Learned After Six Months of Being a Woman

I don't have a television (by choice, trust me) and so evidently I missed the 25th annual Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards. I learned about it from a Facebook friend's post this morning. Honored were: Serena Williams Billie Jean King Reese Witherspoon Misty Copeland Victoria Beckham Caitlyn Jenner Elizabeth Holmes The five women…
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Once a Mets Lover, Always a Mets Lover

Back in 1985, during my sophomore year of college, I started going out with a guy who loved the New York Mets. I didn't grow up caring about sports, so his obsession was a bit “ho hum” for my taste. By the end of the ‘85 baseball season I decided to give it a try,…
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A Day in the Life of This Transplanted Utuadaño

What do: Los rotos (giant potholes) Road closure of the main road from my house to the town of Utuado A detour down an alternate road Me unable to back up the hill to allow a car to pass because I have zero depth perception The starter in my car dying Three men—one a client…
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Divided We Do The Man’s Job; United We Stand Proud and Tall

This morning, just a day after I wrote about the disparity for people of color in the arts, I read a blog that infuriated me. Entitled The Lightskinned Revolution is here, and it has been televised, its main purpose is to disparage the cast, and in particular Terrance Howard because of complexion.  Damon Young, whose views…
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The Fight for Equality in the Arts

Last week I wrote a blog that asked the question, When it comes to the topic of race, are people capable of critical thinking? I do believe that although we are, oft times this means thinking beyond the level of comfort. Let’s use opera as an example. I was never a huge fan of it…
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