My sister sent me this picture in an email with the subject line: A little afternoon pick me up. I like how the bird is hitching a ride on the elephant’s bum, and the elephant dressed up in a hat for the journey. Advertisements Continue reading A Little Afternoon Pick Me Up
OMG, I almost didn’t see this one. Hilarious. Can you say delusional, boys and girls?
This show kills me. Racey says: I realized I was the headline act, and I could hear my momma say, ‘Don’t be givin’ those people no free show!’ I love the soul train line. LOL
I’ve often said, “Don’t talk to me about race – unless you plan to speak the truth,” and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Fear of a Black President does exactly that. Coates illustrates vividly what I and so many others have said about President Obama: His color is holding him back. It is literally creating problems – and illustrating others … Continue reading Fear of a Black President
I much prefer editing others. Of course, as a writer, this is a poor attitude to take, but this morning I was suddenly oppressed by this inevitable truth – so I figured, f*$! it, deal. Now that’s off my chest, I feel it imperative to inflict, er, establish a few rules to ensure that my … Continue reading I Don’t Like Being Edited
This was the topic of conversation in a live debate I watched on Huffington Post, and the short answer is yes. But the bigger responsibility must come from the everyday man and woman. Charity begins at home. Until our communities collectively and consistently promote education, exposure, freedom of thought, self-esteem, and all of the other foundational tools … Continue reading Do Powerful Minorities Have a Duty to Give Back?
Despite the fact that I’m a magazine editor and a long time fashion bible fan, it was my sister who turned me on to Helen Gurley Brown less than 10 years ago. I subsequently went out and found a perfectly preserved copy of her best seller Sex and the Single Girl, with get this, her autograph inside. I … Continue reading R I P Helen Gurley Brown