When the Turkey’s Been Cut, and You’re Full and Sleepy…

So, thank God I lived to see another Thanksgiving. I spent it quietly with family. Celebrating the purchase of a cousin’s new home, seeing and being aggravating by my brother for the first time in months, and drinking wine with another cousin’s wife, who is now one of my favorite black women on the planet. … Continue reading When the Turkey’s Been Cut, and You’re Full and Sleepy…

Leaders Can Learn a Lot from Working Moms

Motherhood, despite the challenging, multi-faceted, always-on nature of the gig, is not a job we would typically associate with leadership. Worse, when discussed in a workplace context, motherhood is usually a negative. But when I read Moira Forbes’ “7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Working Mothers” this week, I saw things in a whole new light. … Continue reading Leaders Can Learn a Lot from Working Moms

Spontaneity is for Last Minute Gifts, Not Diversity

Periodically I plug the word diversity into Twitter search to see what comes up. I’ve found some great information that way. I’ve also found some things that gave me forehead wrinkles. For instance, I saw this tweet: leen ‏@calucsonil diversity is amazing and representation is important but only when it’s SPONTANEOUS I clicked on the bio info for … Continue reading Spontaneity is for Last Minute Gifts, Not Diversity

I am seriously in love with @amandalastenberg… #race #blackculture

Words I never thought I’d utter, ever LOL. But Amandala Stenberg is kind of fabulous. I knew it when I saw her bad ass little self in the movie Columbiana, but now I see she’s just as impressive in real life. Amandla commented on Kylie Jenner’s recent photo of herself with cornrows, and my first … Continue reading I am seriously in love with @amandalastenberg… #race #blackculture

@GiulianaRancic made the best racially motivated apology to @Zendaya I’ve seen in awhile. #race #stereotypes

So, yeah, it’s not the best idea to suggest that a young woman on the red carpet who has dreds smells like weed. Actually, it’s pretty ignorant. But I must say Giuliana Rancic’s apology to Zendaya seemed sincere – which is not always the case when a celeb crosses the race line. She talked about learning … Continue reading @GiulianaRancic made the best racially motivated apology to @Zendaya I’ve seen in awhile. #race #stereotypes

@justsanaa, you have my deepest shopping empathy. At least we know our weakness.

In November Ebony’s cover story on tomorrow’s release The Best Man Holiday, actress Sanaa Lathan says, “It was $500 a week. I have a shopping problem sometimes,” of her winning Instagram campaign for the film and writer/director Malcom Lee’s contest/internal promotion tactics. Preach. But I’m proud to say, I haven’t bought anything in weeks. Ha! … Continue reading @justsanaa, you have my deepest shopping empathy. At least we know our weakness.

The Met 2013

I had a few favorite looks at The Met do this year. Nicole Ritchie totally committed with her white hair. I also enjoyed Sarah Jessica Parker and her faux hawk Philip Treacy head piece. Anne Hathaway is all Kanye – “You can hate me now, but I won’t stop now” – in vintage Valentino. Carey … Continue reading The Met 2013