I’ve never been someone who believed that a woman had to follow extremely strict rules on how to dress. There are far too many considerations to bind a woman – or a man, for that matter – to conventions often established so long ago, they’re no longer valid. Your sartorial choices might be influenced by … Continue reading Melania, Did You Forget that You’re First Lady?
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…
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
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
If you’re anything like me, you love to shop online. Seriously, I love it. The convenience, the variety, the free shipping, the uncertainty and high probability that I’ll be returning whatever I just bought, thus not have to pay for it at all – what’s not to like? I can easily lose an hour just … Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do Now to Curtail Your Online Shopping Habit
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
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
Actress Anika Noni Rose and I – “And Lorel loves Jimmy!” (Dreamgirls) – share the same taste in dresses. Of course, in her pic she was standing next to Sophie Okonedo and Denzel Washington…sigh. Thanks @ladannikravan for putting this together for me! Continue reading The Lure of a Green Dress in Spring @AnikaNoniRose @CynthiaSteffe #fashion #style
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.