One of the saddest things about being a Black person in America, probably a Black person almost anywhere actually, is that you tend to think about things through a colored lens. If something happens, the first question to come out of your mouth is, “Is she/he white?” Or, “were they black?” because chances are high … Continue reading People Change. We Need to Let Them
I have a niece. Fabulous. Educated, well credentialed, very good at her job, and always exquisitely turned out. Lashes, hair, make up air brushed on, clothes, car, everything top of the line and together. A few years ago she went through a bad patch. It happens. She was let go from a job — I’d … Continue reading Self-care Is the Most Fabulous Act of Resistance
It’s an interesting question, with long reaching implications into too many industries and areas to comfortably count. But brass tacks, people are dying right now due to the coronavirus. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic. If there is a woman who has something, anything, that could make a substantive difference in our fight … Continue reading If a Felon Had Key Info That Could Aid the Fight Against Coronavirus, Should We Forgive Her?
I think it was Reuben, played by Elliott Gould, in the movie Oceans Twelve who said, “Didn’t you see the signs? I saw the signs.” He wasn’t talking about forecasting the future via crystal balls or tea leaves. He was saying, because of the nature of things, common sense suggests, X, Y and Z could be coming, … Continue reading Trump, Tea Leaves and Tragedy: What Makes a Good Leader?
I like to poke fun at my mom when she’s upset about something and says, “I just don’t understand…” I usually laugh and interrupt with, “Yes, you do.” At 79 years of age, as well traveled and hard working as my mom is, there isn’t much she hasn’t seen or experienced, and too much of … Continue reading Sadly, There Are Predators Everywhere
So, remember how I mentioned a few blogs back that I’m writing a book about family and the impact they can have on you personally and professionally? Well, here’s a sample from my baby. Woo. It’s kind of exciting to share it. Scary as hell, but exciting. Lemme know what you think. This snippet is … Continue reading Want to Win in 2020? You Need Clarity and Focus, and I Know How to Get It
I don’t want to believe that when people of color are excessively punished for the flimsiest crimes, it’s related to race. I tend to over examine situations because I don’t want to be accused of pulling the race card. But sometimes there’s just no other reasonable explanation. These were my thoughts when I read the … Continue reading A Black Woman’s Life Was Ruined by a WhatsApp Image She Didn’t Even See
Is racism like, a low key sickness of the mind? Or, if not racism – since I can’t make a strong case for that given the limited amount of info at hand – then bias or insensitivity, are they potential symptoms of a deeper mental condition? I ask because I just don’t understand how an … Continue reading Should MLB Cancel Robert Drake?
So, filmmaker Alma Har’el has created a new tool to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Free the Work is a searchable database for women and minority creatives, or what she calls “a sexy version of Spotify meets IMDb.” I like it for two reasons. One, it puts the onus firmly where it belongs – … Continue reading Alma Har’el’s ‘Free the Work’ Makes It Easy to Find Diverse Talent in the Entertainment Industry