Nicki Minaj and the Power of an Image to Create Controversy

Nicki Minaj is one of those celebrities that makes headlines as a matter of course. She doesn’t have to do much. Thanks to her enhanced curves, racy rap lyrics and unsmiling, unapologetically sexual visage, just standing there in one of her over-the-top costumes is usually enough. Case in point, her recent shoot for Elle, which … Continue reading Nicki Minaj and the Power of an Image to Create Controversy

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…

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