Dispatch from the City that Care Forgot

Desperately in need of a break from it all, my friend, CrankyGirl, traveled to New Orleans this past weekend.  (By the way, it’s Miss CrankyGirl to you.)  Cranky had a wonderful time meeting some of the city’s colorful characters but she did make this observation on the eve of the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: “The FEMA … More Dispatch from the City that Care Forgot

The Series: Exploring the New “Black”

I’m so over it.  Way over it.  I’m over that question:  Are you black enough?   It was asked of Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton during this year’s annual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The same was asked of Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Barak Obama who has fielded this question numerous times in numerous forms. He has more … More The Series: Exploring the New “Black”

Quick Take: “LA Ink” Where Every Picture Tells a Story

I have an excuse this time. Really, I do. You see, I have satellite television and have been having some problems with my signal. The picture is often pixilated and the sound distorted on many of my favorite channels. (Cue the violins.) Thus, I have been deprived of my Bravo and my TLC for quite a while now. (Music swells.)  So, … More Quick Take: “LA Ink” Where Every Picture Tells a Story

Guilty Pleasure: “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”

My new obsession is the Style Network.  I don’t what it is about seeing someone else’s messy house being transformed into a wonder of white gloved domesticity that fascinates me but I can’t get enough of the show, Clean House and it’s host Niecy Nash better known for her role as Raineesha Williams on the … More Guilty Pleasure: “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”

Quick Take: Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Made in China?

Will the centerpiece statue for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC be marked “Made in China?” Well, not exactly.  According to published reports, unable to find a suitable black American, the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Memorial Project Foundation commissioned the services of Lei Yixin,  one of China’s “master” sculptors who was … More Quick Take: Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Made in China?

Quick Take: YearlyKos – It’s THEIR Party

Let’s just get to it, shall we?  Just in case you haven’t heard, and I know you haven’t, there was a progressive bloggers convention, YearlyKos, this past weekend in Chicago.  What is YearlyKos exactly?   A really don’t know.   I do know it has a strong affiliation with the political blog, Daily Kos who organized this event.   Haven’t heard … More Quick Take: YearlyKos – It’s THEIR Party