A Star is Born: Tammy Infusino Sings Amy Winehouse

I love “discovering” great talent. Who knew that I would find a singing sensation in one of my public relations classes? But I did and her name is Tammy Infusino. Check out this cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” from YouTube. This Jersey girl and former “American Idol” hopeful can sang. If … More A Star is Born: Tammy Infusino Sings Amy Winehouse

The Best Things in Life May Not Be Free but My Book, ‘Bearing Witness’ Is

In the spirit of true generosity, I am giving away brand new copies of my memoir, Bearing Witness: Not So Crazy in Alabama which tells tales of my adventures as a Harlem native living in Montgomery, Alabama. If you want to read an excerpt, click here. I don’t know how long this giveaway will last; … More The Best Things in Life May Not Be Free but My Book, ‘Bearing Witness’ Is

Brooklyn Reading Works Hosts “Memoir-a-thon” on February 28

Want a close encounter of the most fabulous kind with authors, essayists and bloggers, including yours truly? Then come to Brooklyn Reading Works’ “Memoir-a-thon” on Thursday, February 28 at 8 p.m. at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, NY. What will expect from me? I will be reading from my book, Bearing Witness: Not So … More Brooklyn Reading Works Hosts “Memoir-a-thon” on February 28

Juanita Bynum Reconciliation a No-Go — As if We Care

Essence magazine announced that prosperity preacher and televangelist Prophetess Juanita Bynum is not reconciling with her soon-t0-be ex-husband and physical abuser, Bishop Thomas Weeks III. From, “Juanita Bynum Responds to False Reconciliation Allegations”: February, 2008 – In response to an article on http://www.articlesofinfo.com, Juanita Bynum would like to make it very clear that she is … More Juanita Bynum Reconciliation a No-Go — As if We Care

“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”: Reality TV that Keeps It Real

You know I love my reality television. Nothing soothes my soul more than a good hour of junk food for the brain where I sit, in a near stupor, smiling rather insipidly at the screen. To me, good reality television is thoroughly entertaining and not-too-over the top (No “Flavor of Love” or its bastard offspring … More “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”: Reality TV that Keeps It Real

On Doing the Impossible and Legislating the Unlegislatable

Today, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney announced the “suspension” of his presidential campaign. No real surprise there. What I did find interesting was his speech. Here are excerpts of points which caught my attention: “What is it about America’s culture that’s led us to become the … More On Doing the Impossible and Legislating the Unlegislatable

New Black Website “The Root” is at the Root of What’s Wrong with Media

Amid modest fanfare, the Washington Post announced the debut of “The Root”, a black “online magazine” co-created by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates and Washington Post Company Chairman Donald Graham. The new site features commentary by leading black thinkers as well as “information on genealogy”. Gates, who serves as editor-in-chief, told the Associated Press, … More New Black Website “The Root” is at the Root of What’s Wrong with Media