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With the Immigration Debacle, I Ask: Collaborator or Member of the Resistance—Which One Are You?

Several years ago, a TV ad that featured a young white boy abandoned by his mother in a train station caused worldwide condemnation. The stunt was for an anti-smoking campaign calling attention to the children left behind by deceased smokers.Read the Rest »

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Lowering the Bar on Barr

Roseanne Barr should not have been sacked for her racially prejudiced tweet yesterday. Her firing now makes her a martyr in Trumpville, and there will be repercussions—more micro-aggressions and outright violence—meted out on people who the resident of the WhiteRead the Rest »

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An Open Letter to Meghan the Duchess of Sussex

Dear Her Royal Highness Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, I have been following your whirlwind romance with England’s Prince Harry since your relationship went public last year. I admire your humanitarian work. I admire the steps that you took toRead the Rest »

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Nomzamo Means Trial: Remembering Winnie Mandela

I celebrate the life of Nomzamo Winnie Mandela, Sep 26, 1936 – Apr 02, 2018 . I once wrote a piece about her called “Nomzamo Means Trial,” because that is exactly what her life had been from the time sheRead the Rest »

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Barbados for the Geographically Challenged Jamerican Couch Potato

Once upon a time Barbados was the destination of choice for slavers peddling in human cargo. Africans shipped to Barbados for exploitation were seen to be malleable, even docile, according to local lore.  Jamaican lore boasts the complete opposite:  TheRead the Rest »

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Birth of a Nation

I reject the liberal notion that in today’s fraught climate we have much more in common with those who are across the political aisle than we don’t. I am a Black female feminist  from an immigrant family. I have nothingRead the Rest »

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An Open Letter to O’Shea Jackson (Ice Cube)

June 23, 2017 Dear Brother, I must start off by praising you for the longevity of your marriage and your beautiful children, one of whom you proudly introduced to the world when he portrayed you on film in 2015. IRead the Rest »

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The Morning After

I went to bed around 2:30 a.m. the morning after the presidential election, November 9, 2016. Although a part of me had anticipated the election of a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic internet troll as president of the United States of America, anotherRead the Rest »

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Olympics: Just for Americans Or for Everyone?

  Okay beloved community.  It is no secret that I love the Olympics. No IOC corruption, poor sportsmanship and NBC Olympic coverage that is really Americans do the Olympics can dampen my enthusiasm. On the weekdays of this mammoth meetRead the Rest »

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Russia from My Window Redux

The sight of Khizr and Ghazala Khan on the stage at the Democratic convention last week will be forever seared in my mind. When Mr. Khan whipped from his breast pocket a dog-eared copy of the Constitution, questioned whether the RepublicanRead the Rest »

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