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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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Farewell to the Black Adonis

I first became acquainted with the true impact of Muhammad Ali about 20 years ago when I reviewed a one-man play about his life for NAACP’S The Crisis magazine. As a woman raised in a patriarchal household in a countryRead the Rest »

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A Mother’s Day Reflection: On Love and Loss

The last two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day have been like fingernails on a blackboard for me. I have endured the barrage of cheerful images of little tots holding their mothers’ hands as they gaze lovingly at them, remorsefulRead the Rest »

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