PoC News in America

This past week saw the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. While the nation mourned, many people of color could not forget the violence and Islamophobia that emerged #afterSeptember11. Read More PoC News in America

PoC News in America

This week, I had a lot of feelings about the busy week in news. Let’s get to it.

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Women Who Rock – Fabulous Five – Black History Month

With this “Women Who Rock” post becoming a weekly thing, I decided that I wanted to honor Black History Month by focusing on a different Black female music artist each week. The problem is that there are only four Fridays in February and I just could not narrow it down to only four ladies. (Obviously, I’ve got the whole year to write about talented women of any race and I will but I still need to choose some for this month.) Read More Women Who Rock – Fabulous Five – Black History Month

30 Years of Music: 1992

Oh, now that this column is firmly in the ’90s, it has already become difficult for me to narrow down my song choices. 1992 was a fantastic year for music. Get in:

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30 Years of Music: 1990

Like many years that begin a decade, 1990 straddles what we typically associate with ’80s and ’90s music. We’ve still got big hair and basic performance videos, but there are hints at what is to come. Put on your black turtleneck, fluff that hair, and let’s get to it.

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To Whitney, Thank You and Godspeed

I do not obsess about celebrities. In fact, I think the level of knowledge and access that we have to them and their personal lives is too much. But yesterday, I sat transfixed as I watched the touching and unforgettable funeral for Whitney Houston, unable, even now, to understand fully that she is gone.  Read More To Whitney, Thank You and Godspeed

News Appetizers! In Short, Digestible Bursts!

Hello hello! I’m testing out a new column here, or should I say, a NEWS column here (get it? New/news? It’s always best to start out with a pun). Because our commenters are so wonderful and thoughtful, I thought it would be nice to have a gathering place to discuss the latest headlines and figure out just how quickly the world is going to hell and in which kind of handbasket.  Read More News Appetizers! In Short, Digestible Bursts!

TDG: 3/9 (And Trivia Answers)

Good Morning all!  I don’t know about your part of the world, but I am looking at the start of a nasty, rainy, flood-watchy kind of day.  And of course there are errands to run.  Le sigh.  So to brighten my day, and maybe start yours off right, here’s some YouTube Goodness: Read More TDG: 3/9 (And Trivia Answers)