Thoughts for Thursday: Above Reproach

By at 6 August, 2009, 8:53 am

Someone inquired about my whereabouts — you know who you are. I’ve been out of touch and out of reach, but hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule. More on where I’ve been and  my thoughts on that experience later. Random Thoughts: This is a blog post I’ve been working on in my […]


The Road to Obama, Part 2

By at 27 February, 2009, 12:00 am

The road to Obama was paved with a spiritual awakening – the realization that we as humans aren’t alone in this world. I’m not trying to get all preachy, but on this leg of my vacation, spirits moved and protected us from harm and the dangers that two women could face alone on the highway side.



By at 30 January, 2009, 10:16 am

You and I don’t look alike. We don’t speak the same. We come from different racial backgrounds. We don’t dress the same. While these truths may be the only things we know about one another, we focus on those differences and often refuse to see past them. We have our own perception of each other […]


Baked In Racism

By at 27 January, 2009, 1:36 pm

Racism baked in every bite. A NYC bakery owner decides to offer his version of an Obama pastry. Some people call it racist others call him stupid. You be the judge.


The Road to Obama, Part 1

By at 26 January, 2009, 12:00 am

Thigh muscles aching the day after — the joy shines from within. When people ask where I was on the 20th, the magnitude of my answer seems to shock people. . . I was proudly one of millions that was propelled to Washington not just to witness history in the making, but to bask in the goodness […]


McDonald’s Marketing: What are you thinking?

By at 5 December, 2008, 5:10 pm

People are abuzz over the new McDonald’s commercial featured below. [youtube 0Rb7qt7xkj0 nolink] Some are crying racism over the washed up R&B artist singing to his girl, trying to get her to share the chicken nuggets. Not being a fan of McDonald’s won’t get me to label it racism. I’d prefer to label it “garbage.” […]


Racial slur on sofa label stuns family

By at 12 April, 2007, 1:20 pm

Mother had to explain to daughter, 7 origin of ‘totally unacceptable’ word on wrapping of furniture built overseas Jim Wilkes Staff Reporter When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as “Nigger-brown.” She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat […]


Swimming in The Inner City

By at 24 March, 2007, 11:35 am

BY RAMONA SHELBURNE For 15-year-old Kristian Keith and her mother, it’s all about pride. And like teenagers in the movie “Pride,” starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac, Kristian is in the vanguard of young black swimmers dispelling another racial stereotype. The movie, which opens today, follows swim coach Jim Ellis and his predominantly African-American swim […]