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Feb 2016

ON: THE OSCAR’S…Two of my picks won, SPOTLIGHT and THE ROOM. Yay!! But…I guess I missed on my third one. Or, maybe the Oscar’s missed??? And maybe it’s these sorts of misses that lay at the heart of the Oscar ‘blacklash’? So then, what was this third pick of mine? Are you sitting down? STRAIGHT…

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Feb 2016

Here’s a riddle, actually two: When can something be SO right and SO wrong at the same time???? When can one statement, spoken by the same person, ignite the ire and indignation of Blacks and Whites–equally??? It took some doing but Meryl Streep has somehow managed to do just that!! Smh! Recently I saw the…

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Apr 2015

BLOODZ & CRIPZ UNITE! Yeah, right! And do what? Burn down the 16 million dollar, nearly completed and desperately needed, 60 unit senior citizen high-rise and community center? Looting and tearing up your own block…not a good look! Righteous Outrage–ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY! But what does this, have to do with that? Not a gosh darn thang. That…

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Apr 2015

It hurts to realize you’ve been lied to, taken advantage of…betrayed. It hurts all the more when it’s at the hands of one of your own. In this instance I mean another African American Woman–one who claimed to be a champion of “Re-emerging Women Writers Over 40.” I have thought and prayed long and hard…

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Mar 2015

ON FINDING JESUS…I can understand why some of my friends look upon this television series with a jaundiced eye. For the longest time the portrayal of Jesus as this blonde guy w/ blue eyes truthfully made me dismiss the whole thing–you know, the ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater syndrome’. The ONLY thing that…

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Jul 2014

This is a short one. Independence Day for me happened like this. One day I was watching someone “I” had deemed not superbly talented, pick up an award…another one! My immediate reaction–righteous indignation of course. Then confusion, God had not consulted me…again! Then more righteous indignation! Then a far more troubling revelation set in, “you…

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Jul 2014

Last Saturday I was out with friends at B. Cafe. I had 2 friends of Euro descent (white), along with 2 friends of African descent (black). My white friends were through the roof because they had just seen the DAVE CHAPPELLE/ERYKA BADU concert at Radio City, and proclaimed it the “best show they’d ever seen!”…

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Jun 2014

IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT THIS IS A STORY YOU DAD’S & DAD’S TO BE MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW, so…I’m sharing it. The other day I saw a dad with his daughter who was 3 or 4 years old. He was teaching her how to ride her scooter. She was all helmeted and padded up…dad…

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Feb 2014

TODAY 2/24/14 WAS A HUGE DAY FOR “AMEN CORNER: THE REVIVAL!” AMEN! IS NOT ‘JUST’ A MUSICAL…IT IS A MOVEMENT! That little phrase was deposited in my spirit a few weeks ago, and it has been startling with what speed things began to align almost as soon as I spoke those words OUT LOUD. The…

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Feb 2014

The short answer is: Yes. So, then, WHAT PRAY TELL, would make a person, such as myself, OUT themselves on the whole celibacy thing? I’ll tell you what finally forced my hand…the conversation below. But, before we resume this conversation, please let me say that I hope the ‘tongue & cheekiness’ of title, doesn’t minimize…

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