Posts in category "Black America"

Defending Lupita Nyong'o

I, like many others, have fallen under the spell of newly minted Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. Aside from her Oscar and Yale acting school credentials, she has been slaying the red carpet all awards season with her signature style. Did I mention that she is a very poised and polished young woman in an... Read more »

Growing Up Black: A List Of Eleven Experiences

You’ve done well in life. You played by the rules, studied hard and made something of yourself.   Some of the old folks would say that you’ve “Done the race proud.” You may live out in the suburbs or in a dazzling urban setting but if you grew up a middle class black kid in the... Read more »

Ignoring & Dismissing Black America Is Harmful To Your Health

As the verdict was announced Saturday night in the Dunn trial, I thought about another news story that was fairly prominent last week. A press conference of suburban DuPage county leaders addressed the heroin scourge that is becoming more and more of a problem in their communities.  So much so that state lawmakers are sponsoring... Read more »
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