Archive for 2020

5 reasons I'm on Tik Tok

I recently joined Tik Tok. I was lured by the Tik Tok posts my friend Corri (@corrbette) has been sharing on Facebook. She’s found a way to showcase her point of view, writing, humor and presence, all in a one minute time frame. Her followers have grown to 19.2K. Impressive, right? I have 3 followers.... Read more »

A chance to listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kimberlé Crenshaw

Last night, I had the opportunity to listen to Nikole Hannah Jones and Kimberlé Crenshaw in conversation. Literacy Partners awarded their Champions of Literacy Award to Nikole Hannah Jones for her Pulitzer Prize Winning 1619 Project. Ms. Crenshaw, the Executive Director of The African American Policy Forum and creator of the theory of intersectionality was asked... Read more »

Trump is an emotional abuser

It became clear at the debate between Biden and Trump. There was one moment that shook me to my core. Joe Biden used the word “smart” in a sentence. Trump seized on him in a foreboding, dark growl; similar to the tone he used in 2016 when he called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman”. Trump said,... Read more »
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5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive

5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive
One of the things I admire the most about Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” is the wide net of diversity and inclusion creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher  have cast. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is adding music and style of dance.” “Diversity without inclusion is violence.” “Never Have I Ever” is... Read more »

Ahmaud Arbery our brother, cousin, friend, son

I did not watch the video. I did not hashtag his name. I was in process. I had to process yet another annihilation of beauty, potential and hope. Two days after the video was released I shared his picture on social media. This beautiful picture. I did not include his name or add a comment.... Read more »

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait
“Who shot J.R.?” was the ultimate cliffhanger courtesy of the 1980 nighttime soap opera Dallas. Viewers had to wait an entire summer to find out who was responsible for trying to kill the “Texas oil baron/tycoon” who was the ultimate anti-hero. Spoiler Alert: The shooter was Kristin J.R.’s sister in law/mistress. If I ruined it for you,... Read more »
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5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities

5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities
Someone has to say it. With all the celebrities broadcasting from home whether it be the late night “Jimmies” or the early morning Sunny, Kelli and Ryans: “S’up with your backgrounds?” I’m sorry but I don’t need to see your remote control tray Sunny. Ryan, why are you filming in your kitchen? Yes there’s some... Read more »

5 things I learned after having Covid and pneumonia

5 things I learned after having Covid and pneumonia
I had Covid 19 that turned into pneumonia. I’ve been sick for 27 days and counting. For the first 12 days I self isolated from my family. My heroic husband brought me all my meals on a tray outside our bedroom and talked me off the ledge since being so sick caused panic and fear.... Read more »

2 worthy causes where you can donate now

2 worthy causes where you can donate now
Here’s what I hate about the great unknown: you just don’t know what’s gonna happen. I’m here all week. Drive safely everyone. Oh wait. We’re at home aren’t we? Here’s what I do know. There are some really good people out there who find ways to mobilize kindness in times of crisis. The outpouring of volunteerism, kindness... Read more »
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Encore on Disney + is awesome

I love a free trial. I make it a personal goal to cancel before I’m charged for subsequent months. I note the cancellation date in my calendar. I also note it for a few days before the deadline so it’s fresh in my mind and I don’t forget. When I cancel it’s a personal victory... Read more »