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How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Who is Martin Luther King Jr.? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., not to be confused with the 15th century German priest Martin Luther, is an internationally recognized civil rights leader and preacher…

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Simply Done, Well Done by Aaron McCargo, Jr. {GIVEAWAY}

Photography by Lucy Schaeffer {cover, stuffed pork chops p 137}   Welcome to day one of my blog anniversary party!  Happy Monday!  :) Today, I wanted to share with you an awesome cookbook that I received recently and love!  My husband…

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Conference Recap: Connecting at Blogalicious 2011

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Blogalicious (thanks to a few very generous sponsors!) and meet up with my fellow bloggers IRL (in real life).  It was a long journey, but well worth the trip and I’m definitely…

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Biracial Spider-Man: Bye Bye Peter Parker, Hello Miles Morales!

A New Biracial Spider-Man! Ok, there’s been quite a buzz lately about the new Spider-man and some are excited, but many are wondering, why didn’t Marvel just create a new Black super hero or a Latino super hero, and why mixed?  Why…

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Word"less" Wednesday: James Craig Anderson

James Craig Anderson Race is real, a real cause of death, a real reason for hate.  It’s something we seem to be able to ignore and yet, it manages to divide us.  If we deny that race played a…

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O.J. Simpson Rerun: Casey Anthony Not Guilty?!

  I remember the fleeing Bronco, the case heard round the world, and when Casey Anthony first came into question about her little girl’s disappearance, the first thing I thought was, “Here we go again…my god, we’re not going…

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Racist Note from McDonalds?

Racist Note from McDonalds? Well, by now, most of us have seen this crazy TwitPic that made us all do a double-take.  What!?  Is McDonald’s really telling it’s employees to charge customers additional fees for being black!? Something about…

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Wait, How's That Racist? {Cadburry's Bliss Ad}

  For some time now, I’ve been wanting to start a series called “Wait, How’s That Racist?”  With all the ads popping up online and some of the crazy attacks aimed at our president and other public figures, I…

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Black & Muslim: A Crime?

  Well, our president was forced to release his birth certificate yesterday in order to prove that he is, in fact, an American citizen.   I say “forced” because all the whining  and attacks from some noisy, less than…

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"Black in Latin America": Dominicans vs. Haitians?

A lot of people are talking about Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s PBS series, “Black in Latin America” and it’s portrayal of Dominicans.  I have to agree that the story is pretty one-sided, so I can understand the upset…

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a "bigot"?

  Today I saw this comment on the Being Latino Facebook page under their post about Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s “Black in Latin America” special:   NALs: I find many of the responses made by Dominicans concerning the…

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The Importance of Black History Month

I was planning to write a tender and somewhat less objectionable article about Black History Month.  But, in light of the video that I viewed yesterday, along with millions of other Americans, I don’t see how I can separate…