The Enigma Of The Black Anti-Semite

Does anyone remember the Phil Donahue show? The show went off the air when I was 17, but I distinctly recall liking Phil Donahue a whole heck of a lot more than Oprah Winfrey. Some time spent looking at old episodes on YouTube reminded me why. 🙂 It’s because Phil Donahue had shows like this…

The Modern Day Minstrel Show

A friend posted this video on her Facebook timeline, remarking “Now that’s real talent!” Without a doubt, both Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. were world class entertainers. However I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of offense; in that seeing two grown Black men tap dancing is just a little too reminiscent of a minstrel show…

Pinterest Is Cool, But Is It Needed?

About two months ago, I opened a Pinterest account. At first, I really didn’t get it. However with all of the recent buzz about the site, I decided to give it another go about 3 weeks ago. This time, I created some of my own boards and started following some of my friends from Facebook…

Outlook Means Everything

Last week, I was talking to a co-worker with pre-teens about youth and angst issues. As a pre-teen, I experienced a lot of angst at the fact that I was being raised by “old-fashioned” Grandparents that never let me do anything fun…and also the fact that me and my relatively young mother did not get…

Who Do You Work For?

Years ago, when someone asked you “Who do you work for?”; it was a very easy question to answer. You worked for someone…a person or a business, and that was that. Nowadays, the question can be a bit trickier. Even in my old position at California University of PA, I worked for them, but because…