School Bus Blues

  Add in your own bluesy guitar riff between verses   My daughter is a first-grader Can ride the bus to school It’s a five-minute ride Makes so much sense too   Well, she boarded the bus Told the driver her name Sat next to a girl Went on the first day   Picked her […]

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Affordable Organic Skin Care

It wasn’t long ago that I went to the spa and got a talking to from my beauty expert. Get your skin act together, she said. You are not a young thing anymore. You must take care of your skin. After she whipped my skin and me into shape, she sent me home with an […]

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From The Inbox

  What to do when someone you care about shows his thoughts. Q: I would love to get your opinion on the following…My husband and I are a happy interracial couple (I’m black, he’s white) living in the South. Race is not an issue for us and this is how we hope to raise our kids. […]

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The Help

I was skeptical about “The Help.” I turned up my nose at reading or viewing a work about black maids in the South in a fictional tale written by a white author. That was not my idea of entertainment. No, ma’am. In fact, as I took my seat to screen the movie at the National […]

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Quote, Unquote Classic

Ibby-Dah.  Simone, developing her vocabulary. Simone spent two years in the home of what I like to call her Dominican Day Family. While in their care, she learned several Spanish words. We’re not sure whether she was trying to speak English or Spanish when she uttered the word above. Believe me, we asked. She repeated […]

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Don’t Call Dr. Laura

A serious repost. A black woman married to a white man called Dr. Laura and told her she was growing resentful of her husband because he would not put an end to neighbors, friends and relatives saying the n-word and making other insensitive comments in front of her. Dr. Laura didn’t answer the caller’s question. […]

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Good Read

This piece by Ellis Cose explains the difference between racial and gay civil rights. Enjoy! Posted from 34,000 feet with help of iTouch and free Wi-Fi coupon.

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No Children Allowed

Restaurant owners are fed up. Parents have been bringing children to their otherwise decent eating establishments. Children get in the way. They are loud, and they are messy.  What to do? What to do? Ban children under age 6. When I first heard about this, I thought surely this move would put them in the […]

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From The Inbox

It turns out curlies aren’t the only ones who are looking for good shampoo alternatives. Q: Other than to tell you that I enjoy your blog thoroughly, I want to ask you a hair question. I am not a curly in any fashion, like I said, I’m a white girl and I have relatively straight […]

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Quote, Unquote

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Aren’t you glad I didn’t say banana again? Simone, developing her sense of humor.

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