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Month: January 2010

Madness

Court Jester gets Punked

This Wednesday I was summoned to court on contempt charges by my daughter's douche bag sire. I can't assign him the title "biological father" or "baby daddy", because even those monikers carry more respect than he deserves. Anyhow, the charges read: Refusing visitation and Illegally…
Motherhood

Why I Abhor Family Portraits

My mother in law is a saint. She has a heart of gold and is overall just a good person. But like most saints and good-natured people, she is blind to the ugliness of this world. Whether it's because these folks choose not to see…
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So I saw Avatar…

...and I didn't really like it! (Wait while I duck from the stones and boulders that will be hurled at me shortly.) Sure, Avatar was a cinematic triumph featuring 3D technology, special effects and amazing color infusion, but I don't watch movies for the technology.…
Motherhood

White Power!

Quick! What was your first reaction when you read that title? I bet you images of skinheads and men in long white robes flashed in your mind. Maybe even a burning cross on a Black family's front lawn. "White power" means a lot of things…
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It's GREAT to be White in the USA

Man. I've always known you had a good thing going if you were born White in America. For a while, it was good to be born anything but Black in America...However thanks to 9/11, Arabs and Muslims have taken our place as the lepers of…
Motherhood

Something New

Typically when I hear the phrase “Something New”, I think of interracial couples and the angst they face a-la Sanaa Lathan and that very yummy blonde guy whose name always escapes me. But as of last week, the phrase “something new” means something completely different.…
Musings

Anybody else miss the 90's?

As far as I'm concerned, the 90's were awesome. There was global prosperity, playboy Bill Clinton was president, and everyone was generally in a good mood. Well, except for the Middle Easterners, but then they're always pissed off. Tyra Banks had shown us Black women could…
Madness

Terror on the pole

I'm really hoping to go to Ghana this summer with the girls. I'm in the midst of looking for a Twi teacher to help them assimilate a little bit better, and have been plying them with plantain and stew so that they can appreciate good…
Musings

Can I live without Facebook?

I grew up in an age when teenagers memorized addresses and telephone numbers, and could rattle off the 7 digits (6 if you lived in Ghana) assigned to a particular individual. We walked our neighborhoods and could give you 4 different ways to reach a…
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Shame on the Ghana Consulate in DC

When Sean Goldman's father was in the midst of a 5 year international custody battle with his Brazillian ex-wife, his NJ rep stepped in and threatened a multi-million trade embargo with the country. When Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained in North Korea, Bill…