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We Are Ali

On Friday, June 3, 2016, the world lost a great humanitarian, millions lost a lifelong hero, my city lost a beloved son, and I feel like I lost a member of my family. Muhammad Ali fought his last battle; and he won. I was at a fundraiser for a local, Christian nonprofit in the Muhammad […]

Zendaya: No Dread in Her Locs

Who did my 10-year-old see when Zendaya walked the red carpet at the Oscars? A modern day Disney “princess” from one of his favorite shows.  I could tell from his crooked little smile, he thought she was pretty…in the way 10-year-old boys try not to acknowledge. Who did I see poised for the paparazzi? An […]

We Are One: Tour and Documentary

I am blessed. I spend time with the wonderful staff of Mixed Nation every week. Luke, Michelle, Antecia, and Lai-Ling are dedicated, smart, thoughtful and hilarious colleagues and to spend time with them traveling the country to meet the Mixed Nation family would be a dream come true. But this tour isn’t about me or […]

Black or White Movie: A Mixed Review

“Inspired by true events.” That’s key to an appreciation of the recently released movie “Black or White” starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Butler and Jillian Estell (as their biracial granddaughter, Eloise). Yes, the movie was loaded with stereotypes of black families spilling out of houses in the hood, led by a fearless black matriarch ready to […]

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