Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blood Ties and Black People

I never really met my extended family growing up. Living in suburban Maryland, we were geographically and economically distanced. When I received this phone message the day of my graduation, it was the last thing I had expected.

I am the first to graduate from college in my family, and it wasn't easy. Uncle Lenny is a man I know nothing about. I may have met him once as a toddler and yet it seemed the distance I'd felt from him and the rest of my family was impossible. His message nearly brought me to tears.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Loving Couple Documentary

Tomorrow, Valentine's Day, HBO will celebrate the love between the first interracial couple. The Lovings were jailed and tried (Loving vs Virginia) because they would not divorce.

Like many of our readers, we wouldn't be alive, our parents would not have married, if these two had not stood against their nation and became a symbol for equality.

For more information on the Lovings, their story, or the documentary, visit

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sh*it Mixed Kids Say

The "Shit ___ Say" is really getting around. Last week I found some targeted to mixed kids. Like all of the series, its somewhat offensive, racist, and true.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Why February? Black History Month

Who Knew? came out with a short, quirky video on why Black History Month is celebrated in February. And, no, it's not because it's the shortest month.