The Washington Post has a series of internet videos with members of President Obama’s cabinet. I enjoyed watching these with Desiree Rogers, the White House Social Secretary, hearing her plans for this administration’s social events and various other insights. She seems absolutely delightful and elegant!
I volunteer at one of the local libraries in my community. I write, “one of” because there are so many in my county. My favorite one is the Five Forks Branch just across the street from Ronald Reagan Park. My primary tasks include reshevling books, CDs, and DVDs as well as shelving books in the … More Homecoming
As the TV and movie awards season draws to a close with the culminating event of last night, The Oscars, I am left with unease at the lack of black, Latino/a, Asian, native American, non-white faces in Hollywood and TV. Hooray for Taraji P. Henson’s and Viola Davis’ nominations, Penelope Cruz’s Best Supporting Actress win, … More Hey Minorities…Television Networks and Hollywood are Just Not That Into You
On Wednesday, February 18 Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech on the occassion of Black History Month. Some of his comments raised eyebrows, particularly the following (compliments of Amanda Terkel at Think Progress): Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and … More Good Ole’ Pat Buchanan, He’s a Racist’s Racist
Today, the New York Post published a cartoon by artist Sean Delonas that is flagrantly racist: It merges two news stories, the recent passage of the stimulus bill and the chimp attack in Stamford, Connecticut. The Reverend Al Sharpton responded to the cartoon with this statement: The cartoon in today’s New York Post is troubling … More Racism in the Age of Obama
Gerra Gistand wowed the audience with her inspiring message that answered the question, ” What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. think of current events.” This was the theme of this year’s Gardere MLK Oratory Competition established by Houston law firm Gadere & Wynne. Winner, Gerra Gistand attends MacGregor Elementary School. See her performance here.
Old Garments I thought I had shed them but I still have them on, Those garments that were smothering me, deceiving me no less. They were hand-me-downs well worn. Some days they made me look fat. Some days I looked thin. After a while I couldn’t tell who it was that peered back at me … More Old Garments
I live in a small subdivision composed of just shy of 40 homes that line two enclosed “cul-de-saced” streets and a small portion of a main street. Eight of the homes sit on less than a third of the main thru street. Since I live on the main street, I count it as my street, … More Little Things Can Empower
I was in deep thought and pretty much oblivious to the goings on. I am but a speck of dust surrounded by other specks of matter floating here and there. We are encased in a gargantuan speck of dust that is hollowed out inside—the earth. Do I matter? Am I significant? Are any of us? … More Abnormal Psychology: 2-3-2009, page 1