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Meet Fonzie

The marketability of feline fodder is apparent with the recent movie premiere of Keanu; a comedic romp about a kitten who is dangerously coveted by gangbangers and rescued by comedy duo Key and Peele. This farce inspired my own tabby tale of mishaps and adventures. I have always been a cat lover. Hence my nickname … Continue reading Meet Fonzie

Black China

I’m Black in China. For some of my counterparts who share my skin tone, whether a darker or lighter hue, their experience is rife with difficulty. Chinese people stop and stare, gawk incredulously, sneakily snap pictures of you or boldly ask to pose beside you. Surely it can become tiresome defending your right to privacy … Continue reading Black China

SHOUT!

“I’m gonna tear down those walls,” he whispered and I wanted to shout. Cuz’ I’m tired of restrictions and oppressions beyond my control I want to be free to explode like a cannon’s ball. “I’m gonna to tear down those walls,” he nudged and I wanted to burst. When it’s rough more is done and … Continue reading SHOUT!

Shameless Pitch

The name Tullian Tchividjian may not ring any bells of recognition but Billy Graham's name resounds aplenty. Tchividjian is Graham's grandson, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and founder of the now defunct ministry Liberate. While Billy Graham's name is synonymous with evangelism, salvation and all things holy, Tchividjian, is known for his strong opposition to … Continue reading Shameless Pitch

Identity Crisis

I am Puerto Rican. At least that is the standing joke I share with close friends and family. The truth is I am black.  I lived off of  Graham Avenue, (Avenue of Puerto Rico) in Brooklyn and was immersed in Hispanic culture at a young age.  My mouth waters at the taste of arroz con … Continue reading Identity Crisis

Seen But Not Heard

I miss Malcolm X. Sure he died before I was born and I only know of his exploits from movies, commentary and the bevy of speeches he left behind. But one thing I know for sure, the African American community needs a Malcolm X today. In the eulogy delivered by Ossie Davis, Malcolm was described … Continue reading Seen But Not Heard