The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about


Danni Roseman writes about the experience of being a Woman of Color in Spain. It’s more than time that Spain be seen as the cultural mélange that it is, and arguably always has been, writes Danni Roseman.   Let’s play a game. When I mention “Spain” what or who comes to mind first? Perhaps yourContinue reading “The Afro-Spanish experience no one is talking about”

“The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There”


  Hundreds of towns have passed nuisance ordinances that evict renters for calling the cops. By: Samantha Michaels/Mother Jones Beverley Somai was afraid of her downstairs neighbor. She first called the police on him because he was playing music so loudly it shook the floorboards of her Bedford, Ohio, apartment. But things escalated last yearContinue reading ““The Crime of Being Black in a City That Doesn’t Want You There””

Anita, Miguel, Connie and 29 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in November


Photo:Google Anita, Miguel, and Connie are dear friends and family members.  TWENTY NINE MILLION HISPANICS are eligible to vote in the midterm elections next month.  If just 40 percent of Hispanics vote in the elections next month it could change the political  landscape of the United States.  And should Hispanics continue to vote in largeContinue reading “Anita, Miguel, Connie and 29 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in November”

Emergencia! Emergencia! Senora Laura Ingraham anhela los dias en que America era blanca


Fox’s Laura Ingraham, longs for the old days. When nearly every street was filled with people who looks like her.  And the rest of us lived in approved neighborhoods.  Laura Ingraham de Fox, anhela los viejos tiempos. Cuando casi todas las calles estaban llenas de personas que se parecen a ella. Y el resto deContinue reading “Emergencia! Emergencia! Senora Laura Ingraham anhela los dias en que America era blanca”

How white women use strategic tears to silence women of color


 ‘Often, when I have attempted to speak to or confront a white woman about something she has said or done that has impacted me adversely, I am met with tearful denials and indignant accusations that I am hurting her’ Photograph: Caro/Alamy The legitimate grievances of brown and black women are no match for the accusationsContinue reading “How white women use strategic tears to silence women of color”

Michael Steele’s Treatment at CPAC Is a Sad and Worrisome Omen for the GOP


Minority voters are watching how conservatives treat my old boss, the former RNC Chair. By: Doug Heye-Daily Beast The news that former RNC Chairman Michael Steele was criticized on the stage of the Conservative Political Action Committee should not have been a surprise. For 15 years, Steele has had his race used against him, withContinue reading “Michael Steele’s Treatment at CPAC Is a Sad and Worrisome Omen for the GOP”

Las Vegas: The United States of Hypocrisy


  Monday morning most Americans woke up to news of the horror in Las Vegas.  One man with an automatic rifle killing nearly 60 people and wounding hundreds more. Oh, God! Dont let him be…….. For millions of Americans, there was a sigh of relief for Mexicans, Muslims and other black\brown skinned Americans. The killerContinue reading “Las Vegas: The United States of Hypocrisy”

I have a (blank) friend


If you want to quickly change the temperature of a room. Change the topic to race. Especially if  there people of different races in the room. On Social Media someone recently posted something that said:  Blacks aren’t currently slaves and Whites aren’t slave owners.  My take: He was saying its history, get over it. TheContinue reading “I have a (blank) friend”

White people can’t hang: Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans


  It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity   SHERVIN ASSARI, THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. This piece originally appeared on The Conversation. White Americans live on average 3.6 years longer than black Americans. If youContinue reading “White people can’t hang: Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans”

Clubbin in London: DSTRKT is not your club if your Too Fat or Too Dark


DSTRKT in London’s West End is the place to be if your someone like Drake or Rihanna, but if your a bit too fat or a bit too dark, this isn’t your place.    Last weekend, , Zalika Miller, Lin Mei, Reisha, and Tasha Campbell wanting to get their dance on headed to the trendy club atContinue reading “Clubbin in London: DSTRKT is not your club if your Too Fat or Too Dark”