The Texas Pool Party Affair

Hello Afrolatina Girl Peeps! Sorry that you haven’t heard from me in awhile but believe me when I tell you, it has been a LONG summer thus far! I’ve been dealing with among many things, family medical problems, work drama, and kitchen remodeling. When it rains, it pours, and right now I am experiencing a […]

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Starbucks Talks About Race

I am sure most of you have heard by now that Starbucks is advocating that there be a discussion about race in its stores. I like that they think that the topic is worthy of discussion but I worry about how it will all unfold. The topic of racism in America is a layered issue […]

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Shirley Anita Chisholm 1924-2005

Photo: History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Shirley Anita Chisholm,” http://history.house.gov/Collection/Detail/30296 (February 16, 2015) Shirley Anita Chisholm was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 30, 1924 one of eight children to, Charles Hill (from British Guiana), a bakery worker, and Ruby Seale (from Barbados), a seamstress and maid. Shirley spent the first ten years of her life […]

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America’s First Black President, Dr. Carlos Antonio Mendoza

Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division-Bain Collection: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=carlos%20mendoza In the United States we often use the terms “America” and “American” loosely. We tend to forget that the terms not only refer to countries or people residing in North America but to those countries and individuals also living in Central, and South America. […]

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