18 04, 2014

COLORISM. We ain’t talkin’ Crayola crayons, either.

By |2014-04-18T16:34:28-04:00April 18th, 2014|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In "Colorism in Black and White," my brand new MOOD SWINGS column for the venerable BALTIMOREOUTLOUD, I explore the ignominious origins and roots of colorism, an insidious form of racism/discrimination many Caucasians continue to wage against people of color--particularly African-Americans. Born during the advent of slavery, colorism is the practice of using the differences in complexions to pit one group of oppressed [...]

22 03, 2014

Make Being a “Little Long in the Tooth” Work for You!

By |2014-03-22T12:45:32-04:00March 22nd, 2014|Categories: blog, Journalism|Tags: , , |0 Comments

      “’Dang’ man!  You look damn good for your age!” That soared out of the mouth of this rather attractive twentysomething guy at a recent function.  You see, he thought I was in my early forties; actually, I’m older.  (And yo!  Don’t even ask me by exactly how much—‘cause I ain’t gonna tell ya!  LOL.) After that comment, if he thought [...]

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