We don’t need to look to comic books to find black superheroes

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I saw John Leguizamo's one-man, Broadway show Latin History for Morons at Studio 54. In Morons, Leguizamao is in search of Latin heroes to share with his son, who is bullied for being the only brown kid at his all white private school. As I watched his 90-minute journey through…

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18 things I am looking forward to in 2018

I love a list and that hasn't changed just because the year did, so here we go! Living fearlessly Loving myself better Falling in love Finding a career that allows me to use my talents, make a positive difference in the world, and earn enough money to save, invest, travel, go out to eat, and cover all of my bills/living…

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The year in sadness

Good morning heartache/ Here we go again/ Good morning heartache/ You're the one/ Who knows me well/ Might as well get use to you/ Hanging around/ Good morning heartache/ Sit down -Billie Holiday It is often said that it is impossible to experience joy without sadness. I don't believe this; I think that it is more accurate to say that…

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Rape is always unexpected

This week, we have been barraged by news of sexual assault and rape. Harvey Weinstein has been accused by several Hollywood actresses of inappropriate contact. Audio was released by The New Yorker of a very uncomfortable confrontation between the media mogul and an undercover investigator. Rapper Nelly was also accused by a young woman of rape. The charges were dropped,…

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12 Quotes to inspire hope

In light of the recent alt-right rally and terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, I think it's clearer than ever than the world needs more love. I'm uninterested in writing a think piece that analyzes the motivations of people who see other people as beneath them. There enough people doing that. I am uninterested in condemning the president for what he…

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Fake News and the art of doubt

I'll start this the way that most of these types of posts start. I normally don't write about politics, mostly because I don't want to add to the noise and I'd rather spread joy. But, also because having an outward political opinion and keeping a job usually don't go hand-in-hand, and today happens to Amazon Prime Day, so...yeah...(I needed those…

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