Mi Casa, Su Casa: Space Saving Storage in the Kitchen

I have a small, open concept galley style kitchen. I absolutely love to cook and have tons of cooking gadgetry, tools, and ingredients. It is an ongoing challenge to have an orderly kitchen, but with everything you need accessible and visually pleasing. Through trial and error, trolling cooking…

(Meeting)Oprah

“I am pursuing Oprah with this divinely inspired blog. Of all the publishers to choose from, I want Oprah. (I guess Eckhart is wearing off).  We have several venues we can choose from – O Magazine, OWN, or maybe I can sneak in through the Book Club.   I…

SLAY THE OGRES

Slay the ogres. The selfish ogre must go. This ogre misaligns resources. Snatching and hoarding, OOit keeps things out of balance OOwith its deficit consciousness. It must be drowned in authentic generosity OOor smothered with courtesy and grace. Banish the ogre of fear. It is a liar. It…

CULTURAL DESIGN CREATES AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE

    On the first day of my Ethnic Costume Design class, my students said, “Ms. H., I can sorta’ tell the influences of different cultures in fashion design, but how do we really know?” After discussion, the students and I came up with four criteria to identify…

This Issue: Culture!

  Star Elder by Dr. Yaoundé Olu Loved Ones! Welcome to the fall of the year and the rise of Culture – culture at war, in art, appreciated, subbed, diverse, and a part of the global fiber that makes us what we are to the planet.  Whew!  We…

Photo-activsm: Audrey Mathews

  Camille Bennett, Founder, Executive Director, Project Say Something Project Say Something is in the throes of protesting a monument standing in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence,  AL.  We are blessed to have several photographers document our journey.  However, Audrey Matthews finds that her new…

Culture Equals Joy, not Shame.

  Culture, my own, and everyone else’s, I want to learn, share, and celebrate it! -Adriana Peeples A topic I have been a bit infatuated with for some time now. Growing up as a young child, it was the strum of Mariachi Music and Linda Ronstadt singing in…

From the Blog of Dr. M: We Are One – race, the human race!

  Dr. Maguerite Mariama Dear Friends, Our ancestors knew how to plan for difficult moments such as these – as their lives were filled with them. We’ll get through this just as they did, with cultural inclusion, strategic planning, and communal LOVE. Yes, we must strike a balance…

Prosetry: Frank Malaba

Estranged Fruit In my motherland, gay people are worth a pile of dry leaves. Their heads are cracked open like watermelons and their hair thrown everywhere like streamers and confetti. Their voices are drowned by the crows that pluck their eyes out for breakfast while good people do…