Drop Butter Biscuits

Apparently, September is National Biscuit Month. Even when you don’t have eggs, biscuits are a quick baked treat you can make in just a few minutes. 2 Cups Flour ( I used a combination of white flour, whole wheat flour and ground rolled oats) 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 3 teaspoons Salt (I like Real Salt)…

New Years’ Absolutions

What I hope to see die a tortuous, instantaneously combustible, explosive and fiery demise in 2015, besides not corrupt cops themselves, but the insidious policies and lack of training that implicate our nations’ police departments and every level of government right up to the Oval Office, are: 1. From the woman that introduced America to…

Had It Not Been For

We were the first to be killed in the Revolutionary War. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p24.html  We are not Barack nor even Michelle. We are not the newly minted from Nigeria or Cuba who float to our shores hyperventilating, disdain in their first full breath, lying in wait for a turn to suckle the host we born through clichéd…

Eat the Rainbow

Even though I did not like 12 Years A Slave, I LOVE looking at Lupita Nyong’o and am proud of her Oscar win. In honor of her beauty and fashion sense, tonight I prepared a colorful dish – Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa. Here’s the recipe: Mahi Mahi fillets Fresh Pineapple Organic Tomatoes Organic Orange…

The Best of 2014

A Best of 2014 list on January 3rd, 2014 may seem premature. Last year I was accused of being the social media equivalent to Chicken Little following the George Zimmerman acquittal – TRY BEING BLACK FOR ONE F***ING DAY OF YOUR BLITHELY PRIVILEGED LIVES – but I regress. So, in light of the dismal drivel…

A man

A man will love you fiercely the moment you open your eyes at Dawn He’ll repeatedly tell you you’re beautiful well before you have enough sense to know yourself He’ll work hard at his Craft which means lots of time away from you But he’ll sit and wait patiently while you clothes shop And take…

Hollywood, please

Django, The Butler and 12 Years A Slave leave me none too impressed with Hollywood’s portrayals of African-American women. Partly because I was weaned on 1970’s classics Coffy and Cleopatra Jones – the strong, savvy, sexy, generally peace-loving black women, who would kick an ass if required, any color or gender need apply. Pam Grier…

'Aint I A Progressive?

‘Aint I A Progressive?    Observing the George Zimmerman case peripherally, I was nonetheless crestfallen when the jurors were announced as five white and one perhaps Hispanic, women, all mothers. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey’s team is accustomed to playing against young black boys, not being on the same team let alone having to serve…