Charities in Haiti That Are Worth Your Dime

Amidst the destruction and stink of death, there remains life and hope in Haiti. This little boy’s smile reminded so many of us that Haiti still needs our help. There are still lives to be saved, and donations are still desperately needed. In my previous posts on Haiti, I mentioned initiatives that are directly donating […]

How I Feel About Fur

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Just last year, I had an encounter with a fur coat that left me both aghast and amazed. At Chicago’s Modern Vintage Fashion event, there was an entire booth dedicated to fur. Now — indulge me for a second. I’m from the islands. Furs are not a part of the wardrobe in such climates. So […]

RIP, Teddy Pendergrass

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This has been an awful, awful week for bad news. Today apparently is no exception. I just woke up to learn that R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass has passed away. What a sad way to kick off a Throwback Thursday post. CNN reports that he passed away last night, and details aren’t forthcoming but his death […]

Bad Move, VH1

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Once upon a time, not that long ago – VH1 was my favorite channel. This was in the heyday of Best Week Ever — Saturday mornings I’d eagerly put VH1 on to see what embarrassing media events would be clowned by the rotating cast of comedians and semi-celebs. Now VH1 is more likely to be […]

Skype Rules!

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Yesterday I showed my parents around our apartment. Last week I saw my whole family, and my husband met my littlest niece, 2 year old Isabella, for the first time. And we didn’t get on an airplane or even leave our place. Sending my parents the Skype Freetalk Buddycam for Christmas was the best idea […]

Zahara On The Town

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Oh, and she brought her parents too! Photos courtesy of Oh No They Didn’t. Zahara and the rest of the Jolie-Pitt family went to see Mary Poppins on Broadway. I couldn’t help but notice that Baby Z — excuse me, little mama is five years old now! — Zahara has more noticeable curl definition, her […]

Buju Banton, At His Best

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Few musicians have touched my life the way Buju Banton has. And even fewer musicians have appalled me, the way Buju Banton has. Growing up in the Caribbean in the Nineties, there was no artist that compared to Buju. I own almost all of his albums and can chart the course of my formative years […]