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Happy Anniversary!

El esposo & I, way back in the day.

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Today el esposo and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. Yes, if you do the math, we partied like it was 1999 on April 3, of 1999. Three kids, several transatlantic flights, two houses, two returns to…

And the Winner is…

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I am happy to announce that “Martine” is the winner of two tickets to see Romeo & Juliet on Broadway! Congrats, Martine! Please send me your email address at myamericanmeltingpot@gmail.com and I’ll give you all the details…

Black Hair in the Ivy League

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Guess where I spent my morning? At the University of Pennsylvania. The department of Africana Studies hosted a day-long symposium on the politics of Black hair. The panel I attended was moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC’s…

My New (Hair) Muse

Hi Meltingpot Readers, So, I turned 40 this year. I also have a daughter now, after being the only one on #TeamGirl in the Kinky Gazpacho household for the last decade. And though I hate to admit it, these factors…