Dear Black People: An Open Letter to the Black Families on Philly’s Main Line

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#Warning This story may break your heart, or harden it.

Dear Black People on the Main Line, No, not all the Black people. I’m sure some of you are super happy there and if you are, please feel free to completely disregard everything I’m about to say. I’m actually talking Continue reading Dear Black People: An Open Letter to the Black Families on Philly’s Main Line

Is Private School “America’s Promise?”

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Hello Meltingpot Readers, I’m only about one year late on this, but I just watched the documentary American Promise last night. (Thank you, Netflix!). While I enjoyed watching the film immensely, I’m left with a bad taste in my mouth. Continue reading Is Private School “America’s Promise?”

Passing While Black: Black Man Becomes the Indian Liberace?!

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Hi Meltingpot Readers, Last week The New Republic posted this fascinating story about the famous Indian singer Korla Pandit. Known as the “Godfather of Exotica,” he had his own TV show that ran in the 1950s and had an impressive Continue reading Passing While Black: Black Man Becomes the Indian Liberace?!

ICYMI: “100 Men of Color Greeted Kids on Their First Day of School”

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Hello Meltingpot Readers, This morning I posted the following quote by David Wolfe on my Facebook page, “Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” Ironic because I fell asleep last night wondering if focusing on the positive Continue reading ICYMI: “100 Men of Color Greeted Kids on Their First Day of School”

Mixie History in Maine: Malaga Island

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A headline from the newspaper detailing the fate of the people from Malaga Island.

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I hope everyone had a colorful Fourth of July, if that’s your thing. I spent a lovely weekend celebrating a whole bunch of family achievements, from engagements to college graduations. We were in Buffalo, New York for Continue reading Mixie History in Maine: Malaga Island

Author Crush #437: Mat Johnson & Loving Day

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Hello Meltingpot Readers, Pardon my absence. I was in the woods of Northern Pennsylvania on a writing retreat all last week. It was absolutely exquisite and I made a lot of progress on my new book, Same Family, Different Colors. Continue reading Author Crush #437: Mat Johnson & Loving Day

Will “White People Believe Anything” About Race?

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Hello Meltingpot Readers, Pardon the delay in posting, but we had some technical difficulties. But I’m back now. And so happy to be here to tell you about a great event I went to on Monday in Brooklyn. In honor Continue reading Will “White People Believe Anything” About Race?