#FridayFavorites: Chris Rock’s Tamborine

Hi Meltingpot Readers, It’s Friday! That means I share something that’s making me happy that hopefully might make you happy too. Lord knows we need some happy right now given what’s happening in this country right now. Last night, el esposo and I watched Chris Rock’s Netflix special, Tamborine, even though it was a school night. I’ve always been a fan of Rock’s stand-up – can’t say the same about his acting career – because he’s usually always on point with his political and cultural commentary. Even if I don’t…

The Loving Generation Explores Blackness, Whiteness and the Spaces Between

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Back in 2015, I wrote about a fascinating documentary called, Little White Lie. It was about one woman’s search for her true racial identity, after years believing she was White. That filmmaker was Lacey Schwartz and now she has directed a new digital documentary series that also explores race, biracial identity and Blackness. The series is called The Loving Generation and is available for viewing on the new digital storytelling platform Topic.com. From the Topic.com website: ” The Loving Generation tells the story of a generation of…

The Ghost of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Might Be Getting Ready to Haunt Whoever Okayed That Car Commercial

Dodge Ram Commerical

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I’m just going to get this out of the way right now. I’m not an Eagles fan. The truth is, I don’t really care about football at all. There I said it. But I do live in Philadelphia. I love a good underdog story and I will pretty much go anywhere for a party that makes no apologies for featuring buttloads of processed food. So, of course I was at a Super Bowl party last night but my main focus was on the commercials, not the game.…

Ms. Meltingpot’s 5 Favorite Parenting Blogs That Aren’t Written by White Women

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Last week, The Washington Post published an article lamenting the death of the gritty, realistic mommy blogs and the rise of the product sponsored, immaculate world of Instagram motherhood. If 2017 was the year of “fake news,” it apparently was also the year of “fake motherhood,” where all the mommies on the world wide web have perfect kids who pose with shiny products in white kitchens and staged living rooms. There’s no mess, no tantrums, no problems…and no color. And by color, I don’t just mean on…