Bondage: A Black & White Matter

Photo credit: Jeremy Bales | Book club members recently read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E. L. James.

I couldn’t find any surveys or studies to reference but I have a theory about the cult-hit book Fifty Shades of Grey.  I have a hunch this book is far more popular with white audiences than black ones. Perhaps the Pew Research Center ought to conduct a study? White people have a thing for ropes [Read More...]

The Conundrum of Compassion

Kony 2012

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backwards, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.   [Read More...]

How it Feels to be Colored

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me. _ How It Feels to Be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston I AM COLORED but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except [Read More...]


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