Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I didn’t finish the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year. 😢 I thought I could, but blogging was not primary and perhaps not even tertiary. With moving, trying to get settled and starting a new job the A to Z Challenge didn’t fall at a particular good time for me. So, I figured I’d do my own A to Z Challenge later.

Thankfully my mom came out to help me and she is definitely a task master. I have to say that with her help and a lot of instruction I’m pretty much settled. There are a few things I still need – a potato masher, baster, hand mixer, chopper. I’m a bit of a lazy cook. Continue reading

Is Ferguson the Catalyst for the Overdue Discussion of Racism in America?

What was the most helpful thing you read about Ferguson?

I have tried to stay away from this topic only because I’m not sure I have anything of real value to add, but the folks at BlogHer brought the question up for Day 3 of the September NaBloPoMo.

Before I get started take a minute and look at both of these pictures. Be honest with yourselves; If you saw either of these young men walking towards you (day or night), which one would you perceive as more or less of a threat?

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Have you made your decision? If so, humor me and answer the following poll.

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Wow that’s a new one. . .

I just got called a racist from another black person.

Guess there’s a first time for everything.

America the Beautiful Can and Should be Sung in Multiple Languages

One of the reasons why I watch the Super Bowl is for the commercials and there were a couple of stand outs for me, but the one that stood out the most is also the one that’s the most controversial. It’s the Coca-Cola “It’s Beautiful” commercial. If you’re not familiar with it take a moment to watch it before reading on.

You obviously noticed that America the Beautiful is sung in multiple languages. I’m not quite sure why this commercial is so controversial and I’ve read tweets and a bunch of other comments and I still haven’t figured it out.

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Day 3: Zero to Hero

Continuing with the WordPress Zero to Hero blogging challenge. Today’s challenge is to: “write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog.” 

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A friend of mine and I were having lunch and he was telling me how surprised at how racist America is. He is from Sweden and biracial and although he is very fair-skinned he does have very African features. So, most people in the states classify him as a black male.

Anyway we’re eating and talking about race in America and the hostess seats a young Continue reading