As insignificant as 107,000 people living on just over 100 square miles in the Caribbean Sea may be, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has Obama’s back. In this week’s Searchlight Newspaper:   PRIME MINISTER Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is endorsing Barack Obama for the President of the United States. “I will say this to our American Read More

(x-posted @ my blog) Don Draper has to beat women off with a stick – both on screen and off. Message boards are full of women swooning over the Mad Men protagonist despite his character being emotionally unavailable, unfaithful and secretive. Even feminists. You heard right. Feminists. The women in question offer fairly standard responses. Read More

I couldn’t resist. We’ve spoken anecdotally about the cinematographic shortcomings of Halle Berry and Jada Pinkett-Smith (see comments) but in light of slb’s review of “Lakeview Terrace”, G.D. and I move for the formal recognition of the Pinkett-Berry Effect. This theory proposes that the presence of either actress in a motion picture is a reliable Read More

But Pontius Pilate was a governor. Is it too early to get worried? Because I am. For a while I have been trying to fight off feelings of dread inspired by thoughts like those of Thembi but this week’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” brought them all rushing back. What killed me, what Read More

If you get one from an HBCU then maybe, according to some. As if my life weren’t hectic enough I am also preparing to apply to Ph.D. programs in Educational Psychology for the next school year. A friend of mine checking in asked how the process was going and where I’m applying to. I told Read More

There is a certain amount of righteous indignation that comes with working in education. Teachers and other youth workers in schools frequently feel maligned and are very sensitive to the public perception that they don’t do that much and they are far whinier than they are worth. So naturally when I was asked recently whether Read More