We partied morning to morning, and a joyous spirit permeated everything; speech, customs and appearances. The centrepiece of it all were wheeled fantasy islands (floats) inhabited by amazingly glamorous yet exquisitely vulgar costumed creatures played by Carnival masqueraders.
At 18, I joined the ensemble cast of the first staging of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in Jamaica.
When LeBron James made “The Decision” to leave the Cavaliers in 2010, his jersey was burned all over Cleveland and he went from one of the most beloved to most disliked athletes overnight before bouncing back in more recent years.
The next municipal election on October 22nd is an opportunity for the Black community to have a seat at the table…and it’s maybe a bigger table than you’ve envisioned.
Abdoul Abdi’s sister Fatuma once told me that the reason she and Abdoul do not speak Somali is because when they would speak to each other in their language, the workers would put them on time out and isolate them in their rooms, accusing them of plotting together to escape.
The recent contentious debate between rappers Drake and Pusha-T has once again brought blackface to people’s minds.
It feels like there is a movement happening with a certain age group. They are not quite empty nesters, but their children are pretty much grown or at least self-sufficient in a lot of ways.