A New About Race Extra: #003: The B-Side

GREETINGS FAMILY: Because we’ve been reading and processing your feedback, our About Race crew decided we’d drop extras into the mix. Here, we discuss listener questions and feedback about the “Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore” episode (available below). Check it out. Tell a friend. Also, make sure to visit showaboutrace.com to sign up for our newsletter and subscribe via iTunes and RSS feed.

“Here and Now” on WABC-TV with Dr. Brenda Greene

Earlier today, Dr. Brenda Greene (hip-hop artist Talib Kweli has inherited his mother’s brilliant oratory genes) and I were guests on Here and Now on WABC-TV, hosted by Sandra Bookman. We were there to promote the forthcoming 12th bi-annual National Black Writers Conference, going down at Medgar Evers college in Brooklyn, where I’ll be sitting on a panel titled Shifting …

Advance FREE Companion Curriculum to “Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina,” Now Out in Paperback!

ATTENTION EDUCATORS: We’re in the process of updating my site to include a FREE PDF download of the companion curriculum to Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, now available in paperback, in the upcoming weeks. Please contact me HERE with your email/affiliation if you want to receive a copy beforehand. The curriculum is intended for mid-high school to mid-college/university …

Oh, How Time Flies!

Hoping to show you all why I’ve been silent for the last month and change: deadlines, deadlines, deadlines, and some traveling. Once published, I will post. Be patient with me: my goal this month is to master the art of managing my blog while making writing deadlines, push my documentary forward, work on several proposals, box (more on that soon!), …

Fly Girl in Nerdland: My Appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry

I can’t front: I was a bit nervous. I have  an intellectual #girlcrush on Melissa Harris-Perry. She is one of the smartest women on the planet and certainly an anomaly in the world of television hosting and political commentary. I only wish we taped the commercial breaks for my own use. I was impressed by the fact that she actually …

“The Sisterhood of Generation I (Adult Children of Immigrants)” by Melody Moezzi

Author Melody Moezzi waxes poetic on what binds us in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. She also writes about the risks children of immigrants (mostly hailing from communities of color) take writing  multicultural memoirs in a convention, male-driven lit world.   “As with most risks, however, it invites criticism from more conventional voices. Case in point: Publishers Weekly, which refers …