What job requires you to accept as a likely outcome on a daily basis, the chance that you will be berated with horrid racial epithets?
Women of colour are expected to calmly move on and take it when their very selves are attacked, over and over again. While most of us acknowledge this as unacceptable, it still keeps happening.
It falls to all of us, to call out our friends and family and colleagues when we hear inappropriate comments. When small innocuous comments are let slide, the bigger and more horrible comments are just one step closer to being acceptable.
The #EndSARS situation is a story of unchecked police brutality, and it has again ended in horrible violence. I didn’t know anything about it before this week, and I am saddened at this rampant violence by police.
545 children have been separated from their parents for the “crime” of fleeing their country. 545 children do not know where their parents are, or if they are even alive.
In cleaning up the botched job of enforcing inhumane immigration policies, it is now falling to non profits to put families back together. This glimpse into their work is chilling.
What is morality? Is it fundamentally good or fundamentally bad? What is the function or moral outrage?
While I struggle with the concept of moral relativism, I know that dividing lines in politics has the potential to cause massive harm.
This is an incredibly interesting perspective on morality and moral outrage in 2020.
I only learned about the Tulsa race riots after I was long out of school. The attacks on what was referred to as “Black Wall Street” was such an obviously racially motivated incident, but was swept under the rug for years.
Researchers now are finding mass graves of some more of the victims of this attack, providing a grim reminders of this dark moment in history.
Something is really wrong with how we report on Trump. Veteran journalists give some really excellent insight into what that might be.
I am the very last person on the planet to rave about this movie. I bought it almost year ago on iTunes and finally got to sit down and watch it. Awkwafina is beyond incredible in this, and she deserves every ounce of praise she has been given and more.
Man, Dolly Parton is such a gem. What a delight for these artists to have Dolly hear their rendition of her work!
Live theatre is coming back! Slowly but surely, shows are beginning to creep back open again.
I am so very excited for the 2021 spring season at the belfry!
Gemma Correll never fails to make me laugh – I hope you enjoy this one too!
I had been hemming and hawing about this one for a while. With not- so-stellar reviews, I wasn’t sure my first fancy palette should be this one.
Luckily, my best friend took the leap and got it for herself – and she was right!!
What a beautiful, fun, sparkly palette!!!
Up the road about 30 minutes, you’ll reach the little tiny town of Sidney by the Sea. Cute as a button and a perfect place to stop by on a Saturday afternoon- grab a croissant at the bakery and walk to the seaside park.
But my friends know that I always have another stop on my list: Janet’s special teas. With incredible blends the likes of which I have not found elsewhere, Janet’s teas are truly, as the name suggests, special.
Her Lapsang Souchong is the best I have ever had. Her Borengajuli is perfection in a cup. And her Peach Ice Cream makes the best cup of iced tea I have ever had.
Just dipping your toes into the tea world? There are $1 sampler packs of everything she sells – and that will get you 2-3 cups per sampler.
So, if you’re in the neighborhood, pop up and grab a cinnamon swirl donut and then go on into Janet’s – it’s worth the trip.