Music for Melancholy: Ms. Meltingpot Needs a Lift

Hi Meltingpot Readers, It’s late. I’m tired. But it’s Monday, so I have to post something ....more

Colorism By Another Name is “Shadeism:” A Movie Coming Soon To A Film Festival Near You

Hi Meltingpot Readers, The Conference on Colorism Not a lot of time to write today, but I still wanted to share. Last week I had the opportunity to attend an amazing conference on colorism. It was held at Washington University in St ....more

The Afro-Spanish Alliance: What I’m Writing Now

Hi Meltingpot Readers, So, most of you know that I’m knee deep in the research for my new book, Same Family, Different Colors. Currently I am at work on the chapter focusing on Latino families and their issues with colorism, and let me just say I feel like I’ve fallen down a Kinky Gazpacho wormhole like no other. It’s fascinating how far back the Afro-Spanish alliance stretches into the past, here in the United States, in the Caribbean, in Europe and of course, Africa ....more

Mixie Music Monday: Introducing Seinabo Sey

Hi Meltingpot Readers, My new music crush, Seinabo Sey. Some things in my life are just constant. For reasons that must have something to do with the moon I was born under or the arrangement of the stars when I pulled in my first breath, I am drawn to the mixing of cultures ....more

“All Joy and No Fun:” Parenting in the 21st Century #MeltingpotBookReview

Hello Meltingpot Readers, This book was a joy and fun to read. Earlier this year I promised myself I would read more. I’m a writer so reading should be a part of my regular practice, right? ...more

#LinkLove: Fresh, Hot and Tasty New Meltingpot Links

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Mater Mea is one of the new links over there on the blogroll. Trust me, it’s worth the click. Please notice over there on the right, that I’ve added some new links to my “Tastes Like the Meltingpot” blogroll; HapaMama, Mater Mea, and Multiracial Sky ....more

Ms. Meltingpot Has Questions. Do You Have Answers?

Ms. Meltingpot Has Questions! Hello Meltingpot Readers, From time to time I find myself questioning things in this crazy game we call life and wonder if I’m the only one asking ....more

It Takes A Village To Save a Marriage

…And a Marriage Hi Meltingpot Readers, Last week a friend of mine reached out for help. She and her husband were struggling and things had taken a turn for the worse. It wasn’t specifically to me that my friend turned to, but rather to our book club ....more

Black History Month Lite: 5 Black Books That Aren’t About “Black Stuff”

Hello Meltingpot Readers, Here it is the last week of Black History Month and yours truly is just getting around to acknowledging it. Where are my manners? Hold on, let me get my tongue out of my cheek here ....more

Music Monday: I Want to Be Annie Lennox When I Grow Up

Hi Meltingpot Readers, I know the Grammy’s are yesterday’s news, but I’ve been reading about them and watching the performances on YouTube since last week trying to catch up. Because I care, just not enough to sit through the whole show on a school night. Anywho, all I have to say is please watch this amazing “duet” between newcomer Hozier and Annie Lennox ....more