6 "Get Out" Songs for Teachers to Mentally Sing When Kicking a Student Out

For many of my dear friends, it is that time of year. Yes, teachers, I am talking to you. And yes... school is starting - or worse - has started....more

PAAC's Fiesta Night on Sept. 29

IT'S still a month away but preparations are underway for the 29th Fiesta Night of the Philippine American Association of the Carolinas (PAAC)....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 17

For whatever reason, I struggled with a bit of tangling fatigue this week, and didn't get as much accomplished as I'd planned on doing. But what's worse is that I kind of had to fight my way through a lot of what I did work on, and wasn't overly happy with some of the end results. So I'm afraid today's Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse... ...more

The Willing Object: Sophia Vergara, Empowerment, and Objectification

Last night’s Emmy Awards had many big moments. One of the most contested involved Sophia Vergara introducing Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum, only to then be placed on a pedestal to entertain the audience during his address....more

Social Security - Edited

The last good memory Margie had of her step-father was Spring of 2011. They were standing in line together at the Social Security Office, because, for what seemed like the twelfth time in two years, she had “lost” her identification; credit cards, check book – or whatever credential that, as fate would have it, Margie would need to secure an unemployment check.  It became routine. Lose license, unemployment password expires or she forgot it, need license to fax to unemployment office in order to get a new password....more

Dear Parents, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to us

Do you hear that? Could it be the overwhelming public adoration for a music artist who used her spotlight at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) this Sunday to highlight a social cause close to her heart? Nope. Never mind. It seems the sympathetic gesture made by Miley Cyrus to bring awareness to teen homelessness has already faded from our collective consciousness, assuming it was ever fully acknowledged at all....more

Daily soaps and Indian viewers

Daily soaps occupy an important position in Indian households. There are people who are obsessed with the daily soaps. But for people like me, it starts as a timepass, then it becomes a habit and there comes a time when such shows become an obsession and the sole source of entertainment. You start devoting most of your precious time to such daily soaps apart from your family and household....more

Kwajalyn Brown Is Back in Prime Time on Tyler Perry's Top Drama

Kwajalyn Brown will be back next season on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, an Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) original series.  The Atlanta-based actress is set to return in her ro...more
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Death of a Doe

“Have you ever experienced Death? First hand, I mean.  Well, not first hand...but-"The psychiatrist, Dr. Laurent, shifted in her seat while gazing directly into Margie’s eyes – as if to gauge her reaction to the question.“Yes,” Margie interrupted, returning Dr. Laurent’s stare, nodding, before her eyes glazed over as she found her words.“I was driving home from work at the Radio station. It was probably 1990 or 1991. I lived with my mother and my son, and was anxious to get home and change for my Improv show that night....more

And the Winner is ... (The Emmy Awards - beyond TV)

The 66th Emmy Awards ceremony is now complete.  But why should people of television have all the fun?  Shouldn't we all be presenting and receiving awards on a regular basis?  By the end of this post, I think you will agree!...more