Remember a couple weeks ago when I saw “For Colored Girls…” as a play, for the first time? (If not, click here.) There was this moment in the “green room” (which was not green, just a conference room where the held the actresses/ hosts/experts, etc.) where 30-40 Black women needed to rehearse the closing song ...

  I got up early this AM (Friday) and took a ferry to Isla Taboga. I left too early to grab free breakfast at the hotel, so I found a hotel on the island that was still serving it. The plan was to head to the beach after and do nothing. Yes, I have to ...

You know what is my biggest issue being in Panama? Stopping me from me. I keep looking for things to do to keep me busy: a walk here, a ferry there, a cab here, a look-see there, etc. I set my alarm this morning for 6:30AM planning to head to Isle Taboga, a little island ...

It took me 12 hours to get to Panama. I’d planned for 8. Actually it took me 6 days and 12 hours. Let me explain.I was supposed to leave for Panama on July 10, the day after my birthday. I bailed on the latter half of my surprise party to get home early because I ...

Veteran journalist Pam Oliver has been a staple on the sidelines of the NFL for a very long time—20 years, in fact. But her role there, at least in the top position, has abruptly come to end. On Monday it was announced that Oliver, 53, had been essentially demoted, from the No. 1 team to ...

Dear Demetria: I have a friend who recently confessed to me that she slept with a mutual friend’s husband. The same mutual friend invited everyone over to her house, and my friend came, acting like everything was OK. I thought it was inappropriate for her to be there and didn’t speak to her other than ...

Can women have it all? If you’re a working woman, you’ve read your fair share of inconclusive articles that seek to answer this sphinxlike mystery. This topic comes up as a national discussion with only slightly less frequency than those “why women—never men—are soooo single” articles. This time the question of women having it all is cocktail ...

  I might be Maya Peterson’s biggest fan. Don’t know her name just yet? You should. She’s the prep school graduate everyone’s buzzing about for her bold, if a bit misguided, way of tackling sexism and racism at her New Jersey high school. Maya, a black-Latina lesbian, was elected class president at the very elite and very ...

I swear, this is not another “I miss Lauryn Hill” article, even though, yes, I do miss her output. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (and, to a lesser degree, theUnplugged double album) changed my life for the better. But as often as Hill is cited for being the greatest female rapper of all time (I agree) and, in ...

It’s finally summer in the City, which for the uninitiated means NYC proper has turned into a sweat box. I’m not complaining though. Our most recent  winter was brutal, lasted forever and I thought I’d never feel heat again without getting on a South Africa bound plane. So I happily will run my AirCon, pay ...