March 2010

March 31st, 2010
Written by Kari Cobham in All About Family with 0 Comments
book cover of "Rupert Gray: A Tale in Black and White"
I’ve always been a floater, a sharp-tongued, curly-haired imp in an extended family where children are seen, not heard, and recriminations were silent, not felt.My father was an ambitious black man from the wrong side of the Port-of-Spain train tracks, prone to education and bouts of the travel bug. My mother’s people, the Indo-Trinidadians, journeyed from India to rural Trinidad more than a...
March 31st, 2010
Written by Lisa Waterman Gray in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Sausages on a stick
From Poland to Portugal, Switzerland to the Philippines, sausage is a culinary mainstay in cultures across the globe. Taken from the Latin word salsus, meaning ‘salted,’ sausage has a millenniums-old tradition. Many people believe the first sausages were invented in today’s Iraq, around 3000 B.C., and the Chinese made goat and lamb sausage as far back as 589 B.C. Sausage was frequently consumed...
March 29th, 2010
Written by Reniqua Allen in Our Daily Walk with 0 Comments
model of a child's head
Sitting in her grandmother’s living room in Teaneck, N.J., Nakebria Murray ponders the question of race in America. After realizing that she is not exactly sure what “race” means, the self-described “half-brown, half-tan” African-American 8-year-old says she knows the difference between white and black people sometimes means trouble in America. “Sometimes people don’t like one another. White...
March 25th, 2010
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Stickywicket,What exactly is “white privilege?” I have heard that term, and as a white person, I want to know what I can do about it?~Dave ThorsenCincinnati, OhioDear Dave,Numerous authors, academics scholars and social activists have debated the concept of white privilege. Dr. Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, published an essay...
March 24th, 2010
Written by Dominick Hadley in Eyes On The Enterprise with 0 Comments
U.S. currency
Charity begins at home, and for thousands of Americans, so does business.Home-based businesses represented 52 percent of all small businesses operated in the U.S., generating combined receipts of $313.6 million, according to U.S. Small Business Administration statistics. More than 50 percent of all home-based businesses generated $25,000-$50,000 in revenue, with a small percentage tipping the $1...