• Topless Sunbathing on a Monte Carlo Beach
    04 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Quite a few women were sunbathing topless on the Monte Carlo beach. Plump breasts, small breasts and crumpled breasts all pointed to the sun. No one gawked except for a few tourists. They were ...
  • Blackish: Are you a real black?
    30 September 20140 COMMENTS
    How black do you have to be? That is the key question in the heart of this new comedy show. Watching the premiere of Blackish had us in stitches with its dry humour. The show is about a rich ...
  • A Fine Selection of Black British Memoirs
    23 September 20140 COMMENTS
    As the leaves begins to fall so my reading gets more serious. There are many long and cold days ahead. A pile of good books will see me through winter’s darkness. Memoirs are a favourite genre. ...
  • From Antigua to Paris: Joy Lapps and her Music
    19 September 20140 COMMENTS
    How to get what you really want? If you follow the lead of musician Joy Lapps, the path is in the opposite direction: in order to play music, go to the most prestigious business school in the ...
  • Toronto International Book Fair
    04 September 20140 COMMENTS
    Toronto has a new book event this year – the launch of Inspire Toronto International Book Fair. The three-day event is in November 13-16, 2014. There will be more than 400 authors from every ...
  • Kingston: Another Side of Life in Jamaica
    02 September 20140 COMMENTS
    Wanting to see another side of life in Jamaica, we skipped the beaches and headed for the capital city. Kingston is geared towards business travellers. This is a pity as we found the city had ...
Halloween and black families sort of mix
31 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
I still have difficulties with Halloween – even after two decades of living in Canada. Blood, zombies and skeletons don’t inspire me. They scare me – I ...
Tobago: Returning to My Genetic Homeland
28 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
I was born in England. My parents had migrated from their tropical island – Tobago – anticipating a better life. I have wondered whether it is a ...
Reggae Superstar John Holt is Dead
25 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
John Holt – a reggae superstar and icon of lover’s rock – died on October 19, 2014. In the 1970s and the 1980s Holt ruled the reggae airwaves with his silky voice and rhythms. His songs were the soundtrack of my university days in England. ...
Infertility and Black Women
22 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
Infertile black women live with a medical, financial and mental crisis. And all the odds are stacked against them. Being infertile and a black woman seem to be an oxymoron. Historically, black women have been seen as the symbols of over-ripped ...
Luxor: Pharaoh, Sphinx and Souvenirs
18 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
Luxor is not beautiful, yet still I loved the city. Like all of Egypt it is nestled on the long thin strip of life called the River Nile. Wandering along the temple complex, I marveled at the rows of sphinxes lining an avenue. These mythical ...
Saltfish Buljol (Trinidad)
15 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
This is great for dish for breakfast. lunch or a light diner. Ingredients: 1/2 lb salt cod fish, boneless 1/2 cup tomato, chopped 1/3 onion, chopped 1/3 cup sweet pepper, chopped fresh ground black pepper (to taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 scotch ...
How Belle Changed the World: Book Review
11 October 2014 0 COMMENTS
Dido Elizabeth Belle’s remarkable life was captured in the film Belle. The costume drama focused on the trials of finding a husband for a black aristocrat living in 18th century London. This book goes beyond the film. It puts Belle’s life in ...