• Infertility and Black Women
    22 October 20140 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 ...
  • Luxor: Pharaoh, Sphinx and Souvenirs
    18 October 20140 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 ...
  • Saltfish Buljol (Trinidad)
    15 October 20140 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 ...
  • How Belle Changed the World: Book Review
    11 October 20140 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 ...
  • Travel Photography Workshops in Cuba
    08 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Travel workshops offer photographers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore cultures and polish skills. Why are you drawn to pick up your camera every day and what do you choose to ...
  • 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 ...
Finding a black man in Trafalgar Square
13 December 2014 0 COMMENTS
I had been through Trafalgar Square many times during my trips to London. This time I specifically came to find a black man. Pigeons were everywhere in ...
Ousmane Sembene, Book Review
06 December 2014 0 COMMENTS
I met Ousmane Sembene in Toronto years ago. He was a handsome man and a sharp dresser in his trademark cap. His pipe never left his mouth. Sembene was in his ...
Curried Pumpkin and Rice
29 November 2014 0 COMMENTS
Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. pumpkin, peeled and diced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 cloves, garlic minced sea salt and pepper 1 onion, finely diced 3 teaspoons curry powder 2 cups, rice 2 tablespoons chadon beni/cilantro, chopped ...
I Want My Name Back, Film Review
25 November 2014 0 COMMENTS
“Never give up. Because if you do, you are handing your enemies victory on a silver platter,” said Wonder Mike (Michael Wright). He was speaking at a special screening of the film I Want My Name Back at the Harbourfront Centre earlier in the ...
Putting Africa back into Greek and Roman worlds
I was never interested in Classical Studies – the musty old world of the ancient Greeks and Romans had little to do with me. As a Jamaican girl growing up in England their world did not include people who looked like me. That was what my teachers ...
Buffalo: nice wings, shame about the city
15 November 2014 0 COMMENTS
Here‘s the thing – I really tried hard to like Buffalo. The city is about an hour’s drive away from Toronto. Its location is perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. A city has to be famous for something. In Buffalo’s case it is spicy ...
Canadian women enjoy holiday boyfriends in Jamaica
“I go to Jamaica every year. Down there a woman like me can get plenty of attention,” said Erin Drummond. She was plumb at the top, at the middle and at the bottom. She did not want her real name used. Over dinner at a limp business conference we ...