Hopefully Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her prince Harry will take comfort in the fact that they are not the first royals to be dogged by global controversy. And in time their ordeal will be overcome. Similar racist incidents often plagued Queen Charlotte of mixed race heritage who reigned as Queen of England from 1761 and 1818.
What bothers me most is that in unraveling President Trump’s foreign policy moves we always
“Messiah” an original Netflix series is so mesmerizing I can’t stop watching it. A Christ-type figure begins showing up in the Middle East and also in the Bible Belt in the USA. Crowds follow him, he walks on water, and heals the sick. His actions which actually hurt no one and inspires many enrages the media, the CIA and FBI gets involved and millions quit work to follow him. Makes you wonder what would we do if someone like that showed up in our lives amid strange occurrences and people thought he was the Messiah? Would this be blasphemous, acceptable? Would you lock him up, embrace him, or scream FALSE PROPHET?
For that moment, I felt something good had broken through all the mean- spirited and evil acts permeating the airwaves and was touching me. For that moment, I felt tagged, selected, like I felt in elementary school when the teacher called my name as an A student or in the childish games, we played “You’re it.” I was the “it”, the one God chose to send someone to be kind to.
My what a change. I wonder is the color line finally coming down, even among ourselves. I remember to be in the AKA sorority you had to have a lighter skin color than a brown paper bag. I remember discussing this with Lena Horne in the 1980’s because back in the day, if a black woman did not have the light colored skin, they didn’t have a chance in Hollywood or many jobs. In fact, I interviewed Lena Horne–America’s first Hollywood star– about this because for years she was the standard of beauty for black women. “Sometimes my life was like the title of my son Stormy Weather.