13 January 2010: How Dark Is Light?

In her autobiography Thursday’s Child, Eartha Kitt talks about growing up in the cotton plantations of South Carolina in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and how she was ostracized by blacks and whites alike because her lighter skin color made her neither black nor white.  So how did she go on to become a great celebrity…

26 June 2009: MSNBC

These days, on television, I mostly watch only MSNBC because, as per their slogan, it’s “The Place for Politics.”  But, since noon of yesterday, the station has been featuring Michael Jackson non-stop.  His many fans should be thrilled that, somewhere from the great beyond, Michael’s countenance has now morphed into “The Face for Politics.”