The New York Times Gives SFDC A Great Review!

Yesterday The New York Times posted their online review of Same Family, Different Colors. The reviewer, Stanford professor, Allyson Hobbs, called the book “urgent and and honest.” She then went on to give it an amazingly positive review. I am thrilled to say the least. I am especially thrilled because Ms. Hobbs is the author … More The New York Times Gives SFDC A Great Review!

Same Family, Different Colors Debuts Today

Today is the official launch day of my new book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families (Beacon)! *Yay* Technically, it’s been a lifetime in the making, since the book was conceived right about the time my first son was born and we instantly became a family of many colors. So far … More Same Family, Different Colors Debuts Today

Same Family, Different Colors Gets a Cover and a Pub Date!

Mark your calendars! Beacon Press will release Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families on October 4, 2016. I. Am. So. Excited! Yes, this will be my fourth book, but it still feels like a miracle. Like giving birth, the emotions involved with giving life to a book that started as a … More Same Family, Different Colors Gets a Cover and a Pub Date!

My New Gig as Parenting Blogger on Newsworks.org

I’ve always defined myself as a writer and a mother. I don’t often write about being mother but almost everything I write about is somehow inspired by my children. So, it seems pretty appropriate that I am now penning a monthly column for the local Philadelphia NPR affiliate about parenting and family life. By no … More My New Gig as Parenting Blogger on Newsworks.org

Living in the Lower Case Just Got Personal: A Birthday Wish For Me and You

Today is my birthday. I am over age 40. I own my home, have three healthy children and a job I absolutely love. In a nutshell, I don’t need any presents this year, but still there’s something I want more than anything in this world. And that is respect. I am still waiting for the … More Living in the Lower Case Just Got Personal: A Birthday Wish For Me and You

Capital B Campaign and Another Op-Ed in The New York Times

Years ago, over on my original MyAmericanMeltingpot blog, I wrote about how much it bothered me that when writing about Black people, “Black” was always changed to the lowercase. Working in the publishing industry, this has always been an issue between myself and the copy editors. I’d always turn in my stories with Black being … More Capital B Campaign and Another Op-Ed in The New York Times

New Book Deal!

I am so excited to announce that I have just signed a contract with Beacon Press to publish my next book. It’s going to be a non-fiction book that examines the role of colorism in American families. I’ll be sharing some of my own experiences in the pages of the book, but it’s not going … More New Book Deal!

Happy Holidays!

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014. I’m not making any official resolutions but I’m excited about getting to work on my next book, which begins as soon as the New Year is officially done being celebrated and the kids are back in school. In case you were wondering, the next book is non-fiction and … More Happy Holidays!

Fall into the Book

It’s my favorite time of the year. Fall. Back to school. Back to classes. And for me, back to writing the book I’ve been trying to write for the last two years! I just finished the manuscript for the updated version of Hair Story and now I have to complete the proposal for my new … More Fall into the Book

The Paperback of Same Family, Different Colors is Almost Here!

Hi Everybody, I’m very happy to announce that the paperback version of Same Family, Different Colors will be on sale in stores on October 3, 2017. But thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can already order yours today. The price for one copy of Same Family, Different Colors on Amazon is seriously less … More The Paperback of Same Family, Different Colors is Almost Here!

It’s the Final Countdown…SFDC Debuts in Less Than 3 Weeks!

It feels like just yesterday that I conceived the idea for this book and now Same Family, Different Colors is about to be born. Sorry for all of the childbirth metaphors, but seriously that’s how it feels. My baby is about to come into the world. And. I’m. Not. Ready. October 4, is less than … More It’s the Final Countdown…SFDC Debuts in Less Than 3 Weeks!