Pointe des Almadies

Dakar, Senegal – West Africa On the other side of the Atlantic (from the North American perspective), on the coast of Senegal in their capital city Dakar, there…

Iris Hotel

Rick’s Cafe Casablanca

Dining in Casablanca, Morocco  On a visit this summer to the northwestern African country of Morocco, in the city of Casablanca, I had beautiful evening in a magical…

The Hunger 9

When someone brings up the subject of police brutality against Black Americans, there is often someone else standing by with a question about black on black crime. They…

WordCamp Miami

Established in 2008, WordCamp Miami has grown to be one of the biggest and best WordCamps in the world. I may be somewhat biased but I would bet…

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

I picked up a schedule for the Miami Film Festival when I went to the screening of 16Bars.  Scanning through the booklet, I knew right away I would…

16Bars the film

Lately, I have been getting lots of interesting invitations.  This is definitely one I am thankful to have accepted.  It was actually the Circle of Brotherhood (the inspiration…

The Yellow Room 24/7

I discovered the most elegant grit dish I ever tasted while visiting downtown Los Angeles last month during Grammy weekend.  Tucked inside the Standard Hotel, behind the lobby,…

Still Searching

King Charlz hits hard with the release of his debut EP, entitled “Still Searching.”   I met him for the first time when my friend from around the way…

Best Basel 2018

If you don’t already know about the art festival that started in Basel, Switzerland and has grown to include two other international art festivals, here in Miami and…