14 January 2007

we're moving!

Follow me to peer into my kitchen window. That's my new blog.

If I've inadvertently forgotten to add your link to my sidebar, email me or leave a comment.

See you soon!

06 January 2007

afternoon tea, slow food miami style

Slow Food Miami

Sunday, Jan 21, 2007, 4-6 pm
Launching 2007: A Royal Afternoon Tea
Theine Tea Salon
119 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables

Reserve your place at the tea table directly with Theine by calling 305-774-0228.

From 4 to 6pm at Theine, Coral Gables' most authentic tea salon, join us for Afternoon Tea, a satisfying selection of delicious teas, savories and sweets. This first gathering of 2007 is chance to relax together in an atmosphere that is decidedly, and deliciously, different from the hectic pace of the Miami winter months. The $45 cost includes gratuities. Theine will donate a portion of the proceeds to Slow Food Miami education programs. For those of you who haven't been to Theine, learn more about the Theine concept, Chef Kyra White and the tranquil setting at www.theineteasalon.com

Please consider staying for a brief organizational meeting after the tea if you are interested in a leadership role with Slow Food Miami.

Reservations required. Contact Theine directly at 305-774-0228. RSVP by phone only, please!

05 January 2007

Urban Bush Women Needs YOU

Dear friend and believer in transformative art,
Many of you received this appeal via traditional post. However, in this new year, we could not resist temptation to recount where we've been and where we are going. We also wanted to give you, our loyal fans, another opportunity to contribute to Urban Bush Women's success by making an online donation at http://urbanbushwomen.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=CgN8hwAOAAEAAAH9AAD4sA.
Urban Bush Women are passionate about the power of dance to transform lives, tell untold stories and engage communities with their own destiny. Urban Bush Women are on a journey to inspire, educate, and challenge audiences through dance, spoken word and music. Here are some of the places our journey has taken us in the past year... and a few new places we intend to visit in the upcoming year. JOIN US!
Tammy Bormann, Chair, Board of Directors


28 December 2006

my stuff, your stuff

Buy my stuff!

Grad school is really tough on the wallet, so I've decided to start selling some things on Amazon.com. My seller nickname is my_stuff_your_stuff, so go and check it out.

Here are some items I posted today:

Raw: The Best of Lady Saw [Audio CD] Lady Saw Used from $11.00

Broken Silence [Explicit Lyrics] [Audio CD] Brown, Foxy Buy New $12.00

Take a Joke America [Explicit Lyrics] [Audio CD] Mencia, Carlos Buy New $12.00


22 December 2006

ban on "natural" hair

(picture from http://www.howtodread.com/dreadlocks.html)

January 1st "extreme" and "fad" hairstyles like cornrows, twists, locs, mohawks and afros are banned from the police dept. People with locs are forced to cut their hair off and women with natural hair are forced to either straighten or shave their heads. I find this to be extremely racist against black people considering locs, cornrows, twists and fros are worn by mostly Blacks. The sad thing is this was set in place by a BLACK mayor and BLACK police commissioner.

Their excuse: The police would "blend in" with the criminals.

Now if you all care about equal rights (despite of how you wear your hair) I suggest you sign this petition. We cannot allow these kinds of regulations to perpetuate internalized racism. There is nothing that dictates that "straight" hair is more "normal" or less offensive than natural hair, except our socialization process.

Please help by signing the petition at the site below.



19 December 2006

protecting equality


(Lansing-MI) - Tonight the Lansing City Council voted unanimously to pass a human rights ordinance that bans discrimination within the city, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Today, Michigan's Capital City, became the 14th municipality in the state to outlaw discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people when the city council voted unanimously to support a human rights ordinance. The ordinance bans anti-gay discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. It also includes local protections based on race, religion, sex, weight, and other characteristics.

"Today is a great day for everyone who lives or works or even passes through, Lansing," said Sean Kosofsky, Director of Policy for Triangle Foundation, Michigan's leading civil rights organization for GLBT people and their allies. "The unanimous vote by city council, should send a loud message that discrimination has no place in Lansing."

Anti-gay discrimination is still legal in the State of Michigan, because the State's civil rights law, The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, does not prohibit discrimination based on "sexual orientation" or "gender identity or expression." Fourteen cities have gone the extra step of banning such discrimination, within their borders.

Anti-gay activists from the American Family Association - based in Midland - have threatened to repeal the protections for GLBT tax-payers and residents of Lansing.

"This ordinance is like a holiday gift to the entire Lansing community. It is a shame anti-gay extremists from outside Lansing want to divisive and mean-spirited agenda to Lansing," continued Kosofsky.

The other Michigan cities with protections for GLBT people are: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Douglas, Birmingham, Oak Park, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Flint, Huntington Woods, Ferndale and Grand Ledge.


12 December 2006

gift ideas

While trying to finish up exams and prepare for the numerous holiday parties just around the corner, I have found myself in a quandary over holiday gifts. I came upon this website/store uncommon goods. They have really cute stuff, and an abundance which fits into my price range of under $25.