Why Do I Feel Guilty for Taking off Work for MLK Day?

by today’s Urban Chameleon contributor from Home of the Urban Chameleon I’m the only Black guy at my company. I started about two and a half months ago so technically I’m still under a three-month probation before being considered a real employee. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is this Monday, as it’s celebrated the third

Year Zero + 1; Digital Diaspora

Among the first things diaspora Haitians like to tell you about themselves by way of personal preamble is that they are inheritors to a great Revolution. (Next comes why they or their parents left Haiti at all, but that story usually comes after introductions.) “First black republic, world’s only successful slave revolt” – the schooling

Daddys, Keep Your Daughters Off the Pole

brought to you by Home of the Urban Chameleon Chris Rock shared wisdom when he said: “Fathers, our only job is to keep our daughters off the pole “ (or out of the porno video). So what happened with Montana “Chippy D” Fishburne? As a 52yr old father of a 19-year old daughter, the same

My Least Favorite Myths About Interacial Dating

from Home of the Urban Chameleon One of the reasons I’ve been avoiding talking about being in an interracial relationship is because to me it’s no big deal, which is maybe the most surprising thing about being in an interracial relationship. Though neither CH nor I are average, our courtship wasn’t outside of the ordinary.