Urban Chameleon

Malcolm X: The Urban Chameleon vs. The Hero

Last night, between frozen yogurt and a 10:00PM movie showing, me, my husband, mom and stepfather got into a heated discussion about the new book on Malcolm X from renown historian Manning Marable, “A Life of Reinvention.” Allegedly, the book reveals facts of Malcolm X’s life that were kept quiet from the public, including emotional

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.

Mama Always Said, If You Want Good Real Estate Follow the Crackheads…

Growing up in the early 80s I used to question why my intellectual, progressive, degree earning, world traveled parents decided to raise me in a crack head infested, gun shot bucking, drug dealer having neighborhood also known as da ‘hood. Every day, on my way to private school located on the other side of town,

HAITI REPPIN’ AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL

A couple of years ago I was just finishing up my last semester in grad school at Harvard University I was interviewing at all the big Wall Street firms and when it came down to the final interviews, one of them flew me to New York and put me up at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

How the Urban Chameleon Came To Be

One day, a group of friends were sitting around trying to think of a term that best describes people like us who approach the world from parallel perspectives, having mastered the skill of seamlessly transitioning into white America—from its private grade school classrooms, ivy league universities, and corporate board rooms—back out into our bilingual/patois/urban slang