Category Archives: Fly Brothers/Sisters

Cesária Évora Passes Away at 70

I first experienced Cape Verde – and another facet of the Diaspora – through your haunting, bittersweet voice. Thank you for that, Barefoot Diva. Cesária Évora, Fly Sister, 1941-2011 Also, you can listen to my favorite song by Ms. Évora, “Roma … Continue reading

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My Seven Travel Truths

So, I bit Oneika the Traveller’s bait and compiled my own list of seven traveling truths, revealing just a little bit about how I get around (only cuz I love you, gul!): 1. I go solo. I love traveling with … Continue reading

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A Bit of Cinco de Mayo Inspiration from North of the Border

Thanks to Johnica Reed for hipping me to this.

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Shouts to My Cape Verdean Play Brother

Ages ago, when a young, collegiate Fly Brother was interning on Capitol Hill in DC (we’re talking at the turn of the century), I was asked by one of the other interns if I was Cape Verdean. Cape Who? She … Continue reading

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Dark and Lovely on CNN International (No, not a commercial for the no-lye relaxer.)

While I did grow up with one or two local black news personalities (plus Oprah) in the 80s, the ratio of colored folks reading about crime stories to the colored folks participating in those same stories was always a little … Continue reading

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