Latin lover falls flat

Italy’s fabled ‘Latin lovers’ are missing the mark with foreign belles, according to a poll released on Sunday that said nearly four in five women tourists were unmoved by Italian men’s charms. More here

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Why Are African Americans Infrequent International Flyers?

I’m always surprised to run across someone who has never ventured outside the U.S., the borders of their own state or worse, the five-mile radius of their neighborhood. There are several theories as to why Black Americans don’t travel as much as their White counterparts but sitting comfortably on theories simply turns them into excuses. More here

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10 Hip-Hop Songs to Uplift Women

Shout outs to the 10 rappers over the years that have glorified and shown appreciation and respect to Black women. More here

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Traveling Single and Happy in Italy

Want to travel to Italy but nobody you know wants to go? Have specific dates for your holiday in Tuscany but none of your traveling friends can get away then? You’re not alone–you’re part of the fast growing single traveler market. As a frequent single traveler in Italy for many years, here are my tips on companionship, safety, money matters, and quality of life for traveling solo in Italy. More here

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Rainbow men for Black Women

It appears that the ongoing assumption that “rainbow men don’t want us” has been an attempt by some facets of the black community to dissuade black women from using all their options in the dating field. More here

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Essence hires a white director

Yesterday, I found out from cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis that Essence Magazine has hired Fashion Director Elliana Placas. The issue, of course, is that Placas is White. More here

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Our experiences in Little Italy

I have a strange secret. Ever since I saw the movie The Godfather dozens of years ago, I’ve been intrigued with the underworld of Italian culture. More here

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