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How to be black and healthy?

The moderator called us a “dynamic duo.” I kind of smiled inside. Certainly my brother and I had illusions of animated cartoon grandeur when we were growing up; we were going to “take over the world!” But to be introduced that way in our first on-stage event of our lives was a bucket list moment.

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Baratunde Most Eligible Just Being

Baratunde Thurston made the list of New York’s 100 Most Eligible bachelors.   That’s great. He’s hot. And the photo in the slideshow is hot. But here’s how hot he is Just Being. 😉 Thanks Baratunde, for wearing the shirt! (He’s my brother by the way)

Check out my brother Baratunde on Thing X

His name is Baratunde and he’s my brother and he’s awesome. He wrote the book on “How to Be Black.” Now he’s talking about things! Or is he thinking? Either way,  he’s out of control!

“Just B”eing Black, Day 3 – Funkadelic Friday

Black people like music. We like to sing it, play it, dance to it. (We invented it actually) A key to authenticating your blackness has a lot of musical influence: In the chapter on How to be a black friend in “How to Be Black:” “Ideally, you will be fairly competent in at least one

29 Days of “Just B”eing Black: How black are you?

Day 2: The Just B blog will count down through Black History Month moments and elements of Just “B”eing, tying in elements from “How to Be Black”, Yoga and life. I hope this month is about discovering something new about ourselves in our community that we didn’t know before, that helps us recognize our similarities

On birthdays, being black, and brothers

Every sister wants a book to be published nationally by her brother the day before her birthday with her year of birth in it, right? Yes, Baratunde outed my age in his book, “How to Be Black.” Nice. I’ll remember that. Payback’s a … Yep, I’m 44 years old today. The number really doesn’t fase

Lyric’Lee performs at Just B Yoga

If you’ve never heard the vocals or the instrumentals from this gifted sister, you must! Her name is Lyric’Lee. She’s in Lansing. And her sound is tight.   Here’s two tracks from her performance at Just B Yoga on Black Friday.   Lyric’Lee performs “Little Girl” at Just B Yoga’s “How to Be Black” event

Happy Birthday Baratunde

Sept. 11 has always been a special day to me, not one of destruction and evil. I share this, not only as a gift to my brother, but a wish for all of us to take a moment today to reflect on life, birth, being and becoming. Namaste. *** Thirty-four years ago today I became

Happy Birthday Ma

Today is Aug. 17, Arnita Thurston’s birthday. She used to say even if she hadn’t given birth to me and my brother she would have liked us and wanted to know us. The feeling is more than mutual. In honor of this day of awesomeness, I will:

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