The Sit-In

What’s this have to do with first and second-gen Americans? I imagine that would be your first thought. Unexpectedly, plenty. The Sit-In is a documentary about the one week that entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte hosted Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. The documentary suggests that during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement and civil unrest, CarsonContinue reading “The Sit-In”

Just Moved to Yankee!

And what comes to mind when you hear this phrase? Me? I see a packed suitcase and an airplane landing at JFK. Honestly, I see Akeem with his animal skinned turban screaming from a balcony “Yes! Yes! F@#! you too!” (Classic!) Whereas the term “yankee” may more famously be known to refer to northerners inContinue reading “Just Moved to Yankee!”