Of all the touted benefits of breastfeeding, the idea that I would effortlessly lose all of the baby weight was a major motivator for me. Unfortunately, in my case, it turned out to be false. I breastfed my eldest child for a year and a half, and lost most of my pregnancy weight within the first month, but then I started regaining it. My experience has been roughly the same with my second child, who’s still nursing at almost one year old.
(CNN)The 2019 Golden Globe Awards will be held Sunday night, and based on a Hollywood Reporter poll conducted last month, the favorite for Best Drama appears to be FX's "The Americans," which concluded its sixth and final season this year, while the favorite pick for Best Comedy appe...
Historically referred to as the “pearl of the Antilles,” Cuba is the largest, most populated island in the Caribbean and one of the last Spanish colonies to gain independence. Known for its long history of socialist government, its ideological war with its northern neighbor, and its rich African-derived music and dance, the island has been in a state of flux since the early 1990s. Our local tips expand your horizons, give tips on how to best explore famous spots, and take you away from touris...
Twenty-five years ago, hip-hop had a surprisingly momentous month. No less than four classic albums dropped in November 1993, including two debuts that would change hip-hop forever: Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) on Nov. 9 and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle on Nov. 23. In addition, A Tribe Called Quest released its third (and arguably best) album, Midnight Marauders (Nov. 9) and Queen Latifah released her third album, Black Reign (Nov. 16). Incredibly, each of these four albums repre...
California is still burning. Millions of residents across northern California have experienced dangerously unhealthy air quality for 12 days straight, and Bay Area schools were closed last Friday because we were “in the purple” or the very unhealthy air quality range.
As I sit here writing in Oakland, our air quality index is at 165, which is in the “unhealthy” range where all populations (not only sensitive ones) may experience adverse side effects.
Touched what I never touched before
Seen what I never seen before
Woke up and seen the sun sky high, sky high.
Goodie MOB’s “Black Ice” is a lyrical wet dream for hip-hop nerds....
(CNN)I loved my maternal grandmother fiercely. When my daughter was born this year, I gave her the middle name "Hilda," my grandma's given name, although my whole family called her "Tutu."
My grandparents fled Nazi Germany in 1938 and their first stop in the US was Honolulu, where they ...
Last November, BuzzFeed News writer and media studies scholar Anne Helen Petersen did what she’s known for and what she’s paid to do: She profiled a celebrity, taking a critical deep dive into their fame. This one was about Armie Hammer, who was in the spotlight for his turn in Call Me by Your Name. However, Hammer’s fans saw it as a “hit piece,” and the actor himself reacted defensively, calling Petersen’s perspective “bitter AF.”
My mom constantly reminds me that the only thing she forced me to do as a kid was learn Spanish.
She always recognized the significance of California’s demographics and where they were headed. Sure enough, by high school, I was in AP Spanish and basically fluent. Both my parents spoke Spanish and worked with Latino communities.
(CNN)Beyoncé and Serena Williams have once again proven that they are icons -- but this time, it's not for the reasons you might think. I'm not referring to their legendary professional accomplishments, but rather to their willingness to speak out publicly to counteract the pervasive fat-shaming that surrounds women's postpartum bodies.
How to Avoid Misrepresenting Cuba: Lessons for Travel Writers
Academia is not a meritocracy…and other lessons I’ve learned as a scholar abandoned by the academy
For the Oakland-bred soul group Tony! Toni! Toné!, 2018 is a momentous year. It's the 30th anniversary of the group's first album, Who?, and the 25th anniversary of its most successful album, Sons of Soul. Tony! Toni! Toné! is widely considered to be one of the forefathers of neo-soul, a genre that emerged in the mid-1990s with the brilliant debut albums of D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and Maxwell, among others.
As the longest-running soap opera on American television, “General Hospital” has been spent the last few years tackling the genre’s status quo.
Recently, we’ve seen storylines including a gay marriage (Lucas and Brad, also an interracial couple) and a character coming out as bisexual (Kristina, played by Lexi Ainsworth).