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Monday
Feb252013

Where In America Was The Snob This February?

The Snob was on CCTV America talking about the Puritan work ethic, broadcasting from 1985 at KSDK-TV in St. Louis. (They were having a little trouble with their remote cam, but the folks at Channel 5 were great.)

The Snob was with her friend Keli Goff on a panel about underserved markets at Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNichol's The Li.st Pop-Up Summit event in Manhattan. A few days prior, I was in New Haven, Ct. speaking at Yale University's Black Solidarity Conference on a panel about social networking and activism.

The Snob was writing for Clutch Magazine Online and The Root. My latest post for Clutch is on all the horrible people I've been that you don't want to be when you're dating someone. (I forgot to add another, "CitiBank," which is when you're in a relationship where you're the sole wallet, all day, every day.)

Here's a snippet:

The Disney Princess: When you told everyone one that “someday your prince will come” we were thinking more beauty than beast. But you swear, SWEAR that the fact that he’s lying to you about who he really is, stalking you, threatening you and keeping locked up in a castle is simply because he “loves you so much.” Sure he’s controlling, but that’s because he cares. And so what if horrible things keep happening to you and your relationship is creeping over into abuser territory, you have passion and excitement and possibly a restraining order and what could be more romantic than that?

Read the rest at Clutch Magazine Online. Check out all my recent articles for Clutch here.

The Snob also got a lot of attention last week from the post on The Root about former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and dealing with Bipolar Disorder.

Here's some of the feedback I've received:

"It is not easy being the child of famous/prominent  (black) parents. It would make a great book. How you are held to a higher standard and people assume you should know better and then.. life happens, you get to figure it out like everyone else." -- Jacqueline L., email

"This essay is terrific. Almost makes me wanna return TheRoot.com to my RSS feed." -- Amy A., Facebook

Also, check out this exchange between myself and @elisabethepps on Twitter. We had a lengthy discussion about the article and she offered a differing view on my take.

And, as always, I was on NPR's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin. Check out my latest appearances here.

What's up next? For one, keep listening to Martin on Tell Me More, I'll more than likely be back in there in March if time and subject matter permits! Also, I'm gearing up for a trip to Los Angeles in March. It's for business, not necessarily fun. But if you've got something going on in L.A. in March and you'd like me to attend, shoot me a note!

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