So this year I wanted to try something a little different and find a few looks that will last through the holidays and into the new year. With longevity on my mind, I started thinking about tassels. Regardless of season, tassels are one of my favorite home decor objects, so I figured why not try to craft a few holiday looks around greenery and wreaths and some of my favorite passementerie.”
“This would not happen again, and everyone knew it. It was not just that there might never be another African American president of the United States. It was the feeling that this particular black family, the Obamas, represented the best of black people, the ultimate credit to the race, incomparable in elegance and bearing. “There are no more,” the comedian Sinbad joked back in 2010. “There are no black men raised in Kansas and Hawaii. That’s the last one. Y’all better treat this one right. The next one gonna be from Cleveland. He gonna wear a perm. Then you gonna see what it’s really like.” Throughout their residency, the Obamas had refrained from showing America “what it’s really like,” and had instead followed the first lady’s motto, “When they go low, we go high.” This was the ideal—black and graceful under fire—saluted that evening. The president was lionized as “our crown jewel.” The first lady was praised as the woman “who put the O in Obama.”
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“Richards noticed a stark difference between the hate mail he and his wife received: Hers was rife with sexist name-calling, while the insults he received were mainly limited to perceived faults in his story, not his gender.”
“As a child on Christmas morning, I can remember sitting in the middle of a mountain of discarded wrapping paper and foil bows with every single present already ripped opened and haphazardly played with. It was 7:30 a.m.
So much thought and energy goes into this very day and I can’t have it be over before the coffeemaker sputters out its last drop of fresh brew. Time, stop! Ditto in your house? Here are some ideas for prolonging the magic on Christmas morning and keeping everyone entertained and happy throughout the day.”