Modern American popular traditions break Mother’s Day down to a day off for mom with breakfast in bed and the laundry folded; for Father’s Day, dad gets to play with the new gas grill, catch a live ball game, enjoy that 3′inch thick steak (when he knows he shouldn’t). Dad’s induldged and mom’s pampered. As [...]
You sometimes wonder if it’s possible to have a civil and intelligent conversation about race. And the topic is ever so present in an election year, but much more nuanced when it comes to referring to a particular presidential candidate. It’s a challenge to come out of these discussions without some historical, social and/or political [...]
Every 4 years pundits wonder what Latinos or Hispanics are thinking. Every year from September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month reminds us to remember and celebrate the history and culture. A great day in Zaire in 1974 — the Fania All Stars with Celia Cruz.
Today the DNC launches their convention in Charlotte, NC. This also marks the 4th anniversary of this blog which was launched at the 2008 DNC convention in Denver. Different kind of convention and energy. Eclectique916.com isn’t boycotting the conventions this year, just taking care of business closer to home. Even the blog has to ask [...]
New voter ID laws in Pennsylvania and other states are intended to have a political impact on the upcoming elections by removing registered voters who can swing the results in a certain direction.The voter ID requirement comes at a time when there has been no real threat or serious evidence of voter fraud. There are [...]