I’m 83% African, 16% European and 1% West Asian

Thanks to Ancestry DNA I now know my full ethnic background. It’s very fascinating, humbling and empowering to learn where my ancestors come from. I can’t wait to further explore all the places that make me who I am by conducting research, trying local recipes, meeting new family members and hopefully one day visiting each Read More …

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The Half Series – When Black People Look White (3 of 3)

The Finale Here are the final guesses on Katie Burrell’s ethnic background as of Sunday, June 13th, 2010: White/Black 31.3% Hispanic/Black 11.1% Arabic/Black 10.1% Asian/Black 8.1% None of the Above 18.2% I Don’t Know 21.2% – Katie Burrell in Her Own Words – Estimated reading time: 3  minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 624 words I’m half Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (2 of 3)

PART TWO Katie Burrell with her son: Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Contains 919 words Most of you are guessing that Katie’s ethnic background is Black and White. Keep on guessing. The truth will be revealed in the third and final installment of this series along with an exclusive interview with Katie. As Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (1 of 3)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 1024 words This is a three part series about colorism. PART ONE Take a look at my friend, Katie Burrell: Is Katie Black? Is Katie White? Is she both? Katie’s ethnic background will be revealed at a later date, but carefully look at her face, study her Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee – When the snow melts, where does all the white go?

  Q: When the snow melts, where does all the white go? – Don Truesdell, Flint A: This question is begging for a snarky answer and I will not disappoint. When snow melts the white goes water skiing, hiking, tanning and then white turns black and has cookouts, house parties, and shoots a lil’ hoop. Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee – What is the “unpardonable sin,” found in Mark 3 and Matthew 12?

Q: What is the “unpardonable sin,” found in Mark 3 and Matthew 12, and how does sin become “unforgivable?” Is You Is, Detroit, MI A: Obviously you have opened up a Bible and read this particular section which means that you’re already several steps ahead of me. From what I understand everyone who reads the Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee – How can I tell if someone is really my “sister” ?

Q: I consider myself a “woman’s woman”. I have five sisters and never felt threatened. I have to ask though, how can I tell if someone is really my “sister” or just someone paying lip service to loyalty. I have a “friend” who seems to find my male friends, “interesting’, “hot”, and sooo attractive”. Now Read More …

Ask Dangerous Lee – When you complain at a restaurant, why do they offer a complimentary meal?

Q: Why is it that when you complain about the food at a restaurant they give you a certificate for a complimentary meal? Dawn C. Whereabouts Unknown A: Of course it’s so they can make it up to you the next time around, but it may also be a second chance to perfect their “special Read More …