Ahead in the race.

Starbucks thought it was being progressive with its failed “Race Together” campaign. Ordering coffee at my local bodegas and corner stores has been occasion for my “dialogue-ing” about race, ethnicity, and culture for as long as I’ve been drinking coffee. Some of you may remember “Cafe con leche,” posted in 2011. For those of you […]

Caffeinated and agitated, to go, please.

I’m turning into Rain Man. He got bent out of shape if his “People’s Court” routine was disrupted. For me, it’s coffee, and there was obviously a conspiracy to contort me today. It began first thing in the morning, at the corner deli, where Manny and the crew know exactly how I like my post-run […]