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Yvonne Delaney Mitchell

Stories by Yvonne Delaney

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Cosmopolitan Review: December 14 - December 20

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. The sidewalk Christmas trees are plentiful and beautiful, which is one of the many things I love about this time of year.

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Cosmopolitan Review: December 7 - December 13

The beginning of December always feels like the calm before the storm. Like the song “Proud Mary,” by Ike and Tina Turner where Tina would start off, “We’re gonna begin this song nice and easy but we’re gonna finish this song nice and rough.”

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 30 - December 6

Happy Thanksgiving. The holiday brings out the sentimentality in us because at some point we stop to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Even my 12-year-old daughter is beginning to remark on how fast time goes by.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 16 - November 22

Baby, it’s cold outside. I don’t know what to expect next, but I hope it’s not a blizzard.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 8 - November 15

After all of the Halloween excitement, it’s soothing to see how easy November slips in. Yet, November, which begins with All Soul’s Day and continues with a special occasion each week, is one of the busiest months of the year. There’s Election Day, Veteran’s Day and the biggest holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.

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Cosmopolitan Review: November 2 - Novemeber 8

But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: October 26 - November 1

OK, so we almost have it right: bright sunny days, little to no rain, not too hot, not too cold. But it doesn’t smell like fall. Or is it just the poor air quality of the city that prevents us from smelling anything but pollution?

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Cosmopolitan Review: October 19 - October 25

Was I the one who said I was ready for cooler temperatures, waiting for the leaves to fall and wondering, “In the fall will you fall for me?” Well, turn up the heat—it’s freezing.

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Cosmopolitan Review: October 12 - October 18

So far so good, as October is now in full swing. Although I haven’t smelled fall in the air yet, I do expect the leaves to turn from green to orange, red and yellow.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: October 5 - October 11

Have you picked your apples, gone to see the fall foliage or done any of the other things people do once fall sets in? Of course, there are those who prepare ahead of time and pack the summer clothes away and bring out the sweaters and long-sleeved clothing, but it is also a great time to get outdoors.

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Cosmopolitan Review: September 28 - October 4

As much as I love September, I am nonetheless eagerly awaiting October. I can’t wait to smell fall in the air and have the temperature drop just a bit to the low 70s.

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Cosmopolitan Review: September 14 - September 20

Happy days are here again! The children have gone back to school!

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The Cosmopolitan Review: September 7 - September 13

Do you remember when it was last September? I do, and my how time flies! Time’s going so fast, or is it me who stops to start and lets the moments past?

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Cosmopolitan Review: August 31 - September 6

As of the writing of this article, our days on Martha’s Vineyard are dwindling to a precious few, as is summer.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: August 24 - August 30

One day hot and sunny; the next cloudy and rainy. And so it goes. Regardless of the weather, you can’t keep a good girl down.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: August 17 - August 23

Greetings from Martha’s Vineyard. Yes, if it is August, then the Mitchells must be on Martha’s Vineyard. I confess, I wait all year just to return here.

The Cosmopolitan Review August 10 - August 16

Hot and steamy, even on a cool day, that’s August.

The Cosmopolitan Review August 3 - August 9

It’s August, one of the dreamiest months of the year.

The Cosmopolitan Review July 27 - August 2

It is the dog days of summer, and my only solution to keeping cool sans air conditioner is to drink plenty of good old New York City tap water on the rocks.

The Cosmopolitan Review July 20 - July 26

Are you busy grilling and chilling in the good old summertime?

The Cosmopolitan Review July 13 - July 19

Don’t you wish summer would always be here?

The Cosmopolitan Review July 6 - July 12

Witnessing the end of an era can be a somewhat somber experience.

The Cosmopolitan Review June 29 - July 5

By now I am sure everyone has pulled out their shorts, sandals, flip-flops and bikinis.

The Cosmopolitan Review: June 22 - June 28

I usually save “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” until at least late July or early August.

The Cosmopolitan Review June 15 - 21

Throughout my whole life, I have been accused of looking at life through rose-colored glasses.

The Cosmopolitan Review June 8 - June 14

June is busting out all over. I know I have said it before, but what a delight to say it again. Although we still have to contend with the one-day sunny, one-day torrential rain storm, it’s all good.

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Cosmopolitan Review: June 1 - June 7

Regardless of rain or shine, technological development doesn’t stop. This fact was never more evident than at the Inaugural Virtual Enterprises International Venture Challenge as they celebrated the Magic of Entrepreneurship.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: May 25 - May 31

Here we are, in the merry merry month of May. This month is the time we celebrate our mothers, May graduates and all of those who have served and died for our country as members of the military. Memorial Day is also a good time to recognize the cost of war.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: May 18 - May 24

A torrential rainstorm one day a week and trees are in full bloom—and so is my hay fever.

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Cosmopolitan Review: May 11 - May 17

Lest we ever forget, the Hon. Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to serve on the United States Supreme Court and one of the most effective civil rights crusaders of the 20th century, will be recognized on Thurgood Marshall Law Day 2017.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: April 20 - April 26

Easter and Passover officially mark the beginning of spring and so do the pear blossom trees that are beginning to bloom along Lenox Avenue. The warm, sunny days don’t hurt either.

The Cosmopolitan Review April 13 - April 19

Put your boots on, baby! It’s going to be a wet one! Additionally, the Shamanic forecast says April is going to be a month of high highs and low lows.

The Cosmopolitan Review March 30 - April 5

We are getting there, slowly but surely. The month of March was in true form this year with the temperatures going up, down, up, down, up, down.

The Cosmopolitan Review: March 23 - March 29

Snow and cold, go along your merry way. Spring is in the wings. Eating wings and then some were more than 150 people who attended the annual Sunday Supper held at the restaurant Daniel.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 3/16 - 3/22

OMG! Applebee’s located on the corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue lost their lease and are now officially closed.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: March 9 - March 15

The March winds have already blown in a beautiful clear night, allowing for a full range of stars to become visible to the naked eye.

The Cosmopolitan Review: March 2 - March 8

The Thursday, Feb. 23, edition of Crain’s New York Business magazine featured an article written by Tom Acitelli titled, “NYPD to Defy Trump on Expanded Deportation Policy.”

The Cosmopolitan Review; Feb. 23- Mar. 1

As I was saying, Carter G. Woodson (Dec. 19, 1875-April 3, 1950) was an African-American historian, author and journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: February 16-22

A recent finding reported that a crack in the fourth largest Antarctic Ice Shelf, known as Larson C, is breaking away at a rapid pace.

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Cosmopolitan Review: 2/9 - 2/15

If it is February, then it must be Black History Month. 

The Cosmopolitan Review: February 2-8

Say adieu to January 2017 and bonjour to February, the month of love, dead presidents and Black history.

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The Cosmopolitan Review: Jan. 26 - Feb. 1

Is it mid-January or what? Where’s the snow, sleet, below freezing temperatures? I just heard that the biggest iceberg ever is about to break free of the Arctic ice sheet. Really?

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Cosmopolitan Review: January 19 - January 25

I am still reveling in the fact that 2016 is over. It became a year when so many of our beloved friends and family passed on into the next dimension.

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Cosmopolitan Review: January 12 - January 18

Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. What can you do to promote that? It is a good way to start off your New Year’s resolutions.

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Cosmopolitan Review: January 5 - January 11

Happy New Year! If you are anything like me, the new year couldn’t come soon enough. Just to show how tough 2016 was, instead of getting the heck out of Dodge, the year hung around an extra moment.

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The Cosmopolitan Review

Wait a minute. Hold up. It ain’t over yet. Santa Claus can’t go to sleep yet. He can only take a nap, because he must celebrate the new year with Mrs. Claus and the elves.

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The Cosmopolitan Review 12/22 - 1228

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go.

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Cosmopolitan Review 12/15 - 12/21

Are you making your list and checking it twice? Lists seem to be the way to go these days. A list for who to call, email, text or write; the want list; the need list; and ultimately the to-do list.

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Cosmopolitan Review: Nov. 24 - Nov. 30

OMG! I made a faux pas. In an earlier edition of “The Cosmopolitan Review,” I erroneously mentioned that Nicolette Robinson, star of the off-Broadway musical “Invisible Thread,’ and who plays the role of Jane in the award-winning Showtime series “The Affair,” was the fiancée of Tony award-winning star of the hit Broadway play, “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr, when she is in fact, his wife.

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Cosmopolitan Review 11/17 - 11/23

Well, well, well. So Donald J. Trump is our president-elect. And you want to know what The Cosmopolitan Review thinks. After all, this is a social column, and I know you love it when the column tackles real issues. It’s not all about the fluff.