The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir

Divorce
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WBGO commenator Mildred Antenor noticed the divorce rate has soared in several countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

It prompted the professor and author of The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir to give her thoughts on divorce.

Mildred Antenor
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WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor is tired of hearing only about the opioid epidemic destroying those who live in wealthy white rural communities.  Antenor says although the numbers show that opioid victims in the black community tend to be fewer than that of white communities, minorities who are addicted to opioids tend to get little or no help in comparison to caucasions with the same drug addiction. 

Click above to hear her commentary.

Beauty Pageant
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Have beauty standards finally changed here in the U-S?

WBGO Commentator Mildred Antenor thinks so.

"Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss World, what do these five beauty pageants have in common?  They all currently hold black women as the crowned winner of each contest. I have to tell you that I never thought I'd see the day when melinated women would hold those titles."
 

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WBGO commentator and Seton Hall professor Mildred Antenor grew up in an immigrant community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  She witnessed and experienced the hardships that immigrants in her vicinity faced everyday.

In her new book The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir, Antenor vividly and honestly talks about the adversity she saw, such as drug abuse, mental illness, alcoholism and domestic violence.

She recently sat down with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to discuss her emotional journey through her memoir.

Commentator Mildred Antenor: "Women Are Prey"

Aug 16, 2019
Mildred Antenor
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WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor is very concerned after seeing in a New York Times article that rapes in New York City are up 19 percent the first quarter of this year.  She's also not pleased with the results of a recent poll asking women how they protect themselves.

Mildren Antenor is a professor at Seton Hall University and the author of the new memoir The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir.

Mildred Antenor
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WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor thinks women are making some poor choices these days and are throwing away their power as a result.

Mildred Antenor is the author of "The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir" and a Seton Hall Professor. 

Click above to hear her thoughts.