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Our Shame, Spot Blowing »

[31 Jan 2008 | 14 Comments | ]


Mom Who Left Kids for Nigerian Groom Arrested

A woman accused of leaving eight children with little food and no money while she traveled to Africa to marry a man she met on the Internet has been arrested. Shanell Monique …

My Life »

[30 Jan 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

Today is my 29th birthday. What can I say about that? I’ve been firmly in achy-joint, slow metabolism, what the hell are these young kids listening to these days, pressure to settle-down, should know better by now, strangers call me …

Music, What the Eff?, White People Is Funny. »

[25 Jan 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

A little soothe for your weekend…Once again, cultural exclusivity confounds the Negro. And yes, she did say that N-word.

Black C-Listers »

[25 Jan 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

You didn’t think I was going to let Friday come without getting back into my C-Listers, did you?

By the time I really looked at Hawthorne James in his role as the bus driver in Speed, he already had …

Contest, Who is This? »

[24 Jan 2008 | 20 Comments | ]

Just giving you guys a little something to ponder…this ’80’s crooner changed his name and his style, but I’m sure some of you will get this even though he’s rocking the Erykah Badu look in this photo.

UPDATE: All correct. …

Jet Magazine, Music, What the Eff? »

[23 Jan 2008 | 15 Comments | ]

I’m going all out this week because the WTF-ness of this is just something I refuse to keep to myself. Last week my old friend Brandon, via WWTD reader Aaliyah, sent me this, which he found while innocently looking for …

Random Nostalgia, The Black Archives »

[21 Jan 2008 | 15 Comments | ]


The new rule for Martin Luther King Day is that his name should not come out of your mouth on some nonsense. Examples:

Lil’ Wayne on how to handle beef: “You’d expect me to pay somebody to do it? You …

What the Eff? »

[18 Jan 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Tired of all of those Soulja Boy remixes? Once again, cultural legitimacy confounds the Negro.

Good Hair Gone Bad, The Black Archives »

[18 Jan 2008 | 18 Comments | ]

For the first time, Good Hair Gone Bad is going to have to be extended to an entire family, because choosing just one of them simply wouldn’t do the concept of good hair that has clearly gone bad justice. The …

Dating, Reader Submissions, What the Eff? »

[18 Jan 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

It seems as though the world has caught on to my spot blowing tendencies, so messages from weirdos have been in short supply. Fortunately, I’ve rubbed off on my dear friend Emily, who received this craziness on Facebook:

Hello!
I …

My Life »

[17 Jan 2008 | 21 Comments | ]

*Taps the mic…”Is this thing on?”…*crickets

Today Undercover Black Man, who I know reads but doesn’t comment much, left me a comment that seemed to presume that I may be dead, which, considering he’s taking time off of that …