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Our Shame, Politics, Web Stuff, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[28 Aug 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

This photo comes from Brokey McPoverty‘s blog. She is also writing from Philly, which makes me think that my landlord used to mess with a chick named Sheniqua. Yes, he definitely must have.

I knew I wasn’t the only …

Reader Submissions, Spot Blowing, Yipes! »

[28 Aug 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

While I’m on jury duty, we get a lunch break and there is a cafeteria in the court house. So, I’m getting on the elevator after lunch, back up to the courtroom. Ahead of me, a woman is mumbling to

Dating, Our Shame, What the Eff? »

[27 Aug 2008 | 14 Comments | ]
I'm pushing thirty, I'm single, and I spend most of my time at a computer. Is it any wonder that I've dabbled in online dating? The sad thing is that 90% of what I encountered was sheer nonsense. It wasn't all bad but I've decided to unsubscribe and never look back.

Bad Grammar, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame »

[27 Aug 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Well, this pictorial song interpretation is pretty much what the 69 Boyz sounded like, isn’t it?

Fresh Black Girls, Politics »

[26 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Imagine having spent the majority of your short life watching your father campaign to be the first black president of the United States. Malia and Sasha Obama, at the ages of 10 and 7, are simply used to it by …

Who is This? »

[26 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

This R&B star hit big in the late ’90s but was more successful abroad than in the states. In spite of the less-than-timely do-rag and nose ring this is a 2008 photo. Any ideas?

UPDATE: I didn’t fool many of …

My Life, Not Racist Cuz It's True., White People Is Funny. »

[25 Aug 2008 | 22 Comments | ]

It happens to all black women. Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, a weave, or braids. I’m talking about white people asking questions and making nutty comments about your hair. If you spend any time in an environment where …

Good Hair Gone Bad, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame, Spot Blowing, Yipes! »

[25 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

We’ve been on Devante Watch for quite some time around here, but we haven’t had much to say about the often visible and always crackified K-Ci and JoJo. Here we have a clip from their concert this weekend in Sydney, …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

[25 Aug 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Whenever I try to reference Roger Guenveur Smith I always end up using the phrase “that really lightskinned guy with the ill cheekbones.” And no, I don’t mean Giancarlo Esposito, a common mistake considering both have been in multiple …

Hip Hop Is Dead., Nerdy Stuff »

[23 Aug 2008 | 4 Comments | ]


The Fleshmap project studied the lyrics of 10,000 songs from eleven different genres to document how often each body part was mentioned. If you look at the graphical representation of the results, one of these things is just not like …

Old School Fridays, The Black Archives »

[22 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

I have a theory that Stevie Wonder is black folks’ Jesus on Earth. Think about it: if you’re not religious in a churchy way then the closest thing to worship you get is really grooving on some Stevie Wonder music. …

Web Stuff »

[22 Aug 2008 | 10 Comments | ]

If you haven’t peeped my sidebar, I’m a “Blog to Watch” finalist in the 2008 Black Weblog Awards. The word “honored” is just not strong enough to explain how sassy that makes me feel! The nomination has taken me …

Bad Grammar, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Yipes! »

[22 Aug 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

Much in the same way that it’s inappropriate to say negative things about church-sangin’, if someone makes any old haphazard song about departed loved ones we’re supposed to stay mum on how horrible it is. In this case, I …

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, Spot Blowing, White People Is Funny. »

[21 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

At their best, the police protect us from the dangerous criminal elements in society. At their worst, the police indiscriminately shoot, taser, and beat anyone they’d like. But what about that gray area where Five-0 steals your weed, makes and …

Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, My Life, What the Eff? »

[20 Aug 2008 | 14 Comments | ]

I’ve been living in the same apartment in West Philadelphia for eighteen months now. Having my own place was great at first, but then I started to notice how wack this building really is. Between the groveling black man upstairs …