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My Life »

[30 Oct 2008 | 10 Comments | ]

My carpal tunnel has been healing but I’ve really been missing blogging full steam…it can’t heal fast enough, honestly. I know I’m cheating, but this here world around me is making me absolutely mad and the only remedy is writing. …

Hip Hop Is Dead., Long Live the Colored Race!, Politics »

[28 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

This video makes me want to pull a Theo Huxtable and go work at a community center. Seven days left…

Embedded video from CNN Video

h/t Stereohyped

EDIT: People keep asking me about the title of this post. Let me …

Fresh Black Girls, Long Live the Colored Race!, The Black Archives »

[28 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Bern Nadette Stanis. She was one of my first Fresh Black Girls and I have called out her extraness in the past. The thing about Thelma is that she rarely got the chance to really show her stuff, but …

Celebutainment, Good Hair Gone Bad, News, Our Shame »

[27 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Lord have mercy. You know I love to provide thorough investigations of light & curly hotties from back in the day who have now lost their paths in life, and the “Good Hair Gone Bad: Debarge” installment is still one …

Old School Fridays »

[24 Oct 2008 | 14 Comments | ]

I wasn’t kidding about the carpal tunnel situation but themes like these are the stuff that WWTD is made of, so I’m going against doctor’s orders for this one post.

So many songs were big hits on the hip-hop/r&b charts …

My Life »

[22 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

I have carpal tunnel syndrome right now so I have one of those Michael Jackson braces on. Band-Aids and everything. Not good. Posting will resume when it stops hurting……

Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[22 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

Police: ‘Heavy’ Inmate Hid Pot, Tobacco In Folds Of Stomach


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police have filed additional charges against an inmate who they say tried to hide illegal drugs inside a Northside prison in an unusual way.

Officers said Cedric …

Hip Hop Is Dead., Long Live the Colored Race!, Politics, White People Dancing »

[19 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Sarah Palin was on SNL this weekend. She is not funny. She “raised the roof,” further fueling the stereotype that white people over 40 have difficulty letting go of urban expressions (can I get a “Whoomp there it is”?). She …

Long Live the Colored Race!, The Black Archives »

[17 Oct 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, passed away today at age 72. His health had been deteriorating for years after enduring both cancer and stroke. The Four Tops as a group was indisputably trailblazing and Levi Stubbs was …

Old School Fridays »

[17 Oct 2008 | 13 Comments | ]

Duets are special for their instant cheesiness. Sure the nineties ushered in the r&b/hip-hop remix (thanks Method Man and Mary J.), but when it comes down to it a real duet is deliciously corny when two singers pour their hearts …

My Life, Politics »

[16 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

That’s him holding me as a baby…for real…

Psssst….Ok that’s not really me…my mom didn’t play that with all the barrettes. Hat tip Yes We Can Hold Babies.

Who is This? »

[16 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

It’s Mellow Man Ace!

UPDATE: DJ Stylus nailed it with his first guess, so he wins this round. I have to give Reg props for the superfluous guesses featuring people whose names I don’t even know, as always. Mellow Man …

At Least They're Not Black..., Little People, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[15 Oct 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

For those of you who have been reading for a while, you know that I post something that makes you confused/upset/sad/afraid/giggly/fearful every Wednesday. I try to be kind and dismiss my ridiculous whims, so for a long time I let …

Web Stuff, What the Eff? »

[14 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

While everyone’s been busy beefing about the new Facebook layout, I accepted it very quickly and actually prefer it. But what I don’t accept is the graphic attached to the “Invite New Friends” link. Take a look…


Yes, that is …

Black C-Listers »

[14 Oct 2008 | 18 Comments | ]


If you consumed a fraction of the black entertainment that I did during the 80’s and 90’s you should recognize Kelly Jo Minter’s face. She started acting as a teen prentending to be a kid in tv movies and educational …