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Fresh Black Girls, The Black Archives »

[26 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

If not for my chronic procrastination and Eartha Kitt’s obvious status as a Fresh Black Girl, I would have honored her well before her passing on Christmas Day at the age of 81. She’s always been one of my favorite …

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[25 Dec 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Random, I know, but this photo just expresses my feelings about the season this year. Hope you all have a fantastic holiday!…

Most Memorable Episodes, The Black Archives »

[23 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

I love, love, LOVE Christmas episodes of sitcoms, but A Different World‘s “The Twelve Steps of Christmas,” from Season 5 (1991) is my absolute favorite. Sit back and get settled, we’re about to watch some TV together.

Ok, the …

The Black Archives »

[23 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

I think I’m getting into the spirit…

Hip Hop Is Dead., White People Dancing, White People Is Funny., Yipes! »

[21 Dec 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

This must have taken place a few years ago for Mystikal to have been an option, but I reserve the right to be appalled today anyway. This guy reminds me of my high school trigonometry teacher Mr. Goldman.

Who is This? »

[19 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

No hints.

UPDATE: Freestyle music isn’t just for Puerto Ricans. This is Shannon, of “Let The Music Play,” fame, correctly identified by fatblkboy. This one wasn’t too hard I guess, it must have been the mole and …

Old School Fridays »

[19 Dec 2008 | 10 Comments | ]

I’ve been a Scrooge so far this year, so hopefully posting some of my favorite Christmas jams will get me into the spirit.

In retrospect, TLC’s “Sleigh Ride” from 1993 sounds like straight parody. Between that soon-to-be classic TLC dance …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

[18 Dec 2008 | 11 Comments | ]
Obscure Black C-Listers: T.K. Carter

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What really happened to T.K. Carter? The Missing Person police are satisfied as long as IMDB.com lists a few recent credits for an actor, but Thembi is not. He broke into the industry at the age of twelve with a …

Politics, Random Nostalgia »

[16 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

RuPaul as both Michelle and Barack Obama. Pretty clever.

I’ve actually been wondering about RuPaul lately. His absence from the limelight these past few years has allowed some serious weave and pancake face-makeup violations to go under-criticized, and is probably …

At Least They're Not Black..., Long Live the Colored Race!, Old Folks Wilin', Our Shame, Politics »

[15 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

You may have heard that on Sunday, during a surprise visit to Baghdad, President Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist. The shoe thrower shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, …

Feel Smarter, Jacko, Spot Blowing, The Black Archives, Yipes! »

[13 Dec 2008 | 10 Comments | ]
Food For Thought…

Maybe it’s just me, but when I see an eggshell-colored man in a fedora, face mask, scarf, sari, and bedroom slippers, I just know that it’s Michael Jackson. So why does he think it’s a “disguise”?

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Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

[12 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Poor Kelly Perine. He is the perfect example of a black actor whose resume would suggest you know his name, but few people do. Perine has been acting almost his entire life, starting out as a stand-up comedian and moving …

Old School Fridays »

[12 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

Is Wu-Tang Clan a band? Let’s say that they are, at least in that “band of merry Negroes” sense a la Robin Hood. Otherwise I’d have to bore you with my nerdy superfan obsession with Queen and the life of …

Who is This? »

[11 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

No hints.

Feel Smarter, News, Our Shame »

[11 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Advice: Don’t lie about your name when it’s on your neck

If you’re going to give the police a fake name, you might not want to have your real name tattooed on your neck.

That’s what St. Paul police say …