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Old School Fridays »

[27 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Old School Friday: I Had A Bad Day At Work

Please. Do not even get me started on bad days at work. Instead of a bunch of premature commentary on the sorrow of work-life and how much I’m bursting at the seams with it all, I’m going to focus on …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives, The Black Version »

[26 Mar 2009 | 13 Comments | ]
Obscure Black C-Listers: Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood epitomizes the problematic nature of the category “obscure black c-listers.” Yes, I know I’m the one responsible for its creation, but please allow me to re-explain what the term means because I’ve fielded numerous questions about it lately.…

Crime of Fashion, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Web Stuff, What the Eff? »

[25 Mar 2009 | 16 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday?: La’Domour Ive been a blogger for going on two years now and there is one thing I've still yet to grasp - how is it that videos become viral on these internets and why? Today I've spotted this video through two separate websites and I don't think either post did the wonder that is La'Domour justice. Resist the temptation to just close your browser and hear me out for a few moments. Can anyone tell me if there's ever been a more doomed intro to an artists bio, even on Myspace? La’Domour, aka Myron Thurmond, a native of Detroit Michigan . . . Why do black folks always have to French-ify names? To make them sound sexy or exotic (or, most likely, like something we have no business messing with)? I hate to break it to Myron but there is no such French word structure as "La'Domour" and as an unjustifiably francophilic black person I am so put out by what seems to be Myron's misunderstanding that "Domour" means something. So then I mosied on over to BlackPlanet, where I discovered his username is "loveyougood6969." That made me hit the back button and start reading his bio again:

News, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[24 Mar 2009 | 9 Comments | ]
Only A Blackgirl.

Fort Pierce woman charged in burning of brother with curling iron


— An 18-year-old woman accused of burning her younger brother with a curling iron after denying his

My Life, WWTD »

[17 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | ]


That picture of my latest nail design serves no purpose other than to cheer me up. After all, I get What Would Thembi Do? via Google reader and I need all the cheer in my inbox I can get.

The …

That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Yipes! »

[13 Mar 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Again, I Say No.

Late last year I posted about the upcoming Cosby show porno. I still don’t really “get” this particular kind of adult film – is it supposed to be funny or actually get people aroused? In spite of my utter …

Old School Fridays »

[13 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Old School Fridays: Child Singers

I’m still sorting out my feelings towards Maurice Starr and everything he’s done for/to the careers of New Edition and New Kids on The Block by making use of classic boy band chemistry, catchy hooks, and of course, the intriguing …

Music, My Life, Now That's Dancing!, Random Nostalgia, White People Dancing »

[10 Mar 2009 | 12 Comments | ]
Thembi Keeps It Real: I Love Donnie!

I know it seems like I always keep it real but there are too many little secrets about myself that people aren’t aware of just because they prove that I’m not “cool.”  The blackgirl acceptance theme of this blog’s title …

General, WWTD »

[10 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]
Yesterday and Today


Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and about 100 bloggers are rocking the red pump to show our support for the cause. It’s about time women take the reigns on this epidemic by educating ourselves! Visit the

Old School Fridays »

[6 Mar 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

I already posted two of my appropriate faves –  Tevin Campbell’s “Always In My Heart,” and Brandy and Wanya’s “Brokenhearted,”  – so now what? Well, for starters, that Mint Condition song that’s often called “Pretty Brown …

White People Dancing »

[5 Mar 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

The cheap laugh and accompanying warm fuzziness that comes from watching white people dance never quite gets old. This ping pong player is really taking it somewhere special, so please pay special attention so that you don’t miss the body …

Crime of Fashion, Long Live the Colored Race!, Our Shame, Reader Submissions, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[4 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

You guy send me so much stuff that it’s time to empty the coffer this week.

This video was submitted by Miriam.
Black folks have officially run out of things to praise the Lord around. They are really breaking down …

Contest »

[3 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge: And The Winner Is…

First, I wanted to thank everyone for playing – I had such a great time creating these quizzes and reading your answers (even the wrong ones if they were funny). A whole lot of you played but only eight of …