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[31 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: “Philipinas Got Talent” Presents Big Mouth You know those Filipino prisoner dance videos that have been floating around the internet for the past few years? I have Filipino friend who explained them by telling me that her people love to sing and dance and have true reverence for the ability to entertain. Logically speaking then, the Filipino version of the "Got Talent," franchise should be a doozy, right? Meet BM, which stands for Big Mouth. BM actually has a big mouth and big ol' eyes and a Big Bird inspired cape to match. I won't label BM with a gender but s/he has a great voice

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[24 Mar 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

Tampa, FL - A self employed female impersonator was arrested in Tampa at his home over the weekend after violating probation. Records in Volusia County show that 24 year-old Charles Thomas was originally arrested by Volusia County deputies on Sept. 29, 2009 after he tried to buy two MP3 players and a T.V. at a Big Lots store near Orange City with a fraudulent check in the amount of $329. Deputies also arrested a co-defendant

Celebutainment, Crack Is Wack., General, Spot Blowing »

[19 Mar 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture

In case you missed it, Gary Dourdan was involved in a domestic violence situation - and he's the one who got beat up. The actor's girlfriend, Maria Asis del Alamo, was booked on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after police arrived to their home and found Dourdan covered in scratches. The buzz around this story focuses on the disparity in their sizes and the insinuation that he's a punk for getting beaten by 5'2, ninety pounds soaking wet female. I'd rather chalk this up to the actor's

Spot Blowing, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[17 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Worst Dentist Ever?

Mass. dentist used paper clips in root canals

FALL RIVER, Mass. – A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth ofroot canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts. The state attorney general announced Tuesday that a grand juryindicted former Fall River dentist Michael Clair last week. The charges include assault and battery, larceny, submitting false claims to Medicaid and illegally prescribing drugs. Prosecutors say Clair was suspended by Medicaid in 2002. He allegedly hired other dentists for his clinic and filed claims under

Crime of Fashion, Dating, Haterade, My Life, Not Racist Cuz It's True., That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[15 Mar 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
Regarding Online Dating Ads, St. Patrick’s Day, and Being A Black Lady The whole online dating thing is beyond out of control. This weekend BlackPeopleMeet.com tried to break fly and use a picture of D'Angelo in a Facebook ad, so I roasted them appropriately and moved on. But then this morning I opened my e-mail to find this:

Direct your gaze to the upper left-hand corner. Did a Black Big Beautiful Women dating site just send me a St. Paddy's Day promotion? Let me explain. A few years ago I did an online dating experiment. I

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[11 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge: The Winners Are… This was the longest Black History Month ever. This year's quiz was close, but without further ado here are this year's prize winners: 1. Reads 4 Pleasure - 300 points, WINNER $50 Gift Card 2. Mr Smart Guy - 295 points, $25 Gift Card 3. Lola AM - 266 pooints, $10 Gift Card. Congratulations to all of the winners! Here are the answers: 1. Name the group pictured below. (10 points) Troop. 2. Sitcom Hangouts. Every gang has a hangout spot! Can

Hip Hop Is Dead., We Can't Have Nothin'., What the Eff? »

[10 Mar 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
I love hip-hop in the way one loves the last few seasons of a television show after it has already jumped the shark. Sure, it's not what it used to be and you're a little disappointed in the direction it's taken, but it's still one of the best things around and you're thankful for all of the good times. Now that hip-hop has gone completely international it's hard not to feel a sense of ownership when it comes to rap music -- I mean, I am a black American from the Northeast and all. This is why I will laugh at anyone

Black C-Listers, Celebutainment, Good Hair Gone Bad, Haterade, Jacko, Miscegenation, Music »

[5 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture

I don’t usually start with something I hate, but as you’ve surely heard by now hip-hop legend Guru is having serious health issues and is in the hospital after a string of crises involving a heart attack, asthma attack, and …

Coonery, My Life, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, We Can't Have Nothin'. »

[4 Mar 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
Why We Can’t Have Nothin’: “Freaknik The Musical” and How I Learned to Wear Sensible Shoes

Of course I’ve never been to Freaknik. Of COURSE not. I didn’t go to an HBCU and it was banned by the time I was of age anyway. What I do know about is Philadelphia’s Greek Picnic. When I was …

Long Live the Colored Race!, Music, Random Nostalgia, The Black Archives »

[2 Mar 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
A few days ago Dj Stylus shared this video on Facebook and I haven't been able to shake it since. He quipped, "I'm surprised that I saw this before Thembi, aka the mistress of all things obscure and Negronian." Yeah thanks, but courtesy of this video I've developed a mild phobia related to brown leather and fringes. I'd never seen Fox's Celebrity Duets let alone this performance, but there is so much squatting and doing-the-most-ness on the part of Alphonso Ribero that Chaka Khan's trademark extraness is almost a mere distraction. Just watch

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[1 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge: Final Round! No, I didn't name it week three, because it's actually March. But you know what to do. 1. Name the group pictured below. (10 points)