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[8 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Barack’s rhythm don’t curl all the way over.

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[4 Nov 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
For Colored Girls: A Messy, Miserable Melodrama How did a play about black female identity and empowerment turn into a movie about how hard it is to rise above all of the nonsense that men put us through?

Jacko, My Life, The Black Archives »

[25 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Remembering Michael A year ago today I hadn't thought much about what happens when you die, or even what could happen when millions of people who feel a connection to a man like Michael Jackson suddenly lose him.

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[23 Jun 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Crazy La Toya Jackson Reunites With Bubbles In what can only be considered continued monkey business on the part of La Toya "Least Talented Jackson" Jackson, Animal Planet arranged a reunion between her and Bubbles and she was all in. Yes a reunion with Michael's boo Bubbles The Chimp. That's why I called it monkey business. Get it?

Crack Is Wack., featured, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Old Folks Wilin', Spot Blowing, Yipes! »

[17 Jun 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
The Years Have Not Been Kind To Coolio Contrary to your assertions, Coolio, life IS NOT a fantastic voyage of any sort. If you look left to right really fast doesn't it remind you of a vase of wilted flowers?

Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, headline, Long Live the Colored Race!, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[16 Jun 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Aretha Franklin Does It Again. I am not in the business of disrespecting legends. I swear I'm not. But Aretha Franklin is really starting to try my patience. This is a very grown black lady look - her blonde highlighted wig is tossed to the side and she is wearing it like she's got some business. As usual, her bountiful breasts are howling out less so for R-E-S-P-E-C-T and more for S-U-P-P-O-R-T. I mean, I just

Music, The Black Archives »

[7 Jun 2010 | 11 Comments | ]

Today is Prince’s birthday, and in spite of all the years of musical enjoyment he’s provided I’m kind of mad at him right now. The first fit of anger is toward the fact that he’s fifty-two years old and looks …

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[3 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Review: Are We There Yet? No, But We Could Get There.

I love black sitcoms. You all know this. So even when a new black sitcom is sandwiched between that which I can barely tolerate (House of Payne) and that which I despise (Meet The Browns), I …

Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., What the Eff? »

[2 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
See, I wouldn't laugh this hard if the reason for rejecting my passport photo had something to do with my skin color, yet somehow because it's Mr. Li I can't stop laughing. The way my sense of humor has been developing lately, I swear I'm not going to have a single Asian friend left soon.

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[1 Jun 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
My Life: Even Thembi Gets The Blues

Full disclosure: I am a moody, easily depressed, sensitive about my writing type of person. When concepts won’t quite gel in my mind or I don’t have much to say, I feel pretty hopeless. When I’m flying high and full …

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[26 May 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Peaches Mask Halloween Costume Uh, word? This mask is actually called "Peaches Mask African American Woman Halloween Costume Accessory." It's sold by the Amazon store Grim Reaper and produced by a Chicago-based company called Zagone Studios. The Amazon page doesn't explain how to rock Peaches properly, so I did a little but of web searching.

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[25 May 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Dr. Conrad Murray Saves The Life of Someone Who Did Not Make Thriller I need to get a few things off of my chest. If I fainted and woke up to Michael Jackson's doctor putting an IV into my arm I would've flipped out right there on that plane. I mean they'd have to call the air marshalls, TSA, CIA, FBI, FEMA, all of them. I mean for real hell no. Let me breathe into a paper bag or wave some smelling salts under my nose instead. I might start carrying smelling salts for that reason alone, and I don't even really know what smelling salts are exactly.

Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, News, Our Shame, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Yipes! »

[21 May 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Pimp With “Exquisitely Styled” Hair Sentenced to 18 Years

Jersey City Society Hill pimp is sentenced to 18 years in prison

Society Hill pimp Allen E. Brown got a little testy in court this morning and was sentenced to 18 years in prison by Judge Kevin Callahan in Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City. Brown, aka Prince, was shocked at the length of the sentence. "18 years?" Brown blurted out in court when Callahan announced the sentence. "This will take you to your 60th birthday until you see the light of day" said Callahan. "The

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[21 Apr 2010 | 26 Comments | ]

I’ve been, to say the least, a bad blogger lately. It’s easy to lose track of things and who I’ve told about what between the Facebook fan page, Twitter, and the podcasts. So let me update you all so that …

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[7 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
“The Thembi Show” Podcast on Blog Talk Radio! I initially intended to do a "soft launch," and quietly premiere my podcast to whomever caught wind of it on the Facebook fanpage or twitter. You see, as much as I've wanted to do a podcast for years and have guest hosted a bunch of shows, I don't exactly know what I'm doing. There is so much to laugh and talk about that I was feeling shy about the inevitably imperfect first episode. Then I said "eff it!"