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[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

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[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

At Least They're Not Black..., Crime of Fashion, Not Racist Cuz It's True., What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[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

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

Crime of Fashion, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, We Can't Have Nothin'., White People Dancing, White People Is Funny. »

[23 Feb 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Russian Ice Skaters Go Aboriginal…Offensive or Just Lame? I’m not going to break out a poll for this one. I’m just sharing this image to try and wrap my own head around it because while I don’t consider Australian Aborigines “black,” I watched Spike Lee’s Bamboozled last night, maybe I’m being a little sensitive, and I’d love to hear your opinions.

Crime of Fashion, Good Hair Gone Bad, Hair Freaks, Jacko, Miscegenation, Music, My Life, Now That's Dancing!, Our Shame, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[19 Jan 2010 | 30 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Who Is Corey Johnson aka Musicorey? People always ask me, "Thembi, how do you find this stuff?" Well, this week I'm going to walk you through the process because there is no reason why a perfectly sane woman such as myself should be asking any questions about Corey Johnson. Please bear with me as I take you through the tragically painful journey of discovering all there is to know about this person.

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

[23 Dec 2009 | 22 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Ten Crazy Christmas Album Covers

Everyone who is anyone has a Christmas album, but in a rush to take advantage of our holiday cheer (i.e. trick us into buying bad music just because its Christmas-y) some artists have to cut corners on the cover art. Here are 10 prime examples of such ridiculousness.

10. "Naughty or Nice" - 3LW

The gall of 3LW to release a Christmas album at all (let alone with only two members, one of which is wearing a Christmas fur bra top)

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[3 Dec 2009 | 18 Comments | ]
Aretha’s New Hat Oh, Aretha. I love you for your participation in the phenomenon of black women and hat-wearing. However, I can't help but think that if it's cold enough to stick your head through a fur muff, it makes no sense to have your ample breasts exposed while doing so.

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You're either cold or you're hot - which is it? Also, there comes a point where fur just makes big folks look like Jim Henson monsters - say Snuffalupagus or Bluto from Labyrinth. Besides, we don't want the tabloids to pick up on this and start the rumor that you've

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[3 Sep 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Chris Brown, His Tie, and The Black Comedic Tradition

I’ve stayed quiet on the Chris Brown/Rihanna situation because the thought of one person beating another person until her mouth fills with blood is not very funny and you know I like to crack myself up. Notice that I did …

Black Hair Talk, Celebutainment, Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Long Live the Colored Race!, Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., We Can't Have Nothin'., White People Is Funny. »

[11 Aug 2009 | 41 Comments | ]
Black Hair Talk: White Girls With Black Haircuts

I need for white girls and fellas to stop getting blackgirl haircuts. Cease and desist. Do not pass Go or collect two hundred dollars. In the immortal words of Full House's Uncle Joey "Cut. It. Out."

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Kate Gosselin, I see you. I hate that you've been abandoned by your man and are now the single mother of eight screaming kids (as much as that sounds like a stereotypical black woman's dilemma). But you're not doing yourself any favors with that characteristically complicated blackgirl haircut. Why on earth would a white woman do such a thing?

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[24 Jun 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: The World’s Worst People always call me mean because I laugh at others but the older I get the more entitled I feel to do so. It stands to reason that if what you offer sucks, you should just try harder. There are no gold stars for effort and your heart will not be blessed just because you have no idea how terrible you are at what you're doing - unless, of course, we can laugh at you while you do it. So today I'm going to give some of the World's Worst their due - no one may think you're any good but Thembi thinks you're great for a laugh so keep on keepin' on, boo. World's Worst Comedian worldsworstdb Just when you thought VHS was dead someone digs up a video of a brother wearing a string tie and smartly-cocked red beret. Meet Darrell Bluett, whose "World of Pictures," stand up routine is an Internet sensation that you can't afford to miss.

Celebutainment, Coonery, Crime of Fashion, Fresh Black Girls, Hip Hop Is Dead., Jacko, Long Live the Colored Race!, News, Spot Blowing »

[9 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture My take on this week in black pop culture! tpainchain Is this really necessary, T-Pain? I get so irritated at myself for paying this kind of mess any mind because that's just what this autotunin' fool wants, but to spend $410k on an almost-humorously redundant chain without it actually being funny? It may be the struggling writer in me talking but that really fries my rice! I haven't seen anything this ridiculous in a long minute. Hate.

Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Little People, Now That's Dancing!, Random Nostalgia, Spot Blowing, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[22 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Disturbing Strokes, Indeed I hate the internet so very much. Seriously, I start off looking into something that is borderline scholarly and end up finding types of despair that make me realize that I have no business looking on the internet with an empty stomach. I started out at Mental Floss (a nerd site) where I discovered this tickling re-interpretation of the opening credits to Diff'rent Strokes called "Disturbing Strokes." It's entertaining to see how much different music can change the intentions of Mr. Drummond. Check it out:

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[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:

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[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 …