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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?

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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?

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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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[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 …

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[21 Apr 2010 | 26 Comments | ]
Transitions!

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!"

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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

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[19 Feb 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture

In case you missed it, Gary Coleman has been on a rough and ashy road lately. Instead of laying low and letting us forget about his domestic abuse charge from late January, Gary appeared on The Insider this Wednesday to…well, …

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[17 Feb 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 1: Answers Let's just say that the first round of scores were great, and that with enough luck and brainpower anyone can still take the lead or certainly place. I'm going to have to make these questions harder!

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[8 Feb 2010 | 6 Comments | ]
Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge Week 1!

I almost didn’t bring back the Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge this year. To be honest, I’ve been hit with a wave of winter malaise that’s kept me from being as enviably sharp as my usual quick-witted pop culture …

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[31 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
On Vacation Until 1/10/10 I have a lot of great things cooking for the new year - a redesign, entertainment interviews and reviews, another Black History Month Pop Culture Challenge in February, and what may be the WEIRDEST What The Eff?" Wednesday post that's ever graced these pages. I'm taking some time away so I can hit the ground running in 2010 but will resume normal posting on January 10. Have a great start to 2010!