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[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.

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

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 …

Not Racist Cuz It's True., Old Folks Wilin', Our Shame, Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., Web Stuff, White People Is Funny., Yipes! »

[18 Feb 2010 | 11 Comments | ]
Ok, so here's the thing. Actually three things. 1. I like watching people fight. I won't make apologies for my fascination with fisticuffs but I'm not proud of it either. 2. I hate when people actually do fight. Seriously, what's the point? Even my desire to watch a beatdown doesn't trump the display of one of the saddest aspects of the human condition - some people think that violence is the answer. Now watch this video. 3. Bearded old man wearing a fanny pack completely whoops the younger man wearing a flannel shirt and

Miscegenation, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., Spot Blowing, White People Is Funny. »

[10 Feb 2010 | 23 Comments | ]
John Mayer’s Lies and The Brown Nipple Theory

I am a very…I’m just very. V-E-R-Y. And if you can’t handle very, then I’m a douche bag. But I think the world needs a little very. That’s why black people love me. - John Mayer

Very full of crap is what he is. I never liked John Mayer. He's a sloppy looking guy whose music is the sort they play in nail salons and waiting rooms. While I wasn't paying attention this dude rose from awkward white kid on the adult contemporary

Long Live the Colored Race!, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Politics, Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., The Black Archives »

[19 Jan 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Obama After One Year: We Need A Black Cabinet!

It doesn't seem like most of America is feeling the Hope anymore. Anyone could have predicted the fierce opposition that Obama has faced in office, and sadly he is on track to become a single-term mistake. How can Obama fix this? Well, in addition to the obvious need for progress on his campaign promises - health care, managing our two wars, and reviving the economy - Obama should reach for some low hanging fruit. If he does anything in his four years the least he can

Black Hair Talk, Long Live the Colored Race!, Not Racist Cuz It's True., The Black Archives »

[1 Oct 2009 | 16 Comments | ]
Black Hair Talk: 100% Indian Hair

"In tight jeans, Chinese eyes/Indian hair/Black girl a**/let me pour you a glass of Belvi" - Memphis Bleek, "Do My"

I have a close friend who is half Japanese and half Ethiopian. I have another who is half Panamanian and half Filipino. Both of these women expect to hear a common catcall in the street "Hey Indian Hair! What's good?" Neither one of them as a single drop of Indian blood, so what gives?

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Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas from TLC is of both Indian and Native American descent, and her baby hair game is notorious.

Google "Indian hair" and your search will yield page after page of hair from the Asian subcontinent

Black Hair Talk, Long Live the Colored Race!, My Life, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., White People Is Funny. »

[27 Aug 2009 | 12 Comments | ]
Thembi’s Guide To Bringing Black Hair To Work

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It happens to most black women. Whether you have relaxed or natural hair, a weave, or braids. I'm talking about white people asking questions and making nutty comments about your hair.

If you spend any time in an environment where blacks are in the minority (i.e. if you have a job), then there has to be someone who wants to touch your 'fro, another who asks how long your braids took, and another who innocently inquires about your new weave. The effects of humidity and heat styling on Negro hair are lost to most people, and the difference between a "perm" and a "curly perm" has still not been clarified for the masses.

Bad Grammar, Coonery, Hair Freaks, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

[23 Jul 2009 | 17 Comments | ]
I can barely tell if this is a Public Service Announcement or a commercial, but it definitely rubs me the wrong way. Funny or foul? I find the eye-bugging, neck-rolling, finger-waving black woman thing (halfway through having a weave sewn-in, no less) extremely tired, but there's something else bugging me about this commercial and I'm not sure what.

General, Japanese People, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Politics, Yipes! »

[23 Jul 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

I must have Asia on the brain this week. Between yesterday’s post and a constant hankering for authentic kimchi like I had during my trip to Korea, I just can’t get enough of the Far East these days. Thanks …

General, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[22 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: Chinese Water Torture

You think black folks got problems getting into swimming pools these days? A heatwave is sweeping across parts of China bringing temperatures of over 104 degrees so folks over there have to cool off somehow. How about a cool and quiet day at the beach? Set up your umbrella and sprawl out on the soft sand...

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Hop into the ocean and let the cool salt water soothe your hot n' tired body...

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[15 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
No Brown Babies In The Pool? A Philadelphian’s Perspective. It all sounds pretty cut and dry to any of us who've heard of a little thing called racism, but as usual the media is leaving a few things out, and as a Philly chick with an opinion you know I've gotta give it...

Jacko, Long Live the Colored Race!, Not Racist Cuz It's True., Our Shame, Random Nostalgia, Spot Blowing, The Black Archives, White People Is Funny. »

[30 Jun 2009 | 22 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson and The Five Stages of Grief: Anger mjfist I'm Angry at the Media. I consider myself a McNugget-sized part of the media but the coverage of Michael Jackson's death and its aftermath has done nothing more for journalism than demonstrate what low standards news outlets will set just to drive viewership. I'm still miffed at CNN for its faux-journalistic integrity on June 25, reporting that "other news outlets say Jackson has died," but speaking of him in the past tense for hours beforehand while not bothering to have a single reporter at the actual hospital