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[11 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Nelson Mandela and Pop Culture It's hard to believe that twenty years have passed since Nelson Mandela was freed and the African National Congress decriminalized as an organization, but February 11, 1990 began a new era of multicultural democracy in South Africa. I saw Nelson Mandela speak a few years ago and as inspirational as his talk was I couldn't stop reminding myself that this man had endured twenty-seven years of imprisonment for challenging the unjust racist system of apartheid - while the world watched.

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

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[22 Sep 2009 | 12 Comments | ]

I’ve been trying to stay out of politics lately because the nutty racist underbelly of America (which has always been there) is a special brand of disturbing that makes me want to hibernate until 2012. I can’t look at Glenn …

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 …

Hip Hop Is Dead., Our Shame, Politics »

[25 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton (in the blue) is Hurricane Chris’s godmother, so I’m sure it was her pleasure to present him with a House Resolution commending him for “outstanding musical accomplishments.” By this she means beating America over the …

Long Live the Colored Race!, News, Politics, The Negro Channel »

[19 Jun 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
This Week’s Love/Hate Relationship With Black Pop Culture I've always believed that one of the biggest sitcom television bamboozles was the replacement of the original, BROWN, sassy, theater-voiced Aunt Viv with the bland, ALMONDY, acquiescent, merely capable Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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[18 Feb 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
I’m Offended That I’m Offended

There are times that I feel like a poor excuse for a strong black person because I’m not legitimately offended enough to get upset about some things, I’m just offended that I have to spend time being offended! Today’s controversy …

Politics, What the Eff? »

[21 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
“What The Eff?” Wednesday: PhilipinObama?

From the Daily Express, Nicola McCafferty January 20, 2009


phillipinobamaMOST people would probably be nervous knowing billions of people are watching them.

But ‘Obama’ looked as cool as a cucumber today as he gave

Politics, Random Nostalgia »

[16 Dec 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

RuPaul as both Michelle and Barack Obama. Pretty clever.

I’ve actually been wondering about RuPaul lately. His absence from the limelight these past few years has allowed some serious weave and pancake face-makeup violations to go under-criticized, and is probably …

At Least They're Not Black..., Long Live the Colored Race!, Old Folks Wilin', Our Shame, Politics »

[15 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

You may have heard that on Sunday, during a surprise visit to Baghdad, President Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist. The shoe thrower shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, …

At Least They're Not Black..., News, Politics, Yipes! »

[6 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | ]

I don’t know much about Romania, but this clip of a televised Romanian election debate demonstrates that they are GANGSTA over there.

Apparently, the woman called the man “a bidet,” and the man said that she “has a face like …

Politics, What the Eff? »

[20 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

I’m all behind on posting and life in general, so it’s great that last night’s episode of The Daily Show featured Lewis Black doing a very WTF Wednesday-esque rant about post-election Obama memorabilia. This doesn’t even crack the surface of …

Long Live the Colored Race!, My Life, Our Shame, Politics »

[12 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

I’ve been intentionally keeping mum about recent events to avoid committing myself to any recorded morning-after-“I-Love-You”‘s with America instead of continuing to watch my back. I’ve been a big patriot for the past few years now, but I can’t be …

Long Live the Colored Race!, My Life, Politics »

[4 Nov 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

I intended to stay silent today because there’s not much to talk about except for the frustrated anticipation that goes with all of our hopes for a late night victory celebration and four years of capable government. I’m a natural …

General, Politics »

[3 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Yeah, that’s my left hand. The right hand says Biden but I needed it to hold my cameraphone. Pro-Nails for Obama!

If you missed it the first time around, I’m re-posting my presidential endorsement below. Do us all a …