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[20 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Buppies is Fresh, Fun It's been over a year since the trailer for Buppies premiered here on What Would Thembi Do?, and the web series is finally coming to BET.com.Yes, I did say BET, but hear me out - I had a chance to watch the ten episode series in its entirety and it is equal parts fresh, hilarious, smart, and fun.


Think Beverly Hills 90210 or Gossip Girl meets the story of a crew of affluent twenty-something black socialites living in Hollywood (buppies = black + yuppies, get it?), dealing with the highs and lows of finding one's place in

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.

Our Shame, Review, The Black Version, The Negro Channel »

[10 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

If I were a space alien who just landed on earth I’d expect a network with the name “Black Entertainment Television” to take responsibility for rejuvenating our fractured culture and blessing our people with as much black artistic expression as …

Celebutainment, Haterade, Hip Hop Is Dead., Jet Magazine, My Life, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, The Negro Channel »

[23 Apr 2008 | 9 Comments | ]

Sometimes things happen that make me lose the ability to conjugate verbs properly.

I tried to write about Bob Johnson and his nonsense last week, but I was just in too good of a mood. Now that the world has …

Our Shame, The Negro Channel »

[15 Oct 2007 | 14 Comments | ]

Anything sponsored by BET is doomed to a special brand of impenetrable coonery. A sort of vortex of porchmonkey-business that envelops every single attendee, if you will. This, therefore, is a somewhat expected result:

Now, on the left we have …

The Negro Channel »

[6 Jul 2007 | 5 Comments | ]

At first I was mad about the collaboration between KFC and BET (I don’t see KFC teaming up with Lifetime or even the Country Music Channel). Then I realized that they’re giving away $500 worth of greasy artery clogging fried …