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[26 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
The “Babyface Made R&B” Song Set! Have you checked out Songza Sets yet? A Set is a collection of 12 songs based on a topic or theme, and I just guest-curated "Babyface Made R&B." I had a weird sort of "non-sexual, sing-songs-to-me-with-your-ol'-curl-havin'-self" crush on him back in the day so I had a blast! Have a listen and let me know what you think.

Web Stuff, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[24 Feb 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

Don’t get it twisted – the only criteria for “What The Eff?” Wednesday is that I post something that literally makes you mutter “what the efff?” to yourself. I do it only to be cruel and you know it. That …

Long Live the Colored Race!, The Black Archives, Web Stuff »

[20 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

“The Grio’s 100” is a comprehensive list of black influencers from ten fields: sports, education, business, science and the environment, media, service an activism, politics, health, pop culture, and the arts. The list is driven by the need to highlight …

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

Review, The Negro Channel, Web Stuff »

[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.

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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

Celebutainment, Crime of Fashion, Long Live the Colored Race!, Spot Blowing, Web Stuff »

[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 …

That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, Web Stuff, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[30 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Camel Towing

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The first time I heard the term “camel toe,” I was so perplexed and offended. It sounds like an immature, misogynistic way to describe the female anatomy. Then I realized that it’s just a tacky wedgie in the front. Ohhhh. …

My Life, News, Random Nostalgia, Web Stuff, WWTD »

[29 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Transitions Right now I am more overwhelmed with life than ever. I just found out that I've been accepted to a graduate writing program at USC (thanks to my work/your support of WWTD, might I add), and my head is spinning daily with unanswered questions about how I'm going to pay for it, how to get there, where to live, how to splash down in LA looking cute, what to do with my car, and how to say goodbye to Philly so I can proceed with this dream. Until I get my feet back on the ground and my head together posting will have to slow a bit because I'd way rather write than deal. But I should get it together soon - I feel really excited and fortunate and just cannot wait for this new chapter in life!

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

[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:

News, Web Stuff, What the Eff? »

[23 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

You know how sometimes you see a news item that’s so ridiculous you think it must really be a Daily Show segment, then you realize that it’s way too elaborate to even be that, and then you think it must …

Web Stuff »

[11 Dec 2008 | One Comment | ]

Do you guys like pictures of black people? ‘Cause I love ’em! Hank Willis Thomas is a fantastic photographer and artist, who uses advertising to question who we are. His fantastic work can be found here.

I feel salty and …

Web Stuff, What the Eff? »

[14 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

While everyone’s been busy beefing about the new Facebook layout, I accepted it very quickly and actually prefer it. But what I don’t accept is the graphic attached to the “Invite New Friends” link. Take a look…


Yes, that is …

Hip Hop Is Dead., Politics, Web Stuff »

[3 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Even if she could really do all of this here rhymin’, I’d still have serious issues with Sarah Palin.

Our Shame, Politics, Web Stuff, What the Eff?, Yipes! »

[28 Aug 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

This photo comes from Brokey McPoverty‘s blog. She is also writing from Philly, which makes me think that my landlord used to mess with a chick named Sheniqua. Yes, he definitely must have.

I knew I wasn’t the only …

Web Stuff »

[22 Aug 2008 | 10 Comments | ]

If you haven’t peeped my sidebar, I’m a “Blog to Watch” finalist in the 2008 Black Weblog Awards. The word “honored” is just not strong enough to explain how sassy that makes me feel! The nomination has taken me …