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[23 Feb 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Russian Ice Skaters Go Aboriginal…Offensive or Just Lame? I’m not going to break out a poll for this one. I’m just sharing this image to try and wrap my own head around it because while I don’t consider Australian Aborigines “black,” I watched Spike Lee’s Bamboozled last night, maybe I’m being a little sensitive, and I’d love to hear your opinions.

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

Hip Hop Is Dead., That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff?, White People Dancing, White People Is Funny. »

[4 Nov 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

As a little girl (and for that matter, as a teenager) I was so self-conscious about letting people see me dance. I think it all goes back to fourth grade, when I was in non-optional after-school jazz and tap classes. …

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.

Black Hair Talk, Celebutainment, Crime of Fashion, Hair Freaks, Hip Hop Is Dead., Long Live the Colored Race!, Post-racial America my Great Aunt Fanny., We Can't Have Nothin'., White People Is Funny. »

[11 Aug 2009 | 41 Comments | ]
Black Hair Talk: White Girls With Black Haircuts

I need for white girls and fellas to stop getting blackgirl haircuts. Cease and desist. Do not pass Go or collect two hundred dollars. In the immortal words of Full House's Uncle Joey "Cut. It. Out."

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Kate Gosselin, I see you. I hate that you've been abandoned by your man and are now the single mother of eight screaming kids (as much as that sounds like a stereotypical black woman's dilemma). But you're not doing yourself any favors with that characteristically complicated blackgirl haircut. Why on earth would a white woman do such a thing?

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

[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...

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[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

That Not-So-Fresh Feeling, What the Eff?, White People Is Funny. »

[21 Jun 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
The Curse of The Curly Perm Do you know what a contronym is? It's one of my favorite grammar terms and means "a word with two meanings that are opposites." One such example is the word "perm," which means two totally different things depending on cultural context and can create a "Who's On First," type of situation when our hair is the topic of conversation in the workplace. Where does one even begin when an innocent white person asks if you got a perm because your hair is suddenly curly?

White People Dancing, White People Is Funny. »

[1 Jun 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
The only way for me to get back into the blogging saddle after my much-needed hiatus is with some white people dancing tastiness. Yummmmm! Posters usually edit this kind of video by overlaying a different track with better sound quality, but thank god whoever blessed us with the wonder that is the impromptu spastic move bustin' left the original audio intact - it just makes everything so much mo' special.

At Least They're Not Black..., News, White People Is Funny., Yipes! »

[28 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Least. Cuddly. Teddy Bear. EVAR.

‘Teddy Bear’ faces federal charges

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM
Tedddy Bear Paradise

The FBI filed federal charges this week against a Durham woman for allegedly threatening to kill her probation officer.

In a criminal complaint filed with

Hip Hop Is Dead., White People Dancing, White People Is Funny., Yipes! »

[21 Dec 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

This must have taken place a few years ago for Mystikal to have been an option, but I reserve the right to be appalled today anyway. This guy reminds me of my high school trigonometry teacher Mr. Goldman.

Hip Hop Is Dead., Nerdy Stuff, White People Is Funny. »

[12 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

No, I didn’t make up that clever play on words. Knitta Please is a “graknitti,” crew and they basically posse out and tag public urban spaces with knitting. All cozies, all the time, and they are not to be reckoned …

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[25 Aug 2008 | 22 Comments | ]

It happens to all 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 …

At Least They're Not Black..., Feel Smarter, Spot Blowing, White People Is Funny. »

[21 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

At their best, the police protect us from the dangerous criminal elements in society. At their worst, the police indiscriminately shoot, taser, and beat anyone they’d like. But what about that gray area where Five-0 steals your weed, makes and …