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[21 Apr 2010 | 26 Comments | ]

I’ve been, to say the least, a bad blogger lately. It’s easy to lose track of things and who I’ve told about what between the Facebook fan page, Twitter, and the podcasts. So let me update you all so that …

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[7 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
“The Thembi Show” Podcast on Blog Talk Radio! I initially intended to do a "soft launch," and quietly premiere my podcast to whomever caught wind of it on the Facebook fanpage or twitter. You see, as much as I've wanted to do a podcast for years and have guest hosted a bunch of shows, I don't exactly know what I'm doing. There is so much to laugh and talk about that I was feeling shy about the inevitably imperfect first episode. Then I said "eff it!"

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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.

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[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Must-Read: Girldrive

Are you a feminist? After your first reaction, think about it for a few seconds, then answer again.


When Nona Willis Aronowitz interviewed me for her book Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, she began with that very question. My first reaction was to shrug and answer "of course, shouldn't everyone be?" and I went on to explain how important my African-American heritage is when compared to my gender. Initially, I worried that explaining the prioritization of my blackness over my female-ness would insult a Jewish girl from Manhattan. I figured that, in spite of her obvious

Jacko, Review, The Black Archives, WWTD »

[4 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
This Is It: A Review The WWTD Dinner and a Movie Event was so much fun that I'll definitely have more in the future - the people who read this blog are fun and cool with sick senses of humor and an appreciation good times, so I want to thank everyone who came out! The real star of the event, of course, was Michael Jackson.

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[21 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
The WWTD Dinner and a Movie Meetup!: Michael Jackson’s This Is It


I HAVE TO see “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”. I simply must. I was torn for a while because of the exploitation potential, but I think Michael would want us to see it, don’t you? It will only be in …

My Life, WWTD »

[13 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
I Got Hacked, I’m In A Book, I’m On The Radio It felt like a big explosion, minus the whole heat and debris part. So not an explosion at all, I guess. Just a swift kick in the gut. atomic-bomb I've been on pins and needles all week because this site was hacked by a malicious password-seeking virus. I'd rather drink pepper spray while sitting on a cactus and being fondled by Rush Limbaugh than have anything bad happen to this website. Fortunately, I'm slowly rebuilding what was lost in the recovery, mainly the last week's worth of posts and comments, so if you left a comment anytime last week I'm sorry - it's gone, just a fleeting moment, thanks for participating, au revoir. But hey, I'll be back in full swing before


[12 Jun 2009 | 14 Comments | ]
WWTD Turns Two Years Old!


On this day in 2007 I realized that my desk job just was not going to cut it intellectually. At the time I was suffering from "the curse of brilliance" treatment at the hands of my then-employer (in other words, I didn't have enough work to do and was too smart for the work I did have). I was stuck in my own head following the end of a relationship because I was spending time alone for the first time in a long time. I realized that I knew stuff most people don't know, and that at the very least my friends and family would enjoy a few cross-country laughs with or at me, so why not start a little blog?

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[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!

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[17 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | ]


That picture of my latest nail design serves no purpose other than to cheer me up. After all, I get What Would Thembi Do? via Google reader and I need all the cheer in my inbox I can get.

The …

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[10 Mar 2009 | One Comment | ]
Yesterday and Today


Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and about 100 bloggers are rocking the red pump to show our support for the cause. It’s about time women take the reigns on this epidemic by educating ourselves! Visit the

At Least They're Not Black..., Celebutainment, Crime of Fashion, Music, My Life, News, WWTD »

[6 Feb 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Odds & Ends

I’ve had a super busy week but I’ve still been keeping my eyes peeled for all types of things that are in theĀ  mix. That and spreading myself around a bit…


I’m moonlighting at The Smoking Section, and I …

General, WWTD »

[14 Jan 2009 | 18 Comments | ]

Isn't this new layout crazysexycool?

The new What Would Thembi Do? is here!

I’m still working out a few bugs but am ready to leave my old site behind. A few changes are in the works, such as:

– The …

Music, My Life, WWTD »

[29 Sep 2008 | 23 Comments | ]

Part 1 of VH-1’s “100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs” premieres tonight at 10 PM, and parts 2-5 will air each night this week, all right in time for October 6th’s VH-1 “Hip Hop Honors 2008.” Yours truly is a talking head …


[21 Jul 2008 | 9 Comments | ]

This is the first time I’ve gotten any offline press and I’m so hype. Not only does Wanya now know my true feelings, but seeing the phrase “Thembi is where its at” in print has my sassiness at an all-time …