Coonery, Now That's Dancing! »

I’m posting this for no other reason other than I can’t stop watching it over and over again. I’m loving that pantsuit Wanda aka Pearl Shay aka Helen Martin…RIP.

General, My Life »

Time flies when you’re having fun, and this weekend was just that. I have to give props to Phil and Lello for pulling off the amazing Fine Print party for ACT UP! at the Arts Garage. The crowd, magician, rollerdancers

General »

I really don’t know what’s been wrong with me lately. I omitted one of the hottest rednecks on television just because this season of Lost ended and I was so confused by the finale that I wiped the entire show

My Life »

This second week of blogging while having actual responsibilities at work has been grueling, but also the only way to get through dealing with a 9-5. I was told that I am “doing important anthropological work” here which I really …

Celebutainment, Spot Blowing, That Not-So-Fresh Feeling »

Eddie Murphy, you ARE the father… like we didn’t already know.

What celebrity accuses another of being the father of her child when she’s not sure? Especially when, in spite of her short-lived TRUE celebrity, Scary Spice could afford two …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

Bill Cobbs specializes in playing “the old black dude” and has over 100 television and film credits to his name. He was the old black dude in single episodes of over 30 television shows, including Lost, My Wife and

At Least They're Not Black..., Bad Grammar, Feel Smarter, News »

N.Z. couple can’t name their son ‘4real’

Associated Press, June 21, 7:45 AM EST

New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple’s bid to officially name their new son “4real,” saying numerals are not allowed.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they …

Celebutainment »

Click the title of this post for the link to to vote for the cutest Brangelina kid and stir up some racial hatred.

You know who I voted for.

Contest »

Answering with a comment, the first of you who can tell me what disillusioned Negro said this will win a special Thembi Prize. No googling allowed.

“Maybe for 50 years and the history of media and television I represent something

Dating, My Life »

Nevermind the lack of full sentences, what I wanna know is, why did dude send me a picture of himself in his little terrorist cell?

From: tommy
Date: Friday, April 22, 2005 2:26 AM
Subject: Hİ
Message: MY NAME IS

Long Live the Colored Race!, Politics, The Black Archives »

I want to identify all of the little white pre-teen girls who are putting this Obama poster up and put them through Afrophiles Anonymous.…

Bad Grammar, My Life, What the Eff? »

For the non-Philadelphians out there, Odunde is a huge annual African Diaspora-themed street fair. With around 500,000 attendees, I estimate that around 25,000 chickens and 40,000 shrimp were consumed. Did I say shrimp? Oh my bad. When black people eat …

Fresh Black Girls, The Black Archives »

If you had cable in 1994 you saw Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way” video, a song that was so popular that your parents kept insisting that it was a remake. This was back when Lenny had dreads

Reader Submissions »

“What Would Thembi Do?”

Ginneh “The Pot Sweetener” Akbar

I would show up like that lady, played by the same actress who played Pearl Shay on 227, who was crying all crazy and wild at Fishbone’s funeral on …

Long Live the Colored Race!, Most Memorable Episodes, The Black Archives »

For the record, I had a HUGE crush on Dwayne.


Do You Remember:

5. The one where that guy robs Raj and Rerun’s apartment around Christmas and keeps saying “Right…right…gotcha.”

4. Rerun becomes a page at NBC and dreams that …

Celebutainment »

Remember Little Richie from Family Matters, that Michael Jackson type of kid?

He won a Daytime Emmy for “The Young and the Restless.” Oh how they grow up.

Did they ever explain who “Big Richie” may have been because I

Reader Submissions »

“I was just watching 106 & park to catch up on my nigga culture and after the freestyle battle this kid gave a shout out to a penetentiary. Wtf?? What would Thembi do?”

– Aaliyah “Oxygen Chest” Williams

First, I …

General, My Life »

Sunday nights can be so depressing because the weekends are sooo much better than Monday. This weekend I had a great Father’s Day dinner with my family, went tubing down the Delaware River, had a great massage, and had my …

Black C-Listers, The Black Archives »

It is my pleasure and duty to profile an obscure black c-list actor or actress every Friday. When it comes to black actors only Denzel and Halle, for example, are a-list, most others, like Regina King or Malik Yoba,

My Life »

You knew I had to talk about myself sometime, didn’t you?

I’m really happy that you’re reading my blog and even happier that I’m writing it, what fun! The highlight of the week was me featuring Matthew McConaughey as a …