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Schadenfreude for Dummies

Today is my birthday. [Golf clap.]  I’m officially too old to be writing for this blog.  Moving on. Consider this my obligatory, quite random and uninspired response to the Tiger Woods’ apology: It was boring, about as interesting as watching golf on television.  Like, seriously.  How can I take voyeuristic pleasure in something so…um, vanilla […]

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White Sorority Wins 2010 Sprite Step-Off

via Youtube | February 22, 2010 The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha from the University of Arkansas won the $100,000 1st place prize at last weekend’s Sprite Step Off-Challenge in Atlanta.  We have been hearing mixed responses about this result–mixed because ZTA is a white sorority that received the shine participating in a historically black […]

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Sade Horses Around with Wanda Sykes

via Idolator.com | February 22, 2010 Having sold over half a million copies of her new album in its first week, Sade has been very busy promoting her album.  With this in mind, Wanda Sykes has tried everything she could to persuade Sade to come on her show.  And she gets pretty  close!

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First Black P.O.W. Interviews on Today Show

MSNBC.com | February 22, 2010 This week on the Today Show, former U.S. Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson spoke with Matt Lauer about her experience as a 19-year-old  prisoner of war in Iraq in 2003.  She recently wrote an autobiography about her experience called I’m Still Standing.

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GIL SCOTT-HERON’S “I’M NEW HERE”: The man comes around…

And all of this makes Scott-Heron’s new album, I’m New Here, all the more stunning; not since the Rick Rubin-assisted resurrection of Johnny Cash’s legendary (and, by the earlier 90’s, similarly derailed) career has an older, seemingly past-their-prime artist returned with something so haunting, so vital, and so unequivocably brilliant.

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Why I like Nicki Minaj: No Haters Allowed!!!

So, this last Halloween I dressed up as . . . . (drum roll please) . . . Nicki Minaj also known as Nicki Lewinski also known as Nicki the Ninja also known as Nicki the Harajuku Barbi. (Yep, if you leave a comment requesting my Halloween picture I may post it). Yes, I, the […]

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Tiger Woods’s Apology

via CNN.com | February 19, 2010 In case you missed it, here’s all 14 minutes of Tiger’s televised remarks.

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If your dick could talk…

It would probably tell you that John Mayer’s dick is one smart peen. Of course, our genitals don’t talk nor do they think, but ahem, have you seen the STD rates in the black community? We all make decisions about who we sleep with. Sometimes it is based on race, on size, on stature, and […]

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A Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Woman, First, let me commend you on succeeding against all odds. Somehow you managed; you managed to make it through junior high and high school with your confidence intact. Despite my incessant barrage of negative imagery, you somehow made it this far in your life with a positive sense of self. I applaud […]

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The Ramifications of Slam Poetry Part 2: Brave New Voices

I would like to believe that there is a moment in everyone’s life that becomes a point of definition. This if nothing else has been the reality of my experience. My moment of definition was March 2006 when I was a participant in the finals of the Cleveland city wide poetry slam. Two weeks prior […]

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