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The King Wants Rings

By Summer M. 12:04 pm July 12, 2010 Sometimes, I make myself sick.  I waited for the LeBron James ESPN special, “The Decision,” like it was a Michael Jackson music video premiere.  (Remember the time?)  I sat in front of the television and waited for LBJ to moonwalk, spin, grab his crotch, and scream “Shamon,” […]

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Drake’s “Thank Me Later”: The Review

The jury’s still out on whether or not Drake is some kind of savior of Hip Hop, or if he’ll even be able to sustain the momentum he’s been building and match the success he’s already achieved. But kudos to Drake for sticking to his guns, and crafting an album that doesn’t comprise for mass appeal or pander to the charts. There’s no denying that Drake is the real deal, at this point. And there’s no denying the power of Thank Me Later either. Because it’s good. Really, really good.

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A Rant About USHER…

All things considered, Usher ain’t been the same since Confessions.

You know that; I know that.

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Single Black woman says, “I ain’t the Problem, Nightline, Black Men Are!”

By Fallon 8:19 am April 30, 2010 So, that we are crystal clear I do not run behind black men. I do not beg them to spend time with me. I am not desperate for their attention, money, or third arm. I am so tired of Nightline, CNN, ABC, and yes the great matriarch himself, […]

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WHAT THE F@%! HAPPENED?! (PT. II): D’Angelo

By the end of 2000, D’Angelo was without question THE man, receiving commercial and critical success, and thus free to go in any direction he wanted artistically. And then he disappeared.

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Women’s Her-story Month: Why Not Sex Workers (Sofia Maldonado’s Mural)?

By Fallon 7:14 am March 19, 2010 There is a “moral panic” that Keysha Whitaker highlights in “Latin Female Artist draws criticism for Times Square Mural” brewing on the streets of Times Square where Sofia Maldonado, a young Puerto Rican-Cuban woman, is under fire for creating a mural that for many embodies the sins of […]

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Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton: The Street Fight Edition who will wear the Hood Crown

By Fallon 2:53 pm February 26, 2010 Some of you are wondering what this word “prognosticator” means. Well, I’m glad you asked young grass hopper. Webster defines it as someone who predicts the future or as someone who speaks powerful insights. Perhaps, at one point Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton spoke powerful insights on behalf […]

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Scribbled Paper: Notes on a Scandal

By Summer M. 9:18 am December 14, 2009 I had a bit of a family emergency last week that resulted in me spending several hours in New York Presbyterian Hospital instead of checking out that tree in Rockefeller Center, seeing Shrek before it leaves Broadway next month, and visiting my favorite sneaker boutiques.  (To the […]

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Beyonce Says Big Ego, but Ruth says, “Eat your [damn] eggs, Walter Lee”

By Fallon 9:24 am December 4, 2009 So, why is it that every time I talk about black women’s lived experiences feeble-minded always on the black woman’s titty black man hollers in his best tonka truck voice, “We got it hard not black women?” Wow. My first immediate response is, “Did I say anything negative […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY: Reflections and Memories

By Supernerd 5:41 pm December 3, 2009 In honor of World AIDS Day 2009, I want to open up a conversation/discussion about sex.  Sex makes me nervous! I get nervous both before and after sex. I am nervous because in my head I picture this spinning chart of numbers and statistics that makes me realize that sex is the ultimate Russian roulette. You pull […]

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