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Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video, and the Irrelevance of the Parents Television Council

At the end of the day, if you think your kid is going to try to emulate the “Man Down” video, then you need to have a long, long talk with your child. In the meantime, the Parents Television Council should to shut the fuck up, let artists be artists, and find a cause that actually matters.

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Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”: The Review

Lady Gaga clearly set out to make the greatest Pop album ever made. No hyperbole. No bullshit. Literally, the best ever. Did she achieve this? Eh, I doubt it. But you’ll be very, very glad she tried.

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Thanks, Psychology Today.

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm May 18, 2011 Okay, let me start by saying fuck Psychology Today. Now that I have that off of my chest, I’ll tell you why the respected publication has quickly tumbled from the ranks of respected publication to bona fide shit rag with just one misguided, misinformed post. Maybe I […]

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Lauryn Hill Plays Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

These are great performances, and things in the world of Lauryn Hill are finally starting to look promising again. I’m almost willing to start crossing my fingers for a lil’ new music from L-Boogie sometime this decade. Almost.

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The Stank Eye Woman Syndrome and how Black Male Privilege is to Blame: Are Black Men Really Ignorant of how they “Compartmentalize” their “Female Friends”?

By Fallon 8:54 am May 13, 2011 So, in the traditional way in which black people begin their stories, “What had happened was . . .” I attended this event where one of my best male friends was hosting. Upon arriving my best male friend comes and says, pejoratively and with great amusement, “Your friend […]

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Oh, Hell No not on Good Friday: The Movie the Help

By Fallon 8:36 am April 22, 2011 I tell you, watching the trailer above all I could do is shake my hand and say, “Hell no.” Yes, I said “hell no” in the shonuff way my Great Aunt Bessie would say with hand on hip gossiping with the mothers of church while cooking Sunday dinner. […]

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BEYONCE IS BACK, But Does She Still Rule The World?

Beyonce is ready to unleash her fierceness upon us once again. But does she still rule the world?

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On Rape and the Media Politics of Libya: “There’s a Stirring in the Pot…Stirring in My Soul”

By Fallon 9:28 am April 1, 2011 As a young black girl like most children I told lies. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over […]

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Women’s Herstory Month: Do You Know Any Border-Crossing Black Women?

By Fallon 8:36 am March 25, 2011 On the last Friday of Women’s Her-story Month, I want to honor black women who are what I call “border-crossers.” Border crossing is centered in the margins and “what moves people” . . . the fluid transmissions and the mergers. It comes out of womanism and black feminism. […]

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A Letter to Lil’Wayne From Three Black Girls

By Fallon 9:27 am March 4, 2011 “Letter to Lil Wayne” is a direct statement of justice from Watoto From The Nile. Growing tired and fed up with the constant degradation of Black women inside of Hip Hop music, they voice their views and opinions on this melodic track. In solidarity with other bloggers, I […]

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