Monthly Archives: July 2007

WTF – Buckwild plays “Know the Negro”

Potential negro #1, potential negro #2…this sounds too much like an auction for me. This dating game should have been put on hold and she should have walked.

This “woman’s” ghetto pass is officially revoked. Do not pass go, no $200, and no more black dick. Becky aka Buckwild from Flavor of Love and Charm School, is done. Simply. How are you going to smile all in Mo’Nique’s face and act like you love us…yet you’d participate in something like this. Like Cindy said, “I see your true colors shining through”, but hoe…I don’t have any love for you! She couldn’t see that this was crazy?

To the white folks over at the Cowhead Show on 102.5, I hope that you hear from a lot of out raged “negroes” really soon.  This is some bullshit…I don’t even have words right now.  And for the “negroes” who participated…you guys need your passes checked and possibly some re-education.

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who’s looking out?: missing african american and latino women

Last year various news agencies were called to the carpet on the fact that they rarely feature stories about missing african american and latino women and teens, but have joined in the search for a dozen or more missing white women and teens. Well, that seems to have only been news of the momment. That fact as a news piece has gotten more press than actual missing minority women. Just Google “missing african american woman” and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a shame. Well I decided to start posting  information about several missing women in an effort to bring whatever light I can to their stories.  Click on their names for more information.  I’ll be posting more in the future.

Ruth Alexander
Date of Birth:
Date Missing:
From City/State:
Decatur, GA
Ruth was last seen at a family member’s residence in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Aquamist Dr. in Decatur, GA. Her vehicle is also missing and is described as a burgundy 1995 Saturn with Georgia license plate.

Constance Anderson
Date of Birth:1986-08-17
Date Missing:
From City/State:
Mansfield, LA
Constance was last seen at approximately 11:00pm at her residence in the vicinity of the 400 block of Albert Lewis Way in Mansfield, LA. She called a friend at approximately 1:30am and indicated she would be coming over to their house but never arrived.


Leticia Hernandez, Walnut Creek, CA

  • Report Type: Unknown Circumstances
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 4 ft. 11 in.
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Date of Birth: 11/28/1979
  • Last Seen: 6/26/2007


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“Cocaine crazed negros” aka. “It didn’t start with crack in the hood”

I watched a great documentary on the History Channel (see youtube video below) on drugs that talked about the connection between drugs becoming illegal when there was a connection to minority communities, specifically blacks living in the post-civil war south and asian immigrants.  Here is some very enlightening info from’s “Cultural History of Cocaine”


Late 1800’s The use of tinctures, snuffs and tonics containing highs doses of cocaine becoming more and more common. Pharmacists are selling pure cocaine as well as the ‘cure alls’ over the counter. Because the poorer classes are starting to use cocaine and the cases of dependence increasing, concerns are being raised in the media and government. Cocaine use spreads to the American Black Communities where it is initially used by Dockers in New Orleans to enable them to work harder for longer. It was not long before this habit was passed along to Southern Plantation workers.

1901 AD: Public reports regarding the Black Communities use of cocaine starts to sow seeds of fear and links in with the underlying problems of White America created by the civil war and practice of slavery.

‘The use of cocaine by Negroes in certain parts of the country is simply appalling…the police officers of questionable districts tell us that habitués are made wild by cocaine which they have no difficulty at all in obtaining.’

American Pharmaceutical Journal, 1901


1901 AD: The Senate adopts a resolution, introduced by Henry Cabot Lodge, to forbade the sale by American traders of opium and alcohol to aboriginal tribes and uncivilized races. Theses provisions are later extended to include “uncivilized elements in America itself and in its territories, such as Indians, Alaskans, and the inhabitants of Hawaii, railroad workers, and immigrants at ports of entry.” With alcohol and opium being prohibited to the Black community cocaine was one of the few options left.

1902 AD: The British Medical Journal put a different slant on the problem regarding cocaine use on plantations that can be linked with the Spanish use of coca back in the 1500’s:

‘On many of the Yazoo plantations this year the Negroes refused to work unless they could be assured that there was some place in the neighbourhood where they could get cocaine, and it is said that some planters kept the drug in stock among plantation supplies, and issued regular rations of cocaine just as they used to issue rations of whiskey.’

BMJ, 1902

1903 AD: A well known anti-cocaine campaigner called Colonel Watson not only linked the use of cocaine to the Black Community but also linked madness and criminal behaviour as well:

‘Unquestionably the drug rapidly affects the brain and the result has been that, in the South, the asylums for the insane are overflowing with the unfortunate victims.’

He went on to conclude that:

Many of the horrible crimes committed in the Southern States by the colored people can be traced back directly to the cocaine habit.’

1909 AD: Fist global anti-drug conference held in Shanghai, Britain repeatedly put blocks in the way in order to hang on to their lucrative opium trade.

1910 AD: Dr Hamilton Wright testifies in front of a US Congressional Committee about the dangers of cocaine. Among the evidence he gave he said that:

‘cocaine is the direct incentive to the crime of rape by Negroes of the South and other sections of the country.’

Dr Hamilton Wright, Testimonial to Congressional Committee 1910

This type of reporting no doubt helped to justify the practice of ‘lynching’ in the USA as many Black men were lynched because of alleged rape of white women. He also reported that American contractors give cocaine to their Negro employees to get more work out of them.

1911 AD: Not only were newspapers linking crime and madness with Black people taking cocaine, they went on step further, after Wright’s testimonial and really hit White America’s deepest fears:

‘There is no doubt that this drug, perhaps more than any other , is used by those concerned in the white slave traffic to corrupt young girls’

New York Times, 12th March 1911

The Second global anti-drug conference took place in The Hague. This time the Americans had prepared themselves better and Britain was in trouble. In order to postpone things further they announced that the Hague Convention should not only cover opium but also cocaine. This was probably not born out of concern regarding cocaine dependence but was more likely based on concern regarding Britain losing its opium trade and Germany / USA being allowed to continue its cocaine trade. Agreement on the Hague Convention now had to be postponed to allow evidence to be gathered on the cocaine trade. This also allowed Britain more time to continue the opium trade.

1912 AD: British authorities actively try to stop the cocaine trade in India although the drug was still legal in the UK. The view that other races had a larger problem with cocaine than there white British and American counterparts as was demonstrated in the British Medical Journal where they reported that ‘oriental races are peculiarly addicted to nerviness.’ The Times agreed, warning that the cocaine was capable of killing the average Indian in just three months.

1914 AD: The New York Times further reports on the use of cocaine within the Southern States of America. Under the headline NEGRO COCAINE ‘FIENDS’ ARE A NEW SOUTHERN MENACE it stated in an article by Dr Edward H Williams:

‘The drug produces several other conditions that make the ‘fiend’ a peculiarly dangerous criminal. One of these conditions is a temporary immunity to shock – a resistance to the ‘knock-down’ effects of fatal wounds. Bullets fired into vital parts, that would stop a sane man in his tracks, fail to check the ‘fiend’ – fail to stop his rush or weaken his attack’

New York Times, 8th February 1914

The article went on to describe how a Chief of Police of Ashville, North Carolina tried to arrest a black man who was high on cocaine. A fight began and this was the resulting action:

‘He drew his revolver, placed the muzzle over the Negro’s heart and fired – ‘intending to kill him right quick’ – but the shot did not even stagger the man. And a second shot that pierced the arm and entered the chest had just as little effect in stopping the Negro or checking his attack.’

The incident was eventually resolved by the Chief of Police clubbing the man to death. The result of this incident was that Police all over the Southern States brought themselves bigger guns to deal with the situation.

Less prominent literary sources where also reporting cocaine use in the South, but with a little more sensationalism:

‘Most of the attacks on white women of the South are the direct result of the cocaine-crazed Negro brain.’

Literary Digest, 1914

The third global anti-drug conference met again in The Hague and this time agreed to put restrictions on the production and exportation of certain drugs, among them was cocaine. The USA passed The Harrison Act which decreed that all dangerous drugs must be handled by qualified persons. Europe, however did not have time to produce similar acts for three days after The Hague Conference ended Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated and world war broke out.

Congressman Richard P. Hobson of Alabama, urging a prohibition amendment to the Constitution, asserts:

Liquor will actually make a brute out of a Negro, causing him to commit unnatural crimes. The effect is the same on the white man, though the white man being further evolved it takes longer time to reduce him to the same level.’

Also in 1914 Edward Huntington William, M.D. in The Medical Record added to the developing theme:

Once the Negro has reached the stage of being a ‘dope taker’ [cocaine] . . . he is a constant menace to his community until he is eliminated . . . Sexual desires are increased and perverted, peaceful Negroes become quarrelsome, and timid Negroes develop a degree of ‘Dutch courage’ that is sometimes almost incredible. . In the language of the police officer, ‘The cocaine nigger is sure hard to kill’ – a fact that has been demonstrated so often that many of these officers in the South have increased the caliber of their guns for the express purpose of ‘stopping’ the cocaine fiend when he runs amuck.

Edward Huntington William, The Medical Record 1914

Other cultures were also under attack in the USA as a New York Times article on the cocaine “menace” during this period outlined who should be blamed for the distribution of the drug:

‘there is little doubt that every Jew Peddler in the South carries the stuff.’

New York Times, 1914


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Black people “hating” on each other…see it live on craigslist

I was looking at the “men 4 women” area of (DC) recently. Research…yep that’s what I was doing. I saw several notes posted from African Americans saying out right that they did not want responses from other African Americans (SBF, SBM, and SBW). “SBF need not respond” was in one of the titles. Now, from what I saw, there aren’t that many black people looking for love or lust on CL…but there were a few. They noted various classic “character traits” and stereotypes that you hear about black people in general and blacks in relationships.

  • general drama
  • lack of jobs
  • baby momma drama
  • lack of adequate housing (you live with parents, you live with “friends”, you live with your boyfriend or girlfriend)
  • overweight (African American BBWs)
  • Thug mentality
  • Drug use (420 friendly)
  • lots of children
  • angry and mean (personality issues, especially black women)
  • jail birds
  • uneducated/not worldly (never traveled, never “been anywhere”)

You get the picture. It was all very very sad. Being a techie, I find that most african americans you find online, who are very comfortable online (i.e. comfortable enough to date someone they met online) are educated, worldly, balanced, professional people. Sure, I’ve been on sites like blackplanet, I’ve heard about “Nude Africa”, but that’s not all black people.

It’s hard enough when we face discrimination from other races, now we are weeding each other out in the dating game. But, it’s not just a matter of perference. Sistas can’t find a man and are always crying about not having a good black brother. However, many sistas are overweight, have bad attitudes, and many have a “few” kids on top of that. The thing is…black women don’t have the luxury of being picky because the numbers are not in our favor. Competition is a B I T C H. If I was a black man, I guess I would date whoever I wanted to, hell it’s like 1 to 5 if you count just black women. Most likely the numbers jump to 1 to 8 if you add white women to the mix…mayber higher. This might make me really, really picky if I was in their shoes.

I think black women should expand their options, but not abandon their brothers. Black men should be open to the unique values (cultural and otherwise) that black women bring to the table. For both sides, I think that we must develop stronger and smarter criteria when dating. Your criteria should be more than race, skin color, beauty, size, etc. It should include things that cannot be explained in an online profile or posted as an image online.


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Hottentot Venus or just a Big Booty Magazine Cover Model?

hottentotThe facination and adoration of big, large, oversized, african american “booty” is fast becoming a phenomenon. Sad to say, the display and promotion of photos and centerfold spreads of women with huge backsides makes me think of the Hottentot Venus.


“Saarjite Baartman, a young Khosian woman from Southern Africa whose body was the main attraction at public spectacles in both England and France for over five years, is perhaps the most infamous case of a Khosian body on display. Baartman, who became known as the Hottentot Venus, was brought to Europe from Cape Town in 1810 by an English ship’s surgeon who wished to publicly exhibit the woman’s steatopygia, her enlarged buttocks. Her physique, particularly her steatopygic appendage, became the object of popular fascination when Baartman was exhibited naked in a cage at Piccadilly, England. When abolitionists mobilized to put an end Baartman’s public display, she informed them that she participated in the spectacles of her own volition. She even shared in profits with her exhibitor. The spectacle of Baartman’s body, however, continued even after her death at the age of twenty-six. Pseudo-scientists interested in investigating “primitive sexuality” dissected and cast her genitals in wax. Baartman, as far as we know, was the first person of Khosian-descent to be dismembered and displayed in this manner. Anatomist Georges Curvier presented Baartman’s dissected labia before the Academie Royale de Medecine, in order to allow them “to see the nature of the labia” (Gilman 235). Curvier and his contemporaries concluded that Baartman’s oversized primitive genitalia was physical proof of the African women’s “primitive sexual appetite.” Baartman’s genitalia continued to be exhibited at La Musée de l’Homme, the institution to which Curvier belonged, long after her death.” – human exhibition/ This is of course a very brief description of this woman’s exploitation and overall journey…I’d encourage you to search online for more.

The value of this woman, the reason why she was exhibited, was her large behind and large vaginal lips.  Not her beauty, but her strangeness.  She was not meant to be looked upon as a great beauty, just as the average video girl will not be on the pages or Vogue or walking the catwalk for Chanel.  She inspired the bustle design in dresses of the day, just like big booty Latino and African American girls influenced the rise of Low Rise Jeans.  The other comparison is that the video models and big booty models are (for the most part) not in control of the industries that employ and use them.  They don’t shoot hip hop videos.  They don’t own men’s magazines or own model casting houses.  They have to wear what they are given to wear for videos…even if they think the outfits are tasteless.  These women, like the Hottentot Venus, are facinating novelty items that please the eye of the beholder.

Serveral video models make me think of the Hottentot when I see them in videos…Buffie the Body and Lola Luv especially.  There porportions of these women are extreme, just like the Venus.  There is a video on youtube of Buffie clapping her butt cheeks that I just know would have fit right in in a turn of the century freak show.  Black slaves and newly freed blacks were exhibited as oddities in circuses and freak shows, even in Barnum and Bailey shows.  Just because we are not in chains at the whim of a master, and we are choosing to allow ourselves to be treated as an object (and paid), doesn’t mean it’s not exploitation.  If a allowing your large behind to be on display is the best way you can find to make money, then I could understand.  Is it easy money…some would say no.  Is it all about the money…ask the Hottentot Venus…I’m sure she knows.


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Various forms of burgundy and fire engine red “hood” hair

“Burgundy. Please, God, tell me I have not inspired something burgundy. Red. Red. *Red*. *Red*, Charlie boy. *Red*! Is the color of sex! Burgundy is the color of hot water bottles! “ – Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola in Kinky Boots

Neither is the color of hair in my opinion.  Burgundy and Red (fire engine red) hair is cute when you are a teenager and don’t have to worry about job interviews.  When you are expressing you individual sense of style and letting the world know you are different, it’s cool.  But, burgundy hair can be likened to Mohawk cuts with blue tips.  It’s extreme, even if you have it in a ponytail or a bun.  The number one reason is that burgundy and bright red hair doesn’t grow out of anyone’s scalp naturally.  Especially African Americans.  I’m not one to promote assimilation hair care, I don’t have a perm.  I actually think they cause cancer…all that chemical that regularly, that close to the brain…but whatever.  My problem there are people who will make your hair color a superficial reason to have a problem with you.  For example, a superficial reason not to hire you to represent their company.  This happens with piercings, tattoos, hair styles, unattractiveness (in the eye of the beholder), age discrimination, weight discrimination, etc.  Hell, some HR director may pass you up because your booty is too big…and you know black folk got booty.

Anyway, wear your hair anyway you like, just be mindful that your hair sends a message.  You should define and be aware of what that message is instead of just picking something that your friends think is cute.


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Black hair salon in Second Life: Get ya hair did

Don’t know what Second Life is? It’s one of the hottest virtual reality communities around and it’s taking the net by storm. One of the best features of this new world is that you can make money. You can own a shop, sell clothes, even hair styles.  Adimu knows that as sistas and brothers create their SL identity they want it to reflect their unique blackness as well. Linden betta work!!! I can’t wait until there is a “Golden Scissors” style hairshow! adimu

I love it. Black people are connected and defined by their hair. It’s in the DNA. We celebrate it and hate it. We have our favorite combs. We spend a lot to have the do of the moment. I think this is a great venture…I’m sure they’ll get lots of business.  Oh, and tell Rubi I said, “you betta work!” that hair.


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Gentrification in Washington DC and the Big Bear Cafe

“Gentrification, or urban gentrification, is a phenomenon in which low-cost, physically deteriorated neighborhoods undergo physical renovation and an increase in property values, along with an influx of wealthier residents who may displace the prior residents.”

One of my favorite examples of gentrification in Washington DC can be found at the Big Bear Cafe in NW. The blurb about their opening is so “new DC”.

“We’re finally open! And offering excellent coffee and espresso from Counter Culture Coffee; fair trade and organic teas from Rishi Tea; and a selection of pastries from Hawthorne Fine Breakfast Pastries.”

When I pass by, which is often, on my way to U Street or Howard University I rarely see an African American face enjoying the coffee culture. Maybe the long term residents aren’t into Rishi Tea. Maybe the crackheads hanging out in the LeDroit Park Playground across the street are too amazed at the sight of this former-corner store turned soho style coffee establishment to inquire about the fine pastries. The juxtapositioning is striking. The locals call it LeDroit, “they call it “Bloomingdale”. Coffee shop across from a crack market. Farmer’s Market in walking distance to 2 SOME (So others might eat) locations. Striking.

But in the end it’s not a right or wrong, a good or bad. The only color that is important in all of this is green. No black, no white, no brown, no olive, no yellow, no gold…just green.


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Sally Kirkland in Black Face


Sally Kirkland, just because your career is basically over, that doesn’t mean you can get away will being on a popular cable show (Simple Life on E!) in black face. We see you bitch, we S E E you. Just in case you haven’t heard about this mess…here’s a photo (from TMZ).

That’s Sally’s ass in the middle looking like Lamont from Sanford and Son. The episode in question airs July 29 on E!. E! should be ashamed for airing this mess. Nicole, who is said to have convinced Sally to do this…she’s never really been comfortable with her “negroness”,  so it’s not like she would have been offended by it.

Damn Lionel, did you try to give this girl any sense of her culture…were you that busy cheating on your wife. Damn!

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Today’s List: Negros who need to take a break from dating.

1. Ray J – Yes, you’ve been connected to Whitney and Kim K (sex tape)…and they are “famous” but what do you bring to the table other than that whining voice and a young body. Take a cue from Bobby Brown, don’t hitch your young wagon to some broad for money. Money won’t make you happy, and it won’t help when your looks fade.

2. P. Diddy – I’ve been watching “Making the Band 4”, I’ve seen you running your companies, getting your “king of all media” on…you should just be single for a while. A long while. Just make birth control a priority. I don’t wanna hear about any more baby mommas hitting you up for 10s of thousands. For real, go get a white girl or two…it’s about time. You haven’t done the “white girl” relationship thing yet that I can remember.  Get your Mr. Hefner on…get 3 or 4 white chicks.

3. Beyonce – Get married already, before your hips totally go out of control. I know the juice fasts are helping when you need them, but really…really sis. We both know that as soon as you drop Jay-Z’s big headded baby…you will really need your clothing company to design a special line of jeans just for you and those child bearing hips. Go ahead and lock that brother down Sis, seriously. It’s time.

4. Nicole Ritchie – Yes, we know there is some African American in your dna somewhere. We’ve seen the old pics of you…your hair has naps. You’ve got roots Sista. Your tracks were  showing a few times.  Dominicans must be doing your perm now…it looks good.  So let me advise you to slow down, get your weight up, and umm…consider a black man. I know your dad cheated on your mom, and that couldn’t have left you unscathed with regard to black guys…but just give it a try. You might like it. You don’t even have to worry about gaining some pounds, because black men like meat on their women.

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