Monthly Archives: May 2011

Things Still Untouched by Gentrification in DC

1. “The Shrimp Boat” in NE. 2. Fat Face Bar-B-Que – I see a white person or two in there from time to time, but hey that’s always been the case.  Who doesn’t love delicious soul food? 3. The Open … Continue reading

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Tomorrow might be the Rapture: Good things and Bad things

Good things that could happen if tomorrow is the day God raptures christians away to heaven. 1. I go to heaven.  However, I don’t know if the Christianity of Jesus’s time is still the Christianity of today.  For all I … Continue reading

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Gentrification: White where there was no White in Chocolate City.

Swirl or Twist.  That’s what most ice cream, frozen custard, or frozen yogurt places call it when your vanilla and chocolate frozen goodness is twirled together in harmony.  Yummy. That isn’t Gentrification.  It displaces people and cultures.  Fault should not … Continue reading

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So, We’re All Ugly Just Because Some People Aren’t Into Black Chicks?

Personal Opinion is not fact.  Asking men about their preferences when it comes to women and attaching some pseudoscience to it doesn’t make your research air tight.  I need someone to explain the concept of opinion polls to the blogger … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Red, Black, and Green, Leather, Africa Medallion

Just feeling nostalgic today.  How many of you used to rock medallions like these in the 80s?  Don’t lie.  You had one…with big fat wooden beads on it too.  I call it the “Pre-Bling Black Consciousness Revival Period”.  My mom … Continue reading

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So, Folks Have Issues with Jill Scott and Common at White House

Wow.  Jill Scott and Common, two of the most mellow and artistic musical phenoms I know, are getting bashed by the right-wing (Palin and Drudge Report) for lyrics.  I’m sure these pundits had no clue who they were before this … Continue reading

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Took a little vacation and Sidenote on Obama’s announcement about Osama

I’m coming back yall.  Had to take a break.  There is too much good news out there for me not to throw my 2 cents in, so I’ll get down to business in the next few days.  Thank you to … Continue reading

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