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“Think Like a Man…”: Are you shocked at the success of this movie?

IF you are shocked at the success of “Think Like a Man“, I have one word for you.  “Boomerang“. 1992 was the year and Boomerang was THE movie.  I love that movie.  I wish they would get the band back … Continue reading

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No Question: This Nivea ad is racially insensitive (update: they apologized)

The black blogs are a buzz about this ad. Um…so a black man’s uncivilized self = Questlove.  AKA. a guy with a big afro and facial hair?  Really, Nivea?  I read about this on Tumblr and was cracking up at … Continue reading

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Django Unchained: I’m not interested in any movie where black women are repeatedly raped

I don’t know about you, but a movie featuring mildly thought out black female slave characters who are repeatedly raped at a club for white slave owners is not my idea of a great film.  I don’t want to see … 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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Possible Modern Day Lynching Ruled Suicide in Mississippi

This situation is just not adding up for me.  A 26 year-old black man with a history of mental illness was found hanging from a tree in the predominantly white housing area of Greenwood, MS after he wandered off on … Continue reading

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The New American Caste System?

Poor is the new Black. Now that I have your attention.  What do I mean by that?  America is a society where historically someone (or some group such as women) has to be “the lower caste”.  I have a feeling … Continue reading

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Typical Negro Shout Out to The Crouch Quadruplets

Shout out to the Crouch Quadruplets of Danbury, Connecticut.  Kenny, Martina, Ray and Carol Crouch collectively applied to more than 30 colleges, and not to all the same places.   All 4 were happy when they signed on the Yale admissions … Continue reading

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Black Vegan: You have considered going Vegetarian or Vegan?

I’m currently exploring veganism as a way to lose weight and improve my health.  My path involves a lot of raw food and excludes a lot of processed food (white flour, white sugar, white rice, etc).  So I was wondering, … Continue reading

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ABC News: Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?

I’m wishing Steve Harvey, Sherri Shepard, Jacque Reid, Hill Harper, and Jimi Izrael Good Luck as they try to answer this age old question:  Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?  I’m sure the panel will try their … Continue reading

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When Negroes Need to Feel “Special”: Tavis’s Black Agenda Event

Tavis Smiley is hosting a national forum today in Chicago titled, “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda.”  I don’t like the title at all.  The Black Agenda is PART of the American Agenda but it’s not THE … Continue reading

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