Can you imagine what would happen if Michelle Obama said that she studied witchcraft…But it’s ok…because she never actually joined a coven? Fox News would have a field day. Most evangelicals equate Wiccans with Satanists, but an admission like this might be considered minor. You see, I’m almost sure many of them consider being a Muslim as far worse that either. Just my opinion. Maybe that’s why they aren’t tripping about comments made years ago by Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell on “Politically Incorrect”.
If the First Lady ever admitted practicing Voodoo or dabbling in Islam or considering Athiesm…It would be ON and poppin…like popcorn! LOL
I just love this quote from Bill Maher – “It’s funny to me, Chris, because this is the woman who claimed on another one of our ‘Politically Incorrect’ episodes from the ’90s that she would not lie, even in the case of hiding Anne Frank in her attic,” Maher told Matthews. “Eddie Izzard confronted her and said, ‘Really? If Hitler was at the door and you had Anne Frank in the attic, you wouldn’t lie?’ She said, ‘No. God would find a way.’ ” Now that is good TV! Crazy with a side of oblivious.
Hopefully, God will find a way for the people of Delaware to have proper representation. In my opinion Christine could make far more money as an entertaining pundit. Look at Sister Sarah P. She’s gangsta…the Lil Kim of Pundits.
I will never be able to here this Rick Ross song again and not think of Pentacostal Church services.
He said I think I’m Paul…I died laughin. “That will preach!” as my uncle says. Turning into a preacher later in life…I could see Ross doing that.
Black people, I have to say that I found this “Ninja, Say What?” video to be very informative. As I watched it I said to myself, mmm…Black folk must really, really sound crazy sometimes depending on who is listening in on us using the one word we don’t want others to use.
Tell me what you think.
I read the Washington Post Express a lot in the mornings. It’s got just the right mix of pithy entertainment and actual journalism. Well, today I was in for a real Post-Racial treat.
I don’t know who you are, Roxana Hadadi, but I’ve got to tell you that I think your article to day on Mike Epps was terrible and had some serious problems. Here’s what I didn’t like:
- You mention a story where 2 movie reviewers at a screening for “Resident Evil: Extinction” think that Omar Epps is the movie instead of Mike. That played into the “All black people look alike” myth. You note that they are cousins. That’s no excuse. They look Nothing alike. Nothing. Omar doesn’t even do comedy.You even say, “…Epps is inevitably the guy you immediately laugh at– even though you may first mistake him for his more dramatic relative”. Huh? I’m sorry, no one is mixing those two brothers up.
- The title of this article “Familiar Stranger” made me think of “stranger danger”. So is this black man scary, like a stranger?
- You say that he takes stereotypes about the “funny brother” and “drop-kicks them back in your face, making them absurdly believable wile also hysterically humorous”. Basically your saying that he does the stereotype so well that it’s hysterical. How can you flip something but then end up being the embodiment of it?
- You move on to Epps’s role in “The Hangover”: “Oh, and those comments on roofies — “Just the other day, me and my boy was wondering why they even call them roofies. … Why not floories, right? Cuz when you take them, you’re more likely to end up on the floor than the roof” – may be horribly inappropriate, but they’re also guiltily funny. They’re not as divisive or controversial as the kind of stuff fellow comedians-turned-actors Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle have said, but in a way, Epps — who performs Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall — has a goofy, universal appeal that rivals Rock’s and Chappelle’s natural charisma.”
First of all, are you saying that it’s not controversial to make fun of roofies? It’s the damn date rape drug! Then you call two very intellectual Black comedians “divisive”. I really, really would love to hear your explanation for the use of that word. What do you find divisive about Rock and Chappelle. Perhaps their jokes about race and race relations? Divisive is a whole lot of things in this “Post-Racial” world, huh? Question: Would you call Richard Pryor divisive as well? You say Epps has a universal appeal, but I think Rock and Chappelle are even more universal in their appeal. Of course all of this is just my opinion. Roxanna, you are entitled to yours as well, I just think you’re off.Also you mention Epps’s joke about getting money from white friends and never having to pay it back. Isn’t that a divisive joke?
I dont’ understand where you were going with this article, Roxana. It seems a bit, well…divisive.
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Black History Month is coming to an end. Only 5 more shopping days to express your excessive negro pride.
In honor of our Mulatto president, who is SO not tragic, I think you should go on over to the Hello Negro Shop…Today…and purchase one of our “I’m not a Tragic Mullato” shirts for your favorite mixed race friend or loved one. I created this shirt for my niece who is 1/2 black, 1/4 white, & 1/4 hispanic. Just in case you don’t know what “The Tragic Mullato” here’s some background information.
You can also pick up a great Hello Negro tee as well. We’ll be posting some new designs really soon. Got any ideas?
Oh my Buddha! I can’t believe “the General”, of American Idol fame, stole his “Pants on the Ground” song from some other old rappers. Well, now those old hip hoppers have posted their original song to YouTube (watch it below). We should have known. He sounded like he barely knew his own song, but I think people just chalked it up to alcohol. I know I did.
I think the original, “Back Pockets on the Floor”, is even funnier. It’s at least more complete…lyric wise. My favorite line from the song is, “Ain’t no way in the world/ that a man’s crotch/ could be that low!” Oh, I’m still cracking up right now as I’m typing this.
I was so proud to strut out of the theatre rocking my long, natural locs after seeing Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”. No perm over here, homey!
I’ve seen some reviews from sistas on blogs and all over the net… all largely positive. I was enlightened by the information on how the chemicals in relaxer really work (that chicken example cured me from ever wanting the “creamy crack on my head AGAIN!!!) and the info on where weave really comes from. It made me wonder if some of the women I know (who are very picky and won’t even eat the potato salad at a picnic if they don’t know who made it) will be weary of wearing hair that might have had “bugs” in it.
Things I loved about it:
- Derek J – A tiny man in tall heels
- The scene where the white guy gets botox. Hilarious!
- The reactions to Chris selling black hair – I wonder if someone is going to have some angry customers at their weave shop after that??
- The fact that they didn’t show the hair being washed and chemical treated in India – Um…did they wash and treat it? I mean he showed Dudley Product’s whole set up…just wondering.
- Black men talking about how they can’t touch their woman’s hair.
- Exposing how bad relaxer really is for the skin and hair.
- Raven Simone – That is a REAL chick, right there! Someone who you could just hang out with. I love her!
- Nia Long needs her own TV show. She is so funny and real. Loved her comments.
- It’s a shame how early some little girls are taught that their hair is “bad”.
- Where are women getting thousands of dollars to spend on weave?!?! I never knew it cost so much for good quality “fake” natural hair.
Like many of the reviewers who’ve commented on the movie, I thought there was a lot of information missing regarding the source of self hatred when it comes to beauty in the black community and assimilation to euro standards (Sharpton did break it down, though. Nicely!). However, the movie is a winner without that information. Rock is a commedian, not an activist. I loved the movie and encourage others to see it.
Did you see the movie? What are your thoughts on “Good Hair”?
Update: One of my black young female co-workers and a white older female co-worker were talking about the movie a few mins ago. The younger one said “My boyfriend told me yesterday, “You’re wearing those people’s oppression on your head!”, referring to her weave. Toooo Funny! Although, he does kinda have a point.