Category Archives: youth

Aw Pell Yes: Obama Slow Jams the News with Jimmy Fallon

I love this.  Critics have been nothing but critical of President Obama from day one, but they can’t stop him from having some fun. He has charisma and a personality (something one candidate in the Republican field can’t seem to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Casey Anthony Trail aka. Sit Down, Nancy Grace!

I didn’t get into the Casey Anthony Trial too much.  I thought it was a tragedy on many different levels, and the media circus just turned me off.  I cared, but there are hundred of children who are killed, molested, … Continue reading

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What does Michele Bachmann know about the African-American community?

I’m confused.  I know that all the potential Republican candidates are basically competing on the airwaves to see who can bash Obama best.  However, Michele Bachmann has tacked on some  promises to her usual President bashing in this video that … 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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Complete this Sentence: Psychologists told Black People to stop spanking their kids and now…

Finish this sentence for me, people:  “Psychologists told Black People to stop spanking their kids and now…”  You can leave a comment below. Why do I ask?  Crazy “youngins” on the metro this morning. If you live in DC, you … Continue reading

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“Baby Momma” and other things that are not job titles

“Baby Momma” is not a job title.  It should not be the period at the end of your life’s run-on sentence.  I don’t care if your Baby Daddy is Lil Wayne and you’re standing at Rikers Island today with arms … 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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Are Ultra Conservatives in Texas Deciding What History is in Your Child’s Textbooks?

In a 10-5 party line vote last week, the BoE rammed through a vast number of changes to the Texas state history standards, all of which conform to the über-far-right’s twisted view of reality. In these new standards, Hispanics are ignored, Black … Continue reading

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Blog Rewind: Teacher calls student the N-Word – Real vs. Boondocks

I posted about this back in 2007 when the story came out.  I know most of you have seen the video of the teacher who thought that using “Nigga” was different than the “er” version.  I must admit…he did have … Continue reading

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Black Barbies Cost Less Than White Barbies at LA Walmart

Black Barbie Doll = $3.00.  White Barbie Doll = $5.93.  Why am I’m not surprised.  Oh Walmart…you know better than this.  Thanks to the folks at FunkyJunk.com for posting out this Walmart Fail.  Guanabee.com: “It was uploaded by a woman … Continue reading

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