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Archived Since:July 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

T-Pain Singing Without Autotune Is Awesome. And Sad.

[Editor's Note: I'm giving the thinkpiece treatment to a web video about a has-been singer. Yeah, it's that kinda day. You thought I'd be talking about the election results?]Yeah, I realize I'm a few days late with this one. Whatever, I've been working. Show More Summary Wednesday Open Mic.

I'm on the road this week, in the great state of Missouri. No, not Ferguson (as if), just somewhere else.Busy week here. Ya'll talk amongst yourselves. I'll be back soon.I'm sure you wanna discuss the election results. Have at it.Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.

The Crazy World of HR – Taming the Data.

Working in HR is strange. People can’t decide whether they love or hate you. When there is serious illness in the family or a bereavement the help and support provided by HR is appreciated. You get a warm welcome. The moment you implement and push through changes to working conditions you are the worst person on earth. Show More Summary

2014: The Year Black Men (Collectively) Took An "L".

I refrained from commenting on yesterday's video in #StreetHarassment because something about the entire situation just didn't sit right with me. I still don't quite know what it is. This post is an attempt to figure it out, with your help.Sorry, I can't ignore the racial politics at play in that video. Show More Summary

About That Bobby Shmurda Audition Video....

If you haven't heard "Hot Ngga", don't know what the "Shmoney Dance" is, or generally have decent taste in music, you might wanna sit this one out. I don't have the time, energy, or inclination to describe the fleeting one-hit-wonder known as Bobby Shmurda. Show More Summary

Is There A Fine Line Between "Street Harassment" And Innocent Compliments?

I'm just gonna toss this one out there, as a social experiment. Because it's trending and because I'm interested in knowing what you guys see here. But mostly because the video is trending. Anyways, watch the whole thing first, then weigh in below.Question: Was the woman being harassed or complimented? Ladies, have you experienced such treatment?

Ashy Or Classy?!? Ray Rice Halloween Costumes.

For the first time in my adult life, I'm actually dressing up for Halloween. I'm going as a Secret Service Agent, to provide security for my 2 year old, who is going as Princess Tiana. I know some of you are saying "why Secret Service Agent", and the answer is really simple: because it's the easiest costume ever. Show More Summary

Bringing Online Poker to the People

The US online poker market is by far the most lucrative in the world. This may be a little surprising given the fact that just 3 states presently authorize online poker gaming – Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. It should be remembered that prior to the infamous Black Friday in 2011, online poker sites had carte blanche to operate in US cyberspace. Show More Summary

White Candidate Runs "Scandal" Themed Ad Against Black Female Competitor. Racist or Racial?!?

For those somehow unaware, I live in the great state of Maryland, not far from the border of the District Of Columbia. And yes, I refuse to call The DC Metro Urreah by that corny, contrived, wanna-be cool "DMV" nickname. That sht isShow More Summary

Miscellaneous Stuff Of Note.

I've been out a lot lately, not that you didn't notice. While the blog gets back to normal (whatever that entails these days) here's a few things you might wanna check out.Five reasons to love the Kansas City Royals - I haven't paid attention to baseball since the Nats lost, but this is a feel good story. Show More Summary

Black Jesus and black-ish: Great Sitcoms Or Borderline Coonin'?!?

In post-Tyler Perry America, the black sitcom has pretty much gone the way of the blackberry smartphone dinosaur. Sure, shows like Are We There Yet and Meet The Browns air several times a week in syndication, but seriously, who watches...Show More Summary

St. Louis Cop Shoots And Kills Teen Armed.... With A Subway Sandwich.

Remind me to never, ever, ever go back to St. Louis. Ever.Another police-involved fatal shooting of a teenager, this time in south St. Louis not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, led to hours of protests overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as an angry crowd gathered quickly when news spread across social media.St. Show More Summary

Steve Harvey, Paula Deen, Racial Forgiveness, And Sold Souls.

Sorry, but due to time constraints, this post isn't gonna be nearly as awesome as its title might suggest. My bad. Anyways, Steve Harvey's got tailors to pay, and the people responsible for making Paula Deen a household name would like to get back to cashing checks. Show More Summary

Raven Symone Wants You To Know She Isn't Black Anymore.

I used to love watching That's So Raven. I don't know how much I like Raven Symone after this BS.I suppose I get what she was trying to say. I just don't really see the point in saying it. At all. You?Question: What's up with this chick?

Mike Brown Protestors And Cardinals Fans Collide. It Gets Ugly.

As a very casual baseball fan, I have little love for the St. Louis Cardinals. Beyond the obvious booting of my Nationals out of the playoffs a few seasons ago, the Cards are known to have MLB's most obnoxious fans this side of the Bronx. Show More Summary

Mom Stalks Her Child To School. Records And Facebooks It.

Whatever happned to the days when parents just showed up at school with a switch in hand?Here's the full video.Question: Is this Mom unhinged or is this a good way to shame your child into doing the right thing?!?

White Lesbian Couple Accidentally Given Black Donor's Sperm. Hilarity Ensues.

Sometimes, I come across a blog post that basically writes itself. This would be one such post.A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American...Show More Summary Wednesday Open Mic

Yeah, life's been hectic and this blog has suffered. I'm sorry for that, but hey...Busy week here. Ya'll talk amongst yourselves. I'll be back soon. Maybe.Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.

What Sort Of Self-Respecting Black Man Wears Rundown Sneakers?

[Editor's Note: File this one under "Random Thoughts I Have While Waiting On My K-Cup To Finish Brewing"... or something like that.]I am a 41 year old black man. I do not care about sneakers. I never have. Clearly, something must beShow More Summary

How Will The Obama Presidency Be Remembered?!?

You'll notice that in addition to not posting much at all here lately, I haven't said much about President Obama here for some time. The reasons are many, and I'll prolly elaborate once I get a bit more time to breathe. But as The Obama Era lurches into its final years, many are already beginning to write its epitath. Show More Summary

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