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Filed Under:Ethnicity & Race / African American
Posts on Regator:2738
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Archived Since:July 20, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Russell Simmons Culturally Tone Deaf Comedy Jam.

Black Twitter has been afflutter the past couple of days by a sketch comedy bit called "The Harriett Tubman Sex Tape", which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. In case you've been under a rock, or don't know what Black Twitter is, here it go...The fact that Russell Simmons is responsible for that fckery didn't help. Show More Summary

Who? Us Racist? Oprah, Obama The Clown, & Doug Gansler.

Three race related stories have dominated the news to varying degrees this past week. Since I'm already late to the party, I'll just give you my two cents on each of them. Keep the change. Or whatever the snappy comeback to two cents is.Anyways...Oprah Winfrey recently made waves when she spoke about an incident at a Tom Ford store in Switzerland. Show More Summary

Yet Another Plane Crash. Will You Stop Flying?!?

What's up with all these planes crashing lately? This morning in Alabama, a UPS cargo plane crashed, killing the pilot and co-pilot. A few weeks ago, a particularly horrific incident occurred with a small prop plane crashed into a Connecticut home, killing a 13 and 1 year old. Show More Summary Monday Open Mic.

I'm on the road the next couple of days, so ya'll have at it. The blog will be back to normal shortly.Question: What's on your mind today? Drop some links, start a convo.

Learn to Play Poker With Free Online Games.

Playing Poker for real money can be a bad investment if you really do not understand the basics of the game. It is far wiser financially to learn the game at a free online site. At such sites, you can get the basics and beyond if you...Show More Summary Open Mic Thursday (Yes, I'm Back!)

It's still technically my birthday (the whole month of August is) but I'm back to work. The blog will be back in action soon. Thanks to all for the wishes. And no, that was not my cake. But anyways, on to the linkage...Canceled summit...Show More Summary Open Mic Tuesday.

I turn the Big 4-0 later this week. So as you might guess, posting is gonna be light around here. If you'd like to send your favorite blogger a monetary donation for his Geritol/Depends Fund, shoot that PayPal kite to Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Calls Hispanic Teens "Drug Mules".

Since getting their asses handed to them last November, the GOP has talked a good talk about "expanding the tent" being "more inclusive" and "reaching out to minority communities". Well, actually they haven't. They merely said they would...Show More Summary

Juror B-29 Speaks.

I really don't have the time or energy to expound on this one. Ya'll have at it.Question: Does "Maddy's" story add up? Is this too little too late? Should she have stuck to her guns?

2013 NBA Free Agents

We are approaching the “dog-days” of the NBA season, those six weeks when nothing much gets done as the league prepares to enter its unofficial “slow” period, the stretch between the end of summer league and the beginning of informal...Show More Summary Open Mic Tuesday.

I'm on the road this week, so ya'll have at it. Some stuff of note...Woman who survived Chesapeake Bay Bridge car plunge describes swim to safety - Sista rear ended by 18 wheeler swims to safety after her car is knocked off bridge. Black...Show More Summary

How Will The Ball Impact FIFA World Cup 2014 Play?

A soccer ball is a soccer ball, right? Guess again—the construction and design of an individual soccer ball can impact many aspects of 'the beautiful game' including scoring, ball handling and goalkeeping. In other words, the specific...Show More Summary

President Obama's Trayvon Martin Speech.

You've probably noticed I haven't said much about President Obama here lately. That's purely intentional, and if you need a refresher on why, just rewind a bit.So, no, I'm not exactly on the hardcore #TeamObama bandwagon anymore. But don't worry, I'm not morphing into a breastless Conservative Black Chick before your very eyes either. Show More Summary

We Almost Lost Detroit.

I've been to Detroit before. Used to have in-laws there. All jokes about wise cracking city councilwomen, crippled Benihana-loving struggle rappers, and disaster pRon aside, it's a lovely city. I wouldn't live there myself, because I love DC and don't particularly enjoy shoveling snow, but I wouldn't dissuade anyone else from either. Show More Summary Open Mic Thursday

One day till the weekend. Thank you Jesus! I'm sorta busy catching up today, so ya'll have at it. Some stuff of note...Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak Out On All Three Major Networks, Call On Obama To ‘Investigate’ Zimmerman - Yeah, good...Show More Summary

Let The Rioting Begin! #NoJustice4Trayvon

Last week here, I suggested that the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial would likely result in social media outrage, but no actual looting in the streets. I was at putting wagers on the likelihood of this not happening. Show More Summary

After Trayvon Martin.

[Editor's Note: This is not spellchecked, and it's also likely incoherent at points. Forgive me. Blame the hands, not the heart.]I, like many of you, was devastated to hear the verdict Saturday night. As the jury forewoman read the words "not guilty", my mind numbed. Show More Summary

George Zimmerman Trial Open Mic.

Closing arguments are today, and we may have a verdict soon. You're gonna wanna talk about this, here's your forum.Question: What are your observations on the closing statements? How do you think the jury is viewing this?

No, Mainstream Media: Black People Will NOT Riot If George Zimmerman Walks.

The George Zimmerman 2nd degree murder case seems to be limping to the finish line, with closing arguments beginning today, and the jury likely to begin deliberation by Friday. I've personally been appalled by the awful, and completely terrible job the State of Florida has done in trying Zimmerman. Show More Summary

Ashy Or Classy?!? Lebron James Is (Apparently) A Rapper Now.

Let's be 100% honest here: there isn't a single black man in America that doesn't think he can rap.[1] I'd go a step further and assert that roughy 50% of all black men under the age of 40 have either...1) Recorded a rap song or2) Made...Show More Summary

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