August 2018

someone needs to read slim thug and I volunteer as tribute

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In this week's Bitch, Please broadcast, washed-up rapper Slim Thug came for Ciara and her wedded bliss with Russell Wilson. Entirely fitting, of course, being that I came across this [...]

June 2017

linguistic lessons: the etymological origins of fauxtep

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I'm fairly certain that wayward man of Erykah Badu's acclaimed Call Tyrone fame, was a fauxtep. He had good dick, or perhaps his penis had been magnetized by Ms. Medulla [...]

April 2017

america’s black kangs are upset with the most preeminent athlete of our time

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Unless you've been scavenging the bottom of the garbage patch that is the Pacific Ocean, you know that Serena Williams recently announced that she's pregnant. By her F-I-A-N-C-E. Now a [...]

August 2016

black swim: what simone manuel’s gold medal means for america

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Today, I've come across commentary on the internet inquiring why the media has to bring race into Simone Manuel's momentous achievement. She is the first Black woman to win a [...]

July 2016

i ain’t birthin’ no babies!

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I was recently a featured guest on a mater mea podcast, where the topic of discussion was women who don't want children. For anyone who may not be aware, I'm [...]

February 2016

October 2015

why amber rose is the face of a new millennial heroine

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Last weekend, Amber Rose held her extensively criticized, yet widely misunderstood SlutWalk. The following week, WPGC 95.5 radio morning show host, Joe Clair, offered his meager, and clearly ill-informed opinion [...]

culture shock: the politics of black representation on tv

By | October 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Editor's Note: The following piece was written in 2010. Two of the television shows dissected herein have since been canceled and no longer air, but may be viewed on Netflix, [...]