Last Words on the Down Low.

Crossposted from TAPPED.

On Tuesday, I wrote about President Obama’s visit to The View today and suggested he bring up his new initiative to fight the HIV/AIDS in the black community. But as I predicted, Obama did not mention it, nor did he confront host Sherri Shepherd for blaming high rates of HIV/AIDS in the black [...]

Random Early-Morning Hotness.

Yes, yes they are. Without going into details that might embarrass people I kinda know, the line “You’re just giving birth now/You’re not mother earth now/Now that you’re pregnant,” well, it really spoke to me.


Professor Denzel and the 30 Second Stare.

Via TNC, Denzel says of the ladies who come to watch August Wilson’s Fences:

“There are all these women coming to see me, to see this actor they like, and I appreciate that,” he said. “But at some shows, women are carrying on and snickering too much. Like at our Mother’s Day performance. Some [...]

Show Her Your Joystick.

If you think about it, it was bound to happen eventually.

Thanks to the wonder that is the internet there is finally a solution to a seemingly intractable dilemma: should you a) immerse yourself in hardcore online gaming or b) have a sex life? Now [...]

TRANSform Me and Performing Gender.

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy…for women?

That was my immediate reaction when I happened to see the ad for this while watching RuPaul’s Drag Race 2 ( I don’t care if you judge me, that show is GREAT). TRANSform Me is a makeover show with a twist – transgendered women acting as style [...]

On Creative License and The Hurt Locker.

*For those who are ridiculously late (like myself) and haven’t watched it yet, there are spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned.

Along with the Oscar buzz surrounding The Hurt Locker there has been another conversation taking place – civilian impressions of the film versus those of [...]

Paging Clueless Undergraduate White Liberal.

x-posted from U.S. of J.

The fact that the University of Virginia’s student newspaper would use the words “African magic” in a description of an op-ed should give you a few signs as to its quality (to say nothing of the op-ed itself):

“June Bug,” our rented Toyota Spark, took us everywhere we wanted [...]

Feel It In The One Drop.

We were a few days into February before I even remembered that it is Black History Month, and when I did my first thought was not of Malcolm, Martin or any other typical BHM icon, but Bob. The last time I “did” BHM was back in my undergrad days in Toronto and today the [...]