When Stumbling Out of the DBR Matrix These Are Great First Steps

Or you might consider this part of your escape route when deciding which pill to take when you decide to get out of **DBR-Ville!! This scene is from the television show The Game. I have mixed feelings about this show overall but this was an excellent example of what a woman should be doing with […]

Sometimes Love Is A Battlefield – But It Doesn’t Have To Be

I heard this song “Battlefield” by Jordan Sparks on the radio and like the lyrics. I of course give a hat tip to Pat Benatar’s classic Love Is A Battlefield. This has me thinking about the concept of why we “fight” for love and relationships. Sometimes incompatible people are locked in a battle of wills […]

Oprah Might Relinquish Her Crown..Discusses Whitney Houston

The queen of all media just might be announcing the end of her show. Oprah Winfrey left a teaser with Good Morning America as she promoted the newest season. Can you believe it’s been 24 years! I grew up with Oprah and can’t imagine a time when she wasn’t around. It has been nice to […]

If No One Else Has A Problem With Things Why Care?

I’ve been thinking about this for the past few days. In discussing the Chris Brown interview on Larry King, Tyler Perry rewriting and directing the film version of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Enuf, the ongoing slaughter (that includes kidnap and rape) of black women and children in the […]

Jimi Izrael: The Root’s Resident Misogynist Is At Again

Of course since we know Skippy Gates is the “mastermind” behind starting The Root on behalf of his white benefactors (at the Washington Post) my thoughts on this shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. I’ve already made my feelings known that Gates offers NO VALUE to black women whatsoever. It’s why we have to […]

Tyler Perry Will Botch For Colored Girls No Matter How Hard He Tries!

“I WILL NOT BE NICE…” Black Women Need to Stop Giving Black Men Carte Blanche to Tell OUR Stories!!! I admit I was absolutely LIVID when I read this in the entertainment industry trade paper Variety yesterday: Lionsgate has tapped Tyler Perry to write, direct and produce an adaptation of the 1975 play “For […]

When Your Mother In Law Sues You She's Just Not That Into You!

I had briefly heard of this story in passing but hadn’t realized all of the ramifications involved. Comic Sunda Coonquist has been sued by her mother-in-law for making jokes about the behavior of the family. Much humor is rooted in pain and certain comedians are very skillful at dissecting the actions of others. Sunda is […]

Cinderella: Guerilla Training Manual for African-American Women

I was about to write this post from a completely different perspective but thank goodness for stream of conscious writing. First, I’d like to thank my naiveté. I think this is the first time I actually understand what Neo felt like after he was freed from the Matrix. Although I’ve been reading about the […]

I'm Not Sure If Empowerment Is the Real Goal For Some Black Bloggers

So if you read a variety of blogs like I do you may start to notice certain trends. Some of the same readers of one blog may also read another with varying levels of interest. Sometimes blog hosts may link to each other or mention something they’ve read or commented on. Often some […]

Deploying A Little Negro Spirit: When Black Female Artists of Substance Are Ignored

This is the fourth conversation in a series where I discuss race, culture, appropriation and the abdication of African-American touchstones due to devaluation of our unique perspective and shame.

Right now as I write this there’s a fight going on between the RIAA, radio broadcasters and the public. Only we don’t realize what’s at […]