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Whose Weave Did Hurricane Sandy Literally Snatch?

[ 15 ] October 29, 2012 |
Whose Weave Did Hurricane Sandy Literally Snatch?

I’ve been watching reports of Hurricane Sandy’s damages and I’m praying for my East Coast friends and family. It looks so treacherous and terrible. This is no Hurricane “Sneeze a Lil” Irene. This storm is completely about that doing the most life and I’m not here for it. I hope you all stay safe! But […]

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The Quarterlife Crisis is So Real Out Here

[ 27 ] October 29, 2012 |
The Quarterlife Crisis is So Real Out Here

A year ago, I wrote a piece for Clutch Magazine called The Quarterlife Crisis is Real because it is outchea. And I wanted to revisit it. A year later, I’m still like “SOMEONE GIVE ME A MAP!” Anywho, it’s reposted here with their permission and with edits of foolishment. We’ve heard so much about the […]

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No Country for Hollywood’s Bad Biopic Casting Choices

[ 16 ] October 28, 2012 |
No Country for Hollywood’s Bad Biopic Casting Choices

Three days later and I’m STILL mad! It’s because a new picture of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone has surfaced and it looks even worse than the one I included in my last post. Zoe’s looking all dead in the eyes, looking like her face is dirty. She looks nothing like who she’s supposed to […]

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Pics of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone are Out and I Say NAWL

[ 114 ] October 27, 2012 |
Pics of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone are Out and I Say NAWL

When I first heard about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in an unauthorized biopic, I was not pleased. It makes NO sense to me that of every actress of color in Hollywood, Zoe would be the choice to play Nina. Zoe’s cool as an actress and I enjoy her work but nothing about her even […]

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Announcing the Ratchet and the Geek Podcast, My Latest Project!

[ 13 ] October 26, 2012 |
Announcing the Ratchet and the Geek Podcast, My Latest Project!

It either I’m a glutton for punishment or I’m a busybody or a combination of both but I’m here to announce my newest side project! The Ratchet and the Geek podcast with my friend, technology OG Scott Hanselman! For those who might not know, a podcast is basically a radio show that you can download and […]

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Something Came Unbuckled on Scandal: Episode 204 Recap

[ 51 ] October 26, 2012 |
Something Came Unbuckled on Scandal: Episode 204 Recap

Listen. I know I say this every episode but I mean it EVERY TIME. I will give Shonda Rhimes and the Scandal writing team my last pink starburst AND the last piece of fried chicken! Chile… how do they manage to slay me each and every episode? LAWD! Disclaimer: As always, don’t read this if […]

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The Houstons Reality Show Might Be Too Soon

[ 21 ] October 25, 2012 |
The Houstons Reality Show Might Be Too Soon

Last night was the premiere of The Houstons: On Our Own, the reality TV show on Lifetime starring the family of the late great Whitney Houston. This includes her daughter Bobbi Kristina and boyfriend Nick Gordon, Patty Houston, her manager and sister-in-law, Gary Houston, her brother and their daughter Rayah. And mama Cissy Houston. I […]

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UPS Sucks! They Have the Worst Service and Employees!

[ 112 ] October 24, 2012 |
UPS Sucks! They Have the Worst Service and Employees!

I’m angry. UPS is the worst and their customer service is atrocious. I am BEYOND livid and have been for the past 2 hours. So lemme explain why. First of all, two weeks ago, I was expecting a package and realized I should have gotten it. I go check the tracking number and it says […]

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Whitney Young HS, My Alma Mater, Wins the Internet Today

[ 17 ] October 23, 2012 |
Whitney Young HS, My Alma Mater, Wins the Internet Today

I bleed orange and blue! Before I was an Illini, I was a Dolphin. A Whitney Young Dolphin, to be specific. I’m an alumni of the best high school in the city of Chicago: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. We’re also ranked nationally as one of the top schools in academics and we just […]

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What is the Dancery that Mary J. Blige Was Talmbout?

[ 25 ] October 22, 2012 |
What is the Dancery that Mary J. Blige Was Talmbout?

You know Mary J. Blige’s hit song “Family Affair” and I bet you’ve jammed to it many a times at parties or in your house. I’ve definitely hit my Mary bop on countless occasions because that song goes so hard in the paint. But I’ve always wondered things about the song. The lyrics pique my […]

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Whose Stingy Ponytail is This?

[ 52 ] October 21, 2012 |
Whose Stingy Ponytail is This?

Ok look. Everyone ain’t meant to have long flowing, luxurious hair. This is why Jesus invented weave. For those who want long hair without the hassle. Yes, He did. Look in the book of Yakiastes. It’s right there. But there’s nothing wrong with short hair. Especially when the person who has it knows that. Now, […]

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My Three Favorite Queens

[ 19 ] October 20, 2012 |
My Three Favorite Queens

Y’all know I’ve been SO SINCERE about posting everyday for the #30WriteNow challenge. I got 10 minutes left before today is over, so my post is just a picture of 3 of the most important women in my life: my mom and her sisters. They’re headed to a party right now (yes at 11:45pm) because […]

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This Was Definitely Hunting Season: Scandal Episode 203 Recap

[ 60 ] October 19, 2012 |
This Was Definitely Hunting Season: Scandal Episode 203 Recap

Last night was episode 3 of Scandal season 2 and it was on par with the rest, with no chill whatsoever. All 60 minutes had me sweating like Flava Flav while running with that heavy neck clock. I ain’t e’em lying! So much tea in one doggone hour! So let’s get into it all! Disclaimer: […]

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