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Month: January 2012

Madness

How Did You ‘Coming to America’?

“I’m planning a trip to Africa, and I would love for you to join me.” “Uhh…I dunno. When I think of Africa, I think of…” “Women walkin’ around with their breasts going ‘jiggy-jiggy-jiggy’?” (Cackles and simulates jiggling breasts with her hands.) “Hahahhaaa!” Conversation between Phaedra…
Musings

Now That We Are All At Attention:

A few days ago I posted a blog entitled You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum! The text sent to me via email and was written by Field Ruwe, who is a PhD candidate with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism, and an M.A. in History.…
Madness

Once Upon Dolvett

  This morning I woke up bathed in sweat. My mouth was dry as desert sand, and my hair was matted to my face. My racing heart threatened to burn through my rib cage and beat its last on my cream cotton sheets. Dolvett Quince…
Say what??

You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum!

So I got this in my email this morning...   They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored, and impoverished. In…
Musings

Are We Afraid to Teach Black History?

This Monday we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. People in pockets all over the world feted his life and work by doing community service and imparting the lesson of equality. I’d wager that anyone over the age of 40 could share a personal story…
Madness

Going Out With a Splat

If you’ve worked more than a day in your life, chances are you’ve had a bad day at work at some point. If you have more bad days than good on that job, chances are you grew to hate that job. If you were economically…
Say what??

Eat Sh*t and Like It!

 Has anyone ever told you to “eat shit”? Didn’t eat infuriate you? Didn’t it make you want to fly into a rage and smack the – well – shit outta them? Well, if you’re the average American, you’re either stuffing something into your face right…
Motherhood

Watch Your Words and Make Them Count

September, 2014. It’s a date that I frequently repeat sometimes quietly; sometimes loudly; often mindlessly. September 2014 is when ALL four of my children will be of school going age, and for once, I will have some free time to myself. That is, all things…
Musings

So I Got My Girdle Off Layaway…

…and these are the fabulous results! No, I’m just kidding. This was the point I got to in snapping it up before I had to enlist Marshall’s assistance in getting it done all the way up. The other night I went to Northpoint Mall in…
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