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BIG Feet

Last Sunday I bought a new pair of shoes from Aerosoles at DSW where I work. I’d been eyeing them all summer long and they had finally gone on the discount/clearance rack. To my disappointment, there were none in my size – 9 ½, but…

Pump Up the Jam!

Three days ago someone posted the Pump up the Jam on Facebook. I immediately ‘stole’ it and posted it on my Wall. Do you remember Pump up the Jam? If you don’t (and if you ever heard it, how could you possibly forget it?), here’s…

Maimed for Beauty

  (Slhore trans: Slut + whore) In ‘primitive’ cultures around the world, women disfigure themselves in the name of beauty. We have our necks stretched with copper/brass coils in Thailand; our lips stretched with clay and/or wood plates in parts of Africa and South America;…

The Origins of Ol' St Nick

I have no words. Ladies and Gentlemen, from the mind of my little brother, Sami Gyekye, I present to you this intriguing Christmas tale: The birth of Santa Clause. On the very first Christmas, four Wise Men set off to deliver gifts to the baby…

Office Drama

Clearly I’ve been out of corporate America for far too long. Since I was laid off at the end 2008 and said “screw it” to trying to find a regular office gig, I’ve mastered the nuances of stay-at-home mom drama. At the end of the…

Christmas Fun

Every family has its own set of time honored Christmas traditions and rituals (if they are fortunate enough not to have the holiday cancelled by an over-zealous matriarch) that are performed year-after-year. It’s what keeps college students coming home, and if the traditions are particularly…

Monty Python's Courtroom Circus

My last court date, as expected, did not disappoint. The events were so bizarre that I halfway expected Mr. Bean to jump out of some obscure corner waving a conductor's wand. Pure insanity, I promise you. After shelling out sixty bucks for the kids daycare…

Confession of a Weak Minded Woman – 2

So now we come to the topic that still makes me quake with fury: Stephanie. Again, you said that you would not have Na around any women that you weren't in a serious relationship with. I had no idea that Nadjah was seeing Stephanie until…

Confession of a Weak Minded Woman

There are a bunch of little boys out there getting Black women pregnant and dipping; it's really starting to make me angry. You, Azania Olezene, Lakieshia Jones, James Holcomb and 2 others like this.   KSTell why are these Black women dealing with "little boys"? …

Chris Gets A New Job

Chris sat in home office, his eyes and finger tips weary from hours of programming. He paused in the middle of keying in a complex code that a client had contracted him to complete. A wave of dissatisfaction suddenly washed over him. There has to…