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My Life is an Offence

I understand that by simply being born and making certain day-to-day decisions my life is a complete offence  to many extremist groups. And yeah, I said it: Y'all are EXTREMISTS. How have I harmed thee? Let me list the ways: 1. I love meat and…
Madness

The Terror Strikes Again

My sister Adwoa's boyfriend has proclaimed her the second worst stripper/dancer on the planet. He has identified me as the first. The details as to why he would think my younger  sibling is such a horror in the art of seduction via dance have not…
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Is China Pissin' on U.S.?

This morning I woke up and read the news like usual. Suddenly, I caught a by-line that had me doing a double-take "China warns US against meeting Dalai Lama". The meeting could cause "serious damage to Sino - US relations" a Communist official warned; and…
Madness

Court Jester gets Punked

This Wednesday I was summoned to court on contempt charges by my daughter's douche bag sire. I can't assign him the title "biological father" or "baby daddy", because even those monikers carry more respect than he deserves. Anyhow, the charges read: Refusing visitation and Illegally…
Motherhood

Why I Abhor Family Portraits

My mother in law is a saint. She has a heart of gold and is overall just a good person. But like most saints and good-natured people, she is blind to the ugliness of this world. Whether it's because these folks choose not to see…
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So I saw Avatar…

...and I didn't really like it! (Wait while I duck from the stones and boulders that will be hurled at me shortly.) Sure, Avatar was a cinematic triumph featuring 3D technology, special effects and amazing color infusion, but I don't watch movies for the technology.…
Motherhood

White Power!

Quick! What was your first reaction when you read that title? I bet you images of skinheads and men in long white robes flashed in your mind. Maybe even a burning cross on a Black family's front lawn. "White power" means a lot of things…
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It's GREAT to be White in the USA

Man. I've always known you had a good thing going if you were born White in America. For a while, it was good to be born anything but Black in America...However thanks to 9/11, Arabs and Muslims have taken our place as the lepers of…
Motherhood

Something New

Typically when I hear the phrase “Something New”, I think of interracial couples and the angst they face a-la Sanaa Lathan and that very yummy blonde guy whose name always escapes me. But as of last week, the phrase “something new” means something completely different.…