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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



SLTA___
     Look at these photos.

Clearly this was my most pressing takeaway from Black-ish tonight.  

I told y’all I was gonna follow this show to see where it went because, though the pilot was promising (to me), not everyone felt the same way and I was curious to see if it would keep beating us over the head with race repeatedly.

Tonight?  Just a regular family comedy about Black folks living in suburbia.  Even though the race references weren’t ever-present (and slightly exhausting) it still felt like a Black family and I’m even more hopeful the show will become an actual hit…and not make Black America cringe every Wednesday night.

Good job y’all.

And good job giving those two precious babies some screen time because they are adorable!

10:03 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Look at this photo. When I do log in to Grindr randomly because I’m traipsing through a new neighborhood or waiting in line I get two kinds of messages. This kind, or the other kind that I can’t post because it’s all bootyhole pics.

When I do log in to Grindr randomly because I’m traipsing through a new neighborhood or waiting in line I get two kinds of messages. This kind, or the other kind that I can’t post because it’s all bootyhole pics.

7:36 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Michael Dunn convicted of first degree murder for shooting unarmed Jordan Davis.

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) — Jurors found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2012 shooting death 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

(source)

I was tempted to jump up and say something like “We finally got one!!!”  However I realize that is very tacky and I refrained.

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Then I changed my mind because it’s been very difficult to be Black, read the news, and stay calm these past few years, so screw it:  WE FINALLY GOT ONE!!!!!

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5:07 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     How Not to Apologize: Boston Herald Obama Cartoon edition.

This is the cartoon:

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This is the statement:

Contributors to our Editorial and Opinion pages have the right to express their views, and satire is clearly used in Jerry Holbert’s cartoon today.  That said, we sincerely regret if we inadvertently offended anyone and extend our sincere apologies.

This is me:

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(well, not literally me because I would never wear a shiny cornhusk placemat on my head for 3 seasons in a row, but you get the idea)

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4:13 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     The Real Housewives of Atlanta trailer is HERE. [VIDEO]

I stopped breathing a total of five times.  FIVE!  From just the trailer!  This is probably going to be the single best season of reality television in the history of the genre…not that there’s a whole lot to live up to, but just work with me here because I am hella excited right now.  

And this is REAL drama too, not that throwed-together mess they try to pull on RHONY and RHOBH.  Ain’t nayan chile on this show a good enough actress to pull this mess off in any sort of acting capacity.

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3:32 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Bigot baker cries about having to close her anti-gay bakery.

Remember Sweet Cakes by Homophobia Melissa? The Oregon bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple?  Well.  They closed.  And the state is suing them for $150,000, so now Head Bigot Baker Melissa Klein is out here crying at Conservative functions because it’s just soooo unfairrrrrr.

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Honestly, I’d be a lot less salty toward this woman if her bigotry was actually based on some archaic interpretation of her religion, but she has no problems making cakes for a divorce party and a pagan solstice shindig, so she’s basically just an awful homophobe who got caught being awful and wants some other bigots to feel bad for her.

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1:02 pm  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     If you’re surprised by the whiteness of the “thugs” behind Thug Kitchen, you don’t pay attention.

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Let me explain to you who likes using the word “thug”:

  • 11 to16-year-old Black children who don’t know any better yet
  • Rappers…but not any of the good ones
  • Fox News
  • White girls on Instagram
  • Middle class white people who also still say “homeboy” 

No one would ever come up with the idea of “Thug Kitchen” aside from people who have neither cognizance of nor desire to stop perpetuating a stereotype.  ONLY white people would be clueless enough to make this a thing and I’m disappointed y’all were really following this mess in the first place.

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11:52 am  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Look at this photo. That moment when a low-quality casual restaurant chain starts using slang you’ve never heard of. 
Am I old now?  Am I still Black?  I don’t remember “fleek” being discussed at the last BBQ.  Was this a late entry on the program that I missed because I was having my Itis Nap?  What does fleek even mean?  Who started it?  What’s it derived from?
Actually, I really think Black people are just throwing random words out there now to see how long it takes before white folks be like “oooo that is so cool, let’s wear this completely the fuck out real quick.”

That moment when a low-quality casual restaurant chain starts using slang you’ve never heard of. 

Am I old now?  Am I still Black?  I don’t remember “fleek” being discussed at the last BBQ.  Was this a late entry on the program that I missed because I was having my Itis Nap?  What does fleek even mean?  Who started it?  What’s it derived from?

Actually, I really think Black people are just throwing random words out there now to see how long it takes before white folks be like “oooo that is so cool, let’s wear this completely the fuck out real quick.”

9:58 am  •  1 October 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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