President Obama: Bringing Jackass Back

"I have a problem with my camera..." publicenergy, I really have nothing new t ...more

Our Daughters, Our Selves

**Crossposted at This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life** ...more

"Til your tongue turns doo-doo brown": 2 Live Crew and Black Hipster Expression

**Crossposted at This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life** ...more

Orobato Update

Interesting twist to a case I have been following: Samantha Orobator, 20, was jailed last August at the airport in the Lao capital, Vientiane, and charged with carrying about half a kilogram of heroin. She is more than five months pregnant, and enters her third trimester on Saturday. The circumstances under which Orobator became pregnant in prison remain unclear. ...more

Sasha and Malia Obama and Murdered Chicago Children: Blame it on the Tech-t-t-tech-technology

According to Media Matters blog, the Washington Times yesterday featured a photograph of the Obama children, accompanied by a headline about a record number of Chicago area school children who have been murdered this year. It was easy to miss, as the paper quickly removed the image from its on-line edition. But the fact that it happened at all is troubling, especially as there seems to be no valid excuse for the image-headline/story juxtaposition: ...more

She'll Make You Happy: Shirley Jones, Nude at 75?

One of my favorite TV moms of all time may be appearing nude in Playboy. Shirley Jones, at 75, would be the oldest model to appear in the buff in the pages of the magazine. As interesting as this may be--and, again, as much as Mrs. Partridge always seemed to me to be an incredibly hip mother--even more interesting is the gamut of reactions to this news. This is seen variously as ...more

I Am a Woman: Ready for Truth

Several of my blogrolled bloggers have been talking about the historic unveiling of the Sojourner Truth statue at the Capitol. ...more

Yoo-hoo for Hoo-hahs

**Crossposted at This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life** Womanist Musings has alerted me to a product that says it provides “feminine zone nourishment.” Please note that this product is not nourishment for your honeypot, but is instead designed to somehow make your ladybusiness itself more nourishing. ...more

HELP! Is there a word for this?

I need some help. I am looking for a word that possibly does not (yet) exist. It would be meant to describe a type of crush, except not of the romantic variety. This would be a crush you have on someone's ideas...the way their mind works...and possibly the way they communicate this. ...more

I know I've heard (or read) the word used in that context and the dictionary definition ...more

What's in a (Blog) Name?

On the 14th of January of this year, I posted my first entry to this blog. Prior to that post I had thought long and hard about what I would name it. Seems everyone has a blog, and so many good names are taken by bloggers who have come before me. I had decided on a theme and a focus for the content, and had early on developed a loose rationale for this space--one that I purposefully left rather open-ended to allow for further development: ...more