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Biden: The Wrong Tree

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February 4th, 2007

There are all kinds of sayings of my grandmother’s generation that are both anachronistic and true. Barking up the wrong tree is one. It’s about a pack of hunting dogs that are distracted from the main object of the chase and become transfixed, barking while the real target gets away.
Much of […]

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The Baddest Mamma Jamma Ever

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October 5th, 2006

Ask Butter how I zone
Man, Cleopatra Jones
And I’m chill like that…
Digable Planets, Rebirth of the Slick (Cool Like Dat)
For many Black women my age, Tamara Dobson was the uncut shiznit. Standing over six feet tall in her bare feet, the stunning ebony model turned actress was our first look at a Black woman completely […]

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Summer Round Up: BET, Fat Momma and Spike’s Magic for Magic City

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September 3rd, 2006

A lot has gone on since my last missive on The X-men. BET held an awards show in June that (surprisingly) was FABULOUS. Presenters were respectful yet entertaining. Harry Belafonte was honored in a way befitting his fire and contribution. And the musical honoree was none other than my favorite diva, Chaka […]

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X-Men’s Last Stand: One for Patriarchy

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May 29th, 2006

I came out of the latest installment of the X-Men movie series, “The Last Stand,” like most fans of the comic book: deeply disappointed. Some were upset by the limited screen time of aficionado favorites like Angel (precursor to Archangel) while others lamented the two dimensional vilification of Magneto, X-Men antagonist and leader for […]

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