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Well Meaning

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Last week's What's the Matter with Self? exploded with fed-up rage and fear over the proliferation of white T-shirted black drug dealers. Black folks are mad over nigga shit. The pull of middle-cl  

What's Matter with Self?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2003
White T-shirted niggas look like pigeons. They flock and clock on corners and in doorways shittin' death onto white and black likewise niggas. Then these peddlers swagger past one another, Biggie-s  

Rev. J.C. Superstar: the Rev. Damon Lynch

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Before we revile or revere the Rev. Damon Lynch III, we must first reconcile his proximity to the Rev. Martin Luther King's stature, social consciousness and innuendo. Lynch is one of 26 city coun  

The Myth of Eyelashes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2003
I have pretty eyes. When I was a girl, my eyelashes were so thick they curled back on themselves. They ringed my eyes like sideways wreaths. I was about in the fifth grade the first time I ever di  

Likewise, I'm Sure: The Enquirer's Peter Bronson

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2003
People want me to hate Peter Bronson. "How do you sit beside him every week on that show?" they ask of our oppositional banter on Hot Seat, Channel 9's Sunday morning roundtable. You're probably ho  

Treacherous Bunnies' Lament

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2003
It's Bugs Bunny's 65th anniversary. I wanted to write solely about Liberia, our lyin'-ass president and why he don't particularly give a fuck about a country of dusty-ass Africans 'cause can't no p  


0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2003
The lure of anonymous pussy trumps mortgages, diapers, family vacations, carpools and all those other trappings of domestic bliss. While work-a-day men bet the farm on pussy, athletes and entertai  

Call Me Chad

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2003
I knew I was a nerd when my brothers ridiculed the way I talked. Just like fellow female black nerd Dani McClain (see The Other 'N' Word ), I got clowned for "talking white." In case you've taken   

Music: The Art of Noise

The poetics of Ursula Rucker's ruckus

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Whenever the overhead blower clicks on in the CityBeat office, Ursula Rucker's sotto voce is swamped by gusts of industrial-strength, conditioned air. When it shuts off, Rucker's still hard to h  

Greatest Licks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Three years on, and I'm still checkin' for fools. July 13 marks the three-year anniversary of the inception of "Your Negro Tour Guide." This is your 140th Tour, regardless of where you hopped on or