I respond to Naija Annoyance over my annoyance... →
Saw this on the Internet. You should click through for the entire thing. My response is below. eclecticspectrum: If you can’t understand why Nigerians feel overprotective of a name like Baratunde then…oh boy. I am so tired of the people saying “I just want to connect to Africa” and not realize that by doing so they will ruffle feathers. No one is required to feel flattered by your desires. ...
#LA, tonight I do standup in #EchoPark. Come out! http://frenchtoastcomedy.wordpress.com/
Black girls rock! at Venice Beach Boardwalk
I believe in superheroes, better media, & women, so I support @womenactnmedia. http://bit.ly/PI5kTB You should too.
KANYI MAQUBELA: Thank you, Mr. Romney. →
kanyi: I am a South African, by birth and citizenship. I’ve been in the United States nearly three decades, but my language, culture, and family are all South African. I am an immigrant working in high-technology entrepreneurship. I have created a dozen jobs, and intend to create as many more as possible…
The black American was the über-black →
As a black British immigrant to America, I have clung to my roots and my accent. Perhaps it is time to let go.
So we’ve all just decided not to do anything about global warming, right? I just wanna make sure. View more on WhoSay »
#RIP born again rebel Ms. Melodie
Check it out! I was on the NPR w @deanna http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156869050/social-media-advice-splitting-work-life-on-twitter
Just met a fellow black surfer! There’s a club!
“if I go sailing, I’m taking a white baby on a keychain with me” -Patrice O’Neal
The N word
Just like being black is up to the individual, the use of the N word is up to the individual. The attempt to use black solidarity to eradicate the word has been unsuccessful because black solidarity doesn’t exist anymore. The use of the word is as subjective as the concept that there is one type of black. Just like race is a social concept, the creation of the word is a social concept. The...