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Dear Rod Blagojevich

I got on Twitter on Monday morning to see a hailstorm of tweets from people talking about Rod Blagojevich making some foolish statements about President Obama. So HE has the honor of being the recipient of my first sternly-worded letter in 2010. Oh, and this is what he said, by …

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Dear Sammy Sosa, You Look Like A Vampire

I’m sure by now, you’ve seen a picture of the new and (not so) improved Sammy Sosa. It has more than earned this week’s sternly-worded letter. Dear Sammy Sosa, What in the name of all that is good, holy and sanctified are you doing? Who died and had you replicated …

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Chris Brown’s Fail

Ok so I don’t usually blog on Thursdays, but I had to today because of the Chris Brown/Larry King interview. Not because it was interesting. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I could have spent that hour watching grass grow, or an English comedy. However, it was entertaining because …

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Prince is Pretty But I Don’t Find Him Sexy

“You know you got power, when everyone comes to your concert wearing purple sweaters.” – My friend, V.E.G. So I was watching TVOne yesterday, and “Purple Rain” came on. I’ve never watched it before, but I know it’s a classic because people still make references to it. While watching, I …

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Clinton’s a Sigma, Jesus is an Alpha (and Omega)

Folks take their Black Greek affiliations serious! This is why I was taken aback (albeit while laughing uncontrollably) when I found out that William Jefferson Clinton has been inducted as an honorary member of the historically Black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. At first, I thought it was another internet hoax …

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A Letter to Michael: Moonwalking on the Clouds

My kids WILL know that “Billie Jean” was not your lover while “Jam”ming. We won’t “Stop Till We Get Enough”. Michael, you made “HIStory” and that is undeniable. Now that you’ve “Eased on Down the Road” to meet Him, I “Cry” because you’re “Gone Too Soon”. We thought “Heaven can wait” but it apparently couldn’t. Your music “Heal(ed) the World” and for that, you “Rock my World”. I “Never Can Say Goodbye” but I do I hope you’re resting in peace.

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The Time I Met Al B. Sure’s Unibrow

Thursday, April 30th was the national initiative, Dining Out for Life, which has restaurants around the country donating a percent of their proceeds to AIDSCare. Karyn & I decided to do a Red Pump Project Dinner in honor of the day, and we had 10 people come to eat with …

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Dear Kanye West, Are You Ok?

Y’all already know my fondness of letters, and just as I poured my heart out in thanks of the Hat’s Aretha (it is no longer Aretha’s Hat. The hat is now so awesome, that it is considered the owner of Aretha, instead of the other way around), I’m writing a …

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A Love Letter to Mama Retha’s Inauguration Hat

Because Aretha Franklin’s Inauguration hat was everything. Aretha: Mmhmm! You can’t tell me SH*T. I know you see me! Don’t hate. Appreciate. Dearest Ms. Franklin’s Hat, You came, you sang (on top of Re-Re’s head), and you conquered (the hearts of a whole nation. Hell, a world). You somehow came …

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