Category Archives: Rant


Love And Hip-Hop NY Is Not For The Faint At Heart

Last night, I had occasion to watch the entire premiere episode “Love and Hip Hop”, Season Four. This reality show is set in New York City and seems to still be pretty popular after three full seasons. I watched a little bit of the last season but I didn’t last long with it. It takes acts of Herculean strength to suspend THAT...
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Five (5) Things I Am NOT Here For

  This is a Tumblr challenge issued by Steen (@steenfox) and I am always down for a rant. There are many things I am in no way, shape or form here for, but this is only five: 1.) I am not here for your hype. Yes, your hype. Whatever banality it is you are all extra excited about, I would like you...
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My Name Is My Name: Kill The Random Apostrophe

  For some reason, some of the parents of the kids in my class at work have decided that my first name requires an apostrophe. Not that I’ve ever on that job or any time in my entire life written or signed my name like this: Ca’Shawn But apparently, folks at the job place assume that my name is supposed to look...
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Fat Girl Fairytales: The Amazing Transformation of Jennifer Hudson

Can we talk about Jennifer Hudson being in cahoots with those “diet” people over at Weight Watchers to make people think that FAT=HORRIBLE & TACKY? Yes, let’s do that. I’ve been meaning to rant about this for at least a week. I’m about sick and tired of seeing Jennifer Hudson in these awful TV ads for Weight Watchers. She’s been wailing like a...
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Rip The Runway: Vogue, “Slave Earrings”? REALLY??

OK, Last week Nivea for men posted a wack-ass ad insinuating that black men with beards and afros were “uncivilized” and “didn’t give a damn”. It was just an asshole move on their part and after getting slammed for it in every corner of the World Wide Web, they took the ad down and issued an apology.  Fast forward to this week:...
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“Don’t Be Afraid”: Anatomy of A Rape Carol

Yes, a “Rape Carol”. This is a term introduced to me by my good girlfriend Alise of NaturallyAlise.com. A “rape carol” is a song  usually sung by a man that lyrically  suggests in one way or another that there will be sex going down and that the woman’s consent is either not needed, not wanted or at best, questionable. Most of the...
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Big Booty Judy: Can I Live??

I didn’t watch the Espy’s last night a.) because I don’t have cable,  2.) because I don’t even watch sports and III.) I’m pretty much over awards shows. But because I do frequent the Internet, there was no way I could miss the “buzz” about tennis champ Serena Williams at the ceremony. Or more accurately, Serena Williams’ ass. The same thing happened...
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My Femaleness Should Not Be A Burden

Today I am upset.  Today I am angry. I am just mad today! I am frustrated by the burden that is my femaleness. I was talking to my good friend Rhome (DJ Stylus) via G-Chat today and in the course of that conversation, he linked me to an article by some dude who was, in my opinion, using the guise of caring...
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Rage Against The Machine: Girl, No.

I was out eating with a few my of Sister-Goddesses (and two awesome guys) this past Sunday night at The Diner in Adam’s Morgan. We all had just left the DC Loves Dilla party and were as hungry as hungry gets.  Over a table full of pancakes, grilled cheese, chili fries and buffalo chicken tenders, we chit-chatted it up about just about...
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Rewind Week: "The Ides of April Is Upon Us"

Originally posted April 2008 Hello My Lovelies… Today is a beautiful day in the Capital City. It’s a breezy, sunshiney 61 degrees-birds are chirping, niglets are running wild and white folks are hopping around in shorts and tank tops. Spring has SPRUNG in the Chocolate City! I love to walk around in the sun, breathing in pollen-filled air during this time of...
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