1. In 2010, singer John Mayer gave an interview to Playboy magazine, in which he explored an ‘interesting’ philosophy regarding his penis and black women: “I don’t think I open myself to [black women],” he said. “My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock.” 2. Also [...]
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…well, no comment except this:
With the shock passing of Whitney Houston this past weekend (I wrote something about her for the Guardian here), it’s been the perfect time for the media to showcase their spectacular ignorance/laziness when it comes to the identification of black and ‘urban’ performers.
*I want you all to imagine that in the sharp tones of authoress Ms Maya Wilkes (played by actress Golden Brooks in much-missed sitcom Girlfriends) Tuesday afternoon’s rain brought with it a thick fug of wild rumours of the demise of the relationship between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. (And of course, the firm assurances [...]
Yeah, that totally happened. Last Wednesday, I was sitting at a bus stop in east London, waiting for my sister to come get me so I could help with her house move (we were due to to clean the flat’s carpets, cos we’re just this side of OCD). So there I was, late afternoon August [...]
Well this is embarrassing. I am the blogger who cried wolf: “I’m taking a blogging break, everybody! Yup, two months!” I said. “No, I can’t stay – I NEED A BREAK.” And then I returned, and not even a full week has passed. But don’t worry – this is only a small relapse into the [...]
Late last week, I heard Kelly Rowland’s new single, Motivation. It features Lil Wayne (a man who inspired me to make a very funny visual gag one time; ask my pal J – she’ll tell you) and is one of the beepy, atmospheric R&B slow jams. It is, I guess, pretty not-bad, kinda sexy. I [...]
Last week, someone retweeted some ridiculousness into my Twitter feed. No need for me to set it up, take a look at the nonsense: THIS CAN’T BE LIFE.
Last week, I clicked a link on The Hairpin, which led me to a 1,000-man survey from the American magazine, Glamour (except they called it the ‘Extra-Hot, Extra-Juicy Guy Survey, obvs). So I went through the 50-page slideshow, stopping and extracting the most interesting answers to me. Below is a small selection of those:
I read a fantastic piece on Jezebel several months back, written by Danielle Belton of The Black Snob. The article was about the tiers of commercial celebrity gossip which exist within mainstream media. Citing the then-recent Alicia Keys/Swizz Beats nuptials, Belton explained why the mainstream media did not mention the controversy surrounding their union – [...]
A couple of days ago on Twitter, I clicked a link which took me to the Daily Mail site – boo! hiss! – and specifically a ‘showbiz’ story about professional Pretty Person™ Kelly Brook and her newest beau (only the Mail uses the word ‘beau’, much like The Sun uses ‘love rat’). This guy’s name’s [...]
This past weekend, The Guardian sent over a photographer to take my picture to illustrate a piece I did for them. I was given a couple of days’ notice and in stereotypical ‘Neurotic Modern Woman’ mode, dedicated the time to mapping my various bodily flaws. To be honest, ‘various’ is a bit of an exaggeration [...]
Today, in which Blackness is exponentially multiplied (Black History Month launches and Nigeria is 50 today as well), it’s time to dust down the skirt and blouse, the pestle and mortar for pounded yam, the Supermalt, Samuel L F***ing Jackson himself. You know why? COS IT’S BLACK FRIDAY, BABY! On Thursday, the rage of a thousand [...]
“I am reluctant to confirm any suspicion that I am a knuckle-dragging, white, male, heterosexual, racist, middle-class, middle-aged, cosmopolitan retard, but the thing about Naomi Campbell is sex. Campbell has a feral air: she excites prehistoric fears in our reptilian back brains. Her amusing history of violence enhances the sense of danger which underwrites speculative [...]
The first thing I saw on Twitter on Tuesday morning was a link to a post by Janet Street Porter. The pullquote read: “The fashion world refuses to make clothes to fit real women. Enough is enough.” OK, I thought, I can get behind this. Or I would’ve thought that, if not for the inclusion [...]