You Shouldn't Be Mad at Tyler the Creator &...
A lot of folks panties are in a bunch over Mountain Dew’s “racist” ad which was the brainchild of Tyler the Creator of Odd Future fame and infamy. The campaign features a talking goat who drink Mountain Dew and goes on a rampage. The one spot that has gotten the heat depicts a police lineup of all black men and the goat. One headline bashing the ads read “Mountain Dew...
Must Read: The Power of Talking to Your Baby →
All parents gave their children directives like “Put away your toy!” or “Don’t eat that!” But interaction was more likely to stop there for parents on welfare, while as a family’s income and educational levels rose, those interactions were more likely to be just the beginning. The disparity was staggering. Children whose families were on welfare heard about 600 words per hour. Working-class...
The Unattended Baby
Watched a mom on the bus ignore her doozing toddler as his head bobbled, hit the railing and his tiny frame almost fall off the seat. There was a distance between them. An entire seat on the 3-seat bench. She never once addressed him or scooped him into her arms like a loving mother would. Instead, she was on the phone telling a man how much she is ready to move forward with him and needed...
Black Folks Are Leaving BedStuy, White Folks... →
I’ve lived in Bed-Stuy for 6 years. I wasn’t a big fan of the neighborhood when I first moved from Woodside, Queens. There are still things that piss me off here: Having to talk through a bulletproof glass at the dry cleaners Terrible pizza shops The lack of fresh fruit Barely any good restaurants within a 3 block radius Niggas However, After reading this I feel compelled to...
I Did NOT See This One Coming... →
I was a PBS kid. I’d run home every day (well not run cause I was chubby, more like a focused walk) home and turn on the TV to watch “my shows”. I loved Ghost Writer and it turns out Jamal (the black kid in the show) went to my junior high school. The show only ran 2 years but we never found out who the ghost that was leading these young kids on daily adventures was. Turns...
Farewell Facebook, and Good Riddance →
I’ve seriously considered quitting Facebook and would have done so without a blink of an eye but for comedians FB is like the yellow pages, white pages and four square all-in-1. Oh my friend Araceli wrote this. She is dope and a Village Voicer like me. :)
Why I'll NEVER take a cruise →
Some people love cruises. I am not one of them. Nothing gets me excited about floating in a coffin, limited in my activities and being forced to engage with the hundreds of others on the ship because well…we are on a damn ship. Stories like these make me feel better about laughing in my mother’s face when she suggests we take a family cruise together. This ship was supposed to tour...
Only a Woman... →
Even after death a woman wants to control who can and can’t come to her funeral.
All Is Predictable in ‘Love & Hip-Hop’
It doesn’t take a psychic to know how the new season of the reality drama is going to end. Chloé Hilliard offers the three best (and most entertaining) case scenarios ~~~~~~~~ Just a little something I wrote.
Destroying our Kids Self-Esteem One Cheese... →
A woman who was fired from her job in an elementary school cafeteria earlier this week after giving free lunch to a needy student has been given her job back, according to Missouri’s Channel 5 News. ____ Chloé’s Note: This women didn’t want a young student to be subjected to bullying. He was too poor to pay for school lunch and instead of a “regular” lunch he was...
A recent Associated Press online poll concluded that racial prejudice in America...– CNN
I still adore you, you adore me theoretically. Now I gotta shut the door on...
Holy Crap, Jesus Had A Wife?
An ancient scroll that depicts Jesus as possibly, maybe, kinda having a wife has been revealed. Conveniently ripped right after “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …” the scroll is causing quite a stir in the Christian and academic world. Dan Brown is probably somewhere doing the happy dance yelling “I Told You So!” Next week, his book The Da Vinci Code is going to find it’s way...
To Tell the Truth: Should You be Allowed to Kill...
A man confessed to stabbing his girlfriend to death because she did not tell him she was HIV positive before they had sex. [Full Story] I came across this article (sidenote: the Daily Mail may be a UK publication but they always find the most ratchet American news stories) and thought, I may have thought to do the same thing if confronted with this news. We talk about the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in...
Black Tennis Junior Star Benched for Being Too... →
If the girl is killing them why is she being punished for being thick in the waist. Serena is no Twiggy and it hasn’t hurt her game. As a former athlete I’ve known the pressure of having to fit the physical standards of white people when it came to my black body. Hmm, maybe I’ve found a topic of my next HuffPo blog.
Racing: Tia Norfleet Is the First African-American... →
Earlier this month, Tia Norfleet made her debut as the first African American female licensed by NASCAR. In a new interview, she explains how she was inspired by her father, Bobby Norfleet, who also raced cars:
Him: What college did you go to? Me: NYU. Him: Are you proud of yourself? ...
5 Jailed in ’95 Killing of Cabby Didn’t Do It,... →
Seventeen years after Baithe Diop’s slaying, a federal investigator linked the killing to a confession by two gang members.
Twitter is not your friend, they can and will shut... →
After criticizing NBC’s delayed coverage of the Olympics big events (oh, and posting the email of an NBC executive) Twitter shut down this guys account…because they can.
True Stories: How to Slowly Kill Yourself and... →
I’ve had guns pulled on me by four people under Central Mississippi skies — once by a white undercover cop, once by a young brother trying to rob me for the leftovers of a weak work-study check, once by my mother and twice by myself.
“Because of the fact that we were black, some of the members of the...– CNN
Little Girl: Why is her [me, Chloe] so tall? Mom: Because of her genes. ...
Can we talk about this? →
I am Legend and Madea’s Family Reunion are some of the most important films on race?!?!?
dream hampton: No Shame Day →
dreamhampton1: I’ve suffered severe bouts of depression since I began taking steroids 20 months ago. I take the steroids because they keep my throat from closing. They help me breathe. They also make me fat. But worse than fat, they make my mood swing wildly, which sometimes leaves me emotionally spent. I worry… Bravery
SEE IT: Hulking teacher slams teen at school →
When Diane John got a call from her son’s school saying he’d gotten into a fight with a teacher, she thought the boy was lying when he insisted he’d done nothing wrong.
Japanese investigators are looking into whether a demented chef broke the law...– Tokyo cops probe ‘human genitals’ dinner