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Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Debut as Host on MSNBC Creates Demand for Show
During the debut of her role as host filling in for Rachel Maddow on vacation, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry caused an uproar by exhibiting excellent, progressive scholarship and critical analysis, which resulted in a demand that she be given her independent show on MSNBC.
BaracksFlagpin Breaks Down the Debt Ceiling Again
Posted in Activism, Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, Politics, Social Media, Social TV by Dr. Goddess
Hear the latest from the Red, White and Blue pin over the Black man’s heart presiding in the White House. Today: More on raising the debt ceiling… @BaracksFlagpin is what President Barack Obama is REALLY saying every time he gives a speech. Created by Dr. Goddess, catch @BaracksFlagpin on Twitter.
Toure and Dr. Goddess Discuss (Post) Blackness, Then and Now, on Twitter
Posted in Activism, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, General, Politics, Social Media, Social TV by Dr. Goddess
Last night, I watched a (very nice!) video of Black music and cultural pundit, Toure, reading from his forthcoming book, “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” in which he recounted what he called, “the most humiliating moment of my life” after a young man told him, “you’re not Black.”
Toure and I went to college together; and I was standing right there when all of this happened. For the record, the man said, “Oh shut up, Toure…You ain’t even Black.”
Problematic Pontificating on Planking with P. Diddy’s Poprah
Posted in Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Contests, Featured, Politics, Scholarship, Social Media by Dr. Goddess
I love planking.
It may also be the devil.
In an amazing feat, planking has caused a gigantic rumor mill to spin a tale of its supposed origins in slavery and/or the narrative that it is “a racist term”. Nothing can be more ridiculous but the retweeting of slave ships in response to the #planking hashtag on Twitter and with folks asking, “still think it’s funny?”
Um, yes. I do. For the most part, planking is silly and funny and so many other things.
Dr. Goddess and Friends Live-Tweet the 2011 BET Awards
It happens every year. BET is the amoeba of Black music life and the virtual prison door that keeps us in mental slavery. You would think they would do something like hire the right people (such as myself, for example) to put a good show together and maintain the dignity of our traditions but no, they prefer a clear mish mosh of shenanigans to keep us all laughing, applauding and still confused.
Help Dr. Goddess Help Ms. Freedom
Posted in Art, Blog, Featured, General, Home Improvement, Local, Products, Social Media, Travel by Dr. Goddess
A request from Dr. Goddess to help her help Ms. Freedom… “She Put a Hammer in My Hand”.
Ask a Sista at Netroots Nation!
Posted in Activism, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, General, Politics, Scholarship, Social Media, Social TV, Travel by Dr. Goddess
Dr. Goddess is speaking at Netroots Nation on the panel, “Ask a Sista: Black Women Muse on Politics, Policy, Pop Culture and Scholarship”, L100 AB, Minneapolis, MN Convention Center. Watch Live at http://www.netrootsnation.org/node/1850#L100AB
Shaq’s Retirement Creates Basketball Wives Debate on Twitter
Shaq announced his retirement on Twitter, which caused a huge debate over reality and reality TV, particularly Shaunie O’Neal and the hit show, Basketball Wives on VH1.