Black Girl In The City.

Ciara couldn’t have said it better.
October 9, 2008, 1:09 am
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Ok lil Janet!

-black girl.


Wired Up & Dropped in the Wind.
October 2, 2008, 4:38 am
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How I managed to watch the entire first season of The Wire on DVD in three days is beyond me but I did it! Ok, ok blame it on my guy crush Idris but I really was digging the storyline after I got into it. After finishing the first, which I hadn’t seen before, I was so stoked about watching season two and following the show from the beginning. Most folk know that I’m not an avid television groupie so my buddy LP volunteered his stash and brought Season 2 to work making me an automatic member of the WOC.

Excited indeed! Ready, wired and willing to see what happens next. Obsessive? Yes probably but who cares. Images of Stringer danced in my head as I prayed LP kept his end of the deal to exchange Season 1 for Season 2. Full and fit to behold my prize, I strolled back into the office and… Yes. There was my shiny new present signed, sealed and delivered. He’d left it on my desk while I was out on a lunch gallivant. Would have been better for Idris to deliver personally but I understand how busy boyfriends can be lol. I raced to the metallic green and matte black box like a little girl getting her first Cornsilk Cabbage Patch. There they were. My dates for the next week at least. Another weekend wonder wouldn’t be a good idea since I’d spent most of the last doing the exact same thing and there were a few that weren’t too happy about that but whooptly loo. I was so tempted to pop the first disc in right then and there to get the party started though I didn’t and held my cool.

I was clean and clear by 10:45pm or so and ready for nukie time. Popped in the DVD and planted my tush in the favorite corner of the couch, eyes fixated to the tv screen like a media drone. Then it happens. About ten minutes in I’m pissed as hell and ready to call 9-1-1 because someone had stolen the real season two and replaced it with something I couldn’t catch wind of. I curled my lip, making this funny (and kinda ugly) face I make when things just don’t add up. They totally dropped me in the wind after a crazy breakout season. Like, where’s the pit? Where are the towers and the hood? The fiends and the yellow tops? I would much rather see that then McNulty twirling around on tugboats like a fairy lol. A let down that put me to sleep before the first installment ended. Sorry boyfriend.

I can’t be mad because The WOC (Wire office committee) forewarned me that although season two may be a snore, its necessary and a part of the plan. Ok yea, whatever. Sure I could be pre-judging since I haven’t seen the whole thing but I have a pretty good feeling that I won’t be glued like a jellyfish to the set like before. All is not lost since I still have what…20 more seasons to go? And if anyone knows where I can get a nice Idris Elba prototype I’m taking applications. The real one has yet to show up at my doorstep and it’ll be getting cold soon.

-black girl.

‘how can she slap me?’
September 10, 2008, 12:14 am
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See this brings up an interesting point I’ve discussed with friends in the past. Some agree, some don’t – but honestly...if a woman has the Mandingo to be disrespectful enough to hit a man then hey – if she gets hit back it’s her fault because she opened herself up to it.

My take is that if you want to conduct yourself like a man and fight like one too then you have to be willing to accept accountability for whatever outcome you’ve caused by your own lack of self control. She lost control and just went off! LMAO I’ve get mad but I’m never dumb enough to slap any dude I’ve ever gotten angry at. The fact that I typically date big dudes (like 6’4 damn near 200 big) may be an incententive not to show my sassafras also but the point still stands.

I don’t think men should ever hit women but sometimes it’s a reflex thing when the woman initiates violence and just starts doing some off the wall, disrespectful crazy $hyt. If somebody slaps the lights out of your eyes and you are still conscious enough to understand that you just got bytch slapped, the ‘human’ thing to do is slap them back right?! If you’ve ever held a devilishly pissed off baby then you probably understand this principal better than others. I’ve been knocked in the mouth with big noggin heads and hair bows, caught in wooden block crossfires, scratched in the face…all unintentionnally of course but it takes a second for your brain to register and comply with a non-reactive approach because its a baby. A second that ‘by nature’ we tend not to want to let pass by.

Not reacting is much harder than reacting so I completely understand how things can escalate with the right individuals. But why didn’t anyone get on her case? She slapped him first but he reacted and got his a$$ kicked. I don’t think that’s fair but it IS Gangsta. The power of the P-U…

Domestic violence goes both ways and in either case is horribly wrong. Do you think there is a double standard when it comes to this? I personally think women have an advantage should we ‘choose’ to be the instigators or initiators. If I were grimy I could provoke my man to no end, bleach his clothes (I hear that’s a classic), poke his eye out with a stiletto and then send him to jail if I’m a good enough actress. Not fair at all but every situation is different I suppose.

‘How can she sllllap me!!!?’ (I’m mad at him for crying in the end lol.) If I’ve told you kids once I’ve told you twice: No hitting!

-black girl.

Cassie’s New Video
September 8, 2008, 5:31 am
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I first heard this song through someone at DTP a while back and remembered thinking, dang this is kinda dope. Doesn’t surprise me that this is Cassie’s come back track. I love it and I love the video. Hawt!

Who does she remind you of though????

-black girl.

pss. Ok so you know I had to go snooping for some of those stylish picks (Marc Jacob Glasses $975 ) and found them at the Loop of course. Thanks Angel! GO HERE for details…

Even John Legend loves it…
September 5, 2008, 4:52 am
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That traditional ATL sound never gets old!

-black girl.

have u seen Halle’s baby girl?
September 4, 2008, 3:08 am
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Even though divulging celebrity bizness isn’t my thing, I had to post these. Halle’s got an adorable little gift. Although it doesn’t bother me, I’m interested in wondering what anyone thinks about papi being Caucasian. Does it matter?  (thnx for the pics Nissa!)

-black girl.

Hello? He’s just not that into you…
September 3, 2008, 10:09 pm
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Haha! It was only a matter of time! Can’t wait to see this movie. We need our ‘own’ version though.

Get the book.  Good read and written by a man btw.

-black girl.