August 26th, 2008

Featured SPORTS

Black Girls Rule at U.S. Open

Extending a summer she labeled “more than amazing” Tuesday night, Venus Williams pretty much romped through the first round of her 10th U.S. Open appearance.

She did encounter a 3-1 deficit in the second set, but if that amounted to a hiccup, the cure came quickly in a 6-2, 6-3 win over 71st-ranked Australian Samantha Stosur, whose penchant lies in doubles.
Following on her sister Serena’s late-afternoon win, Venus opened the night program and hurried through a 31-minute first set before the brief stall. Once Stosur double-faulted on 15-40 for a Williams break, normalcy resumed, Williams leading by 5-3 with a 110-mph ace.

Featured Politics

2008 DNC: About Hillary’s Speech…

If you put me on a well lit stage, dress me in something that compliments my sista assets, beat my face something wicked, put all of my friends and family in the first 50 rows surrounding the stage I am standing on with signs displaying their adoration for me, cue the Jasmyne Cannick version of “This Is Your Life,” conveniently leaving out those moments I’m not so proud of—like the time I fell out in a McDonald’s induced coma on the couch fully dressed with a french fry in one hand and a Chicken McNugget in the other or the time I keyed my ex-girlfriend’s car and then hid my car at my best friends house all because she had the audacity to be at the Les Nubians concert with some other chick—I’d deliver an Emmy worthy performance too.

I’m just saying.

Don’t make it out to be more than it is. She, like everyone else, is doing her part—no more no less. Neither tonight’s performance or tomorrow’s encore by the hubby is going to erase the past 16 months for this sista.

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CA Black Lesbian Kicked Out of Federal Building for Wearing Lesbian T-Shirt

Looks like Gloria Allred may have another Black lesbian to add to her client roster–that is if she can take the gag out of her mouth and accept the fact that Clinton is not going to be President anyway.

According to the L.A. Daily News, 31 year-old Lapriss Gilbert plans to file a lawsuit against a private security company after a routine trip to the Social Security office Monday turned into 30 minutes of shock, disbelief and irritation, who was forced to leave the federal building by a guard who objected to her “” T-shirt.

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I Heart Old Skool BBQs: Ain’t No Party Like A Backyard Party…

Okay, so I had a pretty busy weekend that I am still trying to recover from.

On Saturday night we celebrated Michelle of Michelle XXX’s birthday at Club Eleven in West Hollywood and on Sunday there was the 3rd Annual Old Skool Barbeque.

Oh where to start…

First, mad love and props to Paul Scott and everyone who helped put on the BBQ. Ain’t no party like a backyard party cause’ a backyard party don’t stop. Holla!

Featured Politics

DNC 2008: Will the Real Democrats Please Sit Down and Shut the F$%^ Up?

As I have said before, at election time, I fully expect the Republican Party to try and incite mass hysteria at the polls. What I don’t expect is for members of my own party to throw temper tantrums and put aside common sense choosing to side with the opposition just because their candidate lost.

With each day passing, I am leaning more and more towards registering as an Independent come November 5.

Court of Public Opinion Featured

The Court of Public Opinion: When Age Is More Than A Number…It’s An Issue

So this week’s Court of Public Opinion will entertain the issue of age.

The situation involves a lesbian who is dating someone almost 20 years her senior, 17 to be exact. She has noticed that often times because she is younger than the woman she is dating, she is often referred to her as “young un’” and “young lady,” but should she reverse the it and call her an “old maid” there’d be problems. She says that the woman she’s dating knew how old she was when they met but still choose to move forward. She writes that because she’s in her 30s, she’s made to feel like she doesn’t know as much as the woman she’s dating, who is knocking on 50. She says that she could possibly overlook that but can’t ignore the fact that her woman goes to bed at 8 p.m. on the dot nearly most nights of the week, leaving her wide awake. She says that she’s also concerned because she thinks the woman she’s dating is going through menopause and therefore has mood swings that she just doesn’t know how to handle at times…but she really, really likes her.

She concludes her email by saying that gray hair and one organism per night (before 8 of course) withstanding, she’s tried to make it work but feels that it’s a losing battle and wants to know is she out of her league and should call it quits.

So what say you?