Do They Look Alike … Or Am I Tripping?


The other day I was watching television and this Black guy was on it talking about the Ravens game. I did not hear a word he said. As soon as I saw his face, all I thought about was the chocolate M&Ms. She's female, but she's still brown and bald ... and she wears glasses, too. Could they be related? I need to contact M&M's to tell them that I found the brown M&M's brother. Maybe now Geico will insure her? I watch a lot of commercials (and enjoy them). Can you tell? P.S. I Continue Reading

Have You Seen Half Of A Yellow Sun?

Thandie Newton (41) and Anika Noni Rose (42). Beautiful!

So last week, we heard on Twitter that Half Of A Yellow Sun is now available on Starz. We watched it immediately. I haven't read the book yet, but it's been sitting in my bookshelf for years. My mom even took it and read it before me. She loved it. I can't say for sure why I haven't read the book. I think it's partly because I know that it's about the Biafran war, and I am afraid to confront the truth, even if it's just in a fictional novel. I'm a huge fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and I Continue Reading

About The Nigerian Woman In The Leaked Sex Tape


Last week on Nigerian Twitter, it was all about the leaked sex tape featuring a Nigerian woman. Allegedly, she's a married woman, a mother of five children, and a Registered Nurse in the DMV area, and the man whose penis she's sucking and who she's sexing doggy style is an African-American man who works as a janitor --- and is not her husband. I don't know how popular this story is off Twitter, but I live in the DMV area, so due to geographical location, the story is hot off Twitter here. Continue Reading

How Stayfree® pads Got Me To Talk About My Bra (And Breasts)

BlogHer Conference - The ladies who did the video

It was a few weeks before the BlogHer Conference that I got contacted about doing a round-table conversation about comfort, sponsored by Stayfree® pads. I was excited! (1) Any opportunity to share my opinion(s) is always phenomenal, like I don't ever get tired of sharing my opinion(s), and (2) I had never, ever done anything like this. The day came, and I was nervous. And scared. And anxious. Like I mentioned in the previous post, I was to appear to the green room by 1:00 PM and my flight was Continue Reading

On Ray Rice Punching His Fiancee, I Take Back My Words

Ray Rice & Fiancee, Janay Palmer

Back in March - can't believe it's been that long already, I blogged about how I felt about Ray Rice punching his girlfriend. At the time, my understanding was that she spat on him and he punched her once. That was the story that was told to us anyway. You can read that post here. I was under the impression that he punched her once, not several times - although once is still one too many. But my argument was that if she was indeed the aggravator, then she cannot control how he reacts. There was Continue Reading

A Day In The Life Of My Bra

For Women Who Do

Because you want to know, and because I am all too happy to tell you: You know I have a special love and appreciation for bras (and panties), and I also just love blogging about it. I have told you before about how I dump my bra when I come home, but now I'm going to share where my bra goes in a day. Why? Because of women who do. Vanity Fair® has launched a campaign called Women Who Do: for women who Dream, Inspire, Encourage, and Persevere. For me, there are so many women who inspire me Continue Reading

What Steve Harvey Said About Men

Steve Harvey

The only time I used to really follow Steve Harvey was when he had that show, The Steve Harvey Show in which he played the character of Steve Hightower and was a teacher and Vice Principal in Booker T. Washington High School and was madly in love with Regina. Don't remember if Regina was a teacher or the Principal, or both. Since then, I've know what he's been up to, but I've not made any conscious effort to find out. His day time talk show is about to start its third season, which is great Continue Reading

How I Find Comfort During My Period

My BFF Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is coming with me by way of hardcover

Igwe asked me, as he often does, "What are you blogging about?" Sometimes I tell him what I'm blogging about, and other times, I tell him that he has to wait and see. This time, I said, "I'm typing a sponsored post for Stayfree® pads about what makes me feel better and feel comfortable during my period." Although I did not ask him, he decided to contribute to what he believed makes me feel better. He said, "Work." I might have blinked ten hundred thousand million times. "What?" And he told me Continue Reading

Show Of Hands If You Want To Pay Less For Your Cell Phone


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint. All opinions are 100% mine. Me, too!! I remember years ago when cell phone bills for just one line used to cost up to $100 per month, and that was without data. These days, cell phone carriers are trying to convince us to join them, and they have been quite convincing, but the craziest offer I have seen is the one from Sprint. Have you seen their ads on television? You know I'm an ad lover, so I've seen their ads Continue Reading

Butter Me Up And Call Me A Biscuit


When I was in Nigeria, there were only two ways I knew how to eat corn: roasted (called grilled in America) or boiled. With boiled corn, the only ingredient I knew to put on it was salt (while cooking). And it tasted good, honestly. But one day in America, I ordered some food at a restaurant, and I was asked what side I wanted it to come with. Corn on a cob was one of the options, so I ordered it. When the corn came with butter and black pepper on it, I was not too happy. But then, I tasted it, Continue Reading