Monday, August 2, 2010
I stopped subscribing to Essence magazine when long-time editor-in-chief, Susan L. Taylor left in 2000. I stopped buying Essence from the newsstand on a occasional basis when Time Inc. purchased the magazine and began filling issues with more advertisements than stories, particularly advertisements that had little to due with improving, enhancing, or enriching the lives of African American women. The slow death of Essence Magazine had begun then, the essential magazine for African American women from 18 to 80 was beginning it's transformation into a high gloss version of Vogue magazine in blackface.
In the last ten years, Essence has become a shadow of it's former self. Slow to report on cutting edge issues in the African American community, way to fast to become a lightweight Hollywood promotional tool, clueless and tentative on issues where black women needed a fearless advocate. Current editor, Angela Burt-Murray continues to fail to impress, remember her tone-deaf words of wisdom during CNN's Black in America series? What About Our Daughters offers a blistering take-down of Burt-Murray's seriously stupid response to the latest controversy over Essence recently hiring it's first non-African American fashion editor.
It's been a bad few weeks for black male athletes, from the horrible news of the murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, to the undeserved second chances of Jeremiah Masoli and Maurice Clarett, the reckless stupidity of Tyreke Evans, and the great flame-out of Delonte West.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
What If You Threw A Diversity Tea Party And Nobody Came? Some Tea Party Folks In Philadelphia Found Out Real Quick
You plan a "Uni-Tea" diversity function for the Tea Party Movement which has a little bitty problem with racist signs and slurs at it's previous events and you invite confirmed racist Andrew "I Ain't Never Apologizing To Shirley Sherrod" Breitbart to speak. How does that event turn out?
When You Look Like The Daily Caller's Mark "Who Let The Dogs Out" Judge You Really Shouldn't Be Calling Other Folks Ugly
The dude above with the uber-thin lips, squirrelly eyes, receding hairline, and road map wrinkled face wrote some pointless piece of junk calling some of his fellow journalists ugly. This dude must not have any mirrors in his crib.
The Stupidest Woman In America Hands Down Is Sarah Palin - Hair Weaves, Hand Notes, And Random Half-Baked Thoughts
Could you see this dumb bunny meeting with various Heads of State with random stuff written on her hand? Their names or their countries? Folks are serious about this idiot being the next President of the United States. Our country would become a laughingstock.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Highly recommended, mindless entertainment. Worth every penny. Get your popcorn, your soda, and your milkduds and just sit back and enjoy the ass-kicking and gunplay. The story makes no damn sense and Angelina Jolie's skinny ass running around and punching folks is completely unbelievable, but who gives a damn. A good action thriller is a good action thriller.
Which Unthinking Jackass Dug Phyllis "Crazy Ole Biddy" Schlafly Out Of Her Crypt At The Cryogenics Lab?
The old saying is true...you can't teach old dogs new tricks. GOP great grand momma Phyllis Schlafly on the run from the old folks home and spewing insane, deranged, and completely wrong ravings.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Between Alvin Greene And Leshuh Griffin Professor Tracey Is Not Sure Who Is The Nuttiest Black Person Running For Office
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A Late Last Word On LeBron "LeBum" James Dissing Cleveland And Becoming Dwayne Wade's Second Banana Sidekick
Cleveland should have known he was leaving. LeBron has always been about LeBron. Who proclaims themselves the "King" and the "Chosen One" when they hadn't played even one NBA game at the time? His pre-game rituals are stupid, his post game press comments even dumber, and his big announcement TV special with go down in sports history as one of most brainless moments in the history of free agency.
I'm damn glad he's changing his number because he's made a complete mockery out of wearing the #23. He's not a closer and he had to join another team to find a teammate with the killer instinct needed to win NBA titles. The Miami Heat better win the NBA championship next season because LeBron James will be the laughing stock of the league if they don't. And I'll be laughing right along with the entire city of Cleveland.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Mel Gibson's shit is all out on the street. He is a certified lunatic, caught on tape spewing racist and sexist slurs and threatening to kill folks. Yet, pro-women and feminist groups have been mighty quiet. Are they waiting until Mad Mel's next film premiere to pounce?
This is a show I believed I would absolutely hate. Hillbilly, greasy, redneck bikers, killing folks and spewing borderline sexist and racist slurs every thirty seconds? Not for me dude, right? WRONG!!!! I love this show! A pure and complete guilty pleasure. White trash life on full parade. Katey Sagal of Married With Children infamy positively steals nearly every single scene she is in on this show. The twists and turns on this show keep you guessing and the acting is top notch.
This program also has a wicked sense of humor, the dialogue and antics of some of the characters has you giggling to yourself, just like when watching the folks on Madmen, True Blood, and Big Love. I love quirky, well-written, and character driven shows, it makes the time spent in front of the boob tube seem justified.
To me, it is rare to have a great book turned into a great movie. For example, To Kill A Mockingbird is great book as well as a great movie. I had the recent pleasure of reading Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me and then catching the 2010 film adaptation starting Casey Affleck. It was an awesome double-dip of literature and cinema.
I was even inspired to track down a copy of the 1976 film adaptation starting Stacy Keach of Mike Hammer fame. I have to say I enjoyed that version as well, even though it is heavily flawed, but Keach does a nice job as the seemingly mild mannered policeman with a deadly secret or two or three. Fair warning, both the book and the film are extremely violent, so be prepared. You won't be bored or disappointed.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This Florida Evans damn, damn, damn of a cock-up speaks volumes about black women in America......volumes!!!!!!!
How many black men does it take to help toss a single, lone, black woman under the bus?
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
One, Two, Freddy's Coming Back For You........A Nightmare On Elm Street Remake Due In Theaters On April 30
I know, I know, Hollywood is recycling it's self, but I will be there just the same. Professor Tracey has been hooked on horror for a very, very, very, long time.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Just wondering, but do black folks shop at Whole Foods in big numbers to pull this dumbass prank there? I've only been in one of their over-priced stores just once, I'm a Fresh Market type sista myself.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tiger Woods has no shame! This commercial is an openly crass and classless attempt to curry favor with the public. Tiger Woods NEVER would have cut this ad in this manner if he had not so dramatically and quickly fell from grace within his sport and with the public.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Women Who Sell Their Bodies And Their Souls...Then Lie To Themselves And Everyone Else About It - The Rise Of The Female Pimp And The "Half Hooker"
Folks Need To Shut The Hell Up! Ain't Nothing Wrong With Jennifer Hudson's Weight Watcher Commercials
First, she looks absolutely fabulous, so stop hating. Second, she is promoting what is most likely the only reliable and realistic weight loss program in the country, so stop hating. Third, she is probably being paid a nice piece of change to be Weight Watchers spokesperson, which is a smart financial move, so stop hating.
Monday, April 5, 2010
This seems to be a pretty cool gizmo, but Professor Tracey is going to wait. I don't need sticker shock like folks that got smacked in the early days of the I-Phone. Anybody out there buy one? Anyone thinking of getting one? Let me know, I'm interested.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Why Are Folks Tripping On President Obama Checking "African American" On The 2010 U.S. Census? What Did You Chose?
I think folks need to fill out their own damn census forms and not worry about what the President checked on his own form. There are reports that Black and Latino folks are not getting the census forms in like they should. Get to WORK colored folks, turn in the damn census! The forms were due April 1, but you still have time!
Another Reason Not To Cry If Law And Order Gets Canceled - S. Epatha Merkerson Leaving The Show After 16 Years
I'm a huge fan of this sista. She is one of the most underrated actresses on television and underused on the big screen. She made Law and Order come alive every time she came on the screen. She was absolutely believable as the big city female cop, subjected to both racism and sexism. She could say a hell of a lot with just a look and was a great foil for the attorneys on the show as well. I wish her well and look forward to her next role.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I soooooo love my birthday. A complete slacker day today, no work, no drama, and no crap. Straight chillin' and relaxing. A few drinks and some yummy tapas. Hanging with my dog and watching all the horror flicks I can stand. Complete and total pamper day for me. Will hang with friends and fam on the weekend. I really needed a "me day" this year and I'm taking it!
It's very cool to share a b-day with Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman and The Weasley Twins from Harry Potter. LMAO!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I'm no longer surprised at the things Erykah Badu thinks up, but this is a little much for me. If you have to do that much voiceover to explain what you are doing in your video, I think you're in big trouble with your artistic ideas. And is this video supposed to be sexy, reflective, or just provocative? I can't tell, it just seems like a mess to me. What do you think?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I spent a glorious long weekend last year, watching the first two seasons of In Plain Sight on DVD. I became a huge fan overnight. The series returns on Wednesday night. I'll either be watching or DVRing for later.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Monica ain't Denise and she ain't trying to be. That's what is cool about this joint!
Professor Tracey Is Already Tired Of Still Lying Ass Tiger, The Media's Coverage Of Tiger And He Hasn't Even Started Playing Golf Again...Damn!
I just don't think I'm going to be able to stomach an endless series of short interviews with white reporters questioning and judging Tiger "Golden Showers" Woods, while he looks back at them with that dead man walking, wish I could disappear like Harry Potter, I is so sorry massa, long distance stare.
Jackass Teenager That Pulled Racist Stunt At N.J. Walmart Arrested - Professor Tracey Has The Perfect Punishment For Him
Forget sending this kid to juvenile hall, anger management or diversity classes or to pick up trash on the highway, I think this meathead should be sentenced to 90 days as a Walmart greeter at the one store that is located in the most highly populated African American neighborhood in the country.
Upset City In College B-Ball - Does Anyone Have An NCAA Tourney Bracket That Is Not Completely Jacked Up?
The Tortoise Beats The Hare Again - Obama Gets Health Care Passed And The GOP Stays Classless And Cowardly Until The Very End
President Obama may move slow as hell, but he is getting the job done. And Nancy Pelosi should just grin at GOP folks....hard.
The GOP were extremely sore and bad losers. Extremely classless, clueless, and cowardly to the very end. Absolutely no shame expressed even after all the racist, sexist, homophobic, and dishonest statements, tactics, and antics they exhibited during this process. And whoever screamed "baby killer" should be punished by their colleagues in the House.
Poor carrot colored man! Too soothe his frayed over-tanned nerves, I present -
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Gotta feel sorry for Sandra Bullock. The biggest moment of your career sabotaged by your selfish and cheating ass spouse, further compounded by his horrific choice of a mistress from the lowest order of whoredom; the tattooed, former stripper with a taste for posing in Nazi garb and coming up with unbelievable excuses to explain why she shouldn't be considered a flaming racist.
This is another example of why straight folks have no business denying marriage rights to anyone. Way too many folks are making a complete mockery out of the institution of marriage. Another married man engaging in unprotected sex and another woman trying to justify sleeping with an unavailable man. And another wife get smacked upside the head by the worst kind of betrayal. This marriage has got to be going down in flames. Spontaneous combustion.
Tea Party Folks Are Nothing But The New Ku Klux Klan - Racial Hate And Threats Of Violence Disguised As Organized Political Protest
Time to see things simply as they are. This is nothing but racism, hatred, homophobia, intolerance, and threat of physical violence on open parade. What does calling folks Nigger and Faggot have to do with protesting against health care reform? What does spitting on folks have to do with protesting against health care reform?
These folks are the worse kind of hypocrites. Whining about freedom of speech and their country, while stepping all over the rights and freedoms of others Americans. If you don't agree with them, you're threatened with physical violence. The scary part is that too many of our elected officials will help fan the flames of this kind of intolerance with their own reckless words and their silence in the face of such out of control behavior. This is not America.
It will be interesting to hear what fake excuses RNC Chair Michael Steele will have to say about this latest mess. Where are all the black Republicans and conservatives when this stuff jumps off? It's always funny how they suddenly fall quiet. And as usual, our black liberal leadership will be outraged, but powerless. Post racial, my ass.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Chris Brown has deserved all the criticism he has received, but when does his public punishment end? I'm no Chris Brown teeny-bobber fan, but I am troubled by his difficulties to get his latest CD on the shelf and to get airplay on the radio. The stores that sell CDs and the radio stations don't give a damn about the public and I hate them acting like they are taking a stand against domestic violence by keeping Chris Brown from making a living.
The best album of Chris Brown's short career has been tanking since it's release late last year and it hasn't been primarily because fans don't want it. His promotion has been flat and dead as a doornail since the date of release. Maybe he should have waited longer to release it, but I wonder would that have made a difference. His public flaying is starting to get uncomfortable because even Brown is wondering what he needs to do next.
Have a safe and sane St. Patrick's Day. Get a designated driver if you go out. Professor Tracey has to work tomorrow, so it's a semi-quiet night at home. I'll be trying my hand at making some green beer and watching the second season of Big Love. Gotta think of something to cook, I'm thinking more of snacks than a serious dinner. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monica Conyers Proves Why It's Not A Smart Thing For Married Women To Lead "Separate Lives" From Their Husbands
Of all the lies married folks tell themselves, I love the "we're married, but live separate lives" fib most of all. For people who are truly married and committed to each other, there is no such thing. Yes, you are two individuals who came together, but you pledged a bond of support, love, and acceptance. If you want to live your professional and personal lives separately from your spouse, you shouldn't bother with having one.
Winston Bennett sharing his sex tales reminds me of a serial killer recalling his series of murders. I really don't care to hear your crap dude. Keep it to yourself.
LMAO! Sarah Palin tends to forget that other folks can hurl nasty insults too, some better zingers than the ones someone writes for her to recite.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Rielle Hunter Looks Creepy And Sounds Crazy In GQ Magazine - Why Do Mistresses Feel The Need To Explain Themselves?
I really hate when women act like they haven't done anything wrong. When a man is married, he is unavailable, period. It's not an issue for discussion or rationalization. If you chose to get involved with a married man whether you knew it from the beginning, middle, or end, you are an asshole if you continue the relationship.
Due to FX moving the previous show time, I missed the entire second season of Damages. I was pissed at first, but now I'm glad. The second season of Damages was complex and intriguing. You really needed to pay attention. I enjoyed it more watching it at home on DVD instead of the regular television screenings.