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Stuff White People Like vs The Assimilated Negro

Ebony and Ivory

Well it was bound to happen. One of the fastest growing blog about things that white people like and a blog that looks at the black perspective (in a twisted way). finally meet for an interview(part 1 & part 2). I told you Stuff White People Like(SWPL) was becoming one of my favorite blog not to mentions celebrities such as Kanye West to the LA Times(go figure). Over 3 million hits to SWPL as I am writing this post. What is even funnier than the actual posts, are the comments. Apparently, there are people who are taking this seriously which makes their comments funny. In all honesty, I really believe if anything can improve race relations, it is humor and the ability not to take ourselves so seriously. There are more important issues like poverty, education, and other issues we should take seriously.

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

SWPL: man, everyone wants a post on mayo. Undercover Brother was more powerful than we first thought

TAN: indeed. i did a post on the washcloth once …. and somewhat inexplicably some commenters turned the thread into a convo on mayo.

SWPL: that wash cloth thing. my friend K (who is black, from Louisiana) could not get enough. I was like “what’s wrong with soap on skin” and she just laughed for like 30 minutes. I was like, I guess some girls use it for their face and stuff.

TAN: yeah, its kinda funny …. i don’t use a washcloth, and do use mayo (assimilation!) and some people have been puzzled.

SWPL: ha. the wash cloth debate has probably been hampered by the explosion in shower gels and such.

TAN: maybe .. but I don’t know, the key seemed to be whether 1. you felt you needed material to properly get the dirt off … so soap, shower gel whatever. and 2. how much bacteria dirt the washcloth itself carries so how do you clean it …

SWPL: washing machine. I think like towels.

TAN: so its not just gels, loofahs and other alternatives hamper the cloth also

SWPL: remember how Eddie Murphy got cleaned in Coming to America in that opening scene. that was pretty cool too.

If you have checked out the SWPL or The Assimilated Negro (TAN), what do you think?

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Don’t Sleep On: Amanda Diva

Amanda Diva

Her name is Amanda Diva and we have been playing her song Supa Woman here on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee for sometime now. This poet, mc, singer, dj, writer and model has been on the scene for a while. She is also an avid blogger and vlogger. She has been on Def Poetry(see video below). She writes for the hip hop publication XXL and popular site She is even been called the face of hip hop on Mtv2 (I didn’t think they played music videos anymore). This is one artist you should not sleep on.  Did I mention she is also a painter.

Amanda Diva – Supa Woman

Amanda Diva from Def Poetry reciting 4o MC’s (check the music video ft. Q-Tip)

DivaSpeak TV

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Video: Barackula

We mention the horror-musical Barackula a few posts ago. Well the short film is out and available in HD at their site. You can watch here in Youtube quality.  Enjoy.

Barackula is a short political horror rock musical about young Barack Obama having to stave off a secret society of vampires at Harvard when he was inducted into presidency at the Harvard Law Review in 1990. Obama (Justin Sherman) finds that he must convince the vampire society that opposing political philosophies can coexist or else the society may transform Obama to the dark side. Reminiscent to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and a slight infusion of Jesus Christ Superstar, the film solely depicts Obama’s strengths, merits and genuineness while being respectful towards the other presidential candidates.

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What do White People Like?

white chicks

I thought that might have grab your attention. I just found one of my new favorite blogs. In this day of political correctness, there are still people with some sense of humor. The blog is called “Stuff White People Like.” The blog as been around for only 2 months, but has garnered closed to 1.5 million hits. What’s funny is that I like some of the stuff the blogger mentions (I am not telling you what). The blog has a kind of Dave Chapellesqe vibe.

Check out the post “Mos Def”, “Toyota Prius” and “Standing Still at Concerts”.

On the other side of the “spectrum” check out “The Assimilated Negro”
Apparently he blogged about the same site as well. Mediocre minds think alike…

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Are You Feeling This: Thao Nguyen


Here at RadioMilwaukee, we get a lot of music sent to us or we find about something over the internet. Some of it is good, some of it is not. I decided to share some of the stuff I feel that is good or really good. In return, I want your opinion on what I post in this section. Please be honest.

The first artist is Thao Nguyen. She is from my old stomping grounds of DC. I first was introduced about her through the Brooklyn Vegan. Here is a video podcast and below the song “Bag of Hammers”.

What do you think?

Thao Nguyen – Bag of Hammers

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Political Resources for Wisconsin Voters

Today is the Wisconsin Primaries, and I have to say I have not seen so much excitement over politics since the 1992 Elections. It is easy to get caught up in the election fever, but we should also be educated voters. By that I mean that we should not vote on sound bytes from CNN, or Fox, but with complete facts. So I decided to share some resources that might help you vote today and this coming November.


I just found about this site called Vote Smart. It is the ultimate resource for a voter. The site has everything you want to know about a specific candidate from where they stand on issues to how they voted on a bill to campaign finances to even public statements and speeches. This non-partisan site is a tool I think every voter should use at the national and local levels of politics and government. The site calls itself the’Voter’s Self Defense System’ and I have to agree.

Here are some other resources from previous posts definitely worth checking out.

Site of the Day: Maplight – A great resource on how voting on bills connect with lobbyists’ contributions

Site of the Day: Unity ’08: A new type of concept where people pick the candidates to run for president and vice president. It is a site to create a presidential ticket by using technology and not lobbies and money. The ticket will comprise of candidates from both parties or even an independent.

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We have so much in Common…

Let us remember what is really important and not what divides us.

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Video:Sam Sparro – Black & Gold

We just started playing “Black & Gold” from a new artist by the name of Sam Sparro. We would love to hear your opinion on this song.

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A Valentine’s Day Mix

Even though I don’t like Valentine’s Day, I would like to share with a mix I found from a guy named Longfellow. You can download and you can play it for that special someone.

Longfellow’s Valentine Mix (right click and ‘save as’)

Here is the playlist:

01. Intro
02. Outkast – Happy Valentine’s Day
03. Donna Summer – Love To Love You
04. Marvin Gaye – I Want You (Mr. K Edit)
05. Robin Thicke – Lost Without U (Longfellow Remix)
06. John Couger – Jack And Diane
07. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
08. David Ruffin – I Want You Back
09. King Floyd – Groove Me
10. Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
11. Frankie Beverly – Before I Let Go
12. Little Milton – More And More
13. Stevie Wonder – Happier Than The Morning Sun
14. Sharon Jones – Tell Me
15. Keb Mo – Love Blues
16. Interlude
17. The Similou – All This Love
18. Snoop Dogg – Sensual Seduction
19. Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
20. Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
21. Nina Simone – My Baby Cares For Me (Life Boogie Remix)
22. Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
23. Beach Boys – God Only Knows
24. Beatles – Something
25. Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You
26. Interlude
27. Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me
28. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
29. Aretha Franklin – Something He Can Feel
30. Joni Mitchell – All I Want
31. Sade – By Your Side
32. Buju Banton – Wanna Be Loved
33. Marcia Griffiths – The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face
34. Goapele – First Love
35. Eddie Kendricks – If You Let Me
36. D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
37. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
38. Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’
39. Carolyn Franklin – If You Want Me
40. The Roots – You Got Me
41. Bonnie Raitt – Love Me Like A Man
42. Interlude
43. Donny Hathaway – A Song For You (Live)

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You still need some more Valentine’s Day tips

Write a Love song for that special someone.  Check this video at from Mahalo Daily.

P.S.:  Please don’t share your song with me, and no I will not play it on the radio.

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