Thembi's Recent Articles

Plus-Sized Student Accuses Bar of Size Discrimination, Does She Have a Case?

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A 21-year old student at the University of Iowa is accusing the local hangout, Union Bar, of size discrimination because its staff berated her for her weight and forbid her from dancing on a table/stage with the rest of her thinner friends. When she asked the...

The Problem With ‘Networking’

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If there is one word I’ve always hated, it’s “networking.” Why it is necessary to give a special official-sounding name to going someplace and talking to people about things? That’s all “networking” is, with the added implication that while talking to people about things you’re...

Revenge Gone Too Far? Dentist Pulls All Her Ex’s Teeth Out

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Anna Mackowiak, a 34-year-old Polish dentist, is facing criminal charges for having exacted one of the worst forms of revenge on her ex-boyfriend ever. The man, Marek Olszewski, had a toothache and thought that Mackowiak was a dentist he could trust, but when he woke...

Meet Mbathio Beye, The First Miss Black France

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In spite of the controversy that the first Miss Black France pageant caused, the contest was held anyway and a winner crowned. Her name is Mbathio Beye and she is a 21 year old Senegalese marketing student. The event was marred by the presence of about 30...

When It Is Time To Let It All Go?

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As I watched the expertly done Bob Marley documentary Marley, I was jarred a few times by the less-than-mellow presence of one of Bob’s daughters, Cedella. She was only thirteen years old when her father died, but her memories of being raised by him were...

Nas Releases Song ‘Daughters,’ Will It Encourage More Black Men To Open Up About Fatherhood?

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“Daughters,” the second single off of Nas’ upcoming album Life Is Good is an ode to fatherhood — don’t expect an ode to his daughter a la Jay-Z’s Blue Ivy tribute “Glory.” Instead, Nas mostly represents for fathers who love their little girls, even if...