Recently, I received an interesting email from a loyal reader who suggested that FOX News guest political analysts Juan Williams and Tara Wall were Uncle Toms. While I agree that the right wing liberal (and closeted gay) Juan Williams seems to be an apologist boot licker and Sean Hannity flunky - I have my doubts about the beautiful Tara, whose side gig is deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Times.

Wall doesn't come across as an apologist to me. I've watched her defend Obama against the likes of Hannity and she makes the point that FOX and other racist media are unfairly biased against Sen. Barack Obama. Do I think FOX News producers go out of their way to find biased elitist bourgeois blacks who share their views? Of course they do!

But what say you?

Read the email after the break!

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It was difficult choosing the Best of from this year's show considering the performances were so horrible. Ne-Yo did his thing. He is the consummate professional. And, of course Rihanna shut it down!

Check out vids from Keyshia Cole, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, SWV, Nelly, Fergie, and Usher after the break!

    To add videos of Maxwell and Al Green. How could I forget their stellar performances!

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I'm not sure what people think they're accomplishing when they use "cleansers" or lemon diets. But hey, if they are happy with the results then it's all good, right?

So, Oprah Winfrey just completed her 21-day "cleansing" diet which prohibited her from touching caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten or animal products. Well, anything is better than that Colon cleansing scam that people get suckered into wasting money on.

    Winfrey kept a blog about her experience on the cleanse and admitted to nearly giving in at one point, writing: "I want some wine. Bordeaux 82. Just one glass at sunset, almost broke down and had a glass. I didn't." On the cleanse's final day, she ate a large baked potato and fresh green salad, reports People. "All ingredients except the olive oil came from my garden," she wrote."I got a real kick out of that. I was raised by a grandmother who grew and harvested everything," she added. (Source)

Good for Oprah. But I wonder how much money this "cleansing" diet cost her?

Kanye West is having a fit on his blog. The "Stronger" singer still can't get over the fact that his white fans booed him at last week's Bonnaroo festival.

If you recall, Kanye was booed lustily for being 2 hours late for his performance. He didn't hit the stage until 4:30 AM. The next day, 'fuck Kanye' graffiti was spray painted on port-a-potties and on walls at the festival. Kanye is LIVID! Here is an excerpt from a rambling untitled post on his blog:

I am sick of negative people who just sit around trying 2 plot my downfall... Why???? I understand if people don't like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much, But this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I've ever had in my life. This is the most offended I've ever been... this is the maddest I ever will be. I'm typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!

Wow, Kanye never gets this angry when urban bloggers diss his ass. I guess we don't count? Well, we're sick of you too, Kanye!

More Kanye signage after the break!

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Shaquille O'Neal was stripped of his badge and gun over that immature "freestyle rap" dissing former teammate Kobe Bryant. According to Shaq, he was just joking when he said Kobe broke up his marriage.

But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio didn't think he was funny. The Sheriff said he had no choice but to strip Shaq of his badge after the Phoenix Suns center’s use of a racially derogatory words and profanity in the video.

"I want his two badges back," Arpaio said Tuesday. "Because if any one of my deputies did something like this, they’re fired. I don’t condone this type of racial conduct."

Good for the Sheriff! But we wonder how Shaq ever got sworn in in the first place? Can you see Shaq chasing a perp and tackling him to the ground with his big ass?


I didn't watch the BET Awards in its entirety last night. But I did watch enough to hear some of the most atrocious "singing" in the history of televised Awards shows. I guess the entertainment standard is set so low in R&B and Hip Hop that no one even cares anymore.

Back in my day, singing off key was a sin that got you the hook on Live at the Apollo. An artist wouldn't dare sing off key at Madison Square Garden, so why is it OK at the BET Awards? Artists in the 70s and 80s took way more pride in their art than these artists today.

The artists I saw last night were much more interested in how they looked than how they sounded which is a sad reflection on the industry.

It's ironic that the main protagonist of the "less substance and more flash" style of singing (Beyonce) didn't perform last night.

Photo: Wireimage/Getty

Tomika Skanes is today's Morning Glory by request. She is a video and print model whose résumé includes appearances in various music videos, in the movie Beauty Shop (starring Queen Latifah), a Boost Mobile Commercial (braiding Ludacris's hair), and as one of the BET's Comic View models, to name a few.

Tomika is not the least bit confused about her heritage. The biracial beauty refers to herself as "Blasian". Her motto is: ½ black + ½ Asian = 100% Amaazin. Tomika currently resides in Atlanta where she designs websites and owns her own modeling agency called Industry Factor.

Tomika's Myspace page

Please note:

    Ladies, this thread is for the brothers, not for you to critique or criticize the models. If I see any of that going on, I'll close the comments. Thanks.

Don't click the link if you're easily offended or can't handle the Fabulosity!

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Cornell Haynes Jr aka Nelly is one of Hip Hop's most recognizable artists. Not for his lyrical prowess or his way with the ladies, but for his grill. Nelly was one of the first pretty boy rappers to sport gold teeth which paved the way for the "grill" phenomenon.

Nelly, 33, rode the success of his debut album, Country Grammar, to dizzying heights in 2000. Now Nelly spends most of his time trying to emulate his idol LL Cool J and sweeping up after strippers in strip clubs.

Nelly is today's Morning Wood by request.

Don't click the link if you're easily offended...

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Blogs are the fastest growing source of information on the Internet. Every day something like 175,000 new blogs pop up on the net. Every new blog competes for the same traffic as the 25 million other blogs in the blogosphere.

So what sets the big blogs apart from the rest? And why do some blogs get massive amounts of traffic while others hear crickets? The answer is SEO.

Making your website or blog search engine friendly is the key to increasing traffic. SEO means Search Engine Optimization which translates to helping your visitors find you quickly!

Unfortunately, optimizing your site for search engines can be a long and tedious process. There are TONS of SEO tips on Google if you have the time to do the research and apply the information.

Today I'm going to show you 5 non-SEO ways to drive traffic to your blog.

1 - Utilize Your RSS feed

RSS feeds help drive traffic to your blog. An RSS feed should be your main way of promoting your blog to the massses. An RSS feed works by telling the world that you have updated your site. There are many different types of RSS feed services including Technorati and Feedburner.

Your RSS feed link should be prominently displayed at the top or near the top of your blog. Some blog owners use oversized RSS icons to grab their visitor's attention. The key is to get many visitors to sign up to your feed.

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