This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

January 12, 2010

Top 10 Reasons Why I am Blacker Than Barack Obama

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — pprscribe @ 5:40 pm

10. Though we both have government jobs, mine does not involve being the leader of the free world.

9. He is a “light skinned” Black; I am light skin-ded.

8. I personally grew and picked the cotton used to make the underpants you are at this moment wearing.

7. Unlike the White House garden, the only plants I grow in my organic garden are collard greens, yams, and grits.

6. I have the words to “Lift Every Voice and Sing” tattooed across my back.

5. I do, in fact, speak in Negro dialect.

4. I shine shoes. (Well, just my own, but I’m sure the President has someone who does his.)

3. My last name means “She of the Mothership Connection” in Swahili.

2. I am the real-life person on whom the Blaxploitation film character Cleopatra Jones was based.

And the number one reason why I am blacker than Barack Obama:

1. Because I know all the words to the theme song to “What’s Happening!!”

(With apologies to former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich.)


  1. Great post. Thanks.

    Comment by le0pard13 — January 12, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

  2. *LOL*… I can’t believe you used the Ace Of Spades 🙂

    That was a very cleaver post!

    3. My last name means “She of the Mothership Connection” in Swahili.

    1. Because I know all the words to the theme song to “What’s Happening!!”

    Stop it PPR_Scribe, you’re killing me 🙂

    I though I was blacker than the blackest because I know all the words to the theme song to “The Good Times”!!

    Comment by careycarey — January 12, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  3. You’re welcome le0pard13!

    Carey, the other image I was thinking about using was of a black pot and kettle but I thought the reference might be too obscure.

    I remember you blogged about blacker than thou a while back. Don’t make me have to pull out the B.I.T.C.H. test out on folks. LOL

    BTW, the number 1 was a trick item… 😉

    Comment by pprscribe — January 13, 2010 @ 12:14 am

  4. PPR_Sribe,

    Re: pot & kettle, I think you could have pulled it off with a bubble pop-up. Or one of those big black iron skillets. You know black and white photos are your thing.

    Nawl Scribe, don’t pull out the B.I.T.C.H. test. Some folks can’t stand the truth, and I’ve already flunked 🙂

    Besides, if I am not mistaken, I think another woman is already running with a revamped B I T C H. Yep, she’s calling it “new” black women… or something like that 😉

    Wow, do we need to explain all of this *lol*.

    Comment by careycarey — January 13, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  5. Is this a meme? It should totally be a meme. LOL.

    Comment by Nordette — January 13, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

  6. Check out Nordette’s top 10 list!

    Comment by pprscribe — January 14, 2010 @ 10:25 am

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