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Happy Belated Birthday, Oreo

7 Mar

How did I miss this?

The Oreo cookie turned 100 years old, yesterday, March 6, 2012.  The cookie originated in a Nabisco factory in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, and is the most popular cookie of the 20th century, with over 490 billion sold over the last 100 years.

The name of the Oreo evolved over time.  It was first named the Oreo Biscuit in an effort to attract British customers.  Other names included Oreo Sandwich in the 1920’s, Oreo Creme Sandwich in the 1940’s, and the  overly wordy, Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie, in the 1970’s.  Of course, we all just call them Oreos.

I know you know where I am going with this. […]

Wendy Jane’s Soul Shake Book Shelf: Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness by Toure

28 Feb

I just finished reading Touré’s recent book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness.

Touré 40,  is an author, correspondent for MSNBC, host of two shows on the Fuse Network, Hiphop Shop and On the Record, and contributing editor to Rolling Stone Magazine.

The book’s impetus seems to come from two places.  The first, is Touré’s feeling that with Barack Obama as our first black President, and as a black man unlike others we have seen before on the national scene, we now have a more complex and varied definition of what it means to be black. […]