There’s a First Time for Everything


It’s taken me a while to throw my hat in the ring for this year’s Black Excellence Month series. At first I was trying to make a post out of whole cloth. I was wracking my brain on things to highlight about Black folk that wouldn’t be redundant and would pique you folks’ interest. Needless … Continue reading

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Things Black Women Hate

Black woman

This post was inspired, as many great things are these days, by a discussion that was had on my Twitter page. Let me set the record straight and tell you that I love Black Women. I also love women of other ethnicities, but Black Women the most. Thing is, Black Women have their quirks. Whether … Continue reading

1 Year

Black baby

Well we made it. 40 Acres and a Cubicle is now one year old. A hundred and change posts later, we’re still here and going strong. And it’s thanks to everyone who’s ever read one of our posts. We really thank you guys for supporting, and we hope for another year of humor and discussion. … Continue reading

Red Tails


There are only so many chances we black folk get to play roles of significance in major Hollywood films. I know what you’re thinking: “But Blog-writer, I can’t help but watch Halle Berry in the role that made her career whenever it comes on TV. “BAPS” was my shit.” My response would be that I’m … Continue reading

Five things black folk should NOT put on the new Facebook


Social media was perhaps the defining element of the first ten years of the twentieth century. Facebook came along in 2004 and changed the game. Quickly displacing older sites like Black Planet [you remember it, you had one in middle school] and MySpace, right now it claims somewhere around 800 million users. That’s 800 million … Continue reading

[Clever Title Beginning with "If I . . . "]


If I were to write a blog post in response to Gene Marks’s blog post, then I’d be just like hundreds or even thousands of other bloggers out there, including one of my own blog co-authors, fivefifths. As if this topic hadn’t been commented-on to death at this point, we’ve seen new posts almost daily … Continue reading

Flag Day


As an introductory matter, I’d bet my soul and yours that you couldn’t tell me off the top of your head when Flag Day is. Go ahead. I’ll wait . . . . .Ok. Times up. It’s June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the United State Flag on June 14th, 1777. Bet you didn’t … Continue reading

Stuffing v. Dressing

Continuing with our seasonal discussion of foods that have traditionally polarized the black community, I though I might take a stab at settling once and for all a question that has recently come to my attention. Namely, what is the proper term for the breaded side dish that accompanies many Black Americans tables during Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

This has got to STOP


There is something that has been bothering me. From time to time here on the blog we write about the slightly racist things that occur in our daily lives. As Black people, that’s just par for the course. You become accustomed to questions about hair texture. Why you, in the minds of your lighter colleagues, always … Continue reading

“O They Tell Me of a Home . . .”


O they tell me of a home far away O they tell me of a place where no storm clouds rise O they tell me of an uncloudy day O they tell me of a place where my friends Have gone O they tell me of that land far away Where the tree of life … Continue reading


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