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Speech: "Everyone Hates A Black Woman Until They Need One"

Saturday I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter's Annual Torchbearer's Breakfast. I wanted to post video of the speech but for some reason the audio goes wobbly after about 5 minutes into my 18 minute speech. So, at the request of quite a few women at the event, I'm posting a transcript of my original speech here. Unfortunately, I did quite a bit of ad-libbing, so not all the parts of my speech from that day will be in this text, but you will get the gist of it. The speech was half original material and half a post I wrote a year ago for Clutch Magazine Online entitled "Black Woman: It's All Your Fault (Not That You Care)"

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Are You Signing Up For "Obamacare" Tomorrow?

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's office in the West Wing of the White House, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Because nothing can happen in Washington, D.C. without it turning into a mess of dysfunctional macho posturing -- on the same day you can start signing up for the Health Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Healthcare Act -- there will likely be a government shutdown. It's all part of the Republicans quixotic attempt to stop "Obamacare" before it starts and people end up accidentally liking it. 

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Clutch Magazine: Just You and Your Cats, Together Forever

Tuesday for Clutch Magazine I wrote the ultimate guide for staying single so it's just you and your cats until you shuffle off the mortal coil. Mostly it was about not bathing, being a jerk and generally removing yourself from the dating game altogether. Here's a taste: "I find that nothing gets people to ignore the crap out of you like not bathing for several days. It works for the homeless. Look at how people just step over them in the street. It’s that powerful. Also, let yourself go. You don't want to 'accidentally' attract someone by still 'being cute.'" 

Read the full post at Clutch Magazine Online.