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Raven-Symoné recently waxed poetically about labels on Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" special, and has (old) Black America in a tizzy.


Raven expressed her dislike of labels, stating that she would not like to be labeled "gay" or "African-American." She confirmed she is simply American, colorless, and human. Which are all labels, by the way.

Colorless, stood out to me, in particular. I have a feeling Roy G. Biv especially feels some type of way about her wanting to be colorless. A brotha just tryin' to pay his light spectrum bill, ya'll.


Anywho, in keeping with Raven's theme, I figured we should all apply non-labeled labels to things from now on. Let's be free with this shit!

For example:

1.  Water is no longer wet. How constricting! I hereby declare water is now, "sopping."

2. I don't want "to be or not to be" to simply be a question anymore. That mofo should be a run-on sentence. "To be or not to be or nah, due to the fact that I can't make a choice so I'm going to get philosophical on that ass forthwith, heretoforth, and so on… also, I have a skull in my hand, so I'm deep, so answer me this: is you is or is you ain't my baby?"

Roll Call is a daily collection of interesting news stories, articles, blogs, and thinkpieces, curated by Tonja Stidhum and Natalie Degraffinried. They both have big hair, but they are not the same person.

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