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Why Charlo Greene Quitting Her Job On Air Is The Blackest Thing We’ve Ever Seen This Week



1. Her name is Charlo Greene and she’s a reporter in Alaska. This is an extra Black name in the lower 48. In Alaska, though, this is peak Blackness.

2. She is enterprising, and confident enough in her enterprise to sacrifice a career she presumably went to school for — and paid tens of thousands of dollars for — to pursue the enterprise. This confidence is the same confidence George Foreman possessed when naming each of his sons “George,” when George Foreman convinced everyone a clothes iron attached to scrap sheet metal was a must-have grill, and when George Foreman named that grill after himself. This level of irrational confidence mixed with rational talent is some Black-ass shit.

3. Her boldness clearly discombobulates the nearest non-Black woman, whose reaction may be the best part of the video. If Charlo is peak Blackness, the anchor is what happens when non-Blacks first encounter peak Blackness.

4. She’s effectively quitting her job to smoke weed everyday, when normal behavior is to smoke weed everyday after you quit your job. This subversive paradigm shifting is very Black

5. The first 20 seconds of her video roll include her locking herself in the trunk of a car, speaking about “heat” and “getting naked,” and lying to a cop about her camera. Not only is she extra Black, but I think I’m in love.

  • miss t-lee

    Charlo is the real MVP.
    At some point we’ve all wanted to say “f*ck it” and walk out, she actually did it.

  • Jay

    “I think I’m in love”

    LOL I made the exact same comment when I saw this on Complex this morning. Creep minds think alike.

    • Guest

      Charlo Greene, 478-461-1064…Go ahead and make that call lol

    • LOL @ Creep minds. #creepminds

  • RewindingtonMaximus

    Yo…..I laughed my a s s off as soon as I saw the video this morning. That other reporter aint even know what to do, she was on automatic pause.

    And she did it so subtlety, it was a thing of beauty. My mind…she buss it wide open.

  • panamajackson

    Charlo is what the Civil Rights movement intended to achieve. A Black person in the whitest environment possible, losing all the f*cks they have to give, walking off (with the figurative microphone drop) to do some sh*t that she really cares about.

    I don’t believe in post-racial America, but I do believe she has achieved the American dream. White people might not say it out loud, but she also achieved the highest level of white life. She is everything…and everything is she.

    • Tish Harris

      This is nothing but utter truth.

    • Charlo may have very well achieved the black trifecta on VSB.
      Top 20 best times to be black…
      The blackest thing you’ve seen all week…
      Pretty much the blackest damn government name I’ve heard all week.

  • Melvin D. Clayton

    Man! This is so funny to me. She gave no fu*ks and for that I thank her. I say S/O to her, you don’t know all the bs she probably went through as a black female reporter in the land of Palin…Charlo Greene, you’ve made Black History. Rosa P. said “I’m to tired, you can’t have my seat”, but Charlo G. said, “Fu*k it…I quit”

    • Jay

      Land of Palin notwithstanding, Alaska may be the most colorblind place that I’ve ever been. But I am from Alabama so…

  • RewindingtonMaximus

    Yall need to show this video..its like she found her inner Oprah.

    Real talk though…this is the kind of person I want to speak on marijuana legalization, because she actually knows what she’s talking about, and is engaging the subject with tact.


    • Val

      She’s cute.

      • Jay

        I spent about 5 years of my life in Alaska and I LOOOVED it. My biggest complaint was that there were few black people there. Alaska is also known to historically attract a lot more men than women because of the conditions so I can literally count on my hands the number of attractive black females I met in Alaska and 2 of those were my sisters. So to see an attractive, black, brown-skinned, opinionated, Alaskan woman I’m like: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140114000112/ididntdoit/images/4/43/Aww_zps3509580d.gif

        • RewindingtonMaximus

          I don’t blame you Jay, she’d be plain if you said she was from Atlanta, but all of a sudden something about Alaska has me thinking of her in a Disney Princess sort of way.

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        Val….I know what you’re doing. And I totally support it.

        • Val

          What? Lol

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            You’re starting a Find Cute Alaskan Girls club. I’m in.

            • I had to come by and peep the comments about this story. She can be the first #Ganjabae on the twitter. Since we starting hashtags andwhatnot. #Felonbae #Prisonbae #17Babymamas&counting

      • Neptunes presents The Clones

        Fall back

      • LadyIbaka

        When I saw the initial video i didn’t think she was cute, but this one….yes ma’m!

      • Epsilonicus

        She sure is.

      • LMNOP

        So that’s your takeaway from her speech?

        Vote yes on some proposition, because I’m cute. Not a bad strategy actually.

  • Shevy

    This was some I-just-won-the-lottery behavior. And it was masterful. LOL

  • YasiinThaKilla

    Why is everything negative associated with being black?? How about the most ignorant thing we’ve seen all week

    • RewindingtonMaximus

      Because we are always targets. But that’s fine, because even targets can become shooters in due time.

      • YasiinThaKilla

        well time is due right about now..

    • LMNOP

      Negative though? She’s a reporter who also works to legalize marijuana, and after admitting that on air she said “fvck it, I quit.” Probably not the most prudent career choice, but also pretty fvcking amazing. And I have a feeling this will end up being a positive for her.

  • LadyIbaka

    Who wrote this? If Champ, kudos! Of late I’ve been lolling so hard at your articles. #marriageworks, #marriagechanges, #whowantstoboome?

  • Freebird

    Wait. Is this real? Cause, if it’s real….n igga I think I am in love too!

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