How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen make quite the couple.
Everyone already knew that things were bad for black men–the high unemployment rates, the low high school graduation rates, etc., but it turns out things are probably even worse than you thought. Becky Pettit, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington, has written a new book, titled Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress, which lifts the veil on the myth of black progress.
It’s easy to get on a roll and then find that you have gone too far in the wrong direction. It’s even possible to go too far in the right direction. For example, I’ve read plenty of posts on a multitude of blogs teaching/telling/preaching to black women to learn how to use their femininity and/or look more feminine. And the people who write these posts have a point: Plenty of women–white, black, and everything else–are interested in increasing their appeal to men and learning how to practice the feminine arts.
Frequent Fox News contributor and far right political pundit Ann Coulter is promoting a new book, thus we can all expect to get served double doses of extra-hot foolishness–otherwise known as “Quotes from Ann”–over the next few weeks as Ms. Coulter makes her rounds of the media.
Your appetite for the next James Bond film was probably whet when Daniel Craig, as Bond, escorted the Queen of England to the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in a fantasy parachuting sequence. If you were jonesing for more 007 after that publicity move, here’s your next fix. The official teaser trailer, a video blog, and a promo poster featuring actress Naomie Harris–who plays “Eve” in ‘Skyfall’–has been released.
America is getting bigger. While population is growing so is the average size of the waistbands on Americans’ jeans. The expansion in the number of overweight Americans is partly explained by the lack of ability by poor people to purchase the kind of affordable and nutritious food which would keep them healthy and slimmer. The food gap, as Winne refers to it, is the gap between the ability of the middle- and upper-classes to access high quality, nutritious food at an affordable price and with relative ease, while on the other side of the chasm there are millions of poor people who lack access and an ability to pay for the same high-quality food as their middle-class neighbors.
In a way, it can be understood how Americans see all people with varying degrees of African ancestry as being black, but…
After consulting with focus groups, The Bank of Canada removed the image of a woman who was deemed to be too “Asian-looking” from the back of its new hundred-dollar bill. The original image was of a woman with Asian features using a microscope; after the revision, a woman with an ear-length feathered hairstyle and fair-skin is shown peering into the eyepiece of a microscope, i.e., a white women was used
The block in Champaign had 82 jaywalking arrests of black people from 2007 to 2011, the highest total in the city, and more than the total number of white people arrested (72) in the entire city combined.
Robert Vuijsje, a Dutch journalist and writer, published his first novel Alleen maar nette mensen, or Only Decent People in 2008. The gist of Alleen maar nette mensen is that a young white man from the upper class of Dutch society becomes infatuated with the prototypical model of black beauty–dark skin, voluptuous lips, and a protuberant backside–and goes in search of a black woman who has such a physical form.
Elizabeth Warren, Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight panel and challenger to incumbent Scott Brown for the Massachusetts United States Senate seat, became a youtube superstar when a video of her speaking last year went viral. Warren was the originator of the ‘you didn’t build that’ phrase that President Barack Obama has been taking heat for as of late.
Did you get wind of this fart cloud?
Can black women ever win when it comes to expressing their emotions?
When it becomes too boring for a comic to bring it up, that’s progress.
Black Americans have experienced an arduous journey to gain all of their civil rights in the United States. People of African descent have been indentured servants, slaves, three-fifths of a person, second-class citizens, and finally, with the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, people of color were given all of the same rights and responsibilities as white Americans–at least on paper.
Come hell or high water, Chick-fil-a takes a stance.