How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
“Change you thinking, change your life.” I once dated–and I’m using that word loosely here–a guy who used that phrase as the tagline signature on all of his emails. While I eventually chucked the guy, I kept thinking about that phrase, which has been used by more self-help guru’s than a few to sell books and other personal empowerment materials. The idea behind the message of change your thinking and change your life is that what we see in our minds eye, what we think, has an effect on the outer world. If you can see it you can manifest it.
HINT! She has blond hair. And blue eyes.
“Who am I to Judge?”
“Many a truth is told in jest.”
This election cycle has been a bit juicy, for all the wrong reasons. Among other things, we learned that former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s wife–Karen Santorum–shacked up with her abortion-providing boyfriend before she met Rick, fell in love with Jesus and then became a vocal pro-lifer. And now, in a new book titled ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ written by David Maraniss we get to hear about how Barack Obama was writing intellectual love letters to his white female college classmates in his pre-Michelle Obama days.
“The slave masters raped our black women for a long long time and black men sat back and watched, psychologically how can you blame black men for being inconsciously turned on by white women? Men forget that thier deep seated hate for the white man inturns make them want their women lighter skin.”
Hey all you entrepreneurs out there who lack the collateral or a high enough credit rating to acquire a loan from a bank to start your business, Mitt Romney has some advice fom you: Get a loan from your parents. Oh, your parents are poor too you say? Oh well, I guess Mitt hadn’t considered that your being poor had anything to do with your parents being poor. Ooopsy-daisy!
Once upon a time you had friends and you had enemies. Then somewhere along the line in the effort to get along with EVERYBODY, we got “frenemies”: a cute pop culture term for people that, to be blunt, you really have no business socializing with in the first place.
A major issue is that when a group of African Americans try to other the undesirables that exist within our ethnic group, they get hit with the “Uncle Tom”/”Traitor to their race” label. The idea being that WE need to stick together NO MATTER WHAT (level of dysfunction must be allowed or tolerated) in order survive as a single race.
How many of us are using slang phrases in our everyday (online and offline) conversations that could be considered stereotypical or otherwise offensive?
What defines a BLACK woman?
Somehow you have found yourself in the center of someone else’s bull’s-eye. And it’s a big one. Big enough to focus on you and the millions of people around you. But what’s this? You find that if you move out of the center of that aim, you are less likely to get hit. Keep moving, and you reach a place where you might not get hit at all. What is the logical solution then? To keep standing there, indistinguishable from all other targets, or do you get your behind out of the line of fire?
Some secret service agents ruined their careers all because they didn’t want to pay a prostitute an additional $40 to $60. Secret service agents probably make a minimum of $75,000 a year, but they felt that they shouldn’t have to pay the equivalent of pocket change to a poor woman for sexual services. In the agents minds, they thought “Who does she think she is, demanding that she be paid twice because she performed twice?!” Well, they showed her! And then she showed them.
Disgusting. Racist. Insensitive. Those are the words being used to describe a performance art piece which was created by Afro-Swedish artist Makode Linde and put on display for World Art Day in Sweden.
A study released by professors from the University of St. Andrews concludes that having the right accent and background goes a long way towards making sure that your resume (or “CV” as the Brits call it) shows up in front of person who can actually get you hired for a job in the entertainment industry.