How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
This post is a bit tricky because it deals with the issue of intersectionality. I strongly suggest people read up on the term and who is impacted. I say this because intersectionality is something that smacks black women upside the head from many angles depending on who they are, and how many different levels of privilege work for or against them.
President Barack Obama gave the commencement speech at the only all male historically black institution of higher education in the United States, Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. President Obama could have made his speech about anything he wanted, but he choose to make a call to personal responsibility the foundation of the speech, which says a lot to those who are bothering to pay attention.
Kerry Washington’s role as Olivia Pope on the ABC hit Scandal is seriously causing her star to rise and she is finally getting the major media attention she deserves. Ms. Washington landed her first cover of a major fashion magazine when she snagged the cover story for the June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine.
After reading this, no should should be complaining about how hard it is to swirl…
SyFy’s Defiance, AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and ABC’s Scandal. These are the shows I watch religiously (or almost religiously) every week, which goes to show that there is good programming out there, you just might have to cobble that programming together from several channels.
Jason Collins, a black male basketball player currently signed with the Washington Wizards, came out as being gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated. His story is being promoted as that of the “first active player in one of the four major American professional team sports to announce that he is gay.” Some are [...]
Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of two white parents who adopt non-white children?
I am an unapologetic fan of the soaps. Did I mention I won’t apologize?
This is my personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Beyond Black & White writers or the blog owner. You have probably all heard about Charles Ramsey, the Black man who saved three Hispanic women who had been kept captive by a Hispanic man for 10 years in Cleveland. You can catch [...]
Don’t get me wrong, I’m THRILLED for Paige. I just wish that EVERY little black girl was cherished and protected and married off to a “perfect guy for her,” not just the daughters of rich men who are responsible for advocated a lifestyle that grants the exact opposite to “ordinary” black girls.
I was just thinking the other day about the way some Black people online complain that they want to see more of “our stories” being told in the media (yes this is a First World Problem sort of post). Well what do you mean “our stories”? Black people are not a monolith and we have many different stories. But I have an idea of what you mean, you want more stories like “Precious” instead of stories like Condoleeza’s or Claire Huxtable’s.
I have so much to say to the people that read this blog that it gets hard to know where to start. If I told you that I had been writing to you, the person reading my words right now, since the time I began to write, would you believe me?
First, of all, I will just begin by saying, brown women everywhere, please stand up. Janelle Monáe is in the building.
It looks like the discussions we have had about feminism on this blog have not happened in a vacuum. The debate continues about whether many–NOT ALL–of the tenents of feminism have backfired in the new generation of men and women.
This post will really bother some of you so watch out! I feel that this needs to be said to show some balance and a different view. This post is related to a previous post on my blog and something I’ve been thinking for a while. The gist of that post was that I don’t [...]
I’ve been itching to share this news with all of you for months, but I’ve had to bite my tongue until we got close enough, because I was afraid evil dwarves from the Netherworld might sprinkle bad luck juice on the whole thing. Call me paranoid, but evil dwarves are REAL.