How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
Here in America even we black folks take things for granted. We have had our civil rights movement behind us for decades and though the struggle continues, we can pretty much get what we want in this country with education and hard work. But there is an invisible group I would like to focus on today. That group would be our Afro-Latina sisters. I don’t mean the racially ambiguous Afro Latina who can easily deny her African roots by claiming that she has Indian ancestry. I mean the Afro Latina who identifies as black and is undeniably of African descent. These women proudly proclaim their heritage, but they are marginalized.
“I want no part of any group, system or structure that sells the lie of being equal partners in striving to overcome inequality and oppression while that supposed ally is also standing on my neck.”
Because blacks are underrepresented in health care, some schools offer programs designed to help minorities get into medical school.
Celebrating the myth of the Strong Black Woman has mistakenly become an aspiration and an inspiration to those in certain demographics of the Black Community. When things are down and out and a black woman is tired, or fed the fuck up, someone, somewhere will remind her that this disgusting and frustrating existence is merely a test of her ability to survive when life is clearly giving her signals that she should make changes.
Wow…like a scene from “Dangerous Minds”…
The changes initiated by the Obama administration to the federal government’s Income-Based Repayment (IBR) program for federal student loans have recently been finalized, and students can expect to see big savings in the amount they will have to shell out in student loan repayments. In other words, it just got a whole lot cheaper for students to attend school, and those pursuing advanced degrees should expect to see the biggest savings.
The Florida State Board of Education recently ratified an initiative to bridge the educational gaps between racial groups in the state. Sadly, the new goals only highlight the fact that they are out of touch with what really impacts Black student educational outcomes.
This blog is accused time and time again of ‘praising the white man, who can do no wrong’ while bashing black men, who are the quote-unquote scum of the Earth. Beyond Black and White is accused of this because any discussion of the dysfunctions within the black community is seen as putting the dirty laundry of black folks out in public. The fact that we also talk about interracial dating here is just the salt in the wounds of some folks caused by the open discussion of the very real abuse that black women and girls have experienced at the hands of black men.
Will a recent case against UT signal the end of Affirmative Action as we know it today? The conservative leaning Supreme Court may close that chapter sooner than we think.
Tomorrow is Monday. You should probably read this now.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has jumped on the charter school bandwagon. At the Universal Bluford Charter School in Philadelphia, Romney provided a few details about his education policies, which included the creation of a voucher-like system to provide federal funding so that low-income and disabled students can attend charter schools, private institutions and public [...]
This post was created to shed some light on the different words and phrases that you see used around here with a great deal of frequency by regulars. If you are new to this blog or various BW-centric/BWE spaces, you’ve probably wondered at least once, “What the heck does GAT-DL mean?!” Well, wonder no more! [...]
Newsflash! Tanisha’s a JEW!!
What a shame. My father was such a huge Muhammad Ali fan. SMDH…