Beyond Black & White » News http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:56:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Update on Danielle Watts: BB&W Exclusive Interview with Boyfriend, Brian http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/update-danielle-watts-bbw-exclusive-interview-boyfriend-john/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/update-danielle-watts-bbw-exclusive-interview-boyfriend-john/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:20:08 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33245 Tonight I had the opportunity to speak with Danielle Watts’ boyfriend regarding the incident that transpired that resulted in Danielle being handcuffed and temporarily detained, presumably under suspicion of being a prostitute with her john. Her boyfriend Brian said the he and Danielle were making out in the car across from the Los Angeles home base […]

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Tonight I had the opportunity to speak with Danielle Watts’ boyfriend regarding the incident that transpired that resulted in Danielle being handcuffed and temporarily detained, presumably under suspicion of being a prostitute with her john.

Her boyfriend Brian said the he and Danielle were making out in the car across from the Los Angeles home base of CBS. The police approached the vehicle after someone called in about a “black woman making out in the car with a white man,” and asked for the couples’ identification.

Brian, a former-convict-turned celebrity chef, complied with the policeman’s request for I.D. Danielle did not. Brian said that Danielle knew that she was well within her rights to refuse to turn over her identification without probable cause to do so. She walked away from the policeman and got on the phone with her father. Brain said that policemen said, “I wouldn’t walk away if I were her.” The law enforcement officer called for back up and that was when the drama ensued.

So, now that more facts are coming out, do you think Danielle should have just handed over I.D.?

Another update: It looks like that Daily Mail was able to acquire the audio of the incident.

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First Photos of Keke Palmer Playing Cinderella on Broadway! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/first-photos-keke-palmer-playing-cinderella-broadway/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/first-photos-keke-palmer-playing-cinderella-broadway/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:43:09 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33235 First, it was Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog. Now, it’s Keke Palmer in Cinderella. Yes ladies, I think there’s a message being sent. Any you know what? It’s a good one. This shouldn’t be a message that “the white man is a single and lonely woman’s savior,” but a message to young black […]

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First, it was Tiana in Disney’s Princess and the Frog. Now, it’s Keke Palmer in Cinderella.

Yes ladies, I think there’s a message being sent. Any you know what? It’s a good one.

This shouldn’t be a message that “the white man is a single and lonely woman’s savior,” but a message to young black women that YES, non-black men ARE on the table.

The media knows exactly what it’s doing, and it’s our time, ladies.

What a metaphor, huh? Black woman does back breaking work…

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But we ARE worthy of being the princess, TOO.

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You go, Keke. Here’s her tearful thanks after her first curtain call..

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Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John” http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/celebrity-interracial-couple-daniele-watts-husband-detained-l-police-mistook-hoe-john/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/celebrity-interracial-couple-daniele-watts-husband-detained-l-police-mistook-hoe-john/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:07:41 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33198 This has got to be about the stupidest thing I’ve heard a West Coast police department do in a sea of people who mate and marry interracially more than virtually any other place in the country. Daniele Watts, who played “CoCo” in the hit movie, Django Unchained, was detained by Studio City police after they […]

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This has got to be about the stupidest thing I’ve heard a West Coast police department do in a sea of people who mate and marry interracially more than virtually any other place in the country.

Daniele Watts, who played “CoCo” in the hit movie, Django Unchained, was detained by Studio City police after they observed her exchange affections with a white man, who also happened to be her partner (some news reports are saying the man was her husband, but his Facebook page indicates that they are in an open relationship.

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It’s amazing that in this day and age, with 15% of all new marriages reported as interracial, we still have people who seem to find that a white man married to a black woman is unfathomable.

Look at the utter humiliation:

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Danielle was handcuffed because she refused to give identification, with according to reports, she is well within her rights to do so. But let me ask you, is there anything AT ALL in this woman’s clothes or demeanor that would indicate that she is a prostitute? Oh; I guess it was just the whole, her kissing a white man thing.

She speaks candidly of her experience on her Facebook page:

Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.

When the officer arrived, I was standing on the sidewalk by a tree. I was talking to my father on my cell phone. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, that I wasn’t harming anyone, so I walked away.

A few minutes later, I was still talking to my dad when 2 different police officers accosted me and forced me into handcuffs.

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!

I was sitting in that back of this cop car, filled with adrenaline, my wrist bleeding in pain, and it occurred to me, that even there, I STILL HAD POWER OVER MY OWN SPIRIT.

Those cops could not stop me from expressing myself. They could not stop the cathartic tears and rage from flowing out of me. They could not force me to feel bad about myself. Yes, they had control over my physical body, but not my emotions. My feelings. My spirit was, and still is FREE.

I will continue to look any “authority figure” in the eye without fear. NO POLICE OFFICER OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IS MORE POWERFUL THAN ME. WE ARE EQUALS. I KNOW THAT I WILL ALWAYS BE FREE BECAUSE THAT IS THE NATURE OF MY SPIRIT.

And moreover, I deeply enjoyed connecting with the cops who detained me. I allowed myself to be honest about my anger, frustration, and rage as tears flowed from my eyes. The tears I cry for a country that calls itself “the land of the free and the home of the brave” and yet detains people for claiming that very right.

Today I exist with courage, knowing that I am blessed to have experienced what I did today. All of those feelings, no matter how uncomfortable. These feelings are what builds my internal strength, my ability to grow through WHATEVER may happen to me.

That internal knowing is what guides me in this world. Not the law, not fear, not mistrust of government or cops or anything else.

In this moment there is a still small voice whispering to me. It says: You are love. You are free. You are pure.

Oh and I LOVE how Danielle’s husband stood up for his woman!! He’s all over her and his pages telling folks what’s up! They’re also in the process of getting the lawyers involved. Good for them.

And…this is also a reminder of what I warned you about before when I did the Eric Garner coverage, and some of you expressed ZERO interest. I told you then, and I tell you now, abuse of police authority doesn’t just affect black men, but EVERYONE is vulnerable–especially minorities. But you go ahead and keep thinking you’ll be cool….

 

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Black Militants Call ESPN Journalist, Jemele Hill “Race Traitor”; “Bed Wench” for Calling Out Ray Rice Disparity http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/black-militants-call-espn-journalist-jemele-hill-race-traitor-bed-wench-calling-ray-rice-disparity/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/black-militants-call-espn-journalist-jemele-hill-race-traitor-bed-wench-calling-ray-rice-disparity/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:09:05 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33153 I just have to say something. These so-called pro-black militants on Facebook who “claim” they only desire the betterment and advancement of black people honestly scare me. They have so much contempt for black women, so much seething hatred and need to for absolute control that to have these folks take over black society would […]

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I just have to say something. These so-called pro-black militants on Facebook who “claim” they only desire the betterment and advancement of black people honestly scare me. They have so much contempt for black women, so much seething hatred and need to for absolute control that to have these folks take over black society would be like the negro version of the Taliban. Yep; they’re that scary.

Jemele Hill made waves on her Facebook fan page today when she wrote the following post:

I don’t want to paint all black men with a broad brush, but I’ve got get this off my chest.

As the situation in Ferguson continued, I saw many black women standing next to their brothers supporting and protesting with them. We understand how cruel this world can be to black men, and black women have been the biggest advocates of black men throughout history.

But Ray Rice abuses a black woman ON VIDEO, and I’m appalled that some of you — not ALL, but enough to be alarmed — continue to staunchly defend this man and victim-blame his wife, who has been humiliated and abused.I don’t want hear about Solange, Chris Brown, or anyone else — much like you don’t want to hear about why you aren’t as concerned with black-on-black crime when you’ve been the victim of racism.I honestly want to know, why are some black men so determined not to protect and support us? Go.

The post got shared over 1,600 times, with those who supported her position (both black men and women) and those who  believe Hill is a “race traitor” and “bed wench” for questioning WHY so many in the black community demand support for fallen black men but remain silent–or worse–blame the victim–when instances of violence are directed at black women. I will not reference which pro-black, militant group called Hill these horrid names, because the individuals who run it are not beneath threatening individuals who cross them. Many of these groups are run by megalomaniacal sociopaths. And this is why black women need to start putting their needs first. I am unapologetic about telling black women to STOP muling for a community that only wants to BLEED, and BLEED, and BLEED their women until there is nothing left. This is why, no matter how much you march, how much you pray, there will be people in the community who will STILL hate you, but RESENT you because the still NEED you. When will you refuse to stop laying down to get your neck stepped on? Go toward supportive communities beyond racial lines. Let the criteria for entry in your circle be a genuine CONSIDERATION of YOUR needs, feelings and desires.

I am so disgusted at the amount of utter contempt some folks in the community have for black women, but in turn NEED them.  Too often, the black community will galvanize over an external threat, especially if it involves a white person, but they hear, see and speak no evil when it comes to the horrors we inflict upon each other. And frankly, the utter contempt that so many black people (male and female) have of black women has become so palpable and flagrant, more and more black women are beginning to question their willingness to open more veins for a community who believes a black woman’s place is beneath the foot of a black man, who has it firmly planted on her neck. Wake. Up.

On another note, I need to make clear that not every black man is with blaming black women for getting themselves beat up. Shared over 2,000 times on Facebook as a post by Julian Long, who said this:

Black men. Fellas. Brothers.

I need you to stop complaining about Ray Rice’s (much deserved and yet woefully insufficient punishment) RIGHT NOW.

When we – Black men are beaten, slain, left in the street and otherwise persecuted our sisters, our mothers, our women stand for us with nearly unilateral unwavering support. They march for us. They cry out our names and demand justice. They support us in our moments of quiet fear when we shed the bitter shameful tears of self-doubt and fatigue. If you cannot find it within you to get over your idol worship and stand up for our sisters when they are being abused and mistreated then you need to spend some serious time in reflection.

STOP looking for reasons to diminish Ray Rice’s actions.
“Well…it couldn’t have been that bad. She married him.”
It doesn’t matter.

“She should know he’s a big man and if provoked he’s gonna hit back”
It doesn’t matter.

“She charged at him”
It doesn’t matter.

“She hit him first”
It doesn’t matter.

“He’s trained to hit. He can’t stop it. It’s a reflex.”
Are you f*cking kidding me. That’s absurd and even if it were true IT DOESN’T MATTER.

When you say these kinds of things – when you look for ways to go easy on Ray Rice when you claim he’s “already been punished” you do two things – first you tell black women “Your lives and your sense of safety have less value to me than the recreational sports entertainment I watch ritually.” You tell the women who stand for you- cry for you- demand justice for you ––”thanks for all that but don’t mess with my game” You deny them any hope of feeling safe with you. You reinforce the perception that they are ALONE in their struggle. Which in turn signals to those who would further victimize them (you know- general society that places Black women at the very bottom of valued humans) that they are free to move at will.

The second thing you do is – and this is irony – you borrow from the script of people like supporters of Darren Wilson. Let’s compare notes…

“He shouldn’t have been in the street”
It doesn’t matter

“He should have listened to the cop”
It doesn’t matter

“They say he stole so he was in the mindset to resist arrest”
It doesn’t matter

“Cops are trained to shoot to kill. He couldn’t help it it was reflex..”
Are you seeing the terrifying parallel? IT DOESN’T MATTER.

Brothers. Recognize wrong and stand up for what’s right. Whatever happened between them and whatever they did to patch things up is irrelevant to the fact that no man has business hitting (let alone knocking out) any woman over a spat. He should regard the use of his body against her as lethal force and exercise restraint above all else.

Also stop sipping your damn tea.

IT IS YOUR BUSINESS

When one of our sisters is hurt, abused or in peril it’s OUR business. Because when somebody has us jammed against a car with 5 or 6 weapons drawn at us they sure as hell make it their business to monitor record and speak out. They throw themselves in peril to see us safe –– and you can’t manage as much as a a supportive facebook post?!

GTFOH. I mean it. we don’t need that sh*t in our community.

But of course, black men who actually DARE to defend black women and decry abuse often have their sexuality questioned, and are called simps.

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 3.26.35 PMThis is evidence that we CAN NOT all be one. We can not join hands with individuals who have open, vicious, and sadistic CONTEMPT for black women simply because they are black! There are too many groups of folks in the black community who are UTTERLY DISEASED. They are beyond reasoning with. Practice discretion in your social circles. Demand reciprocity of respect and concern. If YOUR needs are never at the forefront, then YOUR NEEDS are irrelevant. Are you okay with that?

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How Blackistanis Police Their Own: Girl Gets a Beat Down for “Acting White” (And Being Too Light) http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/blackistanis-police-girl-gets-beat-acting-white-light/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/blackistanis-police-girl-gets-beat-acting-white-light/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:01:43 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=33032 A Rock Hill, South Carolina teenager contacted the police after being attacked by two hood boogers for “acting too much like a white girl.” Yes; this happens. Speak in proper English, know who your father is, or worse, have a dad that lives with you, get good grades, and you’ll be a target for a […]

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A Rock Hill, South Carolina teenager contacted the police after being attacked by two hood boogers for “acting too much like a white girl.” Yes; this happens. Speak in proper English, know who your father is, or worse, have a dad that lives with you, get good grades, and you’ll be a target for a beat down.

The victim, 16, told police that after getting off the bus on McDow Drive she was punched several times before the female assailant fled, the report states. The claims were corroborated by witnesses interviewed by responding officers, a Rock Hill police report states.

Officers found the victim had injuries to her head, shoulders, and a cut above her right eye. Her injuries required her to be taken by ambulance for medical treatment.

The victim told police she has had a problem with the assailant for at least a year. The victim said because she is “light-skinned black female,” the assailant, also described in the report as a black female, taunts her and tries to pick a fight but the victim refuses.

In the Thursday incident described as both assault and battery and disturbing school/disorderly conduct, the victim told police she again refused to fight the assailant.

Police attempted to locate the alleged assailant Thursday but had not found her, the report states. The investigation remains pending.

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So it also looks like the aggressor is also punishing the victim for having lighter skin than she has. I know we talk a lot about colorism in the black community, and when light-skinned women try to talk about instances of their own negative experiences, many of us don’t want to hear it. But to be fair, such an attack should be equally condemned. No child deserves to be punished over something he or she has absolutely no control over. I understand why the dark-skinned girl might be more angry, more aggressive, more miserable than the girl she beat up, but understanding does not equal absolution

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DBRs Abound – A True Murder In The First http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/dbrs-abound-true-murder-first/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/dbrs-abound-true-murder-first/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:45:58 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=32884 This beautiful woman, Anita Washington, 49 and a veteran was buried today.  Anita was a member of the New Harvest Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL.  She did not know or realized too late that she deserved better a better life.   In 2008, my DBR distant cousin Irilmoskomazella Washington ambushed and shot Anita twice in […]

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This beautiful woman, Anita Washington, 49 and a veteran was buried today.  Anita was a member of the New Harvest Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL.  She did not know or realized too late that she deserved better a better life.   In 2008, my DBR distant cousin Irilmoskomazella Washington ambushed and shot Anita twice in the head as she was picking up their son from school. Oh, he’s serving a 20 year prison sentence for her attempted murder. She recovered just to be murdered allegedly by her own son, Sedrick Clayton from a previous marriage.  Anita was surrounded by men who did not know how to treat or appreciate the black women who gave them life, protected them, took their beatings, cheating, verbal and other abuse.  After a point of no return, Anita never had a chance.  Life just waited for the dbrism to take her life.

I can’t imagine the disdain, hatred and contempt Clayton had for his mother to murder her, wrap her up in a sheet and discard her in the woods like common garbage. The Police is taking this seriously and Clayton’s bail was raised to make sure he does not get out and hamper witnesses. But knowing criminals and some in my family, he can do this through surrogates. I hope it doesn’t happen and that he can get all that is coming to him. What a despicable piece of skin and cells.

And please don’t ask me about Irilmoskkomazella Washington. I don’t know him. I am still getting over him being a cousin and can’t even fathom the idiocy of his name. I just can’t.

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CBS News

WAKA 8

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