How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
Swirling made another small step forward this weekend, when our Meet-up group (Sisters With White Misters) met at Rassela’s Jazz club in San Francisco. It was, for so many reasons, a memorable swirling experience and a true demonstration of community being created.
This woman threw herself to protect a man who hated her simply for the color of her skin. Could you have done it?
Albert (1858-1887) and Lucy Parsons (1853-1942 were from Texas where Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons was born into slavery in Texas. She met Albert and they married. They moved to Chicago due to threats from the KKK during Reconstruction.
“There were only two ways to enter the “station” and go through the rest of the exhibit – two entrances. One was marked “white.” The other was marked “colored.” I pointed this out to Michael. He was amazed. He had never seen anything like that back in London, and certainly not in his social studies textbooks – they didn’t cover American segregation. They covered the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, and the Blitz.
But there it was, 20 years after the March on Washington, the actual dividing point. There was no way a visitor to this exhibit could escape the division and a decision on how to face it. The harsh reality of segregation was right in front of visitors, an immovable object. You had to make the choice.”
Turns out it’s belly fat, not BMI that determines the risk factors for heart disease.
If you live long enough you’ll realize that finding a special love is no easy feat. When we come across that man or woman that makes our days brighter it never crosses our minds that the day would ever come when they are no longer there at our side.
Toni Braxton gets to “play in the snow” on screen. This Sunday, Lifetime Movie network will be airing an original movie called “Twist of Faith” staring the gorgeous Braxton and handsome David Julian Hirsh. It is an interfaith love story profiling single Christian mother and a Jewish widower. Their passion for music and singing draw them together and they fall in love.
Ladies, you can live your life, live it well, and not feel there’s anything wrong with it. You deserve happiness if you seek happiness. You don’t have to prove yourself worthy of happiness. You don’t have to earn a “black woman mammy merit badge” to be happy. You don’t have to justify a desire to be taken care of nor a disgust at disgusting behaviors – your own relationship happiness does not need to meet any trifling fool’s prerequisites.
This union happened BEFORE interracial marriage was outlawed in Utah.
Some of you might balk at my language, but if it walks like a beast and talks like a beast, it’s a beast. God help the kids who have to live in this Hell.
I still see that LorMarie’s religion post is still on FIRE, and I’ve largely stayed out of the conversation because one contentions debate a week is about all I can muster these days. But I just had to jump into the conversation when I heard news that a “pastor” wrote on an Applebee’s receipt that she would NOT be giving the server anything, because after all, she gives God 10%, so there was no way in Hell she was gonna give her server 18%?! So, the server posted the receipt online, which of course, went viral. The “minister” was mortified when she found out about how her nasty receipt comment was posted for all the world to see how cheap she was and using God as an excuse that she contacted the restaurant and subsequently got the server fired.
THIS makes EVERYTHING worth it.
We hear a lot about how black women are at high risk of of diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, but not enough attention is being paid to heart disease, which is, surprisingly to many, the number one killer of ALL women, and black women are the most at risk.
Make no mistake…this is a stealth form of abuse.
Things I have recurring dreams about: 1) That Loyola Marymount University has called and told me they granted my diploma by mistake–I needed to take one more math class and they forgot to tell me. ( I HATE math); 2) I have just moved into a house so big we keep discovering new rooms; 3) That I’m being chased, in a blue nightgown, down the stairs of Kaiser Hospital by the Sesame Street monsters.