Beyond Black & White http://www.beyondblackwhite.com Chronicles, Musings and Debates about Interracial & Intercultural Relationships Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:08:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 [Video] In Case You Missed It…Last Night’s LIVE Hangout with Sophia Angeli Nelson Was FIRE! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-case-missed-last-nights-live-hangout-sophia-angeli-nelson-fire/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/video-case-missed-last-nights-live-hangout-sophia-angeli-nelson-fire/#comments Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:15:19 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=42274 We have a new champion against online bullying, and her name is Sophia Angeli Nelson. https://youtu.be/BoCmWmfiiNk Our blog, You Tube, legal and administration, are funded by YOUR support. If you’d like to contribute, click here .

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We have a new champion against online bullying, and her name is Sophia Angeli Nelson.

https://youtu.be/BoCmWmfiiNk

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Trini Girl’s Holiday Slideshow! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/trini-girls-holiday-slideshow/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/trini-girls-holiday-slideshow/#comments Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:16:08 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=41771 Merry Christmas, everyone!! Our Love Is Here To Stay from Artisan Photographics on Vimeo.

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Merry Christmas, everyone!!

Our Love Is Here To Stay from Artisan Photographics on Vimeo.

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Christelyn Does Vegas with Hot Nightlife Cutie! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/christelyn-vegas-hot-nightlife-cutie/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/christelyn-vegas-hot-nightlife-cutie/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:05:42 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=40820 I recently visited Las Vegas for the COSMOPROF convention and met up with JacobLifeinVegas and we chatted about everything from Vegas nightlife to interracial dating. He’s a pretty cool guy. Check him out! https://youtu.be/RFii34U694Y

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I recently visited Las Vegas for the COSMOPROF convention and met up with JacobLifeinVegas and we chatted about everything from Vegas nightlife to interracial dating. He’s a pretty cool guy. Check him out!

https://youtu.be/RFii34U694Y

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New Coke Commercial Stark Contrast to Pepsi “Angry” Black Woman http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/new-coke-commercial-stark-contrast-pepsi-angry-black-woman/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/new-coke-commercial-stark-contrast-pepsi-angry-black-woman/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:04:16 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=40731 Five years ago, Pepsi came out with this commercial during the Super Bowl. Many of us were outraged with the horrible depiction of a dark skinned, weave wearing shrew that emasculated her partner and was prone to violence when he did not behave according to her whims. It concludes with the angry shrew of a […]

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Five years ago, Pepsi came out with this commercial during the Super Bowl.

Many of us were outraged with the horrible depiction of a dark skinned, weave wearing shrew that emasculated her partner and was prone to violence when he did not behave according to her whims. It concludes with the angry shrew of a woman throwing a can meant for her partner that hits the cute blond white girl that was smiling at him.

Make no mistake about the messaging here. The woman is dark for a reason. She fits into the narrative that dark skinned women are the black community’s special kind of ratchet…a woman that no one loves and barely tolerates, and as soon as dude can get up under her, he’ll jogging right alongside the blond.

Contrast that messaging to the current Coke commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc504DuSiYk

The cute white guy bypasses all the white girls in pursuit of his quarry–a dark skinned, natural-haired beauty to smile sweetly as she hands him a Coke. The attraction between them is undeniable, and they spend their time at the party together having fun.

I bring these two commercials up to display the power media messages have over how the public at large sees a minority group. In the first ad, the black woman is so repulsive that even her boyfriend can’t wait to get away from her. In the second promo, a handsome man goes to considerable effort to get to a sweet and feminine black woman he wants to spend time with.

Which is better for our collective image? Need I even ask?

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How Madison Avenue Keeps Stereotypes of Black Women Alive http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/madison-avenue-keeps-stereotypes-black-women-alive/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/madison-avenue-keeps-stereotypes-black-women-alive/#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:31:54 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=40558 The media is still at work to remind the world that black women are mannish, hyper sexual and repulsive. Does this photo ring a bell? It’s a screen shot from an Allstate Insurance commercial. Now before we go any further, let’s take a look who the demographic is for Allstate insurance services: Ya gotta hand […]

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The media is still at work to remind the world that black women are mannish, hyper sexual and repulsive. Does this photo ring a bell? It’s a screen shot from an Allstate Insurance commercial.

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Now before we go any further, let’s take a look who the demographic is for Allstate insurance services:

Ya gotta hand it to Allstate. The “good hands” company has managed to work its way towards the top of the property/casualty insurance pile. The company is the second-largest personal lines insurer in the US, just behind rival State Farm. Its Allstate Protection segment sells auto, homeowners, and other property/casualty insurance products in Canada and the US. Allstate Financial provides life insurance through subsidiaries including Allstate Life and American Heritage Life. It also provides investment products, targeting affluent and middle-income consumers. Allstate Motor Club provides emergency road service. [SOURCE]

 

Hmmm…affluent and middle income customers by and large will include whites, Asians, and further down, Hispanics, and finally Blacks. Now why is this information important? Well…take a look.

https://youtu.be/H_peiKZZB_c

Images matter, people. The mainstream media is the key vehicle that isolated groups learn how to behave toward outside groups. What is more, the advertisers picked a woman that many groups feel comfortable seeing black women depicted.

So what to do? You could write a nasty letter to Allstate Insurance or start a petition on Change.org, but why? When your dollars speak more loudly than any letter or e-signature. Let your money do the talking, ladies. Patronize the companies that convey positive and feminine images of black women. Black women have tremendous spending power and it’s time we use it.

Carry on.

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Happy #LovingDay! Check Me Out at the #MixedRemixedFestival! http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/happy-lovingday-check-mixedremixedfestival/ http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/happy-lovingday-check-mixedremixedfestival/#comments Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:43:59 +0000 http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/?p=40495 Yesterday’s Mixed Remixed Festival a blast. Got to meet so many gorgeous and beautifully blended families. I spoke to a packed room of people discussing interracial relationships. Met some fans and some friends. What a way to spend Loving Day weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYVOo-uqpNk Oh! And check me out TONIGHT on “It’s a Swirl World” for a […]

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Yesterday’s Mixed Remixed Festival a blast. Got to meet so many gorgeous and beautifully blended families. I spoke to a packed room of people discussing interracial relationships. Met some fans and some friends. What a way to spend Loving Day weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYVOo-uqpNk

Oh! And check me out TONIGHT on “It’s a Swirl World” for a special Loving Day hangout!

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