How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
No, I am not talking about his breath-snatching, deliciously passionate scenes with Kerry Washington as President Fitzgerald Grant on the TV show, Scandal. Instead, I am referring to his work as a director and producer, as well as his lineage from one of Hollywood’s most prestigious families, which continues to sharply shape the film industry today. Tony was recently interviewed by Tavis Smiley, who has a program on PBS. In response to being asked for his thoughts on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood as a white male, given his family’s roots in showbiz, Tony responded:
Speaking of shaming…
Jenn breaks it ALL THE WAY DOWN!
Ever had someone declare your anger? Without your input? Well, that’s because you’re an angry black woman, a Sapphire to be exact. Melissa Harris-Perry uncovers this stereotype as the third and perhaps most dubious image in the crooked room.
In the “crooked room,” we’ve met the Jezebel. Now, let’s meet her polar opposite: the Mammy.
You’ve heard about the “crooked room,” now meet the characters posted on the walls. First up, the Jezebel.
Ever heard of the theory of the “crooked room?” If you haven’t, maybe you have heard of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Look around, are the images you see tilted? They are for most Black women…
Check out this amazing woman. I want to be her when I grow up. This woman is 60. As in, 10 years over half a century.
Time to throw our support behind a beautiful and talented black woman who carries our message of love beyond racial borders.
“As long as Black women continue to accept their subordinate status in the Black community, Black people will continue their descent into the gutter. Any community that is too foolish to listen to the voices of the women is doomed for failure. I learned the hard way that being a Race Woman has a high price and I cannot afford to do so any longer. No longer will I defend the actions of men who do not give a rat’s ass about women who look like me or my daughters.”
Meet the first African American female NASCAR driver.
Ooomigosh, how could you NOT love a woman who has been instrumental in introducing so many black women to international travel? Formally named, Bella Italia, Black Girl Travel, founded by Fleace, has been instrumental in organizing the enlightenment of hundreds of black women who had absolutely no idea Italian men found them irresistible. They go to other places to, and recently made a visit down to South Africa.
We all know who she is–the champion behind What About Our Daughters, who has the guts, brains and follow-through to stand up for black girls and women everywhere, even when most people don’t even bother. She got pissed off enough to blog when Don Imus’ ranted about a women’s basketball team looking like a bunch [...]