We talk a lot around here about making plans and making positive changes to have better lives. Once you make a plan, you need a roadmap. That’s why I was really intrigued when I saw Chescaleigh at The Timeline Project booth at a conference I recently attended. When I found out it was sponsored byRead More…
An interracial couple was taunted and the boyfriend beaten to a pulp for daring to love a black woman. Ladies and gents, be on guard.
Who’s with me? Let the campaign begin!
Love her or hate her, Mia Love is a woman to watch this campaign season. Jamila has a few choice words.
It was bound to happen at the Republican National Congress, wasn’t it? Bigots and racists find a comfy, fluffy place to nest in the GOP, and while the guys in charge probably find them annoying and embarrassing, they are tolerated because, frankly, those old geezers need their votes.
*rubs face slowly, sighs irritably*
It’s August 30 and there’s only 117 days until me and The Hubster drain the coffers almost completely bare.
Current Pop-Culture representation is working against us. Not for us.
Put the Aqua Net down…
I am back folks for the second installment (3 &4 coming soon) of how to dress for your undertones. Last week we covered color for yellow tones and this week it is all about the red-tones. So fasten your seat belts and come along for the ride.
Yes; Mr. Get-The-Guy Hussey is gorgeous. Take it in–I know many of you are panting right now.
Makes me think…
From an American standpoint, this marked the first time MORE women medaled at the Olympics than men. The ladies came, saw, and conquered in epic fashion. As for black women, there were some ladies making their mark on history in a big way. Here are the some most notable African American women who competed, but feel free give a shout out to anyone you feel should get some spotlight in the comments:
Rainbeau notices his West African wife is often mistreated by African Americans. Here’s my take on why I think this is happening.
A common misconception that I often hear from (mostly) black people is that somehow having the same skin color automatically means you will enjoy a shared cultural experience with your partner. Magical thinking makes folks believe all things will fall into place via osmosis or iTunes download just because the two of you are brown. Nope. While there’s a whole continent that share our hue, the similarities with African American culture begin and end there. African and even West Indian culture is markedly different, and many of these people have certain stereotypes that if a relationship is to be forged, must be overcome.
One thing I really enjoy about Beyond Black and White is that it’s a safe space for black women who do not fit the norm. As we’ve witnessed in recent weeks, the black community continues to have a sore spot for its little crabs that have made their way out of the barrel, despite all of the snapping at their heels. I think we’ve all gotten used to it by now. We have gone so far off the reservation that it makes other people too uncomfortable to receive us without questioning the quality of their own lives; and they in turn snap at us as if we’ve made bad decisions. But…
Check out my buddy, Veralyn Williams did on marriage and swirling in the Mid West…
True to your name, Tony Farmer, you just got a crash course in sowing and reaping.
Elizabeth Warren, Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight panel and challenger to incumbent Scott Brown for the Massachusetts United States Senate seat, became a youtube superstar when a video of her speaking last year went viral. Warren was the originator of the ‘you didn’t build that’ phrase that President Barack Obama has been taking heat for as of late.
How will we handle boosting our light-skinned mixed daughters’ self-esteem while being honest about their privileged status?
You’ve always wanted to. Your friends and family have nudged you, but you didn’t know where to start. Now my super-awesome agent, Regina Brooks, breaks it down like only she could.