By: ZacofBothSides Some of my best friends are Carmel Macchiatos. This is really happening. No not Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather , I mean, that IS happening, but no, this is better. And no- not Al Sharpton going undercover to capture a top Isis lieutenant . Avengers opus 2? Could be fun, but you’llRead More…
Even if I were to believe that all men were sexual-harassing creeps at heart, why would I accept this as a reality that is not worth changing? Clearly something needs to give somewhere.
The Dec. 10 edition of Monday Night Football featured a matchup of two of the top teams in the American Football Conference. At least that’s how it was billed — the stalwart New England Patriots and the surprising Houston Texans, both division leaders, would face off on the NFL’s brightest stage in what many expected to be a competitive contest.
I got this note from someone who reached out to me on Facebook. Here goes…
It is highly likely that this person is hallucinating and will tell you the sky is iridescent green or maybe yellow. It is this type of a-political thinking that gets us Americans into trouble time and time again.
Did I just hear Bill Handel say “elementary school,” like, with young kids, like…babies? Killed?
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has said that he basically wants to be known as a quarterback and not be defined as an African American quarterback first and foremost. I took it to mean he wanted to be known for his individual achievements and not have “BLACK” slapped in front of everything he did. He wants to, I assume, be judged by who he was first rather than as a representative of an entire ethnic group.
My friend Kola Boof never pulls any punches. Sometimes I just hangout out on her Facebook page with my popcorn and watch the show. One of her posts last week garnered 1,000+ comments because Kola has some seemingly controversial opinions about mixed race people identifying themselves as “black.” She posed an idea that I’d never thought about before. She expresses disgust that black people will let anyone with a few drops of black blood identify as black, with gusto. She specifically calls out Soledad O’Brien, who identifies as black, but doesn’t much look it.
Turnips and Brussels sprouts are in season. Take advantage!
When I first started to give doing my hair a go, I thought I’d save a ton of money not going to the salon and being held hostage all day to an overbooked stylist. I’m glad to say I’m free of the overbooked, gum-popping, self-entitled stylist, but…I’m still spending a ton.
Ever since BB&W regular, Law Wanxi, wrote to me with an uncomfortable truth, that women are pretty much on their own when it comes to birth control, the more I believe he might be right. That’s why I got excited when the geniuses at the University of Washington have created a dissolving female condom that not only protects women from unwanted pregnancy, but is said to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS.
Black women who advocate for other black women to expand their dating pools to include all races are often accused of bashing black men; as some are quick to apply the DBR (damaged beyond repair) label to them. No one claims that all black men are dbrs. That would be unfair as there are some great black men out there.
On the other hand, if the shoe fits……
This woman was FIRED because some hillbilly suggested she put on a wig.
One evening Bee and I were returning from a dinner out. I was walking her to her front door when we heard “Bang… bang….. Bang-bang-bang!” The gunshots came from a couple of blocks away. As my eyes grew wide, Bee calmly said “I guess I had better get in the house.” Suddenly, more shots rang out. “Bang… Bang…. Bang…. Bang!” By that time my eyes were as big as saucers. Again speaking very calmly, Bee said, “You should probably get out of here.” I swear I turned and SPRINTED for my car in the driveway. It seems like I may have dove through the window too but maybe not since it was rolled up.
In the “crooked room,” we’ve met the Jezebel. Now, let’s meet her polar opposite: the Mammy.
Recent stories indicate that BW are experiencing gains in employment and benefiting positively from an apparent shift in workplace dynamics. Yet, despite this good news, some professions hold the reputation of perpetually presenting inequities in women’s advancement and earnings. Higher education is one such profession.
We sit around flapping our gums about how black women are portrayed in the media, and that we need to build coalitions to promote positive images of black women. Got to support a woman who’s rallying the ground troops to make it happen.
Do you love men?
And if not….why?
If your Christmas is doomed to suck this year, let us give you something for the trouble.
When it comes to women, people equate sacrifice with love. Why are we still fighting the antiquated notion that a woman who has little-to-no desire to be a stay-at-home mom must not love her kids?
This is a true story about a white guy who never dated interracially, had a somewhat myopic view on race relations, and never dreamed in a million years he would have a black wife.