I broke my lease at my old apartment in Baltimore. It was a sketchy complex where tenants smoked weed on their back porch, played rap music loudly on Sunday mornings, and a package might be stolen from your doorstep if you were not home to receive them (sorry,Zappos.com). I was only partially employed whenRead More…
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Let me start by saying that I fully intended to hate every moment of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, “Django Unchained.” But…
Me and prominent writer and prominent social media feminist, Tami Winfrey Harris had a Twitter exchange regarding her article about Shawty Lo in “Clutch.” It’s worth the read, I think. The primary goal of “No Wedding No Womb” was to start a dialogue, and in so doing, begin to affect change. This is a good start.
Can you advocate for your people if you date interracially?
Just in time for Monday!
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.
Here in America even we black folks take things for granted. We have had our civil rights movement behind us for decades and though the struggle continues, we can pretty much get what we want in this country with education and hard work. But there is an invisible group I would like to focus on today. That group would be our Afro-Latina sisters. I don’t mean the racially ambiguous Afro Latina who can easily deny her African roots by claiming that she has Indian ancestry. I mean the Afro Latina who identifies as black and is undeniably of African descent. These women proudly proclaim their heritage, but they are marginalized.
“I want no part of any group, system or structure that sells the lie of being equal partners in striving to overcome inequality and oppression while that supposed ally is also standing on my neck.”
Get noticed this season!
Do YOU think “white guy passes” exist? Do you give them out? Have you had WM expecting a “pass” from you?
I am THRILLED to announce that Shaun Brown has asked his girlfriend, Victoria for her hand in marriage, and she has accepted!
Every time I see a white woman with a black man, I must admit I get a little jealous. Not because I want her man, but because I wish it were just as easy for me to date interracially so my mind began to wonder: why is that? Why is it easier for black males to pursue IR than their female counterparts? Why or how are non-black females more easily able to pursue relationships with men outside their race than black women? It’s got to be more than a European standard of beauty.
No one ever tells you that being a complete nerd pays off in the end. But, I am living proof that tt does for black women more than any other group.
This morning I got wind of yet another ratchety reality show, this one centering on the misadventures of a black male seed-spreader with 10 baby mamas and 11 children. Frankly, I’m surprised it took Hollywood this long to poke fun of and put on display the dysfunction that is rampant in the black community, with fatherless children pissed as hell and black women who think they have no other options for a family than to become brood mares for non-committal partners.
I used the term ‘equally yoked’ for no other reason then the fact that I can’t fucking stand the damn phrase. When I hear anyone say it, and I recall hearing both Black Christian males and females and a Muslim Black man utilize the metaphor it always strikes me as ironic.
Find out what happens when I open my big mouth…
What was life like for this black woman married into the Italian Cosa Nostra?
Was Caroline Wozniacki being racist when impersonating Serena Williams? How should Williams have responded?
So, here we all are. Still burping up the taste of that rich holiday meal and its residual leftovers, knowing that sooner or later we’re going to have to detox all that mess out and get our fitness and nutrition game back on the rails for 2013. Here’s a powerhouse smoothie recipe to help out.
I’m literally skipping around today, not just because it’s Christmas and I LOVE Christmas, I’m also excited that my Day Four hair is still shiny, soft and when I gently pull at the ends, there’s no breakage.