How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
The good news? Ebony.com has been quick to respond to concerns.
The bad news? That they crafted the story in the way that they did in the first place.
I have learned by experience that because people are always watching you and making internal judgments, it is wise to be aware of your outward presentation. The little things can send a big message.
File this one under “Black women Kicking Arse and Taking Names.” Veteran program executive Pearlena Igbokwe has been named Executive Vice President, Drama Development for NBC Entertainment–a position that will allow her to oversee the development of all NBC dramas.
I don’t like repeating myself if I don’t have to, but in some things, repetition becomes absolutely necessary.
Several of you ladies have sent me links to a few trending stories about how “mystified” some black women bloggers are about all the “hoopla” surrounding interracial dating, particularly when it comes to white men. Now normally I don’t address haterade every time it’s thrown my way because I have better things to do, like have that root canal and colonoscopy I’ve been putting off. But when the target of the ire really isn’t about me, but about attacking the message–that black women are entitled to have happy, healthy relationship choices just like every other man and woman on the planet, then you’re going to get me showing my fangs and claws.
This news release came in my inbox this morning, and I though it was significant enough to share it here in it’s entirety. What I find ironic is decades ago, it was high-income people who led the trends for marrying less and divorcing more. Poor people were aghast by them…remember? Then for a variety of reasons, it seems that the trend trickled down, but then more educated folks realized that single parenting and divorce ain’t the business, but poor people don’t seem to have gotten the memo.
This piece originally ran in the now defunct (I think) Pregnancy magazine in 2010. Watching that cute video of the Nulls inspired me to dig this out this little diddy for the folks who requested the blog talk more about sexual health and lady parts.
“My dog is named Beau. He is really sweet. He turns 13 on July 7th. Taking hikes with him on some of the local trails is one of my favorite things.” (Insert photo of dog with or without owner in profile)
At the most recent Awards-Show-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, un-famous rapper Machine Gun Kelly (also known as “MGK”)–you never heard of him? Me neither–spoke to a reporter on the red carpet where he felt the need to announce his feelings about the sexuality of black women. So Mr. Machine Gun has a black daughter, which he thinks gives him [...]
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