Just thought it was time for another Open Thread so that you can talk about what is on your minds.
If we look at the different phrases used to describe the act of bearing and raising children there is a telltale clue to the difference in the way in which Blacks view parenthood versus other groups.
Jamila makes a very good case for black women to embrace feminism…
Taking a break from the ratchetness of the KimYe spawn, I’m tickled to announce that our very own Eugenia is expecting a child with her HUSBAND. You may recall that Eugenia announced that she and her other half were going to try to conceive, but combined with her diabetes, high blood pressure and age, she faced some potential health challenges. But she just announced on New Year’s Day that she’ll be expecting her little bundle of joy come September.
So, you may have missed it amongst the Kim K. pregnancy news and New Year’s celebrations but we just averted the fiscal cliff crisis. Happy New Year!
I heard you were knocked up a couple days ago when your boo of only eight months, Kanye West, announced that his 5,000+ audience pay homage to his “baby mama.” I’m assuming he gave that title to you, as you are the carrier of the Kanye spawn…
Instead of depicting black women as desperate and mulish, running after men and begging for scraps, how about showing positive depictions of happy, married stay-at-home mom/work-from-home hybrids?
Check out what Dani said…
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.