The Question: I’m struggling in how to cope in a marriage where I hear racial prejudice and insults. My husband is white, I am African American. He listens to Rush Limbaugh religiously, and makes insulting comments in the form of “jokes.” He is a physician, and I quit my job to be his housewife. IRead More…
Greetings from St. Louis! I landed a much better gig than the one I did last summer in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and without the threat of wildfires or bears. I wanted to get a feel for the basic reception towards swirling in this part of the Midwest; so while I no longer pay for a subscription that allows me contact members on Match.com, I have been checking my daily matches anyway. To my surprise, of the eight white males selected for me one day, none of them chose Black/African-American as a possible ethnic preference and only one of them chose the anything but Black/African-American option. The rest were quite clear their only preferable choice was White/Caucasian. What is up with that? I’ve seen quite a few BM/WW couples downtown, but so far no WM/BW anywhere. Geez, being this close to the Ozarks makes the small town in Georgia where I lived for years feel like San Francisco. I’ve never felt so much like “one of them God-damn liberal Yankees” in all my life.
Let’s talk politics…
Why are Americans so seemingly generous on an individual level, but those same Americans who will tithe to their local church lambaste calls to pay higher taxes to support greater social services to the poor?
In 1979 Chirlane Mccray wrote an article in Essence proclaiming herself a black feminist lesbian. In 2013 she’s the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio and the mother of two children–what a difference a few decades make.
I’m convinced Matthew and I can not do a video together without bursting out laughing. This is one, you’ll like, promise. 😉
I happened upon this blog a while back. It was originially posted back in 2009 on the blog Cultural Matters by Lisa L. Wynn. Lisa is a white American expat living in Australia. I found the post interesting enough to review the comments and chime in a couple of times. I encourage black women to seek out opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. I know people living in both places. Follow the comments and discussion. People are still posting.
To said bigots, I present this empty stadium. It may take you awhile to work your way around. You might have to miss a couple of days of work. There may be an awkward pause as you remove your head from between your butt cheeks. However, I insist that you to take the time necessary to place your rear in all the available spaces where a person could possibly have a seat. At least so that you can spend your time elsewhere and not breathing your garlic-and-sweat-soaked-sock-smelling hot breath in the conversational spaces of people with better things to do than hear your ignorant and ugly opinions.
Go to any Sephora and you’ll see a wall of Ole Henricksen products–all natural, smells delish, and the stuff actually works. But did you know they had a spa in Los Angeles? It’s the only one they have in the United States, and if you live anywhere close or are planning a visit to Hollywood to tour the crazies, then you absolutely must go.
Sorry to once again blow holes through your “Swirling is not a movement!!” rants, trolls. Wait. I take that back. Instead, I’ll say, IN YO’ FACE!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!
Chambray, the sexier, lighter, more demure sister of denim. Cham-brrray, even her name sort of rolls of your tongue. Chambray is a great fabric to wear in the hotter summer months. It is 100% cotton and lighter in color than denim. It breathes better as well. Like denim, chambray is very versatile and is seemingly a statement piece for the coming hot months. Here are a few ways you can wear chambray this summer without breaking the bank.
Summary: Mama’s Child is story of an idealistic young white woman who travelled to the American South as a civil rights worker, fell in love with an African American man, and started a family in San Francisco, where the more liberal city embraced them—except when it didn’t. They raise a son and daughter, but the tensions surrounding them have a negative impact on their marriage, and they divorce when their children are still young. For their biracial daughter, this split further destabilizes her already challenged sense of self—“Am I black or white?” she must ask herself, “Where do I belong?” Is she her father’s daughter alone?
As the years pass, the chasm between them widens, even as the mother attempts to hold on to the emotional chord that binds them. It isn’t until the daughter, Ruby, herself becomes a wife and mother that she begins to develop compassion and understanding for the many ways that her own mother’s love transcended race and questions of identity.
Has this ever happened to you??
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Think what you will of Jay Z, but he is providing a wonderful service for deserving students all over America. Please share this information with everyone you know, as you never know who you may be helping. Some of the lost in our society discussed so much on this blog are some of the very ones who can benefit from this information.
It looks like Zoe Saldana has thrown her I’m-so-androgynous-I-might- raise-my-future-children-with-a-girlfriend spiel out the window.
A few weeks after being spotting canoodling with an unnamed man at the Los Angeles premier of Star Trek:Into Darkness, Zoe Saldana has taken her burgeoning relationship with said man public, and now we know who he is: Marco Perego, a former professional soccer player turned artist.
I bet you don’t believe that headline, huh? I could hardly believe it either when I was strolling down the ice cream aisle looking for my sugar-free Clemmy’s and saw Halo. It was new on the shelf, so the writing on the package drew my eye. It said this stuff only had 4 net carbs, 70 calories per serving, 4 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. I was like, whaaaat??? How dey do daaaaat?? So I decided to do a taste test, buying my usual from Clemmy’s and the chocolate flavored Halo Top.
Speaking of Sweden…
Which I had a horn so I could toot it…
She says it’s a “Swirl” question, but it really isn’t…
Sometimes its hard to know what to say when dealing with people in general. Of course, we all want to feel like our opinions are valued and we’re all within our Constitutional rights to say whatever is on our mind.