I have to admit I was among the folks who cringed with Rachel Jeantel took the stand in the Trayvon Martin murder trail. She was a walking, talking stereotype–chip on her shoulder, absolutely no concept of social etiquette, poor grammar with the reading level of a third-grader. Bigots loved to hang their hat on Rachel,Read More…
Makes me think…
From an American standpoint, this marked the first time MORE women medaled at the Olympics than men. The ladies came, saw, and conquered in epic fashion. As for black women, there were some ladies making their mark on history in a big way. Here are the some most notable African American women who competed, but feel free give a shout out to anyone you feel should get some spotlight in the comments:
Rainbeau notices his West African wife is often mistreated by African Americans. Here’s my take on why I think this is happening.
A common misconception that I often hear from (mostly) black people is that somehow having the same skin color automatically means you will enjoy a shared cultural experience with your partner. Magical thinking makes folks believe all things will fall into place via osmosis or iTunes download just because the two of you are brown. Nope. While there’s a whole continent that share our hue, the similarities with African American culture begin and end there. African and even West Indian culture is markedly different, and many of these people have certain stereotypes that if a relationship is to be forged, must be overcome.
One thing I really enjoy about Beyond Black and White is that it’s a safe space for black women who do not fit the norm. As we’ve witnessed in recent weeks, the black community continues to have a sore spot for its little crabs that have made their way out of the barrel, despite all of the snapping at their heels. I think we’ve all gotten used to it by now. We have gone so far off the reservation that it makes other people too uncomfortable to receive us without questioning the quality of their own lives; and they in turn snap at us as if we’ve made bad decisions. But…
Check out my buddy, Veralyn Williams did on marriage and swirling in the Mid West…
True to your name, Tony Farmer, you just got a crash course in sowing and reaping.
Elizabeth Warren, Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight panel and challenger to incumbent Scott Brown for the Massachusetts United States Senate seat, became a youtube superstar when a video of her speaking last year went viral. Warren was the originator of the ‘you didn’t build that’ phrase that President Barack Obama has been taking heat for as of late.
How will we handle boosting our light-skinned mixed daughters’ self-esteem while being honest about their privileged status?
You’ve always wanted to. Your friends and family have nudged you, but you didn’t know where to start. Now my super-awesome agent, Regina Brooks, breaks it down like only she could.
Okay ladies and gents, this is some juicy stuff from my Facebook friend, author, Tiana Laveen. Her erotica book, “When Saint Goes Marching In,” should probably be read in the company of your boo, because you’ll be needing him later, if you get my meaning.
Can anyone relate?
It’s good for your skin, girly parts, heart, liver, guts and immunity. It was recently blessed by the great Dr. Oz as a fat-fighting supplement.
A BB&W woman maximizes her opportunities in all aspects of her life–even and especially the financial.
Republicans are saying Biden is pandering.
As women of color, we must ask ourselves, why does society fear budding sexuality? Sexual development goes hand in hand with walking upright, learning to make decisions and other milestones we prepare young people for, yet we ignore this.
Since folks keep asking me to read the tea leaves, here’s what I think about Paul Ryan having a black college sweetheart.
I’m sweating the technique…
Is Rihanna’s relationship with Chris Brown the result of her relationship with her father?
neener neener NEE-NERRRR!!!