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@Brenda55 I'm still trying to figure out how how she found out this was her even with the name blurred. Damn...Facebook detectives are on it.
17 hours, 44 minutes ago on RANT: I Am So SICK of Black Women Throwing THEMSELVES Under the Bus…
@DontMakeMeOver Hi there, Christelyn Karazin here. First, if I wanted to "throw you under the bus" I wouldn't have blurred your name. This blog is obviously more popular than even I thought, because somebody discovered it was you and alerted you. In any case, I felt THIS comment, the one that I highlighted, was a good representation of the full context. As you are here, you were respectful in your criticism of what those men were saying to you, yet they STILL held you with contempt and disdain. After all, you are their ideal "sister soldier" married to a black man, committed to the issues, and they STILL SPAT on you. And the fabled leader of the group stayed absolutely silent while you got dragged. Not surprising to me, and typical.
Personally, you seem like a lovely person. I absolutely do not agree with your position that black women should dedicate (or abdicate?) their entire womanhood for the sake of struggling black men. We are not minions is some army. We ARE WOMEN. We DESERVE to be loved, cherished and respected. I encourage black women to go where they can be LOVED, CHERISHED AND RESPECTED, regardless of the color of the man. I also encourage women to select men who can do the following: PROVIDE, PROTECT AND PRODUCE. That's it. No color attached to it, AT ALL. But let's be honest. To find a man with those qualities will require black women to expand their options, much to your chagrin.
In any case, I wish you the best. You and your husband make a lovely couple. Really. I celebrate what you have found. I mean that sincerely.
17 hours, 46 minutes ago on RANT: I Am So SICK of Black Women Throwing THEMSELVES Under the Bus…
@Keyasha It was in response to one of the "empowerment" folks posting about the rampant fatness of black women. She was addressing the harsh language and what met with a barrage of disdain.
1 day, 15 hours ago on RANT: I Am So SICK of Black Women Throwing THEMSELVES Under the Bus…
@nofakenamesimmatt LMAO what is "fobbing"? Is that UK slang?
2 days ago on As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women Don’t Date Interracially. Come On, Son! You Know Why!
@RDaneelOlivaw "Im embarrassed to admit it, but once I started dating a black woman, I was like "Where'd all these beautiful black girls come from?"
You'd be surprised how many times men have said that to me about their current relationships with black women. Don't be embarrassed. ;-)
2 days, 1 hour ago on As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women Don’t Date Interracially. Come On, Son! You Know Why!
@EarthJeff @Victoria Posh Couture Thanks, Jeff. I guess I'll always be accused of hating black men no matter what. So it's just...WHATEVA!!!
2 days, 3 hours ago on As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women Don’t Date Interracially. Come On, Son! You Know Why!
Listen women, even those who really, REALLY think I hate black men, put that aside for a second and understand this: WITH CHOICE COME POWER. WITH POWER COMES RESPECT. You think black women are really cherished and respected by the community as a whole? Go with God. If you think it's time black women take charge of their situations, you should be in SUPPORT of CHOICE, regardless of my TONE. You want black women to stay in bondage because you don't like my TONE?!
@Victoria Posh Couture Then do it and don't wring your hands worrying about the sensibilities of your brothers. I know you're not used to seeing bullshit called, but it is called here. I have YET to see a link that says I hate black men. I really wish someone would show me that instead of outright lying. But feel free...if you hate it here and think I'm evil...BYE.
@Sheshe1163 I have a cousin who have twenty grandchildren. The majority of them are biracial--from the men's side. But guess what? They clutch their pearls at the very IDEA of a black woman in the family doing the same. But okay...ya'll can stay in denial...
2 days, 4 hours ago on As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women Don’t Date Interracially. Come On, Son! You Know Why!
@Victoria Posh Couture Please tell me how I'm bitter. Please. I am a MARRIED woman of 12 years with four beautiful children and a GREAT husband. I have a wonderful life...I really do. Making lots of dough...stay at home mom, smart kids...good relationship with the in-laws and all that. If I am bitter, it might be towards black women who REFUSE to see what it right in front of them. I no longer have skin in this game. I've got mine. I want black women to get theirs, regardless of the melanin level of the man. But you know (if you really face facts) there are simply not enough marriageable black men to go around. I get the notes of women in their 50's who have literally WASTED THEIR LIVES waiting for their black prince, and NOW they want to try something different. We have an 80% out of wedlock rate. Black women are the most unmarried. Let's not play, shall we?
@Swirlgirl28 Anybody who says all the black women are open to IRR should refer to that thread of needy commenters desperate for BM approval. I'm not saying that you shouldn't stick with your preference, but being in this space for so long, a lot of that is just black women with daddy issues looking for nibbles of approval.
@yimani @Brenda55 This is more of an issue with vetting that anything else. I've written on this extensively on this site and in my book. You should be able to know what a man is about by the third date. Assholes tell on themselves quickly. You just have to be really listening.
2 days, 9 hours ago on As If! Michael Baisden Asks Why More Black Women Don’t Date Interracially. Come On, Son! You Know Why!
@Brenda55 @yimani Wow...I'm actually glad she responded. Speaks to the total and irrational FEAR being fed to black women. And I'm sure if you're going into a relationship with a non-black men thinking he's going to hang you and rip your baby out that you can pretty much predict THAT's gonna be a disaster.
@Seenyc HAHAHA so funny
3 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Man Candy: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
5 days, 11 hours ago on Dark Girls Can’t Wear Red Lipstick, Huh? #NoBareLips30 Tells Black Women to Define Their Own Beauty.
@DiosaNegra Welcome out of Lurkville, lady!
1 week ago on Dark Girls Can’t Wear Red Lipstick, Huh? #NoBareLips30 Tells Black Women to Define Their Own Beauty.
@Scottie MarieCollins Hi there! Email me and I'll make an introduction. Christelyn@beyondblackwhite.com
1 week ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.
@Maxine @Justme65 "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."
I like that!
1 week, 1 day ago on In This Version of “Rosemary’s Baby,” the Demon Seed is Hosted by an Interracial Couple.
@Brenda55 @dasdbobb I can't believe it, guys!! I just...God I'm glad I live in California!
1 week, 1 day ago on I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So Should You!
@markhaaseth @hglimsher Exactly, Mark. Exactly. Let's not put it all on black folks. We know that's not all the pushback these couples get.
1 week, 1 day ago on Interracial Couples and a Word on Safety: Memphis Couple Needs Our Advice.
@hglimsher Key word is "economically depressed" monoracial neighborhoods--the most likely place where white supremacists congregate.
@FriendsofJay LOL...does that jibe with what you're seeing on the ground, Jay?
1 week, 2 days ago on And the States with the Highest Interracial Marriages Are…
@Amazing Grace I buy fish emulsion from the garden store. I use E.B. Stone, a line of organic fertilizer.
1 week, 3 days ago on I’m Loving Swiss Chard for Organic Gardening, and So Should You!
@dani-BBW Substitute for toasted pine nuts.
@oekmama I use almond milk or just ice cubes and water.
@oekmama I find that my kids are more open to eating the food when they see it growing in the yard, and when they've assisted in planting it.
@qjonesatl3 I've been following this guy: http://www.GrowingYourGreens.com
1 week, 4 days ago on QOTW: White Guy Worried He’s ONLY Attracted to Black Women. Here’s My Take.
@torie6510 Maybe after a few comments I'll drag John in here so he can answer for himself lol
@DU2 @Christelyn I don't know about your post being pulled...this is the first I've seen this, but again I'm on and off the computer because I've got my regular one in for repairs.
1 week, 6 days ago on Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advocate for US, Karyn Washington Committed Suicide, and I Suck.
@Savannah18121 Thanks, Savannah. That means a lot.
@PilaJ Wow. You really went there? I slept 16 hours a day when I was having bouts of depression and BEFORE I got on medication. But thanks for stopping buy and proving my point, though.
I just want to say that this piece is the highest read in BB&W history. Glad this is touching people. I hope this will effect some change.
@bellechose I only pointed out Obamacare because I know mental health was part of the platform, and many AA are uninsured or underinsured. I agree; let's not let this post be about politics.
2 weeks ago on Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advocate for US, Karyn Washington Committed Suicide, and I Suck.
@MamieMooney Absolutely, Mamie. I refuse to allow my family to shame me for my Anxiety disorder. Seeking help literally changed the trajectory of my life.
@creneetweet I don't recall naming a particular political party. But since you named one, guess it's obvious which party is culpable of this, isn't it? BTW I'm a registered Independent.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on African vs. African American: Can We Still Legitimately Claim Racism When Folks that Look Just Like Us Come Here and WIN?!
@Swirlgirl28 I'm a proud owner of the Naked 1 as well!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Urban Decay Wants You To Wear Color This Spring. A LOT of It.
Just an FYI...this video was published around April 1st. April Fool's...
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Matthew Hussey’s “Unconventional” 9 Steps on How to Get the Guy You Want
@Lei He was joking, Lei.
@Justme65 You absolutely did not overstep. :-)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on A Heartfelt Letter from a White Guy, Wondering How He Can Approach Black Women. Have At It, Ladies.
@Blanc2 LMAO! "Diarrhea of the pen" hahahaha
@RDaneelOlivaw That was beautiful. Featuring!
This was so beautiful. This is my third time reading it. So glad I found Zach!
3 weeks ago on Essay by the Newest BB&W Blogger: ” The truth was I loved black women.”
@Justme65 @London Calling @Christelyn @Lurking Whites started this when the slave masters were raping the slave women and creating lighter skinned offspring, whom they treated better because they looked more like them and because they were their children and held some affection for them.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on How Bleaching Products Promoted Colorism in the 1950′s
@Lurking Yep! The guys get to be dark, huh?
@blackpanthershay He's just very guarded. I guess I can understand that, considering what he's went through.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Gabriel Aubry Enjoys Spring Break with Nahla; Comments on How Much Emma Looks Like Her.
@_Toni_ @Brenda55 And another thing...I passed the original article to Jordan Harbinger (he's dating a Chinese girl very seriously) and while he identified it as "satire" we both agreed that this "satire" wasn't even remotely funny. It was just trolling for page views.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on White Feminist Pretending To Be “Concerned” for Asian Women Marrying White Men…Yeah Right!
@annyjay400 My friend and "Swirlr" co-host is in a relationship with a Chinese girl. Yes, he's reported the same behavior by some WW.
@leduxe Got it...loved it.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Five Reasons Sociopaths Are So Good In Bed
@Brenda55 I know. He's mesmerizing, isn't he?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Five Reasons Sociopaths Are So Good In Bed
@eeflowers I hope you're not a sociopath!!