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OMG they are so beautiful!!! I love how they blended their cultures!! Beautiful wedding!! They should so be in a magazine!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nicky and David – From School Crush to Marriage
@JJHorton1234 @ScorpioEnigma09 Me too. She said so many times that she loved her job and playing Carter. So her wanting to do more movies is a load of crap and is just what she's contractually obligated to say to mitigate people's anger. The fact that she's being forced to act like she made the choice to leave infuriates me.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Person of Interest jumps the shark in season three: can it land on its feet?
I love how people who aren't happy with the show are accused of being untrue POI fans. It's only a TV show. I understand that some fans like where the show is headed, and that's their right but not everyone is and the ratings prove it. This time last year POI had it's highest ratings ever and now I wouldn't be surprised if viewer numbers dip below 10 million. Nolan created this show, fine but without the viewers he has no show. So it would seem to me he wouldn't want to piss us off, but that's exactly what he's done. This isn't progression, IMO. You can progress the show without losing what made the show so amazing to begin with. If this is what Nolan always had in mind, he should've started with this. Because now people understandably feel betrayed and deceived.
I was done with POI when Carter died, if Taraji wasn't on the show I wouldn't have even given POI a second look. But from what I'm hearing about where the show is now, it probably wouldn't have entertained me even if she was still around. I still would've watched to support Taraji but the love that I had for the show is gone.
AMEN!! I had no idea the changed backstory of the Machine. I was done with POI when Carter was killed and I haven't paid attention to the show since. But from what I'm hearing POI has gotten progressively worse and your article summed everything up perfectly. Great job. Carter being dead really is the least of POI's problems now. It's gotten so far away from what made it great which is really sad.
As for Taraji P. Henson, who played Carter, she says that Nolan always told her Carter would be killed off. She's always been a movie actress and never considered doing TV until Abrams suggested her to Nolan to play Carter. But anyone who pays attention to her social media knows how much she grew to love playing Carter and she was able to keep doing movies when not filming, like Jim C and Kevin C. I don't think she was ready to leave POI, no matter what she says on the record. I'm sure there's a gag somewhere in her contract and she won't risk being blacklisted by revealing how she really feels. Just wanted to put that out there.
@Tammy_Ghalden yep. but they'll open the door for a stranger if he's white. my next door neighbors are a gay white couple but the neighborhood is pretty diverse. my other neighbors are black and the people across the street are Asian.
anyway, one night last week around midnight, my family heard a woman banging on our neighbor's door screaming "help!!" and we see a man following her who we assumed was attacking her. our first concern was do either of these people have a gun. my family called the police. turns out the woman lived down the street and had a diabetic hallucination and the man following her was her husband but our neighbor opened the door to her and gave her candy and then she left, claiming she was better. we all were talking about had these people been black our neighbor would not have opened the door.
4 months ago on Are Black Women Safe Anywhere?
@smartacus @cns or have a charger for your phone in your car. Especially if you're going to be driving late at night. I got one the day I got my car.
It's really getting on my nerves how little publicity Taraji Henson is getting for her role as Joss Carter on CBS's Person of Interest (not attacking the author, just a little rant about it generally). Just because she's putting on an Emmy-worthy performance this season and it's incredible how much she's been developed as a character. Her possible IR pairing with the lead male character is icing on the cake at this point. I watch Scandal and Sleepy Hollow but TPH as Joss Carter is my favorite black actress to watch on prime time and Person of Interest is the best show on TV IMHO.
4 months ago on Who Are Your Favorite Black Women On Prime Time?
@Christelyn, Just a correction, the man in the picture under "Middle Easterners" is
Indian, thus South Asian, not Middle Eastern. I belong to the same Facebook groups as his wife.
4 months ago on Black Women Need Men Like Cory Alexander Haywood Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle.
I don't think this has to do with race or culture. HRH could've been any woman and her soon-to-be-ex husband could've been any man of any race. IMO there are two separate issues here: 1) A woman marrying below herself, which almost never works out because of how men and women are socialized, and 2) why HRH married this man in the first place? I refuse to believe this behavior started only after they got married.
4 months, 1 week ago on Princess Learns the Hard Way “Project Help a Brutha” Often Ends in Disaster
@peaceandgoodwill Not just Americans. China, Korea and Japan are going through the same thing albeit in different forms. Unfortunately I think this is a worldwide trend as women around the world are getting educated and leaving men in the dust.
@_Toni_ @Savannah181 It was Ciara. Keri Hilson is with Serge Ibaka who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Funny, I'm physically attracted to South Asians more than any other group and aside from the black & white picture, this guy does nothing for me, LOL. He's handsome definitely but not really my type.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Man Candy Monday: Who Said Indian Men Ain’t Sexy? Upen Patel Sure Is!!
@zipporah @jazzyfae45 I was on a bus one time and I saw some guys I could've sworn were Indian. Then they started talking and they were speaking Spanish so I understood what they were saying since I speak Spanish and I'm like they're not Indian, they're Mexican LOL.
8 months ago on A "Twisted" Commentary On Black Women As TV Love Interests
@jazzyfae45 You are not alone, LOL. I've always had a thing for Indian guys.
I was reluctant to get into this show because I didn't want to see the same old story play out yet again but after some hounding from my sister I finally bit the bullet and watched and I love this show. This article does a good job of summing up why the character of Lacey is so important for black teen girls to see TV characters like her. The comments against Lacey though are disgusting and despicable. But they're happening for the reasons discussed in the article.
@DWB It takes two people to make a marriage. My mom always tells me (and she's been married to my dad for almost 31 years) a marriage is successful or unsuccessful because of the actions of both people. So I disagree with the so called expert here. If he's trying to say as individuals we can only control our actions, and that we can't control what our spouse/partner does then yes I agree with him. But he's not being very clear. This "expert" has two strikes.
10 months, 1 week ago on Many Tips about Marriage are Wrong, Says World-Renowned Expert | Beyond Black & White
@ASwirlGirl Exactly. I hear the same thing. They need us to tell them what's wrong, hence talk about the problem.
@ASwirlGirl Oh I know from experience men don't like that, LOL. But if that's what Fertel means then he shoud've made that clear. All he wrote was "don't talk about your problems." He didn't say "don't overtalk your problems." But I agree, actions speak louder than words. But if you don't communicate and let your partner know there is a problem, the other won't know to change their actions to make things better.
I'm not sure how you can resolve problems without talking about them.
My problem with your post Christelyn, and I had to step back and think about it, is that you're attacking the cultural practices from an anti-Islamic perspective. No you're not criticizing Islam outright and you made the distinction between moderate and extremist Islam but you're still connecting the cultural practices you disagree with, to Islam as if they only happen in Islamic communities and that is disturbing. The practices you're talking about don't aren't inherent in Islamic cultures nor sanctioned by the religion. They happen all over the world.
For example, honor killings. That is a big problem in India which is 80% Hindu. Yes 200 million Indians are Muslim but if you research it, honor killings are a problem in Hindu communities also. Beheadings to my knowledge are a form of execution still practiced in Saudi Arabia, well that country practices a strict form of Islam known as Wahabbism (hope I spelled that right) and they have a testy relationship with the general Islamic community to say the least. Yes beheadings happen in Iraq as a form of terror but the Mexican drug cartels are also using it too. Vaginal mutilations happen all over the world not just in Islamic communities, why? Because it's a cultural thing.
I could go on and on but my point is, don't connect these practices to Islam or even extreme Islam because they happen in cultures all over the world. You can certainly do it but you look ignorant.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Random Thoughts About the Boston Bomber--What's Your Take?