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5 days, 11 hours ago on "Young Teach," Former BB&W Blogger is Getting Hitched!!
Well, she won the fight and married white!” LMAO. - Best quote ever. KUDOS to Chris for shutting that ish down.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on What the Cuss?! "Once You Go Brown, You Get The Crown," Says Random Black Dude...
The pic with the Hubster....I can't. You two are too much!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on BB&W Fitness Challenge Part Two: Eat for Your (Apple) Body Type!!
@christelyn Does that mean because I'm your intern and already (cleverly) bought a ticket that I get a hug and an interview?;)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Today's the Day! Matthew Hussey's "Ready for Love" and New Book, "Get The Guy"!!
"Sometimes, I think it would be easier if we were all lesbians."
This trailer was phenomenal.
I'll be attending his event in April in NYC and I'm so excited
@christelyn Have you received my emails by chance?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Look What's Coming--Matthew Hussey's "Get The Guy" Book!
Congrats Misee. Who needs ABC!!! U geaux girl! Congrats to Lorraine as well... I see you;)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Who Needs The Bachelorette? Where Dr. Misee Harris Has Found Success
@Good Uh, Most African Americans have 15% European heritage. Just because you are light-skinned does not mean you are of mixed heritage.
In the modelling world, "international", means GLOBAL appeal, which is usually dominated by a European phenotype and she was trying to appeal to that stereotype. No one is objecting to her identification as black, but rather the foolish idea that dark skin does not have a global "international appeal," Ie Naomi, Alek, IMAN.
If I had children by a white man, the child would be both black and white, therefore he will need a positive white male role model in his life (his father) and a positive black male role model ( i.e. a good friend of ours that is trustworthy). There would be no i'm one or the other.
2 months ago on To Whom It May Concern: Black Skin <em>Is</em> "International".
sorry I meant fair skinned.
First off, she is not fair skinner. I know sisters who are literally pale and identify as African-American and international has more to do with culture and nationality. WTH was she thinking? 2nd of all thank you for writing this black women come from so many different cultures, nations, ethnicities and SHADES for that matter. How ridiculous to do that and in front of NAOMI CAMPBELL (who is Afro-English, and effin AMAZING as hell) (I hope she brought her cell phone for that mess of cray cray)?
@DU2 yep Ezer Kenegdo. I have an awesome Pastor;)
3 months ago on Why Should Black Women Be Saved? Because We Are Worth It!
@Christelyn Your quote reminds me Gandhi: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
This is on point with organized Christianity!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Applebee's Tip Cheat Is The Reason for the U.S. Decline in Religion
Love THIS ARTICLE!!! and that last pic, CHyyyeah...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Kola Boof: Billionaires Prefer *Black* Women
The mainstream can't handle a happily married, fully functional, nuclear black woman! That's just the truth! They want the drama of the stereotype, not the reality of nuclear, functional family.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on My Alternative Suggestion to "All My Baby Mamas" Reality TV
Exactly, WORDS CREATE WORLDS PEOPLE!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Identifying Black Counterproductive Behavior: "Having Babies" Versus "Becoming Mothers"
On point, Christelyn! The truth of the matter you touched on perfectly and it just hurts my soul. There are too many young girls that look up to her. She's not a bad person, just makes bad decisions. But I'm gonna wish goodness for her and Kanye or the sake of this child. I'm not a fan of the Kardashian Klan, but I love Bruce Jenner and Khloe and Lamar and I hope that this child takes some notes from them on what honor is. #NoWeddingNoWomb
4 months, 3 weeks ago on An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian Regarding Her Preggo News
Forgive me because I have yet to read all the comment (which I will), but have you check out any "womanist" reading? Womanism is the AA Female answer to Feminism. If you're interested, check out "Sisters in the Wilderness. It's an old book, but a good read. I did some undergraduate research on womanism and it confirmed a lot of things that you are saying and how black females were and are shut out of the feminist movement and cannot identify with it.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Why <em>I</em> don't call myself a "feminist" (and probably never will...)
Beautiful article! Many AAs are oblivious to the fact that the African Diaspora actually placed MORE people of African descent in the Carribean and South America than in North America. My family is Afro-Spaniard, but I wasn't raised in the culture so I mainly identify as AA, but I have many Afro-Spaniard and Afro-Latino/a friends, and they range in color. So the experience of colorism in the Caribbean and South American regions is VERY alive and well and many Afro-Communities are written off as you say and segregated esp in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Its CRAZY! I worked at the UN from 2010-2011 so I knew the Int'l Year Declaration, but many were unaware and to be quite honest it did feel as the Committee for that did not put enough force or PR behind it. It felt more like a "for show" thing, which happens a lot at the UN. But we definitely really need to put more care into Afro-Latino communities. There is a movement amongst Afro-Latinos in the states (no matter their color, but more so the dark-skinned women) to identify. Shakira (NOT AFRO-LATINA) has recently worked with President Obama to bring to light the situation with Afro-Colombian children. The new (comic-book animated) spider-man is Afro-Latino as well. So culture is slowly catching up to knowledge of this situation.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Do We Care About Our Afro-Latina Sisters?
@Brenda55 Best comment!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Elizabeth the Intern asks: "Are African-American Females Truly Free to Pursue Lives of Happiness?"
@SirLoinDeBeef As a history buff and human rights activist, yes I know about many of these histories. BUT since I wrote the post as an AA female, I had to write from the perspective of an AA female, and the legacy of American slavery of Black people is the closest to my life experience other than my knowledge of Judeo-Christian history and also being of Native American descent.
"But, no, when slavery is mentioned, it is always the evil white man vs. the black man/woman and it's legacy, to the current day and moment." It was not and will never be my intention to write about that (the evil white man). EVIL COMES IN ALL COLORS AND I'VE SEEN IT FIRST HAND.
However,I am HIGHLY interested in what effect the history and legacy of slavery plays in the American dynamic and since I choose to date interracially how that will affect any future relationships. Its curiosity simply on my part, but it seems there is some anger there, so please don't in any way feel that this is an attack on the American white male. If it isn't clear by now, I LOVE WHITE MEN!
Thank you! My mother used that same quote while waiting for her African King to be a good Christian submissive wife too. Yep, marriage showed her a different reality.
You're right yoke actually means burden. The church has twisted it to mean along the lines of this soulmate since birth kind of thing like fairytale meant for each other. To be equally yoked actually means to be equally "burdened." Along the lines of your passion for certain areas of life and each to other drew you together and you can't face them without each other.
Yep there has been so much manipulation with that quote makes me sick!!!
Good job on this article
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women As Tools of the Trade