I live in NY. I am pretty eclectic and open to everything and, always have been.
@PrettyBLKgurl My sentiments exactly. I couldn't have said it better.
3 days, 18 hours ago on “Bye Felicia,” a Modern-Day Mammy Show Coming Soon on VH1
@cjdimplez I've been OK. Thanks! My recovery is a roller coaster. I do pretty well for a long while. Then, relapse!
3 days, 18 hours ago on Hey Naturals, Have You Heard of Mop Top?
@ladyluxe Whoops! http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2014/08/girlfriend-intervention.html
4 days, 6 hours ago on “Bye Felicia,” a Modern-Day Mammy Show Coming Soon on VH1
@ladyluxe Oh boy. It's too much. I read this by Awesomely Luvvie. It told me everything I needed to know! Then I had a case of the sads.
4 days, 10 hours ago on “Bye Felicia,” a Modern-Day Mammy Show Coming Soon on VH1
So, there is another show with a similar premise. Just as I was silently praying it would get cancelled, here we go again. I believe there are 4 Black women helping a White woman find her "inner Black woman". Deep sigh. You're right, though. There are too many Black women ready to shuck and jive for money.
4 days, 12 hours ago on “Bye Felicia,” a Modern-Day Mammy Show Coming Soon on VH1
@cjdimplez How have you been? You're in recovery too? Maybe it's just a rite of passage!
5 days, 10 hours ago on Hey Naturals, Have You Heard of Mop Top?
I have heard of MopTop. But due to product junkie tendencies... I could not purchase. When my recovery reaches a level I find satisfactory, I'll try the products out.
5 days, 18 hours ago on Hey Naturals, Have You Heard of Mop Top?
@dani-BBW Mine is 15. Maybe I can get over what MGK said about Black women long enough to see the movie... It's not about him. So there always that. You are definitely OK not hearing his music though! LOL!
6 days, 6 hours ago on Thoughts on Beyond the Lights
OK. The Princess S.O.L video? Too funny!
6 days, 17 hours ago on Black Female-Centered Media is Coming Around to Our Side, but is It Only Because the NY Post Said it Was Okay?
I can't be bothered with Machine Gun Kelly. I am glad I read this... My niece wanted to see it. I will check out the soundtrack though!
6 days, 18 hours ago on Thoughts on Beyond the Lights
@CassieM12345 That's terrible! When I went to Mexico, some of the men were very aggressive. Some got touchy feely. But, nothing I couldn't deal with. Or, at least they got the point when I said no.
1 week, 2 days ago on So…I Got Accosted In Cancun…
@Aquagirl1Nice! My aunt lives in Santiago de Cuba. So, that's where I go. It's as crowded as Havana. My grandmother left Cuba when she was 18. She went to live in the Bahamas. The Dominican Republic is nice. I liked the cable car. Barbados is on the list. For sure.
1 week, 4 days ago on So…I Got Accosted In Cancun…
@Aquagirl1 Off topic. Where do you stay in Cuba? My grandmother was Cuban. If you haven't already, check out Guanabo. I think you'll like it.
I'm sorry Chris. I did chuckle. I went to Cancun years ago. I had a similar experiences!
I also have a few friends that watch those shows. One would try to get me to watch Love and Hip Hop. No thank you. I don't watch a ton of TV. I read most of the time. The only "reality" shows I watched were What Not to Wear and, I still watch Intervention. Sure, most reality shows make whoever is on them look bad. But, as I was saying to my cousin (who is one of the people I mentioned before) there are too many people out there that seem to want to treat Black women as a monolith. I don't perpetuate any of the stereotypes seen on those shows. That some people often seem surprised by that is what scares me.
1 week, 5 days ago on I’m Taking a Hard Line. Either You Are With Us, Or You Are Against Us.
@giantrafflesia YES! I was going to say the same thing!
Sigh. I'm so sorry. There are a few people out there on the defensive. No matter what you say, or do, they are going to jump all over you. I'm tired for you at this point. I wan't to almost ask if they are comprehending what they read? Or just ready to fight? THOSE are the people content with dysfunction. Keep spreading your message. You'll continue to reach some young women who deserve to know that they are special and deserve more than to be a depository.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on I’m Beginning to Think that Many Black Folks are Contented in Dysfunction.
@mzsunshine Wow. The midwife not only delivered the baby. But, delivered a piece of wisdom.
I am super late. I must say, I love horrors as well. I have been more into Asian horror lately. More chills! I don't like gore, just scares. I am going to check Annabelle out. The previews looked OK. Alfre looks BEAUTIFUL in the video above though. I'm wondering if she ages at all?
1 month ago on Despite “Scandal” and HTGAWM, We’re Still Fighting Against the “Mammy” Trope
@onmywayup I was going to write ha! But, your statement is so true. It's not funny.
1 month ago on Listen Ladies! If You’re Going to Complain About How “Black Men Hate You” While Scoffing at Expanding Your Options…Then You’re Just Begging.
@The Working Home Keeper @Tempaccount Pretty! I just bought Eldorado red. It looks great on you.
1 month ago on Your Favorite Stars without Make Up…Don’t Be Afraid to Enhance Your Features!
@Statuesque OK. I thought it was just me. I definitely think that she is attention seeking and also very judgmental. I haven't watched her show too often. But, she had sisters on once. I just thought she was being unnecessarily nasty. For lack of a better word. That attitude might be better directed at 34 kids and DMX. But now that I hear what you have to say, it kind of sheds some light.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Iyanla Vanzant Cluster Cuss: We BB&W MUST Keep Discussing the High OOW Rate
@Statuesque LOL! Please share your thoughts on Iyanla. I loved her first book over a decade ago. Now that she has a show. I just don't know...
I didn't watch. I couldn't. Can Iyanla fix this person? From friends that did watch, I heard that he is disrespectful to his mother and seemingly blames her for his problems. That is the start of his problem, I'm guessing? Then I heard some of his harem came out in part 2. Things like this should be discussed. But, I never thought BB&W focused too much on "Black Issues".
@Tempaccount Oh Lord! Thankfully that hasn't happened to me. Even without a pic, I'm sure you are pretty and the insecurities came out. Honestly, it's typically a woman with something you wouldn't look at in a million years getting crazy. Every so often when I am out with my boyfriend I'll get grilled by a Black man with a White women. It's very confusing. It's almost like they are saying "I can do it. You can't." with their eyes.
@The Working Home Keeper @melissamak007 Ahhhh... I see. A lady of mystery!
1 month, 1 week ago on Open Forum: Community Brainstorm Session
@The Working Home Keeper This is my first time seeing your actual pic! I am so used to seeing the pic with the woman in the hat. Pretty!
@Kaley28 Trust me. We are feeling the same way!
1 month, 1 week ago on The Death of Beyond Black & White…
@Brenda55 So, BB&W isn't their thing. That's OK. The thing that makes me angry is that the same people will say things like Christelyn "hates" Black men (without even really reading, listening, or comprehending what she's saying.) Then, a couple of pages down there is someone spewing vitriol about Black women and that remains untouched? I can't even imagine the frustration you ladies go through.
@BeautyIAM Sigh... I have no words.
OK. Now that more facts are coming out, my earlier anger has dissipated. They were having sex in the car? I also heard the audio... I don't know. I wasn't there. But if they were engaging in lewd behavior and then she started ranting, it's questionable.
2 months, 1 week ago on Update on Danielle Watts: BB&W Exclusive Interview with Boyfriend, Brian
Wait, someone "called in" a Black woman making out with a White man? Is that a crime? Oh. I forgot. It is. I hadn't heard that before. I thought the officer saw them and came to his own conclusions.
I am a recovering product junkie. This list still kind of made me want to run out and buy. I own about 7 of the items on the list. I've tried 2 others. I am curious about the Moroccanoil. I would also like to try the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor oil products. But, I have to wait until some of the products I already own are gone. At least, that's what a recovering product junkie should do...
2 months, 1 week ago on 10 Ultra-Moisturizing Products We Love For Natural Hair
Strictly judging by their YouTube videos, they seem good together. Good looking couple.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: You Tubers, Shelly and Michael Tie the Knot!
I am super late, I know. Love the all star line up. Seeing how Weird Al's hair has always been fly. He probably has his regimen down pat. Aisha is too cute. Has anyone ever seen her video noassatall?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Hilarious Weird Al “Tacky” Has Aisha Tyler and Jack Black Acting Ridiculous
I've seen him.... VERY nice.
4 months ago on Have You Seen This Hunk? Nick Bateman Blows Up Facebook.
@Yorkshireman in Michigan LOL. The broken fingers comment sounds like something I might say.
4 months, 1 week ago on Open Thread: Does Being a Natural Make You Feel Like a Different Person?
@DWB That's not a bad thing. My boyfriend is always sniffing in my hair.
@cjdimplez I'm doing pretty good. I hope your date is going well!!
4 months, 1 week ago on TBT: The Beautifulness of Duran Duran Then and Now
@International_Responder I know. I almost didn't respond. Because I didn't know if the comment was... Serious? Two Black women might not have the same experience in relationships with WM. So, I don't understand the comparison being made to a WW/BM relationship. Funny thing is, I am a person that likes to remain as positive as possible. It comes back to you. But, good vibes doesn't envelope people and make their ignorance go away.
4 months, 1 week ago on “Im a Negro Bed Wench,” and Other Things I Learned Since Marrying My Husband
@cjdimplez @melissamak007 @itsgoodtobeme
I thought he was gorgeous. cjdimplez, how have you been??
@itsgoodtobeme Liking you choices and adding INXS, and The Cure!
John Taylor... I guess I was so busy looking at him that I didn't realize Roger Taylor is giving me a Ralph Macchioesque vibe. Ralph Macchio was probably my first celeb crush. New Moon On Monday is my song.
@Lili2009 When I was transitioning, my hair would get tangled just for funsies. It gets easier dealing with the two textures.
@MelissaCritchley I'm sorry. I am not sure who your response was for. But, how can expecting racism and ignorance actually make someone experience it? I never in a million years expected it. But, it happens. All. The. Time. Sometimes you have to look through a different lens to get the full picture. I live in NYC and have never been to Minnesota. But, I have no doubt that whoever you were responding to has experienced whatever it is she said she did.
@Keioni That's what I always thought. Honestly, it depends on where we are. Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn are where we have the most problems. Mostly we laugh it off. I refuse to entertain people like that. I had to explain to my boyfriend that responding to them is exactly what they want. Once in a while I comment on the fact that if my boyfriend was not in the picture, I wouldn't be with whoever is opening his mouth at the moment.
@Keioni It depends. The bulk of the disrespect comes from Black men. Every once in a while Black women will give a look. Sometimes they smile. White men and women will cast a disapproving look once in a blue moon. But Black men??? Ohemgee! Looks,comments, I get "Come back to us beautiful." You name it, they do it. They are testing my boyfriend. They act like he's not there. One day (I hope I'm wrong) it may become physical. Do you live in an area that is diverse?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on “Im a Negro Bed Wench,” and Other Things I Learned Since Marrying My Husband
@Keioni Yes. At least it does to me. I live in NY. So, you figure so many people, nationalities, cultures... No. I have never been called a Negro Bed Wench. At least not yet. Or an Uncle Tom. There are other, disrespectful things that happen.
@Brenda55 Your whole comment was gold. BUT when I read "If people only knew how stupid they appear throwing that they would stop it once and for all." I almost snorted my coffee. I may have to put you in the same category as Chicago404... Do not read comments while eating and drinking!
Oh Lord. I had totally forgotten about Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire! When I first started seeing the ads for this show, I thought my eyes and ears were deceiving me...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why “Marriage at First Sight” Is the Worst Thing to Happen to TV Since “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire”