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It's just weird for Ben to think anyone would blame him personally for a long dead ancestor. Does he think we're coming for our reparations???
6 hours, 32 minutes ago on Why Is Ben Affleck Scared for the Public to Know His Ancestors Owned Slaves?
@Brice Cameron It was. Slaves were constantly running away and sabotage on the plantation was common.
6 hours, 33 minutes ago on Why Is Ben Affleck Scared for the Public to Know His Ancestors Owned Slaves?
Very insightful, CK. Thanks for speaking up!
3 days, 9 hours ago on Continued Victory…Our Voice is Being Heard Worldwide!
@LCStrings @Maxine @darkandlovely "But we did have one other realtor ask, while we were looking at the house with our realtor, if we were black. Once she said yes the realtor in charge of selling the house said they wouldn't work with our loan even though we already had the loan secure and it would cover 100% of all costs."
I'm not lawyer but....that sounds against the law.
1 week, 3 days ago on Recent Incident in Maine a Sober Reminder That Interracial Couples are Still a Target
@darkandlovely @Maxine Oh I hear you on the insidious racism. But as far as physical safety in public spaces, I would take Portland, ME over many large cities with high black populations any day.
@darkandlovely @Maxine I'm considering incidents like the shootings in Ferguson, N. Charleston, NYC, Oakland, Sanford, FL as well as territorial, large-scale racism in places like Boston, Philly, Staten Island...I don't see such things happening in towns with under 10% black populations like Burlington, VT, Austin, TX, Portland, OR, Small White Town USA. I think a lot has to do with overall crime stats, also linked to class and poverty.
I visited Portland, ME once over Labor Day weekend, and yes I am shocked this happened. Not because it's the North, but because the black population is negligible (racism usually rears its ugly head when a group is actually big enough to be perceived as a threat), because the city has no significant history of these clashes, because it is small enough for these racists to run into this family and the bystanders again, and because there is a general passivity to the people. I guess the cowards sped off fast enough for no one to remember what they looked like...that is if they even live in Portland. I don't know what else to say. Maybe the onlookers assumed the man of the family would handle things? There is no such thing as a 100% racism-free place. I don't know what the bystanders could've done in that instance since the perpetrators quickly fled...but I'd hope that if there was a black mother with her small child there and no husband present, bystanders would at least say something comforting (like "they don't speak for most Mainers" or "sorry that just happened--they are idiots"). After the racists left the scene, it is no danger to you to offer your fellow citizen--even if they are a stranger--a kind word.
@Letta @Maxine @Silverroxen Are you talking about the biopic Milk? He played the boyfriend of San Francisco's first openly gay mayor Harvey Milk.
1 week, 4 days ago on Open Thread: White guys and why we dig them.
@Letta @Silverroxen *record scratch* Are you sure??? There was something not too long ago about him hitting up a 17-year-old girl from England on Twitter. He even joked about it with Seth Rogen on SNL.
@Smooth and Savage Tango Love the motorcycle pic!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Open Thread: White guys and why we dig them.
@Gattamore I love the color of your dress!
@DWB Agreed. And in CA you cannot block a pedestrian crosswalk. If your front wheels are over those hash marks you must go through the light.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on False Claims of Racial Profiling Like Son of Taraji P. Henson and Daniele Watts Make It Hard For the Rest of Us.
@dani-BBW @Maxine I got a Sleepy Hollow vibe from the description: she's a cop and he communicates with ghosts. I don't know if it will be romantic or not. If they draw the demo I suspect they will--progressive black women and young black girls--it would be wise of them (after a good amount of tension and build-up) to eventually take it there. The male lead has a biracial wife in real life: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2863886/Amber-Stevens-marries-former-Greek-star-Andrew-J-West.html
3 weeks, 4 days ago on More Film and TV Projects Featuring Black Women
@dani-BBW @PoetOfDarkness If you're a German World Cup winner, you can get it LOL:
@formeonly @PoetOfDarkness @kennaGransberg @jazzyfae45 I assume he meant why are you so GUNG HO black people and his phone just autocorrected.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Wait…WHET?! Azealia Banks Dates White Guys? Is She Not Allowed to Complain of Black Men Now?
@starlightbubbles27 @MadameX I think she sees European white men in a whole different light than American white men. I think she did some fashion modeling over there.
@PoetOfDarkness @Kaley28 It is a black woman's magazine. Not as gossip-centered and D-list celebrity-driven as those other sites. Like a lifestyle zine.
@The Working Home Keeper @trinigirl1 @StarStroy Well they do call USC the University of Spoiled Children. I guess it goes for black Hollywood as well as white.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on False Claims of Racial Profiling Like Son of Taraji P. Henson and Daniele Watts Make It Hard For the Rest of Us.
Yay for Sleepy Hollow's renewal!
I have another one to add, a new sci-fi show on the CW: http://deadline.com/2015/03/jaime-lee-kirchner-cast-dead-people-cw-pilot-1201396402/
These stories are always a bright spot in my day. Good-looking couple!
1 month ago on Jim and Allie – Timing Is Everything
Such an interesting story (esp. the school experiences in different locations) with a beautiful ending. Thanks for writing this!
1 month, 1 week ago on Kesha: “My Husband Was Not the Man of My Dreams”
@sarah conner @Maxine @miami2ibiza2121 @awaywego2626 @Elegance "MALE BASHING IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE."
Wes Murphy is not representative of the male sex. No one here who condemned Wes extrapolated that to mean all or even most men. Female bashing is counterproductive as well. Hasn't gotten you very far on THIS forum.
1 month, 1 week ago on On Vetting: Beware of “I Can’t Find a Black Woman!” Men. They’re Full of It.
@sarah conner @miami2ibiza2121 @awaywego2626 @Elegance No, Elegance and AnnieRUok have not placed 100% of the blame on Carrie, nor does it sound like they condone Wes lying to Christelyn from jump street. Elegance even asked who approached who about the fix up, because she knows it makes a difference.
I find it suspicious that your first and only comments on BBW were to say Carrie didn't talk to Wes about her relationship goals on the date, which you wouldn't know unless you were there. I find it suspicious that the minute Carrie called you emotional warrior, your account went dead where no one could reply. I also find it suspicious that a black woman would reference Dr. Laura, who's show infamously ended after she berated a BW caller with a WM husband and racist neighbors.
If you are not Wes, then that is even more pathetic that you'd be this passionate about going to bat for him.
@sarah conner Wes, you already implied that all men lie all the time (or least that women should operate on that assumption), have no morals, and can be expected not to respect women's boundaries, so what difference would it make if Carrie discussed her relationship goals on the first date with you? You make no sense and are full of it.
@sarah conner @Maxine @BellaVoce Do you think grown men are EVER responsible for their own behavior? The point is to let him know he can't build his Youtube brand on the backs of black women. We may not be able to change his private behavior with every black women he meets, but we can make damn sure he doesn't do it on BBW again.
@sarah conner @BellaVoce "Why would I have a discussion about moral boundaries w/ Wes?"
Because it was immoral of him to seek out Christelyn and lie to her by saying he was searching for the love of his life. Because it's immoral to present one persona online in an effort to make money off of black women subscribers while treating your black woman date shoddily. Because it was immoral to ignore the calls of the person who spent time and energy fixing you up on that date in the first place
@Kaley28 @CarrieThompson1 "I tried to respond to sarah's post but it was pending."
That's because that probably was Wes, who flew the coop when Carrie outed him. I can't imagine who else would be screaming about 'but she went to his house and took her bra off!' I guess she was supposed to ask for an engagement ring first, or else he had carte blanche to jerk her around.
@sarah conner @Maxine @jazzyfae45 @Elegance Uh...nobody claimed the sexual contact wasn't consensual. How do you know she didn't discuss commitment on the date unless you were there? Or what he told her right after the sexual contact?
Well you deleted your profile so I guess it really is you, Wes.
@Elegance @Maxine @sarah conner @jazzyfae45 I was actually responding to Sarah Conner's post, but I think with the timing of the 'submit' buttons it somehow looks like I was responding to you, Elegance. What I mean is that at some point you have to have faith that a grown man is not a liar/predator/sex fiend. It's impossible to be guarded and have low expectations of men all of the time, with a view that they will always disappoint. That's a lot of pressure on women. Of course vetting is important but unless you can read minds, at some point you're going to have to trust another person to mean what they say even if said person is male. And Wes is 32, not 20. I think the whole purpose of Carrie going through Christelyn/BBW was to weed out the liars and players. She had every right to have higher expectations (that he was seeking a relationship) because it wasn't some random guy from out of nowhere. Remember he said "a lot of women want me." Well then he didn't need to waste Christelyn or Carrie's time.
@sarah conner @Maxine @jazzyfae45 @Elegance I don't care if Carrie wore a burqa and met him for a timed, chaperoned date in a crowded coffee house that ended with a handshake...men are also human beings with mouths to say what they do or don't want. It sounds like you're advising women to go through life with the assumption that all men could be lying at any time, and 100% of the onus lies on the woman to constantly police her own behavior as if that would change anything. Carrie already made a step toward her goal by agreeing to participate in a scenario where the other person contacted Christelyn and stated the same goal. There's nothing wrong with us calling him out on it. In fact because he used public platforms--both this site and his Youtube channel--for his agenda, it is more than appropriate to shine a light on his phoniness.
@sarah conner @jazzyfae45 @Elegance "Let me ask you this. If she said no to the invitation to going over to his house, or even said no to him removing her bra, would the outcome had been the same?"
Yes because he's building his brand as a Youtube personality and is using the issue of BW/WM dating to do so.
@jazzyfae45 @sarah conner @Elegance I don't even know why there's a debate about this. Dude lied about his intentions. He said he was seeking a relationship (Christelyn posted that he said "the love of his life") when he was not. There is no strict list of rules that Carrie could've adhered to to change a liar into an honest man. Yeah we know there are guys that play the field, that will never turn down the chance to get physical, or that change their minds etc., but to seek out a platform with as much visibility and popularity as BBW through which to do it is just wrong. Christelyn's set-up was on the eHarmony/Match.com level while Wes isn't ready to move past Craigslist ad/Tindr. Christelyn and Carrie had extensive contact with this guy in person whereas we've only seen the persona he's presented on Youtube, so why not accept that they know more about him than we do?
I didn't watch enough of his channel to discern whether he's a sociopath or not, but if he really filmed his first interracial date as it was happening then that is inappropriate and creepy. His page is a little over a year old, yet he's set himself up as the Christopher Columbus of dating. These women are experiments to him.
I didn't wanna give this guy clicks, but I forced myself to watch the post-date video so I could know what everyone was talking about. I didn't know Wes had an entire channel devoted solely to interracial relationships with black women, which included filming those dates. (He included a video about being rejected, so maybe he's making subsequent black women pay for what this one chick did to him?) Ugh just UGH at the prostitute question!!! Would he have asked a white woman that? I think he's flighty and doesn't think of women as whole persons with feelings--they're stepping stones on his frou-frou "journey" to his OWN self-discovery. Remember when he came clean about not being a Christian in his Win A Date With Wes video, even though it seemed like a strong part of his identity up until then? Yesterday he was Christian and into black women (supposedly) but tomorrow he could be Buddhist and into Latinas. Who knows. On top of that he's an actor/TV host living in LA...he needs subscribers and a niche if he's going to break into the big leagues. I'm convinced that he's convinced that life is a reality show and the women he interacts are just guest stars, tools to teach him a lesson each episode and then fade away.
@dani-BBW @Maxine Sci-fi has always been more progressive than other genres it seems.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Latest Film and TV Projects Featuring Black Women
Great news! I've got one to add--Jill Marie Jones is going to be in a TV series based on the Evil Dead movies: http://deadline.com/2015/02/jill-marie-jones-ash-vs-evil-dead-casting-starz-1201376901/
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Latest Film and TV Projects Featuring Black Women
@Christelyn The girl in the second picture also looks bigger than the girl in the first one.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Leona’s Love Quest : “Sheezus, It’s Hard Out Here for a B*tch!”
@melissamak007 @Vivaforever I noticed that Issa mentioned Twitter in regards to that comment. Just like the OK Cupid study, Twitter and it's very vocal and often very ignorant niche population is not to be taken seriously.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Issa Rae, Jacque Reid and Others Talk Interracial Relationships on “Nightly Show”
@trinigirl1 @Brenda55 @lili2009 @Vivaforever Oprah went on a couple of dates with Roger Ebert. It was a blind date/mutual friend set-up situation. http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/A-Date-With-Destiny_1 I remember her having a show about interracial dating and she said she's never felt any anger or sense of betrayal from seeing a black man with a white woman like some of the BW in the audience were expressing.
@PoetOfDarkness @onmywayup @Cami2210 @Cherrysoda I agree with this as well. Though I'm medium-to-dark brown with African hair, when I was growing up and we put on talent shows to dance and lip sync, my white friends always suggested I play Paula Abdul or Mariah Carey, even though they were technically closer to them in phenotype than me!
2 months ago on Kanye’s Comments About Amber Rose Highlights How White Women Are “Always” Virtuous No Matter How Skeezy Their Past.
@lily ot valley @Christelyn @PhillipBrown2 Yes, she is completely nude. Look at that evil white man taking advantage of Christelyn. Instead of a embracing at a vineyard he should've grabbed her boobs to show us bitter black women what Real Love is.
@Christelyn @PhillipBrown2 Oh no Christelyn. All your photos of your family vacations at beach resorts, hosting neighborhood 4th of July parties, and your popping journalism career are no match for a selfie in a Motel 6 with random naked chick that may or may not have been "compensated."
@Cami2210 @Maxine @Christelyn @caribbeanlady @itsgoodtobeme @MamieMooney Yes that's how it is with my sister-in-law and her family. And until I moved out West where blacks are only 10% of many cities, I didn't know there were so many blacks ignorant of this (and I don't mean biracial, but people who've been classified as Negro/black/colored for generations). In California I see the reverse one-drop rule where many black women, unless they're the shade of Alek Wek, claim every speck of remote "other" blood in order to seem exotic, and to garner more acting roles in a racist entertainment industry.
@Chicago404 Well he was with this girl before Amber Rose, but notice they didn't get the couples spotlight like Rose-West and Kardashian-West. http://www.buzzfeed.com/naomizeichner/kanye-west-alexis-phifer#.hyZ7AD3PeK
@Cami2210 OK I didn't want to go there but you took the words right out of my mouth. Thighs and butt like that do not come from Scotland lol.
@Myka Fisher Speaking of Disney....*cough* Miley Virus I mean Cyrus *cough* ....Can you imagine a black girl getting away with that???
@GoldenPrecious "The part that offends me the most is the idea of holding a Black or half-Black woman as a placeholder until the woman of his dreams is available. A lot of successful BM do this and think it's okay, even though they are wasting the woman's time and youthful years."
Eddie Murphy comes to mind.
@Christelyn @caribbeanlady @itsgoodtobeme @MamieMooney Her mom looks like thousands of Creole women in Louisiana.
@candi79 @Brenda55 Is it me or are the most successful stories--at least profiled on BB&W recently--are the ones where the people live in different states or even different countries? Extra motivation I guess!
2 months ago on Kelly and Vallina – Put No Limits On Love
@Brenda55 Oh really? Looks like I've been missing out by not riding the train lately...