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9 hours, 46 minutes ago on TBT: Brown Girls Rocking Beads on Braids
Back down memory lane! Forget a childhood thing, I plan on rocking some braids and beads next summer when my hair grows out.
12 hours, 51 minutes ago on TBT: Brown Girls Rocking Beads on Braids
@WendyH Great minds think alike :) I am a sucker for beautiful eyes. I saw a guy in Iraq with the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. I wish I could have taken a picture. If he ever left Iraq he would be an instant super model.
3 days, 5 hours ago on MAN CANDY MONDAY: 50 Shades of Bae’
Good gracious!!!! I love a man with beautiful eyes.....
@Maxine @Tipper2 I am not just singling them out. The above poster was discussing her dealings with some racist segments of the hispanic community. Trust me, everybody takes advantage of a clueless black. I already addressed that in another post.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@kiki jones @jesslabellefleur @oceanspray Totally understand and I concur. I don't want people to go into stereotype mode when they see me either.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@kiki jones @jesslabellefleur @oceanspray You might have misinterpreted my post. I didn't allude to throwing away a group of people. That would be insane :)) What I did say or meant to say was just because a person has skin similar to yours doesn't make them for you. Sort of like that "skin folk ain't necessarily kin folk" deal. We need to "vet" everybody, including other black people. I have seen the black community attach themselves to people just because they fit into a minority category. These same minorities don't give when they get. That is the gist of what I am trying to convey.
@jesslabellefleur @oceanspray There ya go! No amount of newbie gaslighters will change my mind about EVERYONE taking advantage of black gullibility. Racist society's best friend is a gullible and "coloblind" black person. They believe the "we are one" mantra. Of course the only people the benefit are non-blacks.
4 days, 14 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@oceanspray @Tipper2 @darkandlovely I have never been to Australia. I have seen documentaries and travelogues and would love to go one day. You are 100% right in saying Black women need to be aware and cognizant of race warfare on the job and in the real world. We can sing we are the world all we want to. Singing that won't keep the racists at bey. We have to be wise in navigating today's world.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@darkandlovely @Tipper2 @PaoloP You are 100% right. Like other world travelers, I have experienced racism in every single country I lived in. Varying degrees but same racism among Hispanic, Asians, whites, and Arabs.
5 days, 4 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@Maxine @Tipper2 Exactly! Notice how Hispanic special interest groups try and piggy back off of national policy aimed at protecting and empowering black folk? All of a sudden they want black groups (which are not that powerful to begin with) to have their back on illegal immigration and other protected rights. Yet they are silent when black people are attacked, abused, and killed. Dr. Claude Anderson talks a lot about the disparity and complicit attitude of many, not all, Hispanics.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Celebrity Interracial Couple, Daniele Watts and Partner Detained by L.A. Police Who Mistook Her for Hoe and Her “John”
@BeautyIAM @bellechose Mmm hmm..what you just said over and over.
1 week, 1 day ago on Ask a White Guy: Older Men, Younger Women?
@kiki jones @SirLoinDeBeef Speak on it!!
@FriendsofJay @ole'skool Thank you for you being thoughtful and kind towards women. Sometimes I have to wonder about men....
@ChristieRJohnson You look young and that probably translates to a lot of younger guys being attracted to you as well :))--nothing wrong with that.
Interesting...won't waste time with the "nature or nurture" argument. I'll chalk it up to a preference. I have never been and never will be attracted to older guys. I see older men that take care of themselves and are not trying to relive their youth by snagging a young'un. That I can respect. When I get approached by an older guy I am always courteous and take it in stride. Before the conversation is over they know I am not into older men and they keep it moving.
@J Ndege No that is a horrible analysis. I don't allow any person to tell me where I fit on society's skewed ladder of worthiness. I have no problem attracting and having a quality relationship with any man. Color is just that, color. It doesn't affect a self-actualized woman from getting what SHE wants. Don't believe this bottom feeder drivel intended to reinforce age old stereotypes.
1 week, 3 days ago on Open Forum: Okay; We Know White Men Married to Black Women are 44% Less Likely to Divorce. But Why?
@MySmile @mzsunshine @docwatson223 @Maxine @phillychick There ya go! The man that snags me is getting an exquisite diamond. Black women need to start "tooting" their own horns!!
@Tammy_Ghalden I heard about Family Tree as well. I would like to try multiple DNA companies for comparison. I would actually like the specific breakdown on FTD. The only thing I got from 23andMe was west Africa. I uploaded my test results from there to another site and found out about the Bantu regions of my ancestry.
2 weeks ago on Lineage: The Extraordinary Gift of Knowing Where You Came From
Good stuff. I tried the 23andme DNA kit. Seems as if the Nat Geo is a little bit more comprehensive. What shocked me is those of African descent don't have more "Arab" DNA. They enslaved Africans for centuries circa 14th century, even before white people got there, and are still practicing it today in certain parts of Africa. My 23andme results were 88% SSA (sub saharan african), 9% european, 2% other, 0.3% native american. I was pleasantly surprised to see the large amount of SSA. A great grandparent was half-white. Barring that genetic incident, my SSA would have probably been closer to 97% or more.
Think I will do the Nat Geo soon......
@oceanspray I totally agree. I take of me first :)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on DBRs Abound – A True Murder In The First
@The Working Home Keeper Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Open Thread. Summer is over on to Fall
My new couple crush! She really is a beautiful person inside and out. She doesn't mince words or play "we are the world". She tells it like it is, the good and the bad. I like her honesty, boldness, and grace under fire.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Paula Cooper Trajkovski Takes On Macedonia – And Wins!
Oh my goodness! I am living in Montgomery now. I remember the second case being shown on local news. I really hate how black women's lives mean absolutely nothing to the DBR black community and America at large. Black women take care of the whole world and in return we are vilified and diminished.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on DBRs Abound – A True Murder In The First
@mzsunshine @KingsDaughter Wow...can't stand this type of buffoonery. First it was said "inside of every gay man is a black woman". Utter nonsense!!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Open Thread. Summer is over on to Fall
@kiki jones @darkandlovely Yes, too many times those of African descent turn a blind eye to reality. You really have to be honest with yourself first.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on I’m So Glad Russell Brand Opened His Big, Fat, Mouth. Proof the Many Liberals Practice Soft Bigotry
@Maxine @jesslabellefleur @Browncow I have nothing good to say about this woman...Ann Coulter is one of the worst media pimps out.
@Tammy_Ghalden A nasty piece of work there.....
2 weeks, 6 days ago on I’m So Glad Russell Brand Opened His Big, Fat, Mouth. Proof the Many Liberals Practice Soft Bigotry
@darkandlovely I can tell you it was painful and liberating at the same time. Painful because I thought all I had to was "stay in the dotted lines" not knowing the lines were not made for me or people like me. Liberating because it meant just being myself and caring one bit what TPTB thought.
@dani-BBW Excuse my typos. Time to clean my keyboard :))
3 weeks ago on I’m So Glad Russell Brand Opened His Big, Fat, Mouth. Proof the Many Liberals Practice Soft Bigotry
@dani-BBW You are absolutely right. I used to be naive and took people for their word(s) but noticed their actions said revealed their true nature. I learned by getting my getting stabbed in the back so many times I should have bled to death.
Racism, sexism, ageism knows no political affiliation. There were just as many white conservatives as liberals that didn't give a flying flip about black people's plight prior to the civil rights era or now. I learned this a long time ago. I have to look at the individual person rather than a group.
Great job lady! Love to see the warriors 2.0
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Man Candy Monday: Able Bodied Men
@chocolateadmiral @Yorkshireman in Michigan @MissFLondon @caligirl94117 Beautiful! Sometimes we are eager to throw out the baby with the bath water. Whenever I hear people mention "Shartpon & Jackson" in a sentence or phrase I get leery. No one is perfect and yes these two have had many missteps--but so have we. The only difference is their mistakes are public as with any public official. One thing I hate to hear is how people are saying Al Sharpton runs to these racial incidents seeking publicity and cash. He was called by Trayvon Martin's family and lawyer to get the awareness out about his murder. The grandfather of Mike Brown personally asked him on his show to go to Ferguson. No one is perfect.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on How to Talk to Your Partner About Racially-Charged Issues
I loved it in the early to mid 70s. Just about everyone wore a natural. The baddest afros on the planet. The women were feminine and the men was masculine...those were the days.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on TBT: It’s…………… SOUL……….TRAIN…………..!
@tonyrog I hear ya :)
1 month ago on Man Candy Monday: Arabesque, Allongé! The Beauty of Ballet
Works of art! @Karla Fears Wouldn't we like to have these bodies on our massage tables........................
She's smoking those boys....talented young lady.
1 month ago on Throw Like a Girl; Take Your Team to the Little League World Series
@tracyreneejoness You always do a great job. Fine is fine......
1 month, 1 week ago on Man Candy Monday: The Blacker the Berry
Thank you for doing this piece. We have to give honor where honor is due :)) No matter how I feel about many black men, they still IMO have the most perfect bodies to ever grace this earth ;). Also let's not forget hottie Lance Gross. That man is bar of dark chocolate!!
@PeBo @dani-BBW This is some nasty business. It sounds like some old school KKK ratchetry.
1 month, 1 week ago on Feelings About Renisha McBride…
@Savannah18121 Thank goodness someone else saw that evil witch. I have to give credit to racists--they really know how to take up for each other. Dude could have been waiting to pounce on an unsuspecting black person for some time. Glad you were okay..
@Tammy_Ghalden @DWB @dani-BBW @Browncow Bingo! Had to laugh at the tooth falling out :))
@The Working Home Keeper @FriendsofJay Same here WHK. I get tears in my eyes now when I think of how my parents (both deceased) used to be so proud when talking about my accomplishments while in the military to all their friends. They were cut from the "you are black and have to be better than anybody else" cloth. It makes me sad to hear other black children/adults have had to deal with the opposite from their parent(s).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on “Help! My Mother is a Mammy, and Resents My Desire for a Nicer Life Than Hers!!”
@Vivaforever You went all in--the only way to do it!! Perfect.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Blatant Rejection of “Traditional” Looking Black Women. See for Yourself Why Expanding Your Options is Necessary.
@Yorkshireman in Michigan I hate to say it that way :)) I guess my biggest problem was I was so naive and thought everybody respected you if you were an honest, integral, and forthright person--not!! Can't begin to tell you how much white woman privilege reared its ugly head. God forbid a handsome white dude look my way, something that happened a lot...wink wink. I am now retired (Jan 09) but it was quite the experience. A fit and intelligent black woman is truly a threat to a lot of people.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on QOTW: “Help! My White Friends Ask My Black Girlfriend Dumb Questions!”
@darkandlovely Oh yes--the annoying & pesky white woman that wants you to be attached ASAP. Experienced this many many times in my military career. The most stupid episode happened when I deployed to Iraq back in 2007. As soon as I was introduced to the people in my unit one white average slightly overweight woman told me "we have to get you fixed up now!". I was taken aback by this. I was like what the what? You are trying to fix me up with somebody in a war zone? Please tell me why I have to be fixed up with anybody and ASAP at that. For my whole tour there, she and 3 other white ladies were sabotaging me left and right. I couldn't figure out if they were just jealous of me or had a dislike of black women. Insecure women can be a handful but an insecure white woman can be your worst nightmare!!
Way to go young Joshua. Kudos to his parents as well.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on This Brown Baby is Oxford Bound! 8 Year Old Makes University History
@LadyHumor @International_Responder Glad you pointed out these DBRs are the same wherever you go. Too many people wrongly surmise west/east coast automatically means no problems. I just got back from a graduation in Montgomery AL where on the white guys getting his associate was married to a large (about size 28 or 30) sized black woman. The black men were looking like ;ooh, nasty" but I have seen the same thing when I lived in California. In California the DBRs acted entitled & snooty at the same time :))
3 months ago on Utter Hypocrisy: Let’s Talk About All the Dudes Hating On Eve’s Marriage