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@EnJay @CanV I really didn't understand RDC coming for O on her looks. But I do chuckle when ppl DO criticize O, others are quick to bring up all she had done as if it makes her immune to any negativity. I do agree, as I've said in my other comments, she done A LOT. But her deeds alone don't absolve her from criticism.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Rae Dawn Chong's Comments About Oprah Exemplifies Intra-Racial Hateration
@EnJay @TotallyNotGangster @sonyaaaaa @kia @Totally Tru dat Enjay
@EnJay @CanV EnJay....no, it's not. And that's my point. Folks talking like never a bad word should ever be uttered bout Ms. Winfrey. She's human...she has her good and bad side like all of us.
@TotallyNotGangster @sonyaaaaa @kia LOL.....@Totally She could have been getting her groove on and loving it, but decided to give us the PC answer!!!
@TotallyNotGangster @sonyaaaaa @kia Yeah, she has admitted to being premiscuous on several of her shows. Said she was seeking validation and rebelling against her mom. But she was quick to say it's something she's not proud of.
@CanV "...she has done a lot to help the community and has done so quietly and without fanfare."
Indeed she has. I don't take anything away from her deeds. She's a BAADDDD sista (not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good). She's done A LOT of good deeds we know of and probably even more that we don't know of. Her impact on this word in undeniable and unmistakable. No one can take that away from her. And I agree with you, our community is quick to glorify those who have not done a tenth of what she's done.
"You sound as if you know Oprah Winfrey personally"
Let's just say it's not all wine and roses with Ms. Winfrey.
@Jamila @Christelyn Yeah, I agree. I'd put Beyonce in the same mix as Oprah too. You're right anyone who reaches that level of success has to be be SERIOUS about their business.
@Jamila @Christelyn She is definitely likable...that's the power of her success. I'm drawing the difference between Oprah and Oprah Winfrey. OPRAH is the brand...she's on a one name basis much like Cher, Beyonce, Bono, etc. That's a different level of success. She has the poor Mississippi upbringing, pulled herself up by her bootstraps...America loves a good bootstrap story. She's educated, polished...but not overtly sexy, actually kinda asexual as not to offend anyone. She's warm and fuzzy, kinda of in a "magical negro" way. She not a threat to whites and a great role model for blacks. She's also human...weight issues, racism, sexual abuse, etc make her easy to relate to. So being likable is never a problem for the OPRAH brand. She's so likable that the slightest bit of criticism causes an uproar in her defense. I believe her philanthropic endeavors are 100 percent sincere, but it also helps feed the OPRAH brand.
Oprah Winfrey on the other hand will cut your throat if you get in her way in any form or fashion. Thanks to the power of confidentiality agreements, we'll never know about the various slashings. IJS
@Jamila @Christelyn Iyanla came back because she was broke with no options and had to apologize for biting the hand that fed her. And if Oprah was going to have her back, it would have to be a public apology. Oprah Winfrey is gangsta...lol
While I don't think it was necessary for RDC to go in on Oprah's looks, I don't think she was far off on her other assessments of the Mighty O. Many women (especially white women) are surprised when they learn that I don't ride hard for Oprah. It's a fact that she has done MANY great things for many people and she has the power to influence many things, but that kind of power and influence doesn't come from playing nice and being America's girlfriend.
I've been on a few interracial dating sites. The profiles I never look at are the ones that attempt to use "witty" phrases like, Crazy for Chocolate, Cocoa for my Milk, Ivory for Ebony, Lookin For My Ebony Queen....puleeeese! stop!!! Just so corny! Also when guys include pics of their children, I guess as proof that they've procreated with a woman of another race. Oh, and when a guy only has ONE pic in their profile...for some reason that annoys me.
11 months ago on Leona’s Love Quest Part XIX- Daters or Haters? Looking for Red Flags in Online Profiles
From Yahoo Education Dictionary:
Definition of yoke-
"A crossbar with two U-shaped pieces that encircle the necks of a pair of oxen or other draft animals working together."
As Blanc2 pretty much stated, animals of equal kind or size were yoked together for easier transport. They were yoked (attached) together so they could be moved easier. Right now, you wouldn't yoke (attach) a pit bull with a chihuahua and expect them to get around easily. One's size and strength would overpower the other, not to mention they'd both be very miserable and uncomfortable.
To be equally yoked means to be equally attached. Can the term possibly mean more than transporting animals? Can the term possibly mean more than reducing a woman to a mule, (and if she's just a mule, what does that make the man she's attached to?) Of course it does!
Being equally yoked (attached) means aligning yourself with another who complements you, makes your journey easier...(note, I didn't say easy, cause aint nobody's journey easy). Again, to loosely quote Blanc2, aligning yourself with one who allows you "to plow a straight line".
The sister who holds herself in high regard and carries herself well will do herself a favor by yoking (attaching) herself to a man who does the same. Likewise, a down and out DBR woman with the lowest of standards will most likely be right at home with a man in the same situation.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women As Tools of the Trade
@LaSteph Ahhhhhh......LaSteph......GIRL!!!! You got me goin' over here! You named ALL the gooooood parts! Especially the forearms. There's always been something about a white guy's forearms in the summer. They catch all the sun and turn such a beautiful golden brown....mmmmmm.
I love how a man will open up to a woman if she really knows how to talk to him. I don't mean her being deceptive in any way, but just knowing how to relate to him. His hard exterior begins to soften.
12 months ago on I Love Men....But The Question Is......Do You?!
@Statuesque I've been wondering the EXACT same thing myself.
1 year ago on Beauty and Infidelity: How Do Looks Matter or <em>Do</em> They?