I am a teacher, but then again, aren't we all in some manner or another? How do we change the world? One person, one lesson at a time.
@Brenda55 "What ever you mean oh innocent one?"
An by the way, Innocent is my middle name. OK, my unofficial middle name....
1 hour, 7 minutes ago on Stuff I Like: “The Happy Couple Workout” | Beyond Black & White
Doing laundry together. It burns calories and nothing makes one happier than a nice laundry fresh shirt. Why, what did you THINK I meant????
1 hour, 9 minutes ago on Stuff I Like: “The Happy Couple Workout” | Beyond Black & White
Actually I know of ONE workout that a happy couple can do that burns LOTS of calories and, ah, makes them even HAPPIER....
2 hours, 49 minutes ago on Stuff I Like: “The Happy Couple Workout” | Beyond Black & White
@Aabaakawad @SwirlQueen "There was an indirect attack by way of attempting to start to pick off the contributors to BB&W."
Whaaat? I dont understand.....
4 hours, 15 minutes ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
@Christelyn @tracyreneejones "
"Christelyn is a trouble making harlot of typography"
Tracy, damn you. Now I'm gonna have to make that a t-shirt. Love you."
Send me a 2X......
4 hours, 17 minutes ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
@Brenda55 @Sunshine789 "This is an open forum much like a Town Hall. It is all about the give and take."
That is one thing I REALLY like about this neighborhood....
4 hours, 19 minutes ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
I am certainly interested in what kind of content people want to see on this site. I know what I personally enjoy here, and what kind of contributions that I like to make. But certainly if that material is not what the community wants or is looking for, that is cool too. I will still enjoy reading the material here.... I believe in Democracy. It will be interesting to see the direction that things take. Am I personally interested in MORE BWE-ish issues? Not necessarily. I really enjoy the current focus of what BB&W is. But again, I believe in the desires of the community crafting what this community is.
4 hours, 20 minutes ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
@FriendsofJay Yeah... what he said..... ;)
4 hours, 34 minutes ago on Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?
Such language is quite, shall we say, modified, from a former version I used in mixed company.
:) Self determination is a bitch....which is my point. "
OK, You win this round TRJ.... Besides I cant be a hypocrite. My 20 year old daughter swears like a sailor. When she was 16 and I taught at her school, some of my students looked at the pictures I hung by my desk and said "oh is that your daughter? The one who goes up and down the halls cussing all the time". EVERYONE knew her for that. In a high school of 2000. She uses the F-word as an adjective, a comma, and a period. I have heard her squeeze 5 of them in one sentence... Maybe I should have soaped her mouth earlier too but, well, I had the same experience (except not to the point of vomiting) from mom...
2 days ago on Question of the Week: "My Brother Says He Will Disown Me If I Date White!"
@tracyreneejones "Fuck um...."
Ohhhhh... such language..... who is going to go fetch the bar of soap?
2 days, 2 hours ago on Question of the Week: "My Brother Says He Will Disown Me If I Date White!"
@MZ Elf "The WW and AW don't have a community that was built on their backs. Their men are taking care of the community, black women are the "men" of the black American communities."
@Browncow @Brenda55 @MZ Elf " I actually prefer making love to fighting. It feels good. :)"
If you asked Bee what my mantra was, she would probably tell you it is "I am a lover, not a fighter"....
@MZ Elf "Why do they have this "Burden" on them that WW, AW, etc do? "
I meant that WW, AW and others do NOT have
@MZ Elf "Black women are supposed to be in the Black collective reserve for baby breeding. (yes...it is really what some of them are focused on) "
Yes, and how crazy is that? I know it has been that way for some folks forever... and still is. And yet... help me understand WHY? Why do BW not have the right that everyone else has to just find and enjoy love, and to be happy? Why do they have this "Burden" on them that WW, AW, etc do? I am an educated man, but I really do not understand this.
@Brenda55 "Tell him to pipe down and go on and date who you want. "
And good luck in doing so. Find someone - a QUALITY someone - that you want to be with, grow with, enjoy life with, be happy with..... That someone is out there, trust me.
@Browncow "These types would rather you be alone and miserable or in an abusive relationship with a BM than a healthy uplifting one with a WM. It's sick."
It is crazy and it is sick. If you love your sister, love her unequivocally. Support her in whatever choices she makes. If she ultimately makes a mistake, love and support her through that learning process. Is that all REALLY so hard to understand?
This is all pretty straightforward. Nobody has the right to impose their choices on you. If your brother doesnt like interracial relationships, then he does not have to pursue one. In fact, probably better if he doesnt. I can imagine how upsetting that would have to be for you. I am lucky - Bee's family accepts me fully and with no reservations. But I think about how it would feel if this wasnt the case.... we all want to be accepted... and it would be a bummer. Make your choices and be happy. He will make his and live with the consequences.
Tell your brother that if that is what he chooses to do, well, his choice and his loss.
2 days, 3 hours ago on Question of the Week: "My Brother Says He Will Disown Me If I Date White!"
Many times when I run up to the store I will take Bee's 16 year old daughter to help me. We get way more sideways looks than Bee and I do when we are out... why in the heck would a white man be out in the store with a teenage black girl? Geez.... and that is generally shopping in the hood. If I were to take her shopping in some of the higher rent districts. I am sure we would get more of the looks from people "concerned that it didnt seem right". Like I said, we have a long way to go...
3 days, 4 hours ago on Reason 20 Kabillion Why Wal*Mart Sucks: White Father Accused of Kidnapping Because Security and Onlookers Thought They "Don't Match Up."
Yes, incredible stupidity still exists.....
3 days, 6 hours ago on Reason 20 Kabillion Why Wal*Mart Sucks: White Father Accused of Kidnapping Because Security and Onlookers Thought They "Don't Match Up."