In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

In honor of today's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I'm sharing the winning essay in the American's for Democratic Action's contest: What Would Luther Do? I'm pleased that the winning essay is by my good friend Joy E. Remember, that even though Dr. King is immortalized for his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King's … Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day… “What Would Martin Do?”

repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

On a happier note, here's a kick ass post from the awesome Karnythia. Linking you to the ABW post. So, there's this thing happening in the black American community (and outside it) where women who look like me are supposed to be grateful for any crumbs that happen to fall into our bleak little lives. … Continue reading repost of Being a Black Woman and Happy with it.

Fat shaming and concern trolling in Why are black women so big?

So there is an article out there called Why are Black women so Big!? The author of this little gem wrote a piss poor piece, basically saying all black women are fat asses that simply eat too much. She does not take into account the various factors of weight gain, and the struggle to lose … Continue reading Fat shaming and concern trolling in Why are black women so big?

My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by your hey baby, how you doin's as we go about our daily lives, but instead when we ignore you, tell you to fuck off or … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

For the edification of the few dumbasses who still want to claim.. but I didn't know (insert phrase/imagery/well known historical fact) had a racist connotation! Really!!!! Here's some facts for you: 1. Watermelons + black folks = RACIST IMAGERY Saying you had no idea? Makes you out to be a dumbass racist, or at the … Continue reading A note to those who want to claim.. but I didn’t know it was racist!

Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN

Why doesn't someone stop his idiocy? He's making IL a laughing stock and making himself out to be a total nuisance to the City and State. I don't understand the point of protesting the Cubs game, or any other sporting event because I'm missing the tie between the local sports teams and his dog and … Continue reading Meeks is totally missing the fucking point… AGAIN

What do whites fear about blacks?

This is an old forum inquiry on the Tribunes's Exploring Race forum. The link to the actual question post is MIA (probably too old to find online) but the comments are there. Here's a link to the comments. So, tell me what do you think whites fear about blacks if anything? But for my own … Continue reading What do whites fear about blacks?

I’ve had the epiphany that I hate most black comedy…

... now before you get all twisted up listen. In the last couple of days I've had either Comedy Central or BET (yes, I know why am I allowing BET to stay onscreen longer than 10 seconds) during Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam at night. The reason I have come to this conclusion is that … Continue reading I’ve had the epiphany that I hate most black comedy…

White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

December 19, 2007   White Separatist Group Sues Town of Jena, La., Over Parade Rules A white separatist group planning a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Jena, La., is suing the town, claiming officials are violating the Constitution by asking participants not to bring firearms, changing the parade route by one block and … Continue reading White supremacist group sues Jena, NO

Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-trice_24sep24,0,5167025.column?coll=chi_news_local_util Jena 6 case isn't perfect, but it's clear Dawn Turner Trice September 24, 2007 During the civil rights movement, leaders were extremely picky about the people chosen to represent the cause. Before Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat in the back of that Montgomery, Ala., bus, for example, others had … Continue reading Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…

From Diverse Online Current News Protesters Stand Up For Jena 6 and More By Tracie Powell Sep 20, 2007, 04:47 A Black West Virginia woman was sexually assaulted, stabbed and tortured, with one of her White abductors telling her, “That’s what we do to niggers around here.” Hate crime charges are yet to be filed … Continue reading From today’s Diverse Issues in Higher Education – Jena6 Protests & more…

Panhandling for reparations? GTFO, seriously

I saw this via LJ, and I must say I'm shocked at this trite shit. They cannot seriously be suggesting black people go out and fucking panhandle for reparations. But it's true. Damali Ayo has declared 10 October Panhandling for Reparations Day. She discusses this in depth on her LJ here. I'm appalled. Just appalled … Continue reading Panhandling for reparations? GTFO, seriously

Dating “outside” … some thoughts.

Could Mr Right be White? Or dating 'outside' comes into practice for black women My friend Fard did a very good post on his LJ about this topic. You can find it here. Here's my comment. My 0.02 Meant to comment earlier. I agree and its sad, very sad that black women seem to be … Continue reading Dating “outside” … some thoughts.

Miscegenation…

As seen in Deluxe_Viven's LJ. An interesting discernment on the wackiness of HP fandom. I read the post below and I am still totally lost as to what the original poster's issue is. The whole thing started from daily_deviant LJ comm using miscegenation as a prompt. I guess I just don't get what the fuss … Continue reading Miscegenation…

Take action on this… swiped from LJ comm on race issues

Dear friend, I just learned about a case of segregation-era oppression happening today in Jena, Louisiana. I signed onto ColorOfChange.org's campaign for justice in Jena, and wanted to invite you to do the same. http://www.colorofchange.org/jena/?id=1748-211171 Last fall in Jena, the day after two Black high school students sat beneath the "white tree" on their campus, … Continue reading Take action on this… swiped from LJ comm on race issues

How racism hurts… literally?

How racism hurts -- literally By Madeline Drexler | July 15, 2007 FOUR YEARS AGO, researchers identified a surprising price for being a black woman in America. The study of 334 midlife women, published in the journal Health Psychology, examined links between different kinds of stress and risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Black … Continue reading How racism hurts… literally?

Did I miss a memo?

Put under a cut so I can stop getting such jack ass comments on this old post. Something that really bothered me today... as I was walking to meet a friend for lunch, 3 young black men were walking in front of me. Each of them damn near broke their necks to ogle any woman … Continue reading Did I miss a memo?