BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA: CLAUDETTE COLVIN

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

When Claudette refused, the officers grabbed her wrists and jerked her from her seat, sending her textbooks flying. Shouting that she had a constitutional right to sit where she chose, Claudette willed herself not to struggle. Recalled Claudette, years later. “History kept me stuck to my seat. I felt the hand of Harriet Tubman pushing down on one shoulder and Sojourner Truth pushing down on the other.”

Before Rosa Parks there was Claudette Colvin.

Born September 5, 1939, Ms. Colvin was on of four Black women ( Aurelia S. Browder, Claudette Colvin, Susie McDonald, Mary Louise Smith, and Jeanatta Reese [outside pressure convinced Ms. Reese to withdraw from the case]) who challenged the racist segregation of city buses in Alabama. On March 2, 1955, at the age of 15, while rising on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama she refused to give up her seat to a White passenger citing …

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Dear Ms. Amanda Richter….

These people are beyond pathetic. They’re hateful and jealous of Black women.

From The Mind of Truthangel

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Reference: https://truthangel07.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/blacks-married-or-dating-whites-do-not-represent-us/

Ladies and gentleman, this morning while checking the post comments, I ran across this comment from a white poster.   I write a lot of topics on this blog, but there are times when a response comes from somone that is just “priceless”.  Rather than taking up more space with my reaction, I’ll just post what I wrote to her, and invite you all to respond to her as well:

“We are not “looking for a cure” we’re looking for love, and thats what makes US better than You. My bi-racial babies look better than you, better hair & skin, sorry:.( And many of these white women are in long term relationships with their black children’s father unlike you black whores who dont even know who your children’s fathers are.”

My rebuttal:

*Your comments will be published for the world to see in one minute.*

Lynching is a…

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The Audacity of Bill O’Reilly!!!

Bill O’Reilly is an attention seeker who has deep-seated race issues.

From The Mind of Truthangel

You know, I really don’t pay this racist blowhard much attention.  He says things to get attention, not to bring forth information and truth.  His tactics are that of an ignorant drunk in a bar, making comments, just to stir things up.

Bill O’Reilly apparently has no education beyond what he watches on television regarding Black people.  The comments he’s made over the years have literally been laughable. As if, Black people are responsible for holding a higher moral standard than all others in this country.

He never talks about White American’s sick behavior and actions; only Black people.

The last time I checked, Black people didn’t ruin this economy, but have paid a hell of a price in the high unemployment rate among Black people.

Does he talk about that.

His most recent comments have come once again on a segment with Martin Luther King III, in which advised…

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When White Men Love Black Women on TV

Yep. Same race/ethnicity/religion/class pairings prevail, esp among hetero white european upper class christians. For those who hype the notion of Black women/nonblack men relationships. TV certainly doesn’t reflect it. For Black men and women who crave Black relationships, they’re getting rarer every year. No Asian, Latin, Native American Arab men as romantic interests either. Post-racial, my foot

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With Olivia and Fitz and Annalise and Sam it has been noted that there’s a mainstream pop culture revolution happening in the representation of white men in relationships with black women.

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Has post-racial dating finally trickled down to black women? Are younger   people less hung-up on race and more accepting of interracial couples in media? Has powerhouse Shonda Rhimes single-handedly flipped the script on the natural superiority of white women?

I started this whole thing (and it becomes a thing) because I wondered, “just how unique is this moment of white men and black women romantic pairings on television?”

Bless my heart.

What started with an unanswered question on Twitter ended up with a five day bender. The bender took me through reference books, online databases, and into the emotionally fraught waters of assigning race to human subjects.

I am hesitant to share any parts of what I found. For…

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The #BlackLove Hashtag, Segregation & Color-Blindness

It’s very ironic that mainstream media is pushing IRs on Black women, given our painful history. When we push back against it, we’re being called “racist”, or “bigoted”, blind to their own prejudices. They just project their longstanding racism/ethnocentrism onto sistas, scapegoating us while they believe in their arrogance and lies with ease and without consequences.

Please forgive me if you think the title question was/is ignorant. Or stupid. Or pointless. I thought the same when I saw the question posed on my Facebook feed. Check it out:

Facebook names and photos have been blocked to protect the guilty, lol Facebook names and photos have been blocked to protect the guilty, lol

My (former) Facebook friend went on to say that #blacklove and websites like BlackPeopleMeet.com promote segregation, since they celebrate only dating within your race and people should just be “happy within their love”.  My answer to our ignorant Jane Doe is this:

Usually, people hashtag ‘black love” to combat the very popular belief that black men and black women cannot hold healthy relationships with one another. For years, public discourse has been about black men not wanting black women because they prefer women of other races over black women. And for years, public discourse has been about black women not being able to “keep a man” or…

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MIRROR, MIRROR: WHEN STYLE IS ‘GHETTO’ ON BLACK WOMEN, ‘CHIC’ ON WHITES

People feel that they can come to our communities, pillage our culture, use pieces of our culture, then pass it off as one of their own without any acknowledgement whatsoever. Ah! The genius of white supremacy!

Stephanie B.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Appropriation of Black culture? Check.

Disregard for the history of said cultural appropriation?

Check.

Blatant disrespect and failure to acknowledge the origins of said cultural history and contemptuous treatment of the Black people who created it in the first place?

Check.

The following article addresses this dismissive contempt for all things black, when on Black people, but those things in turn become great and astounding, when connected to White people.

Sigh.

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Mirror, Mirror: When style is ‘ghetto’ on black women, ‘chic’ on whites

Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.
Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.

Posted: October 02, 2014

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called “slicked-down tendrils”…

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HATEWATCH: CLIVEN BUNDY IN BIZARRE VIDEO FOR BLACK CANDIDATE: ‘IT’S ALMOST LIKE BLACKS FOLKS THINK WHITE FOLKS OWE THEM SOMETHING’

Uncle Ruckus mentality is alive and well.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Cliven Bundy in Bizarre Video for Black Candidate: ‘It’s Almost Like Black Folks Think White Folks Owe Them Something’

By David Neiwert on October 20, 2014 – 3:34 pm

Cliven Bundy, the defiant “Patriot” Nevada rancher who led an armed confrontation with federal agents in April – and who has still not faced any consequences in its aftermath – continued making the far-right political rounds in Nevada this week by appearing in a video promoting the candidacy of Independent American Party candidate Kamau Bakari.

This is somewhat remarkable, considering that Bakari is African-American. Rather than run away from Bundy’s reputation as a racist — well earned, after his widely publicized remarks about race in the immediate aftermath of Bundy’s showdown — the two of them went on the offensive, attacking his critics for their “political correctness,” which Bakari says is “bad for America.”

But none of it is as remarkable…

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Promoting Interracial Love to Black Women…

It’s very ironic that mainstream media is pushing IRs on Black women, given our painful history. When we push back against it, we’re being called “racist”, or “bigoted”, blind to their own prejudices. They just project their longstanding racism/ethnocentricism onto us, scapegoating us while they believe in their arrogance and lies with ease.

Stephaniegirl

From The Mind of Truthangel

Can’t believe a Black man wrote a book about this: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/stanford-law-professor-suggests-black-women-find-husbands/story?id=14620932

The system of White Supremacy is hard at work these days.  For at least the length of the Obama presidency, people have been hating on Black women. Such paternalism.  Wow!

If some of you have been paying attention, you’ll notice many social websites marketing IR dating to Black women.  Really…hhhmmm… One I found even had the audacity to advise Black women to find love in Europe  http://www.buzzfeed.com/anitabadejo/why-black-women-in-america-are-being-told-to-find-love-in-eu

Why are people so concerned with who Black women date and marry?  I asked this question when thinking about this topic.

Racism and white supremacy has been ingrained in this society to the extent, white people still feel they have to tell us what to do.

But what about a Black woman involved with a non-Black man.  It’s her choice, right?

That’s what we tell the numerous Black males who date…

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Vern’s Venting: Divide and Conquer

Great post Vern! You go Sista!

BROTHA WOLF

NOTE: I admit that I had reservations about posting this article. However, Ms. Merriweather has a right to express her thoughts and opinions, and she has been very honest about what she says. So, as always, comment below.

By Lavern Merriweather:

There seems to be a growing and serious divide among black men and women. Not to say that black males and females have always gotten along, but these days it seems to be getting worse.

Many black women columnists and bloggers on the internet are expressing their disgust about the so-called Ray Rice scandal and how it is being handled by NFL commissioner Roger Goddell. While I agree that what Rice did was abhorrent, I also feel that there is a lot of fake self-serving grandstanding being used for selfish purposes. If there is one thing I can’t stand it’s a hypocrite, especially one who is very glaring obvious…

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