Posts tagged "Black People"

How Do You Two Know Each Other?

“How do you two know each other?” That question never fails to surface when I’m out socially with one of my friends that happens to be white. Scratch that—that question always surfaces when I’m out with one of my friends that happen to be white. I know a majority of you find it an innocent... Read more »

Yes, I Speak Proper English And I'm Black

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10 Signs That I'm Becoming A Black Woman Of A Certain Age

Unlike most of my contemporaries, I very much look forward to my next milestone birthday. I love that I’m becoming a woman of a certain age. Which is a nice way of saying that I’m becoming an old broad.  Considering the alternative, I’m perfectly fine with aging. Yet, despite my soul’s best efforts to continue... Read more »
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Racial Missteps Aren’t Just For White People

We’ve all done it, haven’t we? We’ve all said something that was so breathtakingly racially or culturally insensitive, that you can barely believe it came out of your mouth. God knows I’ve made my fair number of embarrassing racial missteps. Like the time I told a blue eyed, blond haired Latina that she didn’t look... Read more »

Halloween Blackface Evolution: Jay Z & Beyonce

Pro tip:  If you want to pay homage to your favorite black celebrity or sports figure via your Halloween costume, THIS is the way to do it: (H/T on the image to Vibe Vixen) The unidentified couple on the right really has the Jay Z and Beyonce look down without darkening their skin.  Creative, appropriate... Read more »

Blackface On Halloween---Again

I knew it was coming.   It does every Halloween. There’s always some offensive blackface costume followed by denials of racism with a side of righteous indignation for people to “lighten up.” Then the perpetrators claim to not understand why their witty costume caused such an uproar—usually after they lose their jobs or have been publicly... Read more »
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Writing On Race: Why A White Person Would Live Around Black People

With the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO the ugly specter of race, potential racism and bigotry is once again front page news. Speculation on the shooting is rampant and credible facts are in short supply. Frankly, (and this is putting it mildly) the whole thing is a mess.  A huge nightmarish mess. Make... Read more »

Brooke Kimbrough And The Teachable Moment

I had a reality check thanks to a disappointed seventeen year old in Michigan. And I’m a better woman for it. Brooke Kimbrough is a Detroit high school senior who when rejected by the University of Michigan, staged a protest criticizing the University’s admissions policies as racist. Despite her high grades and decent ACT score,... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel And Community Values

Did Mayor Emanuel question the values and morality of the residents of violence plagued neighborhoods? Did those words seriously come from his mouth? That, ladies and gentlemen, take a set of stones.  An honest to God brass pair. The mayor has the gall to lay the bulk of the continuing violence at the feet of the people... Read more »
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Defending Lupita Nyong'o

I, like many others, have fallen under the spell of newly minted Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. Aside from her Oscar and Yale acting school credentials, she has been slaying the red carpet all awards season with her signature style. Did I mention that she is a very poised and polished young woman in an... Read more »