Friday, August 8, 2008

I Love Mad Men!

If you haven't checked out Mad Men, Sunday's at 10:00p.m. on AMC, you have to give it a try. The show is currently set in 1963, and it is such a totally different world than anything I've ever been exposed to on any television program. Absolutely one of the best written programs on the summer roster. Catch up on season one ON DEMAND.

On Sunday's episode one of the main characters introduces his black girlfriend to one of his co-workers, and the female co-worker goes on to insinuate that he is only in such a relationship to prove how hip and progressive he is. It was an interesting exchange. That part of the plot was definitely an interesting point and something that has crossed my mind as a bw who dates inter ethnically.

Would a white guy seek such a relationship to prove such a point?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Smart Guy is the Ticket!

I have always been in awe of a guy who has a great command of the English language. Keith Olbermann of MSNBC's Countdown is the ultimate! I find this guy totally sexy. Say what you will, the thinking man will always win in my book. BW notoriously go for the hunk, but we should be thinking of the brainiac for the long haul. Senator Obama is another example of this theory, but that's a different story.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shut Up!!!!

Where is the respect. I first saw this incident when it originally aired on Dan Abrams' program and I was absolutely mortified. However predictable this might be from someone like Pat Buchanan, this kind of blatant disrespect should not be tolerated. I was SO happy that Rachael Maddow immediately, without mercy I might add, got with Old Pat.

Monday, May 19, 2008


While watching the news last night, as I am hopelessly addicted to the current political climate and have been engaged in it tirelessly, CNN ran a story on Josh Packwood, the first white Valedictorian at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

I have to start by saying that some fine, intelligent AA men come out of Morehouse. They have put the stereotype of the young BM as thug, hopeless criminal, bound for prison to rest. What I found so striking and attractive about Mr. Packwood was that he seemed to have done something that a great deal of people refuse to do. LISTEN and open their minds to the reality that another group or ethnicity is faced with every day. I think he is a better person for it. During the interview I heard Josh use the word "Diaspora," I'm not positive, but I don't even think that I've heard white guys that I have dated use this term when directly referring to the African American community. At one point during the interview he was asked about the brother's on campus(I'm not quoting), or something to that affect, and without flinching an eye he stated that he feels that every Morehouse Man on that campus was his brother. How beautifully HUMAN! There was a small rumble about him being the Valedictorian. What a shame, because if a black person had earned the right to be class Valedictorian, and anyone did anything other than congratulate them there would be protests across America.

Please visit to read the whole story, and sift through some of my possibly muddled points, and check out the pictures of this gorgeous young successful man.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Waiting in Vain?

With so many women to choose from in the BC, why is there this resounding "BW don't want to date us," that always comes from WM. Everyday I hear black women that have previously stated that they would not, could not date a white guy, change that tune to - why the hell not!

When I was in college there was this black girl dating a white guy on campus, something happened, I don't exactly know what, but the girl was humiliated and ended up leaving and going to college elsewhere. I think the greatest thing dividing us, or keeping us from exploration is fear, albeit an irrational fear. Many of the BW that I know say that the absolute worse fear that they have would be being used by a WM to fulfill some sexual fantasy, and tossing them aside once they've had their fill. Let's face it we have all heard the quip by some WM, "do what you need to do, just don't take her home to mama!"

Humiliation is a powerful thing. Who wants to go through something like that. Investing time, energy, and emotion in a relationship only to find out that you were a cheap thrill, or simply satisfying a curiosity. But can't the same be said about being with a BM.

That works in both directions. Some BW are curious and try it out, test the waters see what its like if you will. Another big issue for many of the BW that I have spoken with would also be public acknowledgement. Dating is one thing, it is awkward initially because all eyes are on you for whatever reason. Once you move into the realm of "Relationship," I want that man to walk with me proudly with his head up high, as if to say "Yes, this is my woman!"

I saw this video on Classical One's blog and it expressed perfectly what I wanted to say in today's blog. It is just too cute!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Ain't I a Woman?" I Know I am!

...That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? - Sojourner Truth

Lately, I've heard all of this talk surrounding why women should support Hillary Clinton for president simply based on the fact that she is a woman. I even heard that Oprah had gotten admonished by NOW because of her support of Senator Barack Obama. Well shame on the National Organization for Women. The last time I checked they spoke up for black women, namely the Rutgers Basketball team, only after being asked about the incident. They have been fairly silent on issues that affect AA woman. And to garner support for Hillary based on womanhood would be just as ridiculous as supporting Obama based on blackness.
Let's be honest, the blackness of the AA woman has always superseded her womanhood. Early on when the Suffrage movement was in full effect they only used black woman to speak to further their cause to secure their rights. Many sat idly by for the next 40 years before black women finally obtained full voting privileges in the south. Seems like we have been misused before in the woman ploy, but not this time, we've been bundled into the African American demographic when the media slices and dissects the who's voting for who. We don't get much interest in our voting patterns as women. So be it!
On the (Woman) front we don't get much interest or respect either. I can't tell the number of times a door has swung into my face, because some man (black or white) failed to keep it open for me. I am traditional and believe that this is what a gentleman would do. None the less, I am constantly pondering the question of AA womanhood. While our counterparts of every ethnicity have traditionally been well taken care of, helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches and such, we have basically had to do everything for ourselves. We have had to make the best places for ourselves. While a great many ww have been benefactors of the NFL, the NBA and whatever other financially prosperous organization, bw have had to educate themselves, procure careers and lead the household, with no confetti, praise or kudos.
I guess I just look forward to the day when bw are honored, and put up on the proverbial pedestal. It is our turn right? To be lavished and adorned with gifts and care, to get equal pay to our counterparts, because in many fields they make a great deal more money for the same job. I look forward to being petted and consoled at my every whimper. I want men of all ethnicity's to see bw for the human beings that they are, before they misjudge her as a loud obnoxious bw contributing nothing of value to society. We want the loyalty that some bw so readily reserve for bm that is often unwarranted. BW have a lot to give, and it is so totally being missed out on. One day soon, and I believe the time is now, someone will be up for the challenge to give bw what they have so long deserved. Which is...Sojourner alluded to it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


A friend of mine expressed her discomfort at her husband watching porn the other day. She said that some of it was very gross. My impression was that her husband had been watching something involving animals and humans. Heck I don't know, I don't have an aversion to men watching the stuff, it's not particularly my thing, but anyway. So I asked my friend who happens to be a WW, what made it so gross? My friend said without batting an eye that a lot of it involved BW with WM. I asked her why that was gross in particular. She said "I don't know I just think it’s weird."

Well, I didn’t pursue continuing the conversation, but it made me think. I thought about some standard female conversations at work, you know the kind when you talk about what actor is hot, and after mentioning some gorgeous white male, stone cold silence, or the typical assumption that WW are the cat's meow and are of superior beauty.

Surprisingly to me these comments were not exclusive to ww. I was disturbed when one BW, after being told of Matthew McConaughey's Afro-Brazilian mate, commented why he would do that with all of those beautiful women in Hollywood, or another BW commenting that she was surprised that Barack Obama was married to a black woman.

I look forward to the day when BW can be seen as simply women, of beauty, wit, strength, intelligence, and dignity. Black women exhibit dignity while being confronted by every negative element willing to portray her as a villain. Dignity through being unjustly represented by characters like New York (Tiffany) in the media. Dignity while being attacked by idiots like Mr. Imus and the black male comedians who supported and repeated his comments with zeal. Dignity every day while being passed over for promotions, and paid inadequately, with no complaints to boot!

Check out "a black women’s smile on you tube."