25 8 / 2014

So I go see this play last month and I’m freaking out because the guy looks so familiar and I can’t place him (getting too damn old).  So a few days ago, my mom (who just saw the play) said, “He was in Boardwalk Empire,” and then it hits me.  He was the guy Gillian picked up on the boardwalk and subsequently killed, the Jimmy look alike.  

And that’s why I was thinking, shit, this guy look A LOT like Michael Pitt….duh…

25 8 / 2014

A White woman acquaintance once asked me, “why do you think it’s so hard for a Black woman to find a good man?”  And I said, “It’s really simple.  You see Black men don’t have any issues with talking to women of other races; whereas men of other races have issues with talking to Black women.”

"Why is that?" she asked.

"There’s your answer," I said.

"Huh?"

"You’re asking the wrong person that question.  You’re asking ME why a man wouldn’t want to talk to me, a Black woman, when you should ask the men why THEY have issues."  

See the problem is that Black women always get the blame.  If we don’t have jobs, it’s our fault, if we don’t have husbands, it’s our fault.  Now I believe in personal responsibility, but to ask a Black woman why men of other races have issues talking to Black women, really doesn’t make much sense.

24 8 / 2014

I have been debating if I will watch season 5 or not.  At first I wasn’t going to watch, and if this wasn’t the last season I wouldn’t watch but I’m curious to see how they’ll fuck up present this show this final season.

Something I want to get off my chest.  I think the writers of BE really, really FUCKED UP when it came to Richard.  They had a wonderful character, and it was like the writers didn’t know what to do with him.  You know what they should have done?  Read the goddamn fanfic.  It’s bad when the Richard fanfic was better than the Richard story lines they had.  

So I asked myself, “why did they fuck up Richard’s character so much?  Why didn’t they have a good story arc for him?  And I think I know why.  It’s the same reason TV needs to have more women/POC/gay/disabled writers and producers.  Too many times, white/Christian/abled/straight men see things from a point of view that is restrictive.  I remember in the 90’s that a white critic complained about the last name of a black female character; he said, “Black people don’t have last names like that.”  So he, a white man knows all the last  names that black people have…good to know.

Richard was a disabled character and I think it was hard for those abled writers and producers to see him as a human being.  There was no reason they couldn’t have written a love scene for him and that always bugged me about his character; everybody on the show has sex and we see it (this is HBO after all) but for some strange reason, we can’t see Richard in bed with a woman, even his wife.  

So I’ll watch, but I know it’ll be fucked up and I’ll miss Richard too.

15 8 / 2014

This is how I feel every morning when the alarm goes off.

15 8 / 2014

mulattoesonly:

This is the best picture on the internet <3
All African Descent 

Love this picture.

mulattoesonly:

This is the best picture on the internet <3

All African Descent 

Love this picture.

11 8 / 2014

The funniest thing about Shark Week so far?  Last night I was watching and one of the commercials was for some local lawyer and I had to laugh.  A lawyer advertising during shark week?  To funny.

04 8 / 2014

I don’t know what to say about this article.  On one hand it’s not fair, but on the other hand, which communities are these people doing this shit in?  Why is it that these civil rights folk, like Rev. Al only care about the rights of men?  They don’t give a shit if a black woman is assaulted or murdered by a black man.  That’s why I can’t get behind Reverend Al 100%.  

01 8 / 2014

I love taking pictures of this building.  

I love taking pictures of this building.  

31 7 / 2014

Hah, plus Miss Jessie&#8217;s is EXPENSIVE.  Don&#8217;t buy that shit, make your own hair care products.  I have hair like BOTH women and Miss Jessie&#8217;s just makes my hair smell bad.

Hah, plus Miss Jessie’s is EXPENSIVE.  Don’t buy that shit, make your own hair care products.  I have hair like BOTH women and Miss Jessie’s just makes my hair smell bad.

(Source: baskintheafterglow)

31 7 / 2014

I thought this was a very interesting video, but some of the comments disturbed me.  There were many who said they felt biracial people, people with one black parent should not be allowed to call themselves black and should be another race.  This is disturbing.

One huge reason Hispanics are now the #1 minority is because you can be white, black, brown, whatever, if you’re Hispanic, it doesn’t matter what color you are.  When you do racial classification for research studies there is a category for “white” and for “black” and then there’s “white Hispanic” and “black Hispanic.”  So people who call themselves “white and black Hispanic” get put into the “Hispanic” racial category.

I fear that if black people said, “you’re not black, you’re biracial” then the black population could get smaller and less powerful as more people would join the “biracial” race. 

And as for hair, goodness, my friend’s niece is racially mixed and she’s darker and has woolier hair than I do and I have two black parents.