New Swiffer Commercial Features Interracial Family w/Twist

New Swiffer Commercial Features Interracial Family w/Twist

There’s a new Swiffer commercial featuring an interracial family.

And as if that weren’t shocking enough for The Establishment or Sleeping America, it’s actually between a Black woman and a white man, and the man is an amputee! And they appear to be happy together!

Good for them, right?

Here’s the link. Below is a segment of the video from YouTube. Let us know what you make of the fuss.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuQ_jbyQc7I

 

Remembering Amiri Baraka

Remembering Amiri Baraka

Say what you wish about Amiri Baraka. He was (and always will be) a controversial lightning rod. At times brilliant, then later controversial or unclear as to motive; always defiant, and always being true to himself and his voice…always standing up for what he believed in regardless of whomever followed along.

Who else but Amiri Baraka would have had the testicular fortitude to write poetry about 9/11 (within hours of the events), calling it immediately, pointing fingers boldly at who stood to profit the most?

Amiri Baraka - RIP

Amiri Baraka – RIP (Photo credit: Professor Bop)

I was fortunate enough to have met Amiri Baraka (along with Nikki Giovanni) a long time ago while in college, and was struck by Baraka’s delivery and passion. We shook hands and his gaze met my own equally, proudly. He didn’t condescend and he didn’t play a role. He was, good or bad, the real deal at all times and always worth listening to.

So, it’s with a heavy heart that I learned of his passing.  I don’t know if he was glad to go or not, but he certainly did what he could while here.

 

Interracial Marriage Documentary Reveals Not Everyone is Cool with Interracial Marriage

Interracial Marriage Documentary Reveals Not Everyone is Cool with Interracial Marriage

Well there’s a shocker if ever there was one: not everyone is cool with interracial marriage. There’s hypocrisy on all sides.

Of course, we all know this is a sad fact, but those living in ivory towers or isolated from diversity may not be aware that interracial marriage still attracts shock, confusion, and even anger.

Here’s a link to the NewsOne piece about Bianca and Michael Alexander, of Conscious Planet Media, and their new documentary. Let us know what you think of it and the videos in the link.

And below is a brief video of the couple (apparently) in action.

 

‘Saturday Night Live’s’ resolution: Diversity revolution

‘Saturday Night Live’s’ resolution: Diversity revolution

In a brief  puff piece in The DePaulia, an online college newspaper, Saturday Night Live is committed to diversity, so much so that they would dare to hire a dark-skinned black woman! Zounds! In it’s 39 year history SNL hasn’t been too crazy about supporting diversity, especially among black women.

So, let us know what you think of the new cast member and SNL’s “resolution” toward greater diversity. Not only do they need more diversity, but better writers and better guests. Just my opinion, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXe-YfWnxbI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXe-YfWnxbI

 

Saturday Night Live (season 32)

Saturday Night Live (season 32) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Interracial Couple Arguing: Would You Intervene?

Interracial Couple Arguing: Would You Intervene?

Check out the video below and let us know where you stand.

Zoë Saldana as Uhura in Star Trek (2009).

Zoë Saldana as Uhura in Star Trek (2009). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)