Point Loma Writers: An Evening with Michael Eric Dyson
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Is there really a problem here? If so, is anything being done to address it by the Obama Administration? If not, what should be done?
Here’s an interesting panel discussion from the good folks at “Another View.” Watch it and let us know what you think and why.
Is use of the “n” word dead and buried? Is it irrelevant? Is it something that only those who have suffered under its weight can truly understand?
Another View – Light vs Dark Skin
Fair? – A documentary about skin colour in India
Although I blush to admit it, I’ve always been a fan of daytime TV.
I guess I’ve always liked it for the very same reason everyone else (rightfully) knocks it: It displays the circus sideshow freak circus that we all know is out there waiting to drag us down.
It’s entertaining in a scary kind of way while still being safe (because we get to watch the implosion from the comfort of our own couches while wolfing down junk food) – and like junk food, it gets instant attention at the cost of long term health.
What do you think?
Beautiful Biracial Women
Have you ever wondered how racist France is?
I mean we all, (at least many of us in America) would probably like to visit France. It looks so beautiful in movies, the people seem calm and sophisticated and even romantic. And yet…where are the black people? Where is the diversity?
Here’s one lady’s comments based on her informed experiences.
I don’t know if I agree with them all, (having never had the luxury of traveling across Europe much less France) so to a large extent must take her word for being informed and logical.
Have any readers had similar experiences?
My Life in France, Part 1:
My Life in France, Part 2:
Watch this video. What do you think of this interview with Dick Gregory? As usual, Brother Gregory brings up some very valid points. Spike Lee complaining about the film “Django Unchained” being disrespectful, meanwhile he takes Malcolm X and puts him in a zoot suit and ends the movie with a documentary-style break from the narrative.
He makes “She’s Gota Have It” where the woman protagonist is a rabid stereotype and Spike Lee himself plays a cartoon character saying “please, baby, please baby, please” constantly. He brings up hypocrisy and that if you’re to discuss racism you can’t very well talk right and then walk left.
Do you feel that Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained” is a good movie? Does it depict violence and racism realistically or believably?
First of all, this is the first of several recent videos I found perusing YouTube, that’s just filled with positive love.
If you’re not down with bw/wm or wm/bw love, don’t watch. If you’re open, it’s just a very nice, loving video:
Nerds of All Races Rock:
I don’t know about you, but managing a jewfro is no joke.
Cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, water, protein black gel, whatever. It does not lay down, and each widdle curl has a life of its own.
Take it from me and just shave that nappy m
op off! But at any rate, watch this video and let me know what you think.
Love, Peace, and Hair-Grease.
I recently came across this series of videos on YouTube and thought they would be relevant and interesting.
It just seems that my Nubian queens out there can’t catch a break. But do they actually want that proverbial “break?” Both parties seem to have valid points, and it’s tough to argue with the young lady in the final video. She’s an attractive articulate African-American woman and why does she feel as she does?
What do you think of this program as a whole?
Do you feel the program raises valid perspectives or it’s totally baseless?
And finally, in conclusion, as an epilogue, what do you think of this young lady’s opinions as the conclusion to this series? Does she not have some legitimate points?
And can you support your opinions? How?
I was reading online, just perusing as they say, to see what there was online under the search term “beautiful black women,” or “fine black women.”
I’m happily married to a beautiful black woman myself, but I was searching for what other, related online publications were doing, ways to boost readership, and so forth. And curious. Other magazines have their hottest “man alive” thing going on and other magazines have their most beautiful woman of the year; but nothing about black women. Ever.
Surely, I was thinking, there would be a huge number of photos immediately popping up of stunning, heart-stoppingly beautiful black sistas that would make an old timer jump out of his wheelchair or make a crippled man walk again.
To my surprise and dismay, as I typed in the search terms, more terms for men came up than women, and as I continued to type the search terms (and you know how Google Images will complete the search term for you?) nothing came up. I kept typing up “Beautiful black women,” and then “Fine black women.” Apparently not too many people, men or women, search Google Images for those terms. Wow!
After a minute or two, the first image to appear was of this woman, super model Joelle Kayembe, from Africa:
What really hit me like a two by four between the eyes was, look at this photo for a minute, one of the first comments in the blog featuring this photo criticized this model for having straightened hair and contact lenses. Give me a freakin’ break!
Women, you know if you can do this, what Ms. Kayembe is doing in this picture, no man is going to complain.
At least not if he is sane and straight. Men, if you saw Ms. Kayembe doing this in front of you, you would not be complaining to her, asking her not to wear that wig or not wear those contacts. Please get real. You’d fall over or lose your mind, one of the other, but you sure as all heck would not critique her hair style or contact eye color.
Now watch these videos:
Tell me, after watching these videos and carefully scrutinizing this photo, if you approve of Ms. Kayembe. Is she okay with you? Men, is she too skinny or too dark? Her hair too straight?
Please. If most men saw her while they were driving around town or at a grocery store, they’d turn their heads so fast they’d get whiplash. And women would look at her and say “yes, she’s pretty.” What’s really going on that this super model is criticized for her hair or eye color?
It just truly struck me how there were no Black Beauties of the Month anywhere online that I could find, anywhere! There used to be magazines like Jet that would have such features in their print publications, but nothing online. No “black beauty of the month,” no “beautiful black woman” of the month, and nothing like it online.
Am I way off the mark here? If I am, where is the website that serves this goal? Do we need that feature here? Where are my beautiful black sistas online and how do they feel?
What do you think of this story about racism in China?
Can any of our readers address this?
Do the hosts of the program present a logically-argued focal point here or is it fund-chub gibberish? On the one hand we’re told that Africa is a modern city with contemporary tolerance, while on the other hand we are presented with an argument that would seem illogical or counter advancement?
What are your views?