In black culture, culture, entertainment, tv on November 12, 2015 at 4:41 am
Let me Caveat this post by saying one sentence. I never knew Greys Anatomy had a black writer until I was told. Now let me begin with the Circus of the Mind.
I tell people that the series Empire lost me with the bad music the one time I saw it. I attempted to look again last night and again the music hurt my ears, but I was watching with my elderly mother and I was enjoying the family time with her so instead of going to bed I watched for about fifteen minutes until I turned it off in disgust.
The story line was so racist against browner sisters that I felt I was looking at an episode of Black in America hosted by the 4c hair chick below Soledad O’Brien.
Let me briefly recap this Black in America episode where most of the paper bag colored women had straight permed hair and one afro; and all of the brown and darker women looked like they did not understand what a comb was. Ditto that for Empire last night. Taraji P. Henson has beautiful hair on her own and the story managed to find the worst wig they could find with her. The other brown chick on the story was a pure ass dyke meanwhile white and paper bag colored women rolled around with their hair in place and obviously employed by the record companies to sing which that does not imitate life at all if we look at the successful black girl groups in the past. There was a lot of variation in hair, skin tone and body shape, The way Lee Daniels presents it is clown like and ridiculous.
Finally, what caused me to turn it off was as we look at the relationship between Cookie and her man, after three days of sex we find out he’s pretending to like her. Meanwhile all of the black men are obsessed with paper bag colored and white women. If only they would have let cookie have a relationship. If life imitates art black men are truly pathetic as they are portrayed in Empire. I finally turned it off and shook my head and thought about how Miles Davis fought to have his black wife on the cover of his album and now how black men are doing the job of stomping on black women that some black men cared to correct in the 60’s.
Finally Finally I just want to make a comment black men and white women seem to want to make a new race of their children, interracial. People of mixed race were labeled black by white people and the black community the blacker ones were always kind, raised them as black. Now as we enter a new day. These people are trying to draw clear untrue divisions between black women and multiracial black women. Black women do know how to find a hairstylist. Not all darker skinned women strive to be men or want to be men. Finally there are enough men for every woman in America to have a man, maybe not a black man but a man. As for a Latino man playing a black woman this has not been my experience. I dated a Latino man once and the one thing he wanted to do is buy me stuff, he wanted to take me to the mall and buy expensive stuff for me. I am a browner woman and the only people that have ever pretended to like me were black men.
Furtheremore, I want to add that one time I saw an episode of family feud an interracial couple where the white wife was just as fat as she could be. She had lost herself just like black women do with some black men. When the show was over he ran to the all white female family to go hug up on them. It was really ironic. I say this to say that some black men have a problem with themselves not women and Empire is a sad commentary on what is wrong. It was a circus last night.
In blacks, culture, ethnic culture, hip hop culture on November 10, 2015 at 5:34 am
Atlanta s the hip hop capital. However, if you want to know what you are importing into your home when you listen. Think about this among ethnic and the economically challenged the “ATL” receives a flat out F for prevention of premature births in the city, the state of Georgia received a D from the March of Dimes, but the “ATL” a flat out F. What this implies is that there are plenty of boys willing to get a woman pregnant but there are no men willing to be fathers and care for the pregnant mothers.
Since the article came out days ago I have wanted to blog on the issue but I honestly can not find the words to articulate how I’m feeling. What preempted me to write this was a series of nasty messages I received from a man I had said nothing wrong too. I thought hey these messages to me embody the type of men who are in Atlanta mean flat out evil individuals who find women just like them to support their actions. The messages can be seen on my twitter account.
Why are these babies being born premature? The obvious answer is because of the stress that they are experiencing which in the case of Atlanta I put at the feet of black men who are impregnating these women. Personally speaking I have had all sorts of negative things said to me by black men in Atlanta in a professional and personal since. In my professional life I have been told that I’m too dark to sit in a chair by a black man not white people, I’ve volunteered for a political candidate and had all of my work stolen by a group and at the end of the day what I got was cursed out by a black man. While everyone knows I did the political work. I made the calls. I arranged the events. I made the forms for my activities. This is a little group that invited me in, only to take my labor and to have a black man act wild eyed and nasty towards me,
As for my personal life I have been there a pregnant woman abandoned by her lover and husband. Even when all love was lost I thought wow these men are not even there for their kids. I have been a pregnant woman who habitually had flat tires changing a flat tire and obviously pregnant but not one black person would help me change my tire it was a black neighborhood. My mom used to often lament that when she had car problems not one black person would help, that’s still true. But back to the grade of F for premature babies.
One reason Atlanta is mean to women is because it is basically a homoerotic city. I am not gay bashing. I am referring to mean who are married or play straight but are straight up in the closet homosexuals. Think Eddie Long. Think Buster Barnett. One can not live in an environment where a majority of men are pretending to be straight but are gay. There in the closet homosexuality starts to manifest in other ways such as being exceedingly mean to women, saying nasty things, and even having a contest to see who can be the meanest to women and patting each other on the back for being so mean. It also shows in other ways. For Black music Atlanta is mired in hip hop, I often think that closeted homosexuals are listening to the music daring a woman’s voice to come on especially when they are with their lovers because they don’t want their lovers to think about a woman to not even hear their voices because they are briefly out of the closet and when not with their lover they want to create an environment of an all man world. I think of it as a Cultural Castro. Castro is a district in San Francisco where there are mainly just men there who love other men. They are in restaurants eating together. They are walking down the street holding hands. It’s a literal gay man planet. While Atlanta does not have a gay man planet, the culture of hip hop is a virtual gay man planet whose lyrics and style are heard all around the world disrespecting women, playing up man culture, encouraging disrespect for women.
The F grade to Atlanta by the the March of Dimes is a validation of hip hops hate for women. Atlanta is the hip hop capital. If anyone ever thought that music was benign and just words and rhythm that crosses the brain, it’s not. It’s a destructive mantra of hate towards women.
In politics on November 10, 2015 at 4:50 am
ATLANTA — Too many babies are born too soon, especially in Atlanta, according to a new report.
Source: Atlanta receives “F” grade on premature birth report card