Monday, July 30, 2007

The Grape lady and new blogs

What do you get when you cross a whale, a dolphin and a human, look below.

I love blogs and I've come across a couple new blogs that many of you may like to read.

That blackgirl is the type of blog that you either love of hate. Its written by a black woman who is in an interracial marriage with a white man. This sister has many issues including being a light skinned black woman and feeling as if she is in competition with darker complexioned black women. She also thinks that white men make better husbands. Personally, I feel that she is saying/writing the things that many people feel but don't say, check her blog out for more info.

Lindaikeji talks about women who fake it and female circumcision.

One of the fellow Baltimore bloggers, Amedeo wrote a post about class and African-Americans and I must say that he hit it on the nose. I would suggest that you bookmark his blog because he will make the tears come out of your eyes from laughter.

Startsnitching is one hell of a blog. This dude is like a ghetto CNN for the hood. He tells you about things going on in the world(with good links) but with a side of laughter.

Big girls are sexy too!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tagged (8 things about me)

The Rules
1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blogabout their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eightpeople to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling themthey’re tagged, and to read your blog

I was tagged by Model Minority(a hip brilliant law student).

1. A few months ago I wrote the health is wealth post and I mentioned that my cholesterol was slightly elevated. Well the actual numbers are good cholesterol-80 and bad cholesterol 110. Which gives me a total of 190 so although my total is under 200, the bad cholesterol is above 100. I have read about people who have bad cholesterol levels higher than my total cholesterol level and they are in danger of a heart attack,heat disease and/ or a stroke. I getting it together now before it becomes worse.

2. I failed to mention in the heath is wealth post that the doctor informed me that I am in the pre stages of type II diabetes. I not sick as of yet and I don't have to take medicine because my body is still functioning normally but one day, things may change if I don't make some changes immediately. My diagnosis shocked me but at the same time I kind of sensed it. I noticed that before the test results came in I became irritated whenever someone around me would talk about having diabetes or knowing someone who has diabetes.

Most people who are in the pre stage of diabetes will develop the disease within ten years if they continue the same eating and exercise patterns. Blacks,Asians(including Indians)and Hispanics are at an increased risk for developing the disease. Some of the information that I've read have hinted at the heavy meat(chicken,beef,pork and to much fish),no vegetable , fructose corn syrup American diet. In America many of us eat vegetables only when they come on our burgers.
I think that one of the reasons people of color are suffering from this disease is because traditionally, people of color ate diets with plenty of fruits and veg tables in contrast to Europeans who ate fewer because the environment was not hospitable to growing a lot of fruits and vegetables. So people of European ancestry have bodies which are better able to withstand the type of diet(lacking in fruit and vegetables) that many Americans eat today.

The only person in family who is diabetic is my Uncle(the slimmer of my two uncles) and my mother said that my great-grandmother was also diabetic. Although I am heavier than I need or want to be I am very shocked to find out that I am in danger of developing diabetes. I see people who are soooooo much heavier than me and they do not have diabetes nor are they having problems with their knees. This disease is more a problem for people who put on weight in their stomach area and I don't put on weight in my stomach area easily.

So it looks like I may have to put in the work for that size zero after all.

3. I am learning to walk in high heals. Soon I will be strutting with the best of them.

4. As excited as I am about getting into nursing school I am also afraid of flunking out. The nursing program is not like other academic programs in which you can retake a class until you pass. In the nursing program you get one chance to do a retake and that's it. I've heard horror stories of people flunking out in their last semester. I pray that I won't be one of them.

5. I don't have a problem with Ebonics. I know that a lot of black people do, most notably on the blogspehre. I understand and agree that black people must be able to speak and understand standard English if they want to be successful in America and it is also important to be able to speak standard English when coming into contact with people for whom English is not the first language. Ebonics is to African-Americans what pidgin English is for Nigerians. Language is a very important part of culture and this is why Europeans thrust their languages on the Africans they colonized. When you lose your language you lose an important part of your culture. I hope our people don't fall for the "okey doke" on this issue.

Some African-Americans would ban other African-Americans from speaking the language if they had their way because they think the dialect is embarrassing and just another thing for white folks(some) to use to discriminate against African-Americans . I believe that no matter what we do, there will always be some whites who will look for things to use against us. If everyone of us spoke standard English and had a degree, believe me, they would find something else.

We, African-Americans are to America what the untouchables are to India ,and don't ever let anybody try to fool you into thinking otherwise. Have you ever noticed the way you are treated by foreigners(some) from other parts of the world. Very often it is in a very different manner than the way that they treat white people. You may pick up on this when you patronize little mom and pop type stores. How do new immigrants know which groups are deserving of respect and who are not. Think about it

6. The first man to put his lips on my body still has a hold on me. I am sure I wrote about him in my first post about the Beast(check the archives). I cannot put into to words the feelings that he had running throughout my body except to say that they were utterly toe curling. When I am using my plastic happy stick I only need to think of what this man did to my body and I am shaking in about two minutes tops.

7. I am 5'8 and I always thought I would be taller than what I am. I somewhat disappointed with my height. I would not mind being 5'11 like my girl overwhelmed.

8.I'm not much of a people person. I like to do things by myself. I am a natural loner although I can sometimes enjoy the company of others. I can travel, go to the movies, and eat at a restaurant by myself. Its just that I think I can get things done faster by myself and I don't like all of the unnecessary opinions of other people.

So many people have been taged already but I want the info on the following people: AfroJamicano, thekashirocollective, Miss Williams,Vanitypages ,PussyCatBitch, BeautyinTexas,Girlshop ,Yeyemarieba, Bmorebap, Expat Jane

Friday, July 20, 2007


Life is a bitch and then you die!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Interacial romance (One of Three posts)

Uh oh I guess you are in trouble now. Sisters they found out about your mission. I advise you, you and you to get on the next thing smoking and get out of town.

You know, I think one of the reasons people are having problems with interacial dating is because of the many toxic images and voices of interacial dating that we are fed via the media. Wheater it is the daily talk shows which bring on the most ignorant and self hating black men who preach hatred for black women and try to convert other black men to think the same way or those puclications which are writen for black women *ESSENCE MAGAZINE* who publish a different variation on the same article every month.
"What black women are doing wrong"

"What black women are doing wrong with black men"

"black women give it up to easily"

"black women are to frigid"

"black women are losing their men because they nag to much"

"How to suck a good one so a yt women won't take your man" -joke

Some of these articles are written by black men who profess to have some secret knowledge that other black men are lacking and therefore they are going to give black women this hidden top secret knowledge. Which is usually pure bullsh*t.

Part of the reason that African-American women are not as eager to date outside of the race as black men are is because they/we are taught to distrust white men. When we express interest in a nice looking white man we are reminded of the scene from roots when Kizzy(Kunta's daughter) was raped by her new owner(?) Tom along with the words "(Remember what they use to do to black women".

Well I guess a lot of sisters are moving past that line of thinking because suddenly I am seeing a lot more sisters going out with out white men. Guess what, a lot brothers don't like that. As a matter of fact, some black men become so inflamed that they feel they must make their displeasure known to said interracial couple.

Sad, when said black man has to drop the hand of his white wife who he is walking hand in hand with to go approach the black woman who is a traitor to the race.


Model of the month (2 of 3)

July's Model of the Month is Naomi Campbell.

I made Naomi Campbell this month's model of the month because she is without a doubt one of the most important black models of all time. Her flattish nose and very full lips and chocolate skin are proof of her West African heritage. The features that make her unattractive to some black people are the very features which are celebrated in high fashion.

Why is it that the high fashion world loves to celebrate the beauty of dark skinned black woman? Why not hiphop

As you can see this Chic's body is to die for.

Naomi whats your secret.

She proves that age is just a number and there is no reason for any of us to let things go without a fight.

This chic is so bad that Beyonce gave her shoutout in her song Get Me Bodied

Naomi or "Ne ne" burst on the scene in the late 80's. Unlike some of her fellow top models she did not spend years struggling as a up and coming model. She rose to the top ranks immediately. Some of her problems may be attributed to her quick rise to supermodel stardom in that she became rich and spoiled in such a short time that it destroyed some part(her innocence?) of her.

That said, I must say that I hope Naomi has learned her lesson and will no longer assault any more of her employees. You have to give it to her, she held her head high while surviving community service. On her last day she strutted out of that community center like a Queen.

Looking good and being a mature woman go hand in hand

All pics from Sartorialist. In my opinion he is the best St. Fashion blogger.

In this country for whatever reason when women reach a certain age they decide that no longer need to make looking good(mom jeans anyone) a priority. Please understand this is not about looking good for a man this is about looking good for yourself. We have a way of communicating how we feel about ourselves to the world (Science can't explain everything)without saying a word. People know you have low self -esteem before you open your mouth. When you feel good about yourself people will treat you better. As I mature and grow into being a Woman, I hope to be as fly as these ladies.