Lupita Nyongo is Hollywood’s new it girl. She can do no wrong and this morning People announced that she is People’s Most Beautiful Person. It is a triumph for her but it is also a triumph for every little girl that questions her looks or her color. Earlier this year Nyongo spoke at the Essence Oscar luncheon about her journey toward self acceptance.
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The ratings are high than ever for the RHOA. Who wouldn’t want to see black women in ball gowns brawling? I mean that’s good television. Last night we witnessed Kenya Moore being the antagonizing witch that she portrays. That is her role on the show. Porsha Stewart is the “dumb” deer in the headlights who is evolving into an opinionated member of the hive. Last night Stewart got sick of Moore and of course she got in her face and dragged her to the floor, and everyone on set was surprised? Please give me a break. Nobody was surprised. The host Andy Cohen dismissed Stewart from the set, and on Part 2 of the debacle next week Cohen says with a straight face that physical violence is not condoned, and won’t be tolerated, but if he and Bravo actually believed that would they have shown the footage? No they are all thrilled. Ratings are at an all time high and that’s the bottomline. It is about the dollar. Over the next two weeks the rest of the housewives and the wanabee housewives will snipe and insult each other and when the dust clears Bravo will decide who will be coming back next season. Last night Stewart either assured she will be on next week or she eliminated herself from the hive, but if they let her go please don’t pretend it was the fight that caused her to be eliminated from the show because Bravo will simply be lying. Cohen stoked the flame last night and watched the house go up in flames and that’s good television to some.
A few days ago Wendy Williams was reflecting on her short time on ABC Dancing with the Stars. She said that the confessionals the contestants do are not their thoughts. They are actually scripted and according to the script she was supposed to be an eye rolling, snake necking angry black woman, but she refused to follow the script. Why? She said she was not that girl, and she refused to play the role. Williams is actually an accomplished woman with a lot to be happy about. Why are black women portrayed as angry? Is this a myth of the media? When the president ran for his first term the media tried to paint the first lady as angry. Fox contributor Juan Williams actually called her “Stokely Carmichael in a dress.” So do black women actually contribute to the stereotype? Are black women justified in being angry? Anger is a normal emotion, but when that becomes your daily fuel then perhaps that is a problem, but why don’t we ever hear of the angry white woman? Aren’t white women frustrated and angry too? Some women do in fact make a career out of anger, but is that enough to justify the myth? What do you think? Share your thoughts.
We learned this in 4th grade. Did you learn this in school? This speech still resonates.
This morning I was watching the Today Show. They featured a story about a great little girl basketball player. She was great and she played on an all boys team but the state rules committee would not let her team participate in the tournament because the rules stated that a girl could not play on the boys team. The team decided not to participate if ahe was not allowed to play. The anchors of the Today Show said they hope that the team would challenge the rule and the ultimate goal was to overturn the rule. So why do we have rules? Do we only want to obey rules we agree with? On the evening news I saw a rancher who refuses to pay the tax the IRS has determined he owes on the land that he lets his cows graze on. he has not paid taxes in 20 years and has a tax bill of 1 million dollars. he refuses to pay and people from throughout the country have come out to support him. So he refuses to pay his taxes but we have to pay our taxes. Is he right? What rules do we wish to obey? So what do we do? Eliminate some rules, all rules? Share your thoughts.
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A friend of mine told me her granddaughter works at a major retailer. There is an employee who was hired as a male, but now he identifies as a female. He has started using the ladies room and when her granddaughter complained she was told by HR that she was discriminating against the employee. So now she no longer uses the ladies room at the store. Are her rights being ignored? Share your thoughts.
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