Category Archives: Ebony Mom Politics

What does BET Being Mary Jane want?

The question for the ages is “what do women want?” Books have been written about it, panel discussions have attempted to answer the question, and neighborhood barbershops are abuzz with it every weekend, but no one knows the answer.The  answer is unique to every woman.   The series Being Mary Jane finale episode was on the other night. The lead character Mary Jane was being romanced by an older man. He prepared a special “Aladdin inspired” dinner for her. he decorated the patio area and used candles of various sizes to light the area. For all his efforts he was rewarded by hearing her describe his work as “corny”. Her callous matter of fact response left me asking the question “what does she want?”  Too often men are bashed for doing nothing, but too often women trash their efforts when they do too much. So what is the answer? Share your thoughts.

Britt McHenry, ESPN reporter suspended for going Mean Girl on towing attendent

“In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”–Britt McHenry

When is an apology not an apology? When it is not directed at the person you wronged. Britt McHenry’s epic, insulting rant was directed at a towing company employee. Her car was towed and she was mad, but she was not ranting about the tow she was insulting the worker. So instead of issuing an apology via Twitter she needs to be apologizing to the worker the recipient of the rant.

Why is CJ Pearson’s disrespect for Al Sharpton being celebrated by the right?


I saw this clip on the Fox Insider website with the title, CJ Pearson Owns Al Sharpton. If own means a 12 year old talks about an adult like they are equals than he did it, but I have a problem with this type of disrespect coming out of the mouth of a child. No it was not profane, but disrespectful none the less. We hear teachers complain about the way students talk to them. When we grew up children were seen but not heard. There actually was adult conversation, and they would kindly tell you to leave the room when they wanted to have some. No one is asking for a step backward, but while Rev. Al Sharpton might not be everyone’s cup of tea he deserves more than this. No child should feel this comfortable speaking this way about an adult. What do you think? Share your thoughts.

Britt McHenry, ESPN Reporter berates parking lot attendant

Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/04/16/espn-reporter-britt-mchenry-berates-parking-lot-attendant-in-ugly-rant/?intcmp=features

Miriam Carey and Doug Hughes both entered restricted Capitol space so why was Hughes able to walk away?

Two very different results. Miriam Carey drove into restricted Capitol space and she was killed by Capitol police. Shot 5 times while her 14 month old sat strapped into her car seat. She was shot as she tried to drive away. Yesterday Doug Hughes flew his “gyrocopter” onto the Capitol grounds. Hughes’ aircraft was undetected by NORAD. He blogged about this event over the past year. He was not shot down. He entered undeterred. He was arrested and led away. Maybe if Carey had entered on a “gyrocopter” she might still be here.

Atlanta Educators going to jail, but were they the only ones that failed the students?

Yesterday several Atlanta teachers and administrators received jail sentences for their roles in the Atlanta cheating scandal. The judge vilified the teachers and administrators. What they did was bad there is no argument about it, but were the teachers the only ones responsible for the children’s education? I saw a mother lamenting that her daughter was taking remedial classes in college because of what was done to her in the Atlanta school system, but my question is why didn’t her mother know she had difficulty with her school work? Parents are the children’s first teachers. How many parents read to their children before they could read? how many parents would sit and let their small school age children read to them? Were the Atlanta parents active participants in their children’s education? How many of the parents now complaining every went to a PTA meeting or a parent/teacher conference? No one is excusing what the teachers did but when looking for the people who failed the students some of the parents need to also fault the man/woman in the mirror.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/14/atlanta-educators-sentenced/25759985/

Mika Brzenski called Marco Rubio a boy…is this a problem?

This morning on Morning Joe they were discussing the generation differences between Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. In making her point about Rubio’s youth she called him a “boy”. No one missed a beat but I remember when Barack Obama was running in 2008 the word boy would have sent the faithful over the edge. So is this not an issue when discussing Rubio? Share your thoughts.

Politics and Pantsuits: The Hillary Clinton Coloring Book

clinton coloring book
I received this Hillary Clinton coloring book a few months ago. Now that she has made it official I wanted to share it with you. The coloring book chronicles the highlights of her very interesting life. For more information contact KourtneyJoy@UlyssesPress.com

Bill O’Reilly says its “Open Season on White Men and Christians”…what do you think?


Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Sweet Home Alabama is a little sweet and a little bitter

This weekend I traveled to Alabama by car. A road trip gives you an opportunity to see the country. To actually see the stark contrast between urban and rural lifestyles. You go from traffic jams to seeing cows meander in the fields, but you also hear and see other contrasts. While traveling back we were listening to a local shock jock who played what he called an “Ebonic Airline Worker” delivering the take off instructions. To say the routine was offensive would be a gross understatement. He played the clip and moved on with his broadcast. We were stunned, but apparently this was the norm for his show. The airwaves were also populated by a number of talk shows that ruthlessly bashed the president. The landscape was populated by huge cross symbols and plenty of confederate flags. We were 1000 miles from home. In the same country but in a part of the country with a distinctively different point of view.

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