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Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Are Black Children Too Stupid to Learn? Part II: Black and Asian People

I really liked the following comment by bretagne, so I decided to make it a separate post. This was in response to, “Are Black Children Too Stupid To Learn?” So, let it rip bretagne: We can never have these discussions without re-inscribing tropes about Asian achievement. As someone who has been teaching in the Korean […]

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Are Black Children Too Stupid To Learn?

Florida School System Gives Up on Black Children Are black children really that hard to educate? Or are people who are supposed to be professionals, you know – experts at teaching, declaring that there’s an actual limit to black intelligence? Are black children really too stupid to learn? A nephew of mine believed he wasn’t […]

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For Black Women: R.I.P. Whitney Houston

I did not know her personally. Yet, there’s so much hear-say that black folks like to pass along – gossipy nonsense – just so they could pretend they knew her. You know, a friend of a friend of a friend. I live in New Jersey. So, I’ve heard my share of crap. Back in the […]

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Black Culture As Defined by the Japanese

MsMellody writes: I would like you (Betty) to write a blog piece on the following Japanese news story. I came upon this video while just looking around on the web…to say that I was shocked would be an understatement. Let me add this last bit of info – seeing that I am well past this […]

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Hollywood’s Obsession with Nazis

Missing Pieces of the Puzzle One of the first scenes in X:Men First Class is devoted to a concentration camp … and Nazis. I turned to my friend, asking, “Why?” She said, “They are the obvious bad guys.” When we saw Shutter Island, I wondered. “What do the Nazis have to do with DiCaprio‘s character […]

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Tears of a Clown: Keith Ellison’s Manhood Goes on Sale

Remember back when John F. Kennedy swore that the Pope didn’t make his decisions for him? (On September 12, 1960, he said, “I am not the Catholic candidate for President. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for President who also happens to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my Church on public matters […]

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Korean Hip Hop / K-Pop: T.O.P – Turn It Up

Gorgeous young man. Makes me think of a young Vulcan, in a Spock-like kinda way. Sexy. Everyone seems to move like Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) to me. I wonder when the fusion of Korean and black American music occurred? That’s rather fascinating to me.

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Rant: To People Who Compare Every Politically Incorrect Expression or Treatment to "the Blacks"

Stop it right now. Stop those trite, irritating, and annoying expressions of “Well, it is like doing X against the blacks,” or “Well, it is like using the N-word to describe group Y,” or the all time favorite, “Group Z going through this discrimination is like doing this to the blacks.” For real though, those […]

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Super Strong Single Black Woman Syndrome

It is one thing to be proud of the mythical black Momma who purportedly raised her children, half the block, worked three jobs, and is a care taker of a sick mother, siblings, and grandchildren. It is another thing to assume that she is a happy Super Strong Single Black Woman, who seeks more people […]

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Black American? or American Who Is Black? Part ii

Please note for those of you who are literalistic: I mean some, not all, when referencing black or white Americans. I have a confession to make: I rarely think about my race. I’m not saying that I am color-blind. I don’t even know what sense to make of that word. What does it convey? That’s […]

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Black American? or an American Who Is Black? Part i

I have a confession to make: I rarely think about my race. I mean that I don’t wake up every morning and say, “Damn, I’m still black?” or “Damn, where can I go to escape being a black person?” I also don’t see everything through a prism of: this is racist! I don’t go looking […]

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