Posts Tagged ‘African American’

“Ugly” Politics…A Sad Day…A New Low Reached!

January 26, 2012
Good Afternoon everyone. This picture right here speaks 2 million words. Arizonians you need to take your governor in the corner room and give her a stern talking to about how she’s representing you in front of the world. You don’t stick your finger in the President’s face. Wait a minute, it goes far beyond that. Even if he wasn’t the President, you don’t go sticking your finger in someone’s face. 

As adults we have learned, or should have learned by now, that we speak and communicate our points of view with our mouths and NOT our hands. She knows good and well if he had been seen wagging his finger in her face, Gloria Allred (allegedly) and every feminist women’s group in the country would have been up in arms. Well that goes both ways lady! Put your hands in your pockets if you can’t control yourself. Thank you.
 Read the full story here:   Photo credited to ABC news.

Nothing in Common???

July 7, 2011

You know, I was just thinking about and marveling at how writing can cross all boundaries.  Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors and has been for a long time.  “Circle of Friends” was one of the first books of hers that I read.  I immediately connected with the anguish and joy of the young woman, who was a little chubby compared to her other friends, but turned out to be the type of woman that the handsome hero of the story couldn’t help but fall in love with. And when the movie aired with that dreamy young Chris O’Donnell giving visual to the imagination, I was hooked for good.

I immediately read every Maeve Binchy book I could get my hands on.  So enamored of her stories and well-rounded characters was I, that it was quite awhile before I realized where she was from.  One day, I finally slowed down long enough to wonder at the name of a city I didn’t recognize.  I was shocked to find out the setting was in Ireland.  Maeve Binchy is actually from Dalkey, Ireland. Continue reading more

July 4th Reflections on the Confederate Flag

July 4, 2011

July 4th stands for freedom and independence.  Upon reflection, those who favor the Confederate flag flying on the State Capitol grounds of Columbia, South Carolina, do have this right.  But why in the name of compassion and empathy would they want to?

The Confederate Flag is a banner that yet waves over the State Capitol grounds of Columbia, South Carolina.  It has been waving since 1962. It is time that the proud citizens of Columbia, South Carolina, take down the Confederate Flag.  Columbia’s city slogan is “Famously Hot”.  South Carolinians should be hot about this embarrassment hanging over our city.

Many people in favor of keeping this flag flying argue that it is a part of history, and as such, should not be forgotten, or removed.  This, however, is a part of history that is nothing to be proud of. Continue reading more

Rev. Jackson’s Blurry Rainbow

July 13, 2008

     The PUSH Rainbow Coalition was always, in my mind, the stuff dreams were made of.  A coalition of people of all races and economic status united in a PUSH for justice for all.  To top it off, this Rainbow was headed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.  A man who’s fiery oratory style stirred the hearts of us all in his historic turn as a black man running for President of the United States of America in 1984.

     Fast forward some 18 years later….Rev. Jackson is caught muttering unkind things about another black man running for President of these same United States. Continue reading more

BET Awards Show…..Wonderful

June 25, 2008

     It is with a sigh of pleasure and relief that I report on the Fantastic BET Awards Show that I watched last night, June 24, 2008.  As a black female, I hate to say it, but I must.  I usually look forward to “our” awards shows with anticipation tinged with just a touch of apprehension.  I always hope and pray that there will be no fighting, over-the-top insults, nor shooting.

     Well last night’s show was wonderful!  Some of my favorites…..Alicia Keyes gave a wonderful performance, and then did a blast from the past singing with old school girl groups like SWV, En Vogue and TLC.  It was great to see these ladies still singing and sounding as good as ever.  And it was like a love fest with them all cheering each other on, with no egos getting in the way. Continue reading more