Regina King encourages black women to date outside their race. This is a blast from the past (2010) but just as relevant as if spoken this afternoon. Black women are the last to date out for a number of reasons. One is a misplace loyalty to black men. One’s preference is one’s preference. But if a single woman wants marriage and family, it is only logical that she opens up her dating pools to include all races of men thereby increasing her chances of finding a good friend, husband and father — of course after extreme vetting him to determine his worthiness. After all we are talking about a life partner and possible father to your future children. Although she faced some backlash for her opinion, what Regina Kings says here is on point.
Enough! Prince Harry Says Leave New Love Meghan Markle Alone! I am absolutely thrilled to see that Prince Harry has found love across the pond with gorgeous American actress Meghan Markle. Prince Harry is a stand up guy it seems as he has acknowledged their relationship and spoken out against the racist and sexist hate against his new love. Everyone does have a right to their opinions, but at the end of the day the only opinions that matter belong to the two love birds.
Because of my History of Horror and Sci Fi film class back at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991, I did some digging into Edgar Rice Burroughs and what I found was not very good. Yes he became a prolific Sci Fi writer, but his stories were rooted in some of the most racist mindset I have ever seen. I put it all in context considering the racial climate of the time but he does not get a pass.
Miss Zendaya Maree Stromer, better know as Zendaya, is a household name for anyone living with young teens, twenty- something girl’s and, I myself am thirty-four and even I follow her! Zendaya is most recognizable from Disney’s 2009 show Shake It Up when she portrayed the character Rocky Blue, a recording artist and also, an increasingly familiar face that’s synonymous with young girl’s and, the Disney brand alike. If you’re aware of trending news you will also recall Zendaya from media controversy about her biracial black and white mixed identity.
According to Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg just became the sixth-richest person on Earth. Priscilla did not do half bad. As a matter of fact she did great in choosing a great husband and provider to her, Max and any more children they have.
The world woke up to sad news this morning upon hearing of David Bowie’s death. Born David Jones, the rock music legend was married to supermodel Iman Abdulmajid for 23 years. According to Metro. UK, David Bowie’s wife Iman posted a series of heartfelt tweets in the days leading up to the singer’s death.
I recently discovered the former Comedy Central comedy duo Key and Peele. They have such great chemistry and have produced a whole lot of laughs. Both Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are biracial so they use race in their comedy without inhibitions. My main problem with them is that they can be so vulgar. I don’t watch stand up comedians who are not family friendly. I have only found three or four videos with little or no cursing or other vulgarities. But Key and Peele’s (slave) “Action Block” as profiled in this NPR piece is hilarious. It has only one bleeped out curse word.
Monyetta Can Move On Now That Ne-Yo And Crystal Renay Are Married! I don’t follow gossip sites much but once in a while, something will get my attention by surfing the Internet. I came across this post on Media Take Out about singer Ne-Yo. They report that he and Crystal Renay had a shot-gun wedding over the weekend. Seems Crystal, the new wife is pregnant. We are a pro-marriage blogzine and will always champion marriage as the goal of loving, marriage-minded men and women who are ready to take their love to the final level. But, having seen the episode of Atlanta Exes where the mother of Ne-Yo’s children; Monyetta Shaw is baring her soul to Christina in tears. She was distraught about having had her tubes burned at Ne-Yo’s request (demand if you ask me).
Neneh Ada Yang, China’s Black First Lady Is living well. She is an internationally known celebrity. The world has seen snippets of her spectacular intercultural wedding in China to Yan Yang, a renown Chinese landscape artist. From whirlwind romance to a spectacular star status wedding and beautiful baby, Ada is living a dream life. On faith, Ada chose to move thousands of worlds away from her African birthplace of Sierra Leone. Little did she know that she would some day be hosting diplomats, other distinguished guests and honored friends in her new home.
I am saddened to see the amount of vitriol Derek Luke recently received about his Latina wife Sophia after posting their photo on Instagram. They were high school sweethearts and have been married for 17 years. That is quite an accomplishment and they are to be congratulated.
It has been a while since we heard from Dr. Misee Harris. We first introduced Misee as she prefers to be called, a year and a half ago as our “Woman On A Mission” . She was on a quest to become America’s first black Bachelorette. That did not work out, but this is one dentist who was not to be outdone.
Outrageous what Tyron Smith’s family expected of him financially according to ESPN.com. There is absolutely nothing wrong with helping your mother or family out if you make it big in any career; but Smiths’ family felt extremely entitled. They expected him to care for their needs and wants and became greedy. Tyon Smith did the best thing by cutting off his family so he and any future family he has could have a life, retirement savings and live well. He doesn’t owe his family a thing. Good for you Tyron Smith. I applaud you for your courage and your efforts to show other up and coming ball players (and other parvenus) how to stop the money trains.
The Universe is ready for Ariana Miyamoto, Miss Japan. In the world that is all things beauty pageants, women of African descent have been making quite the strides in the industry. Outside of African countries, black women are surely making their marks. Some 50 short years ago in the United States, a black woman would not have even gained entry to a national beauty competition as the rules did not allow it. Today, we have seen numerous black women win Miss America and Miss USA . Black or biracial beauty queens have also won in Central and South America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil) Europe (France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Hungary, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark) and now Asia.
Well according to some tabloids and television news magazine shows they are. So the secret is out. Rihanna has been seen loving up on Leo in places around the globe most recently a party at the Playboy mansion. The question is will it last?
I am glad to see that Zendaya has accepted a second apology from Giuliana Rancic. The second apology was a definite improvement over the first attempt to quell a growing outrage about comments she made about Zendaya’s hair at the 87th Academy Awards – The Oscars.
If you are going to be a superstar in the spotlight, you have to take the bad with the good. Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has had her share of bullying on social media sites like Twitter. A few searches will reveal beefs with Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip and even Papa Johns Pizza.