2. May 2013
We were so glad to see Wilcox County High School in Cordele, Georgia, come to their senses and have an integrated prom last week. Even though it was organized by students that were fed up with the state of affairs, surely the triumph feels the same.
The Class of 1963, may have taken notes from the affair because now a few students have come together to put together the prom they never had. Earnestine Thomas will be joining in the 50 year celebration of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, May 17, by having a prom for her and others from several high schools. (more…)
1. May 2013
The voyeurism in the U.S. has hit a new moral low with the level of crimes being committed on video. Too many people are focusing on becoming amateur cameramen and bullies rather than being helpful.
A Detroit woman by the name of Mercedes was caught, literally, ass out, on camera during a brawl at a Detroit Coney Island restaurant called Legends on West Davison on the westside of Detroit. Mercedes said that she and a friend walked into the restaurant and immediately, women she did not know, started talking about her.
It gets fuzzy as to who threw the first lick at Mercedes, but a video captured them in a brawl with several women on top of her and her bare bottom exposed along with her breasts. The super sugar bear that came charging out of nowhere and fell on top of her had ripped underwear and her bare behind exposed as well. (more…)
29. April 2013
There is good news this morning! The Wilcox County High School finally pulled off their first integrated prom and it appears that fun times were had by all.
The quartet of friends, two black, two white, Stephanie Sinnot, Quanesha Wallace, Keela Bloodworth, and Mareshia Rucker, we originally reported on April 5, pulled it off! The flyers they had torn off walls, the lack of support from the governor and parents, did not stop them and they partied TOGETHER at their prom, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (more…)
22. April 2013
The roles between men and women often become blurred in today’s society. We are not living in the 1950′s household or society where women’s voices were squelched or unheard and barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen is the norm. Today’s woman has many of the same opportunities as men and the dilemmas in the household are different as well. When finances, parole status, education inequality, and/or baby mamas and other sorts of dilemmas occur expectations and roles can be conflicted.
Essence magazine’s Jai Stone who calls herself the Emotional Nudist, begged the question of submission in her article “Emotional Nudity: Ladies, Is He Really A Submission-Worthy Man?” This is a question that many women have taken to their therapist, counselors and pastors around the country for some time; especially women who are committed to a christian life and what their pastor has instructed as their role in the home.
The interesting aspect of the dilemma really is beyond detecting the man that is submission worthy, as Stone suggests. The real question is whether the woman is interested in being submissive at all. The article is focused on the choice the woman has made in a spouse before she asks herself that question. Many women grapple with whether submission is warranted based on his actions, but it’s quite possible that a woman who is not programmed to submission based on her experiences will miss out on the “submission-worthy” man because she hasn’t dealt with what prevents her from submitting even when she might think he’s worthy. (more…)
22. April 2013
The residents of Boston, Massachusetts, as well as the rest of our country, is still shaken by the explosion that occurred during the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15. But, the lives that have been shattered by the loss of their loved ones and those who were were severely injured will be honored.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to honor those affected by the bombing with one-minute of silence Monday at 2:50pm when the first bomb exploded near the finish line. The silence will be followed by the ringing of the bells in Boston and throughout Massachussetts, according to the Huffington Post.
18. April 2013
LL Cool J and country artist Brad Paisley have garnered their share of criticism after they dropped the single “Accidental Racist” to, as they say, get a conversation started on racism and/or the racial discord in America.
The EUR reported LL’s explanation about the single with Brad Paisley as just a sort of truce record that would spark a conversation between those good ol’ boys and do-rag wearin’, gold chain toting populace of black folks [that we should be clear that all of us do not wear]. He said he was not trying to get us to forget about slavery, but take the yolk off our necks, both black and red, that binds us all to the tragedy of slavery. (more…)
17. April 2013
The saggy pants fad doesn’t appear to be fading away anytime soon. No matter how much law officials try to crack down on all the crack revealing wear, the trend just will not die.
Aaron Woodbury is the latest victim of the trend, but his wife Semekia Woodbury said he doesn’t even sag his pants. According to her interview with Channel 12 KSLA, that’s not his style. But the Shreveport, Louisiana, police department tell a more complex story of the arrest. Woodbury was allegedly at the scene of a fight that occurred in his neighborhood and police asked him to pull up his pants and go home, but he refused to pull up his pants and two occasions and then they arrested him. He was charged with wearing his pants below his waist and resisting arrest. (more…)
11. April 2013
America appears to be behind the times when it comes to same sex marriages. In other countries, they’ve embraced the institution long ago.
In South Africa, same sex marriage has been legal for seven years. They are the first country in Africa to legalize it. It’s surprising when the lifestyle is not supported in many countries in Africa and the lifestyle has resulted in heinous crimes against homosexuals. But, that does not matter to Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, who threw caution to the wind, put on their tribal best, and tied the knot on April 6, in South African town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal. (more…)