Are the Olympics over yet? It kinda feels like they’ve been going on for a really long time. Is it just me? All I know is, this has got to be the most that I’ve watched NBC since “The Cosby Show” aired.
My “Good, Bad, Ugly” thoughts on London 2012, here.
Question: When did we start making ignorant Tweets international news?
Think About It: For all of the indignation that some Black writers/bloggers and magazines showed about “Hairgate”, where were their stories about Gabrielle Douglas, John Orozco, Cullen Jones, Kari Miller, Carmelita Jeter, Alyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and others prior to last week? Why didn’t the majority of Black America know about these phenoms before the Olympics? Have they already been celebrated with a cover on or featured in our signature magazines and I missed it?
Consider the source. Just because the words “black”, “ebony”, “afro” might appear in the title, that doesn’t always mean that the best interests of the Black community are at heart. Some of us fell for the old banana-in-the-tailpipe routine and let something minor distract us from the importance / significance of something major.
Read more here. What do you think? Leave a comment.
Ok, ok! I was propelled to see “Think Like A Man” this evening from the same force that propels me to watch any reality show with a Black cast. I was honestly prepared to dislike the movie based on having read the book (thru my book club) and my “meh” feelings about Steve Harvey. BUT, surprisingly enough, I enjoyed the flick and ended up being thoroughly entertained with literal LOL moments to boot.
This book is about 12 years old and just glancing at the Table of Contents, I can tell that it’s still relevant for some of the issues that we face in 2012. A sample of some of the essays include Julianne Malveaux"Wall Street, Main Street and the Side Street",Walter Mosley, "Giving Back" and Angela Davis"Prison Abolition".
"I have always been amazed that America, because America is really a trip, how dare they talk about the black family when after all that we made a family. We found a way to come together. We made a community. We found a way to raise a song. The black people have been a courageous and a wonderful people. Those people who found a way through all of that trial and tribulation, knowing that the land that they were in fact working was never going to be theirs to share. It was crop but there was no sharing to it. Knowing that the children that were bearing were going to be sold out. How do you continue to go forward and find a way to praise a God and find a way to be glad and find a way to sing a song that says,’ I got a crown up in the heavens’? Ain’t that good news?"