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MTV Cancels 'Teen Mom 3'

MTV Cancels 'Teen Mom 3'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 13:25:01 in TV

“I've heard of that show too and how horrible those 'mob wives' are. There is something sick in our society for such a show to not only be created but more so for viewers to watch it. The show is on so obviously there are depraved people out there who find it appealing.”
Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner Leave NYC Hotel Together

Harry Styles And Kendall Jenner Leave NYC Hotel Together

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 18:00:30 in Celebrity

“Maybe her sex tape will 'leak' soon. They have to find ways to remain famous as her family (except her dad) has zero talent to offer.”
How American Conservatives Turned A Blind Eye To South African Apartheid

How American Conservatives Turned A Blind Eye To South African Apartheid

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 17:48:29 in Politics

“Dick Cheney didn't even want Mandela to be released from prison in 1990. He signed against it. Reagan was cozy with Thatcher who classified Mandela and the ANC as terrorists.

The fact that South Africa modeled its apartheid system off of segregation in the South shows how like-minded the oppressors in America and in South Africa were.”

erica stewart on Dec 9, 2013 at 08:30:43

“How right you are :)”
MTV Cancels 'Teen Mom 3'

MTV Cancels 'Teen Mom 3'

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 17:36:41 in TV

“Gutter TV lives on despite the cancellation of one moronic show that glorifies and rewards teen pregnancy. Poor ratings for these shows would kill them all so many in the public are to blame for them being on TV.

Incidentally, 2 reports recently showed how American adults and students lag behind many other in the world when it comes to academics. No surprise there!”

KingCranky on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:16:47

“It's not "Teen Mom", but another show which absolutely "glorifies and rewards" all the wrong people, "Mob Wives", a group just as thuggish as their husbands.”
Russell Simmons: Kanye West Is A 'Genius'

Russell Simmons: Kanye West Is A 'Genius'

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 13:23:06 in Entertainment

“It's well known in the music industry that hip-hop artists and producers are NOT the most creative. They sample a lot as exemplified by Kanye, Jay Z and Diddy, yet many want to pretend as if they are supremely musically talented.

This Kanye took Curtis Mayfield's excellent music and rapped some utter nonsense over it. He even had that stupid video with Tracey Ellis Ross and Nia Long in it. They must have been desperate as actresses to have appeared in that silly video.”
11 Sculptures Of Sagging Skin To Counteract All Those Airbrushed Photos (NSFW)

11 Sculptures Of Sagging Skin To Counteract All Those Airbrushed Photos (NSFW)

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 18:21:03 in Arts

“Some would say that good art is that which shocks you. This qualifies as such.”
Russell Simmons: Kanye West Is A 'Genius'

Russell Simmons: Kanye West Is A 'Genius'

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 17:50:29 in Entertainment

“But Russell Simmons hasn't listed the actual things that Kanye has done that make him a genius.
I could easily list the things that Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, the Bee Gees, Valerie Simpson, Aretha Franklin, Babyface (and others like them) have done that prove that they're geniuses.

In the meantime we'll sit back and wait for Kanye to come up with exceptional, ORIGINAL stuff. I'm yet to even see this "music genius" play some instruments like Prince and Stevie Wonder do.”

NCRESIDENT on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:32:11

“Thank You!!! Kanye uses samples from those people so I guess we should give them credit for helping him become such a genius smh.”
Roseanne Barr Goes On Twitter Rant, Attacks Hollywood, Admits To 'Mental Health Issues'

Roseanne Barr Goes On Twitter Rant, Attacks Hollywood, Admits To 'Mental Health Issues'

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 17:13:52 in Celebrity

“I'm not an expert on the topic of depression but I think that there are 2 types:
1. The depression that you get because something has gone wrong in your life eg. broken marriage, loss of a job
2. Then there's the depression that you were born with. That type where something is wrong with the chemical structure in your brain. This type manifests from as early as your childhood days. This one may be a lifelong battle.”

Mary Mclocke on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:28:16

“I have heard that it can be Genetic, especially Bi-Polar issues and Manic-Depressive. I think you're absolutely right. My sister and I both inherited my mom's Manic episodes and it can be something else when the "lows" hit. Take care!”

SCPCODER on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:20:57

“Situational depression for the first. Not sure how you'd classify the 2nd - perhaps clinical depression? I have dealt with depression on and off, not only to situational experiences.”
Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 19:33:33 in Black Voices

“Anybody or any group of people can perpetuate racism not just politicians. Even after politicians sign laws against discrimination, we see how some people continue to practice this.
Movies have long since been known to send out messages concerning social and political issues. Movies are like books and are often adapted from books. They do have opinions about issues whether or not they make their message blatant or subliminal.

Nobody has to agree with me on this issue of "black movies." I just know that it's 2013 and I no longer want to hear slavery and the black experience being belabored. It's time to move on and stop making it look as if black people are different from anyone else so there has to be "black movies." We are all people with the same hopes and dreams.

Rich people of color are included in the 1% also.”
Kanye West Threatens Louis Vuitton With A Boycott & Announces Partnership With Adidas (VIDEO)

Kanye West Threatens Louis Vuitton With A Boycott & Announces Partnership With Adidas (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 08:22:37 in Black Voices

“This Kanye character is beyond annoying. He can fool some people into thinking he's the greatest but those with sense know otherwise. Kanye has no designing/high fashion talent. He's just one of those egotistic celebs who thinks they have a talent for everything that brings in big bucks.

Having his mouth wired shut after a car crash obviously didn't teach him humility when it should have.”
Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 10:52:14 in Black Voices

“Let me preface what I'm going to say by stating that more white Americans voted for President Obama than those who voted for President Carter and some other white Presidents. America has clearly turned a corner in race relations.
Yet there are some white people who resist this change and there are some black people who are deliberately ignoring it. Why?
Because for some black Americans having better relations with white Americans doesn't fit into their narrative of always blaming the white man for everything wrong in their lives.

Concerning "white movies," I'm not keen about those either. America is too diverse for "white movies" and "black movies." Recently I wanted to have movie nights and I searched carefully to avoid such movies. I chose movies where Denzel starred opposite to either Russell Crowe, Ethan Hawke, Mark Wahlberg or Ryan Reynolds. Denzel has been mixing it up like that and I love him even more for it.”
Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Jeffrey Wright: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself A Black Man In Hollywood'

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 08:40:10 in Black Voices

“I find myself moving towards a similar mindset. I won't ignore that racism exists but I don't want to feed that monster. I'm tired of people being referred to based on their race and the insinuations that race should affect every aspect of our lives.

I recently declared on another site that I don't want to watch anymore "black movies." You know, those ones with an all black or nearly all black cast. I think society is too multi cultural for that and that such movies help to perpetuate segregation. They also help to further the thinking that there is something different about black people/black lives so there need to be a movie with only black actors in it. It's boring and non-progressive and I no longer want to watch such movies in 2013 and going forward.”

tewdee on Nov 26, 2013 at 22:16:57

“movies do not perpetuate racism. Politicians do. There is nothing wrong with a movie that reflect the Black experience. Black people like all others do have a history too. Maybe one day the 1 %'ers will be multicultural too.”

Reallyyourjokingright on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:20:12

“And will you not be watching all "white movies" to? The ones with other cast members but white peple, the ones that "help to perpetuate segregation. They also help to further the thinking that there is something different about white people/white lives so there need to be a movie with only white actors in it" . Really would like to hear your thoughts on that one as well?”
Why George Zimmerman Was Arrested Immediately When He Abused A White Woman

Why George Zimmerman Was Arrested Immediately When He Abused A White Woman

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 08:23:36 in Black Voices

“But even with Shelley the cops paid more attention to her altercation with GZ than they did to the killing of Trayvon.”

Malaika Angel on Nov 26, 2013 at 15:46:41

“Yes, indeed they did, classy chic!”
Why George Zimmerman Was Arrested Immediately When He Abused A White Woman

Why George Zimmerman Was Arrested Immediately When He Abused A White Woman

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 09:20:43 in Black Voices

“I didn't think about it like this at first until someone ( a white male) pointed this out on another site. It does make you pause and think.”

Malaika Angel on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:16:31

“I didn't think about it either, classy, because I thought Shelly was white.”

Serita Theresa on Nov 25, 2013 at 15:07:40

“a white guy sent it to me in a GIF on FB but I thought of it as soon as I heard the 911 call. Now you have all these reporters scrambling to say wow the 911 call was intended to innoculate her complaint and establish yourself as the victim.”
Beyonce's 'God Made You Beautiful' Leaks In Full

Beyonce's 'God Made You Beautiful' Leaks In Full

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 09:04:05 in Entertainment

“Most of these pop singers are just noise makers who dance. They don't have beautiful, melodious vocals like Whitney, Anita Baker, Barbra Streisand, Karen Carpenter.
Even after they're auto-tuned and pitch corrected, they still don't sound pleasing to discerning ears. You can be a huge pop success w/out even being able to sing at all eg. Posh Spice, JLo”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 18:42:48 in Black Voices

“Be as frank as you want to be based on your observations or some kind of statistics. I still maintain that other racial groups look for acceptance in interracial relationships too and not just black people. We can be bold enough to say that when any non-black person marries a white person, they're trying to raise their social status. This doesn't just go for black people.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:53:27 in Black Voices

“I concur with all that you've said. In another comment I made based on this article, I mentioned how we often see overweight white women with black men as they feel rejected by their own white men.

I got a chuckle out of what you said about education/status/money allowing the aesthetically challenged person to become a catch.

You indeed made a great point about how looks and money/status supersede personality/values when most of us choose a mate. We see how problematic that can be yet we continue to do so.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 15:43:11 in Black Voices

“I've made the same observations too. I'm glad that we can have this conversation and so far, nobody has tried to berate me based on the honesty in my post. Thank you for your reply.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 10:49:54 in Black Voices

“"We're the only ones looking for acceptance in interracial relationships."
This statement that you made is not true.

Let me be blunt and point out how many overweight white women we see with black men as their partners/husbands. These overweight white women don't feel readily accepted by their white males so they seek out black males who often appreciate plus sized women more.There are people in every racial group who don't feel appreciated by their own for whatever reason so they seek love outside of their race.”

cri45988 on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:27:23

“I too, wanna stir the pot of controversy. Black women and, Black men who are in interracial relationships are not only looking for acceptance, they're also trying to move up in social status. As far as overweight white women dating Black men, POOR, LOWER SOCIAL STATUS.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 10:21:57 in Black Voices

“Yes, because Chirlane has a white husband. She's a dark-skinned woman with natural hair who's in a high profile marriage to a white man. There was a time when her husband would have been denied political office due to being married to her.”

Thai Angst on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:32:52

“Hmmm. I don't know..

Michelle Obama has lasting power, we'll probably forget about Chirlane McCray in a month. The natural hair is important though and how her children are representing it is also nice to see..

But I think this is like comparing my first time at "first base" with my first orgasm..”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 10:16:07 in Black Voices

“Pointing out that America has some famous, rich black people therefore it's not a very racist country is a faulty argument. Racism was raging all over America in the 1940s when Nat King Cole was a wealthy, famous entertainer. Yes, he made the money as his talent couldn't be denied but he did face a lot of racism. Crosses were burned on his lawn and his pet was killed. Many felt that the racism he felt led him to smoke so much which caused his death from cancer in his 40s.

My point is that because you have Oprah, Jay Z etc, it doesn't mean that racism is still not a monster in America. Americans love to be entertained so black entertainers get to make it due to this fact and their talents.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 10:03:19 in Black Voices

“They based this reasoning on the fact that many black women are upset about how successful black men are often married to white women. Some black actors who have married white women have found that some black women refuse to pay to go see their movies. Denzel has said that he has been careful about what he does with a white actress onscreen as he doesn't want to alienate his black, female audience. He knows how much he's loved by black women and doesn't want to do anything to upset them.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 09:51:39 in Black Voices

“You may be using your own feelings about interracial marriage to "color' your conclusions about what was going on. Maybe the uncomfortable air that you detected could have been due to something else and not the fact that their daughter is with a black man and has a dark skinned child.”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 09:46:27 in Black Voices

“You can attack Mr. de Blasio all you want as he is a public figure, but why be so mean about his children?”
Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Bill De Blasio's Interracial Marriage Shatters Traditional Ideas Of Race And Politics

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 09:40:37 in Black Voices

“I have so much to say about this. First of all, I read some stats a few years ago that claimed that whites marry outside of their race more than any other racial group but this report states the opposite at least where white men are concerned.

This article brought to mind an author who has been encouraging black, well-educated women to date outside their race. He said that it should be considered as an option instead of them remaining single or settling for undereducated black men. I've been touting what he said ever since as I keep seeing so many black, successful women w/out a partner or with black men who are way less educated and successful. I hope Chirlane McCray's marriage is making some smart, successful black women see that interracial marriage is indeed an option for them.

My other point is that when some people feel rejected by their own race, they sometimes turn to other racial groups for love/acceptance. We already know how "picky" many successful black men are. They often want black women who look like Halle Berry or they want non-black women. Some black women who look like Chirlane McCray and Whoopi Goldberg seek out love from non-black men as they realize that their own men don't find them appealing.
Someone recently told me that all the black men with positions in her church are married to light-skinned/mix raced black women. This ties in with my point.”

alieninthecaribbean on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:53:45

“"They often want black women who look like Halle Berry or they want non-black women. Some black women who look like Chirlane McCray and Whoopi Goldberg seek out love from non-black men as they realize that their own men don't find them appealing."

Same holds true for white women as well. I have a front row seat to it here in the Caribbean observing certain female tourists on the prowl for some "island lovin".

In general, having perfect physical features is what humans are genetically programmed to prioritize in selecting a mate. Studies show women unconsciously sniff out bad/ closely related genes and humans naturally select for universal physical features that indicate good genes.

In men- symmetrical facial features, strong jawline, broad shoulders, height, good musculature, healthy skin, bright eyes, good scent, deep voice, adequate genitalia. In women, symmetrical facial features, indications of fertility like developed breasts, hips, health, clean skin, bright eyes, well-proportioned body.

Next priority is social status- education, economic and other "caste" categorizations.
Here is where someone scoring average or low in the physical feature category can "make-up" some ground and become a catch.

Last is actually the most important (sadly) which is personality, values, spiritual and intellectual compatibility, ability to actually commit to a monogamous relationship and put in the kind of hard work to keep it healthy and happy.

We seem to pay the least attention to this last category. Which probably explains the high divorce rates.”
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