Black Men, We Need To Do Better For Black Women! (a repost)

I like to assume that no one reading my blog thinks poorly of Black women, but you never know.

I got into a tiny online feud last week with a unconscious “man” of African descent who said I was probably made from an R. Kelly song lol. You have to give this man respect. Uhm.. where? Since when does talent trump acts of molestation and harm of women and girls? It’d be different if we had no idea, but to knowingly support and defend a PEDOPHILE? Why? Like I said, the feud didn’t last long, just two comments from me, a lot of smh and a quick swoop to the “block” button.

Like Brotha Wolf, the author of the original post, I, too, was disgusted at the entire defense team of R. Kelly looking just like us. Like him. Like me. From outsiders, laughing at our pain is expected. But it cuts extra deep coming from our own. Couldn’t even listen to local radio because there was an influx of his song play. WTH? Why do we support abusers and rapists? Why are we so quick to defend a lewd act but disregard the victims’ feelings?

We’re really in a sad place.

Before I begin, I want to make something loud and clear. This rant was not written for the satisfaction and ego boast of the white male ego, nor is it to absolve all the things I’ve blogged about concerning racism. Hell yes, racism is a major issue, but it’s NOT the only issue. And lastly, this […]

via Black Men, We Need To Do Better For Black Women! — BROTHA WOLF

A Letter to the Families of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyle (a repost)

Dear Brave Ones, I am deeply sorry for your tragic losses. The world is still broken. I should tell you that something crashed into my heart, when almost a year apart, I learned that you were drafted into a small, unfortunate fraternity: Family of Black victims killed by the police. The scenario is too […]

via A Letter to the Families of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyle — Better For That

We Can’t Afford It (a reblog)

We can’t afford it We’ve been nickeled and dimed far too many times To make fun of our sisters on the welfare line or To make fun of the young queens on the payday loan line in a bind Trying to pay fall tuition in the wintertime No more change left to spare There’s no […]

via We Can’t Afford It — theblackertheberry