Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Black people, let's make 2010 a year of fitness and good health

George Cook of www.letstalkhonestly.com ask African Americans to exercise and to take better care of themselves in 2010. Too many are dying from illnesses that could be avoided altogether if people were in better haelth. He also discusses why the Wi Fit may be the greatest thing ever....lol. Watch the 2 minute video by using the link below:


Siditty: Nightline Reinforces Stereotypes Of Lonely Black Women

Siditty: Nightline Reinforces Stereotypes Of Lonely Black Women

Saturday, December 26, 2009

From The Obsidian Files

Why do plus-sized women get so much hate?  It's because the narrowmindedness of the game community.  Roissy, Half Sigma, etc., are really hard on such women and that's pitiful.  They would waste their life bashing women instead of being open to their personalities and  their humanity.


Is the movie The Blind Side racist?

Is the Blind Side racist? Check out my article about the lack of positive black characters in the movie here:


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Great story! Mother & daughter graduate college together

University of Louisiana at Monroe. Reva McMillan received her bachelor's degree in sociology and Maria McMillan received the bachelor's degree in health sciences she needed to become a registered nurse. Read more here:


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Missing Black Woman Alert: Elizabeth Turner is missing

Elizabeth Turner of Omaha Nebraska has been missing since Novemver 11, 2009. To complicate matter she also suffers from schizophrenia. Learn more about her and see her picture here:


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Let's support both Princess Tiana and Briana, there's room for both

This weekend The Princess and the Frog opens in movie theaters across the nation and should do very well. I urge everyone to go see the movie to show that animated movies with black leads can do well.At the same time there is some controversy over where Disney's idea for Princess Tiana came from. In 2003 the character of Princess Briana was created by authur Yara Baker. There is some debate over whether Disney "borrowed" from the Princess Briana character. ( Read more on that HERE )

While most of us will never know what really happened I think we need to look at the glass as half full. There are two black princesses for our little girls to read or watch. I'm sure there is room for two black princesses and many more to boot.I have brought a copy of the Princess Briana book myself and I urge you to do the same. There is a link to the book on Amazon at the end of this article.

Here is a brief synopsis of the Princess Briana Book.Princess Briana is a wonderful story for children which teaches that beauty comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Princess Briana is a beautiful, African princess who has the opportunity to attend the School of Elite's summer camp in Spain. She has never been to Spain and is very excited about the people she will meet and the things she will learn. Upon arriving, she saw many other princesses, but none who looked like her. Though questioning whether or not she belonged at the school, she continued to her classes, excited to meet her instructors. Shortly after, Briana wasn't too sure of herself, her beauty, or if she deserved to be a princess, so she tried to make herself fit in by changing her outside appearance. Young girls today are bombarded with media images, which imply they must fit society's idea of physical perfection. The messages from magazine covers, music videos, and movies train young girls to think that everyone must have flawless skin, be a certain weight, and size to be considered beautiful. Princess Briana gives an encouraging message to young ladies about loving themselves. Reading this book to young girls will enlighten and empower them to be confident in their unique physical attributes.

So let's go see The Princess and the Frog and buy the Princess Briana Book to help support author Yara Baker and her efforts to also make her book into a movie. Like I wrote earlier I have already brought the book and my daughter will drag me to the movie...LOL.

I believe that's a win win for everyone.
George Cook www.letstalkhonestly.com

You can buy the book herehttp://www.letstalkhonestly.com/blacknewsblackviews.html

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Govt needs whites - DA

iafrica.com: "The use of racial criteria to appoint state employees has caused a massive level of vacancies in state departments, a Democratic Alliance research report has found.

Party MP Anchen Dreyer said on releasing the report at a press briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday that there were currently 36 588 vacant posts in 29 departments and that the government's affirmative action policies were largely to blame.

'Since the filling of vacancies is based on racial criteria prescribed in laws such as the Employment Equity Act, thousands of competent citizens from so-called racial of ethnic minorities either leave the civil service or are not even considered for appointments,' Dreyer said.

The vacancy levels, which increased by 3300 in 2009, were impacting on the government's ability to deliver crucial services to the public.

Home affairs was the worst off department, with a 29.8 percent vacancy rate, followed by communications with 28.7 percent.

'The ability of these departments to deliver on their mandates is significantly undermined by this acute skills deficit,' Dreyer said."

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Remembering the Montreal Massacre of 1989

The Montreal Massacre:  20 Years Later.   Remember The Ladies!

This post commemorates the ladies of the Ecole Polytechnic of Montreal, whose lives were taken by a misogynist killer Marc Lepine.  Let this be the day of rememberance for the ladies, for they didn't died in vain but let it be for changing the way society views women in general.  I hope this day of remembrance be a wake-up call for people everywhere.  That violence against women occur everyday, in wartime and in peace, rich and poor, white and people of Color, around the world. 

Let's also take time to remember the victims of the woman-killer George Sodini, the 500+ victims of serial killing in Juarez as well as the victims of serial killer Anthony Sowell.  May the women be part of our memory.

CUPE: December 6:  A Time to Mourn, Then Work for Change

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - On the anniversary of the December 6 massacre in Montreal, the president of CUPE Nova Scotia says the provincial government needs to take a stand and stop the abuse of women and their children.

Danny Cavanagh says, "Canadians from coast to coast should spend some time this weekend remembering CUPE member Maryse Laganiere and the thirteen other women who were killed in the 1989 massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

"This tragic act has served to galvanize our resolve to put an end to violence against women in all its forms," says Cavanagh.

"A great place to start here in Nova Scotia would be to adequately fund our women's shelters. It is appalling, for instance, that there were 1,269 admissions of women and their children to shelters across Nova Scotia between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008.

"We need to work with government, with our members and within our communities to educate people and to teach people how to stop abuse. Sadly, 85% of women residing in shelters on April 16, 2008, were victims of abuse," says Cavanagh.

Cavanagh says we all have a responsibility to work towards solving this problem through increased awareness and changing our mindset about how we deal with it as a society.

Julian Real has written an excellent post on the tragedy and how it affect women in Canadian society and the world at large, then and now, at:


Please read it, then meditate and weep!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Anthony Sowell: Predicting the Future

Rosella Hightower

Le chorégraphe François Verret a voulu faire un film sur Rosella Hightower. Sa passion de l'image, sa fascination pour l'artiste l'ont amené à côtoyer Rosella Hightower dans toutes ses activités, dans tous les lieux où son besoin de se ressourcer l'emmènent.

YouTube - Rosella Hightower

YouTube - Rosella Hightower: "Le chorégraphe François Verret a voulu faire un film sur Rosella Hightower. Sa passion de l'image, sa fascination pour l'artiste l'ont amené à côtoyer Rosella Hightower dans toutes ses activités, dans tous les lieux où son besoin de se ressourcer l'emmènent. En voir plus sur : http://www.vodeo.tv/18-106-1831-rosel..."

Lynching Postcard of Inhumanity Exhibit in January 2011

From Ann's Blog.  Thank you Ann.

I wish people get out of denial of what happened to people of Color, then and now.

Friday, December 04, 2009

White Women in the Woods

White Women in the Woods

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Once again, David Yeagley is using the Tiger Woods tragedy to exploit his racist/sexist views about Blacks, women, and interracial relationships.  He did that with the Jessie Davis case, his relentless bashing of Barack Obama and Rudy Youngblood, his neverending obsession with Black men and White women relationships.  Now, he's desperate to appeal to an already racially charged public with his blog article. 

Mr. Yeagley has a history of racist misogyny disguised as conservatism.  Fortunately, many people, conservatives included, are turned off by his irrational raving of Blacks, women, and other People of Color.

I'm so sick of him and his racist rantings. 

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ohio Killing Again Black Women Not Worth The Media Coverage

Stacey Lewis, Natasha Johnson and Yolando Brown discuss why more women groups and minority organizations aren't demanding Black women get the same media coverage when they go missing. [url=http://www.everywaywoman.com/]http: //www.everywaywoman.com/[/url]

Tiger Woods: The domestic violence double standard

George Cook of www.letstalkhonestly.com ask the question what if the Tiger Woods situation were reversed. Would it be funny if Tiger had beaten his wife with a golf club and then she crashed her car getting away from him. He also why he believes this double standard is very dangerous not only to men but to women. Watch the 2 minute commentary by using the link below:



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