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  1. Damn Candace! My feelings are hurt! You dare say that if any of us want to go back to Africa, you'd buy us a ticket? How freak'n dare you disrespect us and the Motherland where the gold, soil, diamonds and other rich resources were STOLEN and used to pave the way for what this ENTIRE WORLD is today! And that's not even including the strength, physique and beauty that we behold that has been and continues to be copied, stolen and promoted as 'beauty' just because 'they' say so. Get WOKE Candace! Go back to Africa as if Africa has nothing to offer? As if my people in Africa have nothing to offer? As if black people in America should be grateful to be here? Well, yes, as an African-American I am grateful for the unconditional love and sacrifice that my ancestors gave so that I could be here - even if not by choice. How freakin dare you sound as if somehow 'they' saved us! Read your history, sista! Candace, even with those thieves continuing to claim the land, Africa and Africans remains strong, forgiving, loving, and powerful just like us, here in America - The Land of the Free??! Do you even know what freedom REALLY feels like, Candace? I don't. And I promise, you don't either. Get WOKE Candace! My feelings are so hurt by your audacity, but I won't turn my back on you, sista.
  2. Man..I'm exhausted with all the '-----' going on in the world. Time to lighten the mood, lift some spirits, remissness, LOL! I want you to spit your drink out from laughing, fall off your chair, slobber out of control... cause you know how we do! You Can't make this stuff UP!! When you sit back and recall the funny things that come out of a child’s mouth, you can’t help but laugh. The innocence is priceless as you sit back and watch them try to figure out how to navigate the world. What I find even funnier is listening to them as they near adulthood – the conversations that take place as they now try to figure out how to navigate the world that they ‘THINK’ they’re ready for. Then, the conversations that take place as adults when they reflect about the past and share how they interpreted words, conversations and phrases that were spoken during their younger years – even they have to laugh at themselves. Finally, there’s the 'never to be spoken out loud', embarrassing conversations and events that take place between adults...LOL... I know right?! Before I share a couple of short stories from the book, I'd like to tease you with a few titles to ignite interest. These are true events in my life that I bet you can relate to... at least a couple...maybe..lolol! There are 18 True events in the book. Here a just a few Titles: The Interview The Glow in the Dark Am I being Punked Q&A Figurative v Fact So Is Brown the new Black? Assigned seat 19A Pregnancy Exceptions OK, Really? The end of the book includes those Refrigerator Notes that mom left before leaving for work or making a quick run to the store. AND, everyone has an Aunt TT who speaks her own language... My sister's...Hilarious and true to form!! ALL TRUE STORIES...MY LIFE...LOLOL, You, REALLY Can't make this stuff UP!! Here are two short stories. The She-ro OK, so I use to work for this company that hosted seminars which were held at hotels in order to accommodate the size of its attendees. The purpose of the various seminars was to enhance the quality of our investigations in order to deliver the promise to our customers by providing world class service. The focus of this particular seminar was to enhance our ability to recall - to teach us the importance of capturing detail and how quickly important facts can be lost if one fails to preserve facts. So anyway, the seminar went along as expected when all of a sudden an intruder comes from behind a curtain with a handkerchief covering most of his face and mouth and a gun in his hand, hollering and cursing at the presenter, while promising to get his revenge! Everyone, except me, froze in position. I, on the other hand, dove under the table, and on all four, in a dress, proceeded to find my way through the legs of my peers. I followed the angry intruder’s voice to make sure that I was crawling in the opposite direction. My intent was to make it to the isle after which my plan was to perform a military crawl, up the ramp, to the exit so that I may call for help. After about 30 seconds or so, my peers, who were sitting in the row in which I was sitting, began to take notice of me under the table, and started moving their chairs back to see what I was doing. In an effort not to draw attention to our row, I quietly hushed them, and instructed them not to react – that I would get us out of here safe. As the intruder continued to threaten the presenter, I noticed that the guy sitting in the row above me (lecture hall seating) laughing and asking me what I was doing. Of course, I become anxious and waive him to be quiet. Then, he says, ‘It’s a skit! What are you doing?!’ WHAT?!, I replied. Then, those in my row proceed to laugh and inquire about what I’m doing under the table. ‘It’s a skit, didn’t you read the agenda?’ Unfortunately, by this time, both rows have gotten wind that I thought that the invasion was real – man oh man, the laughter that ensued...need I say more. What can I do at this point except crawl from under the table (by the way, I now have a huge run in my stocking) and return to my seat. Embarrassed as all get out, I focused on the pamphlet, ignoring the laughter. By this time, the intruder has left the stage. In an effort to see if his lecture on ‘Recall’ was effective, the presenter then asks, ‘Who can tell me what the intruder was wearing?’ ‘What was the gist of the intruders rage?’ ‘What color was his skin?’ ‘Were there any distinguishing characteristics that you can recall about him?’ ‘Was the intruder a male or female?” It was very interesting to hear that several of the attendees recalled different things, while others missed most of the skit because they were distracted by me trying to play she-ro. A couple of them thought that I was part of the skit. If only I could have thought quick enough to say that, indeed, I was part of the skit. Needless to say, this skit made me famous as it was talked about for years. The good news – my peers were happy to know that I was prepared to save the day! The Interview So, my daughter, DANI goes on a second interview at an upscale, fast food restaurant, right. Wait, let me back up. Prior to going on her first interview, I coached her on what questions to expect as a 16 year old with no prior work experience. I told her that they would ask about her ambitions, school activities, hobbies, maybe chores and some very basic, general questions that one would ask a 16 year old with no prior work experience. The first interview went as I had coached, and all was well. OK, so, she was called for a second interview with another manager. I informed her that the questions will, likely, be very similar given she is 16 with no prior work experience. In my mind, I couldn’t imagine them asking any 'heavy' questions. I should warn that DANI begins each interview response with the word, 'Weeeelllll' I wait outside in the car while she attends her interview. When she gets into the car, she says, 'Well, he was nice, but I'm not sure how well I did. I'm gonna have to write down some of the questions he asked and save them for future interviews, so I will know how to answer them'. Of course, she then shared some of the questions and her responses. Questions 1- 5: School, activities, hobbies, ambitions, TV shows, movies.... Question 6 - Tell me about a weakness that you may have. Answer: Weeellll, my eyes are kind of weak. Ya know, it’s a little hard to see the board in school when I don't have my glasses. My mom should be taking me to the eye doctor soon. Question 7 - Tell me how you prioritize your day with everything you have going on.? Answer: Weeeellll, today, I had Orchestra first period, then English, then World Science.. and I have a late lunch so I'm starving by lunch time.... Then, she stops because she is distracted by the manger’s facial expression. Then, DANI responds: That's not the right answer is it since my schedule was set at the beginning of the year, by the school. Second answer: Weeellll, I do what is going to move me forward in life and not what's going to hold me back. Question 8 - What do you do after you’ve completed everything that you have to do? Answer: Weeeellll, sometimes I text my friends, or watch TV, or cook..... (pause) That's not the right answer, either, is it? Ya know, maybe one of my weaknesses is comprehension.... I don't think I understand the question. Manager's response: No, that was a perfect answer! Final question: Why do you want to work here? Answer: Because I love your number 5! I always order a large with a lemonade. And I love your bar-B-Q sauce. Final comments by the manager - It was certainly a pleasure interviewing you, DANI. Tell your parents that they did a very nice job raising you. We'll be in touch. Two hours later, THEY CALLED AND OFFERED HER A JOB!!! Not sure if he just loved the innocent/truthful/sweet answers she gave accompanied by her cute little face (she's such a awesome young lady), or that they saw a great opportunity to mold her exactly the way they want. Yes, it took everything I had not to laugh at her responses, but I just couldn't control myself. I was hysterical!!! Gotta love her!! The remaining short, but true stories are hilarious! This book was picked for a local monthly Book Club that I attend. Let's just say that the, normally, two-hour book club turned into over 3 hours because of all the laughter and reminiscing that ensued. Feedback was that it was a great way to start the day, hilarious, unbelievable, only you, Dee, Thanks for sharing, soooo fun! Thank you all for your review and feedback. Very much appreciated. Title: LOL...You Can't make this stuff UP!! Author: Dee Miller Published: 2017 ISBN: 9781502341402
  3. @Troyoooh looks like some confusion. The quote about there being fewer Dark Skin was not from me. But rather from our friend @Pioneer1. My explanation surrounding us being brainwashed when it comes to dark skin - well, as you know, there’s a whole history lesson around that. I will say; however, that I SOMEWHAT agree with what @Pioneer1 says; however, not completely. For example he mentions self-hatred.... Hoping that we can all agree that the ‘how to make a slave’ brainwashing tactics gave way to believing the portrayal of negative images of self for many. The good news is that, in many, many, many cases, we have overcome as evidenced by all of the beautiful Dark Skin images we see in movies, runway, politics, in our neighborhoods....all around us! What projects am I from? They say that you can’t judge a man by his shoes in a dark room. It’s those secrets that.....
  4. @Pioneer1haha...When I say, "PREACH", I mean I'm loving what you're saying. Your Dark Skin comments. Yes, I understand the impact that Brainwashing had/has on us when it comes to skin tone, Just staking my love for Dark Skin none-the-same. @TroyNot sure if you were asking if or assuming that I don't live or haven't lived in Black Neighborhoods, but, actually, I and grew up on the Projects of New York - the family on welfare, eligible for surplus cheese, free meals and social service programs... Yes, I've got quite a story that I could tell. And even though I no longer live in the projects, and now live in a diverse neighborhood, my roots remain in the hood. Nuf said?
  5. @Pioneer1PREACH!!! I most def stand corrected by the use of the word, 'we'. That was not my intent as I, absolutely, meant, 'They'. @Pioneer1 'But I see less DARK SKINNED Black children in America than I did when I was a kid...' This is so true and unfortunate. I have always been attracted to my Dark Skinned sistas and bruthas. You already know how much I LOOOOVE my people, but when it comes to Dark skin, I'm in awe at how extremely beautiful, absolutely flawless and very sexy Dark Skinned people are. There is something so beautifully powerful about their presence, their effortless stance, their stride, their smile, their stare. I'm in love Race haha....are you saying that I fell for the okie doke in reference to race? You might have a point, but there is definitely lots of cross-pollination going on. I'm not judging - you love who you love. I LOOOOOVE the bruthas til the end!!!!
  6. @Pioneer1lololol... "Mama, Rog paid me $5 NOT to tell you that he, Rerun, and Dwayne went to that party....so I won't tell you".....lol, Now, that was funny! Yeah, it's all giggles and laughs til somebody gets hoit. If I had a dolla for every Dee reference to "What's Happening!" ...man... But much love to that oldie but goodie!!!
  7. haha...seeee...da all tryin ta perpetrate and recognize on the low while denying out loud. But, it's all good. We all have choices, right? Word on the street is that, with all of the cross-pollination of races, by 2060 there will no longer be a race. Then what will we fight about? Until then, SAY IT LOUD....I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD!!!
  8. Own it Niecy! If you like it, I love it! If you love it, I'm for it - own it and keep it movin! It won't be until I have room to judge that I will judge. In the meantime, live yo life...I see you!
  9. Houston, the only problem I see is that we keep letting people get in our head. I bet none of us can even count the number of inventions, millionaires, discoveries, break-throughs, successes, this-because-of-that accomplishments, heroes, champions, etc.... in which we've contributed, spear-headed, and brought to life so we've got the skills, knowledge, money, intellect, soul, dedication, work ethic, means.... In other words, we have ALL of the ingredients to do what ever it is we want - we just have to <TRUST >each other and stop letting them continue to seep into our head. Yes, we've been stripped, whipped, killed, degraded, brainwashed, branded, labeled and all of the other oppressive verbs you can think of, but still we stand. I want to spend my money in Little Africa, Chocolate City, an area of our own. Hey, I trust, I believe, I know, I support and I follow as often as I can. Admittedly, I've fallen for the okey-doke more times than I'd like to admit, but you do better when you know better and you stand in your commitment - so let's stop giving everyone else all of the attention cause we don't have to. In other words.... How do you know if and when we've achieved success as a community? *We know that we've succeeded as a community when we stay the course and stop letting people get in our heads, when we TRUST and when we take action in spite of. It will be a hill to climb, but we've been there, done that. History proves it. And by the way, let's not forget that there are already lots of success stories out there! I'm very proud of the blood, sweat, tears, dedication, commitment, focus and drive that has made them the success that they are!! I will continue to support however and whenever I can! SO PROUD OF YOU!! Baby steps yield big accomplishments, commitment yields attention, support yields trust and perseverance, in spite of, yields success. I look forward to buying from and strolling through Little Africa, Chocolate City, G.A.P, The town that Blacks made. YES WE CAN!
  10. Oh, brutha's, I dare you to read my book, "Are Black Women ALWAYS so Angry? Hmmm; Truth, Excuse or Something else". I know that you understand me, but sometimes you forget. Sometimes we, sista's, forget too. Let's stop falling into the "Conveniently Black" (@Ajjones1007) trap (my interpretation is that we fall prey to stereotypes that keep us down in order to fulfill the needs of others). Black, night, Black sky, Black room & The Angry Black Woman My skin - dark as the night - until the lights reveal my hue. My face - beautiful as the night sky, present in every episode of life. My heart - mysterious as a dark room until you open your heart and let me in. Like the black night, black sky and black room, if you don't open your mind and acknowledge that I'm not ALWAYS so angry, and if you don't open your hearts and accept me for the beautiful mess that I am, you will continue to miss out on the essence of me and what we can do together. Dark as the night, beautiful as the sky and mysterious as a dark room - not ALWAYS and Angry Black Woman. Link to: Are Black Women ALWAYS so Angry: https://www.am*zon.com/dp/1520984774 p.s. It would be reflective for my sista's to read too.
  11. I haven't read most of the responses because I'm stuck on the title of this topic, "Conveniently Black". This country thrives off the "convenient" oppressive tactics that "they" use to stay in control and to get what they want. AND they know that the BEST way to get the results that they want begins and ends with us. The moral of the story, We are all Black Wallstreet-savvy & the strength of the Motherland is in our soul! Clearly, we are the chosen one. "Conveniently Black" - yes, we continue to set the stage of evolution and this country continues to reap the benefits our our "Conveniently Black" skin. They say that FEAR causes one to stay on the 'right side of caution', so instead of "them" embracing our power, they "conveniently" make laws to oppress and suppress. It's not us, it's them! Please don't get me wrong. I don't hate - I hurt. I hurt because I know, I see, I hear, but with that, I know, I see, I hear and that keeps me smiling with my head up - proud for being "Conveniently Black". That stone of hope, to me, is more like a crater of Yes We Did, Yes We Can, Yes We Will! My "Conveniently Black" skin IS MY POWER! SAY IT LOUD.....I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD!!!!!!!!! Ya betta recognize baby!
  12. Yes, @Pioneer1 this, too, may fit under Poetree, but with all the discussions about my people and about me, I felt that this is also fitting in this forum as I express my obsession with black people. I agree that you love who you love. I LOVE black and I LOVE my Black Girl Magic, and I REFUSE to let stereo-types and misrepresentations about me and my people brought upon by the, " How to Make a Slave" brainwashing tactics, that were forced upon my ancestors, keep me in a place of acceptance that is not of my own free-thinking and knowing better. This is for you, Black Beauty. Dear Black Beauty, My love for you runs to the ends of the earth because I understand your heart. I understand how deeply you love; how committed you are to family; that when you do get angry, I know that it comes from feelings that you hold inside to keep the peace. But, girlfriend, when you smile, the whole world dances. You have that spirit that gives you the courage to withstand all obstacles. That spirit that measures your woman-hood, and defies defeat - that spirit in which your mother’s breasts nourished you for what’s to come, shines through. I watch in awe of at your bravery, and I fall in love with you over and over again. My sista, the next time you look in the mirror, stand tall, stand proud, stand beautiful. Proudly show those curvy hips, those beautiful lips, that amazing kinky hair, that brown skin. Then, look to the right and smile even bigger, maybe even wink, then walk on by, gracefully. p.s. Never change.
  13. With love to my Chocolate Brutha's. In tears because I hurt for you, AND will NEVER give up on you. We suffer, we win, we fight, we forgive, we love, we survive...TOGETHER! Dear Chocolate Brotha, I love you so much because I can see it in your beautiful eyes – Your determination, your fight, your struggle, your perseverance. You have that spirit that gives you the courage to withstand all obstacles. That spirit that measures your man-hood, that defies defeat - that spirit in which your mother’s breasts nourished you for what’s to come, makes me fall in love with you over and over, again. Your eyes tell about the passion you have for family. I see the pain in your eyes, frustrated that you have to work twice as hard to get a nod - having to pat your own self on the back when you know that recognition is due. My heart bursts at the thought of your strength. I admire your endurance, humility and humble spirit. I fall in love with you over and over again, my Chocolate Brotha. Don't ever change.
  14. Dear Chocolate Brotha, I love you so much because I can see it in your beautiful eyes – Your determination, your fight, your struggle, your perseverance. You have that spirit that gives you the courage to withstand all obstacles. That spirit that measures your man-hood, that defies defeat - that spirit in which your mother’s breasts nourished you for what’s to come, makes me fall in love with you over and over, again. Your eyes tell about the passion you have for family. I see the pain in your eyes, frustrated that you have to work twice as hard to get a nod - having to pat your own self on the back when you know that recognition is due. My heart bursts at the thought of your strength. I admire your endurance, humility and humble spirit. I fall in love with you over and over again, my Chocolate Brotha.
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