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Troy posted a topic in Culture, Race & EconomyThis is something that has been in the back of my mind for quite sometime, The issue jumped out at me while I was updating this page which includes the most recently reviewed movies I posted on the website. Below are the movie posters of three four of the last five film reviews I added to the website: It seems to me that there are far more interracial couples in film than there are Black couples. Further the interracial couples most often depicts a Black woman with a white man. Finally when a Brother is in a relationship with a sister, in film, the Brother is usually very dysfunctional. I have not attempted to collect data on this but I'd be willing to bet that there are more Black women / white men relationships in film than there are Black female / Black male relationships. At least a much higher percentage than what actually occurs in the real world. As a Black man who grew up in a racially segregated community, perhaps I'm much more sensitive about this than women and white people would be. I believe this sensitivity is one of the reasons I simply can't tolerate watching the hit TV show Scandal. The character Olivia Pope, who is otherwise superwoman is complete mush when it comes to the President who is played by a white male (incidentally, would it have been too much to have a Black man play the president's character?). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGbn791Pgjg No I know TV shows and movies need to make money and white America (maybe Black America too) is not particularly interested in seeing portrayals of strong Black men. So we are related to being gang bangers, jailbirds, wearing dresses but certainly not in a positive relationships with Black woman free of serious dysfunction. Maybe this is one of the reasons Frederick Douglas was left completely out of the film Lincoln. Maybe it is the reason a major motion picture has never been made of Douglas' extraordinary life.
SHOULD SINGER RHIANNON BE SINGING WITH CHRIS BROWN AFTER HE BEAT HER UP IN 2009.CHRIS BROWN GUILTY OF FELONY ASSAULT.SHE COULD SING WITH SOMEONE ELSE, NOT A MAN WHO BEAT HER....WHITNEY HOUSTON'S EX, BOBBY BROWN WANTS TO WRITE A BOOK ON HIS MARRIAGE TO WHITNEY, NEWS SAYS HE WANTS TO CASH IN ON WHITNEY....WHY.IN GEORGIA BLACK MEN WERE ARRESTED ON PROSTITUTION CHARGES.BLACK PIMPS ARRESTED AT A DAYS IN HOTEL IN RINCON GEORGIA....BLACK CHILDREN MISSING IN GEORGIA.IS THE NAACP,BLACK CHURCH,BLACK POLITICIANS LOOKING/NO/////
Ladies, if Steve Harvey's books offered you no salvation the complex world of Black men and relationships look no furthur the author of "Never Satisfied: How and Why Men Cheat", Michael Baisden, has a new book Never Satisfied Do Men Know What They Want At at last, sisters you long wait is over: Michael addresses the profound questions and provides answers escaping us all. In his book you'll learn: Men don't don;t worry Mike has something for you too: Marriage, money, monogamy and more... Do Women Know What They Want? (Uncut Version) DVD "In this uncensored version, things quickly get hot and out of hand as Michael and his co-host, George Willborn, host a "passion party" to find out what the ladies want in the bedroom. Frank talk not for the faint of heart."