Great article and CNN Black in America documentary

A must read for all my single RBW's

What men aren't telling us by Chris Abani

Everything makes a little more sense now... and I can hear Krush and Kyle saying that's what I've been telling you... but whatever. lol!

Also here are the links to the parts of the CNN Black in America Documentary... I missed it last night because of my happy hour but watched it online

Black and Single

State of black relationships

Why so many black woman are single

part 2 on the Black Man... tonight at 9 on CNN


Seven July 24, 2008 at 5:56 PM

0I read response to it now is "cry me a river." I can't take it. Maybe my thoughts on the article will change tomorrow.

Lina July 24, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Its such a coincidence for me to read this, because, very recently, I had come to the realization of just how insecure men really are and how it determines most of the interaction they have with women. I was going to write a post, but I felt it wouldn't be believable coming from a woman. It kinda balances things out though, because if women really really knew, the power of P--SY would reign supreme.

Thanks for spreading the knowledge.

Liz July 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM

i wonder how many guys would admit to being that vulnerable... hmmm
i missed the cnn special too but only because i was watching project runway.

one soulful negro. July 24, 2008 at 8:44 PM

what was your opinion of what you did see of the "black in america" special?

hi by the way.

-Q. July 24, 2008 at 11:16 PM

Eb boo waddap?! Im actually watching the second part now.. I think the series is surpisingly fair in its approach.. I dont wanna speak too soon..

But on the subject black men are vulnerable, scary(about their emotions). We cover it up with masculinity and machismo and shit like that. But i contribute alot of the insecurity of the relationhip of the black male and female due to ego, and immaturity, specifically the effort (at the right and ppropriate times) to open doors of communication.. I aint gonna go there tonight. But its beautiful Eb that we're talking about these things together just not as a group of men or a group of women.. Much luv hun -Q.


12kyle July 24, 2008 at 11:17 PM

@ eb the celeb
one day you gonna listen to me


MsPuddin July 26, 2008 at 4:07 AM

good stuff chicka. thanks for posting.

about that article, its frustrating because we were discussing the same issues in one of my women's studies classes. about how society makes it difficult for man to be all of those things they truely are for fear of losing their masculinity.

although at the same time i dont want no simp as nigga, so i dont know...

Eb the Celeb July 26, 2008 at 9:01 AM

@one soulful negro - I really dont think any of those specials are for black people, they are for white people to understand a little piece of what we go threw... for the most part its stuff that we already know... now the storylines were engaging... but we know about those stories, the good and the bad, we come from it... no solutions were given on how we can make changes in society or make the situations better so what is the point in continue to address issues that no one has any intentions on changing.

@-q I understand on that, but the roles of women have changed and men need to realize their role has changed as well. We dont want a man we can push over but women are emotional creature and need a lil something from you in order to stay interested... hence the reason I just had to cut semipro off, that macho show no feelings mess gets old after you've known someone 7 months

@kyle - hush

Kieya July 26, 2008 at 12:48 PM

that article was pretty interesting. i found myself going "thats whyyyyyy!" lol

i'm not even gonna touch CNN though

Anonymous July 27, 2008 at 3:34 AM

Thats the same thing I felt, when I heard about this series. It's not for us. It's the quick primer, to the black experience, for non African-Americans in 08. And, even with that said, the majority of people watching it, were probably still chuffing onto the bootstrap quote.

I like CNN and all, but I wasn't too wow'ed by this series. Just another attempt to make, the outside, see what it's like inside.

Keli July 27, 2008 at 11:38 PM

Am I the only one that found this Black in America documentary to be a bunch of hog wash?

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