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Kyemah McEntyre's Prom Dress Broke the Internet. Here's What's Next for Her.
Kyemah McEntyre is such an inspiration!

This summer 18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre broke the internet with her incredible prom dress. The artist designed her own prom dress and debuted the gorgeous gown on instagram with the message, “when European ideals and standards of beauty mean absolutely nothing.”

The amazing bright red afro-cetric gown was…..

It’s up to us to teach our young black students about all the wonderful things black people have accomplished. The harm done by the education system on black students self esteem can be deadly. We must reverse the self-hating trend. White men have not accomplished many of the things the school system teaches our children and its up to us for them to be able to see through the lies.
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I used to say- what boy will ever want me? I’m fat, black, ugly, loud- basically everything was wrong with me. And then one time I wore leggings and I was like - these are comfortable, I don’t care if my thighs look humongous I am comfortable. I used to think that white girl is prettier than me and so is that one and so is that one and so is- and then I realized that it wasn’t s competition, and black didn’t mean losing. I used to think I had to be prettier than all the other white girls and then prettier than all the other black girls, which I wasn’t. My face was too fat, and I had acne and awful eyebrows and I was so fat and my hair wasn’t perfect- and then I just did the best I could. I tried with my makeup and dressed how I wanted and I felt better. I used to be embarrassed of my laugh, my sneeze, my opinions, my voice- but then I realized I must speak my mind. You could be 500+ pounds, the darkest you can imagine, the ugliest you could imagine, and have the loudest roar possible- and someone, a good someone, the best someone will fall in love with it. Because your body, your vessel is not a reflection of what’s inside- and the kind of boy I want to be with- he will know that.

We have far too much knowledge and spending power in 2015 for any of our instructors to be in this position. The worst thing to see is for white lies to be told to black students by black teachers that do not have the power nor the authority to change the curriculum or even tell the slightest bit of truth. We have the potential to be great. All we have to do is make it happen. Mis-education is the greatest weapon of the enemy.
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White women’s opinion of black women & a brother’s response Please take a moment and read this. Pretty Deep!

It seems that an article was written to Sister 2 Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men. I’m so glad she got what she asked for (and more) !!!

Dear Jamie:
I’m sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers. I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving. I just don’t understand a lot of Black female’s attitudes about our relationship. My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none. As he said they were either too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage. Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by Black men, willing to wine and dine me and give me the world. If Black women are so up in arms about us being with their men, why don’t they look at themselves and make some changes. I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we’re out in public. I would like to hear from some Black men about why we are so appealing and coveted by them. Bryant Gumbel just left his wife of 26 years for one of us Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the model Tyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, Kofi Anan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Cornelius, Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes… I could go on and on. But, right now, I’m a little angry and that is why I wrote this so hurriedly. Don’t be mad with us White women because so many of your men want us. Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better. If I’m wrong, Black men, let me know. 

Disgusted White Girl, Somewhere in VA.


RESPONSE

Dear Jamie:
I would like to respond to the letter written by A Disgusted White Girl. Let me start by saying that I am a 28-year old black man. I graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. I have a good job at a major corporation and have recently purchased a house. So, I consider myself to be among the ranks of successful black men. I will not use my precious time to slander white people. I just want to set the record straight of why black men date white women. Back in the day, one of the biggest reasons why black men dated white women was because they were considered easy. The black girls in my neighborhood were raised in the church. They were very strict about when they lost their virginity and who they lost it to. Because of our impatience to wait, brothers would look for someone who would give it up easy without too much hassle. So, they turned to the white girls. Nowadays, in my opinion, a lot of brothers date white women because they are docile and easy to control. A lot of black men, because of insecurities, fears, and overall weaknesses, have become intimidated by the strength of our black women. We are afraid that our woman will be more successful than us, make more money than us, drive nicer cars and own bigger houses.

Because of this fear, many black men look for a more docile woman. Someone we can control. I have talked to numerous black men and they continuously comment on how easy it is to control and walk over their white women. I just want to set the record straight. I want A Disgusted White Girl to know that not all successful black men date white women. Brothers like Ahmad Rashad, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Morris Chestnut, Will Smith, Blair Underwood, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Rock all married strong black women And, to flip the script, there are numerous white men, in and out of the spot light, who openly or secretly desire black women over white women. Ted Danson, Robert DeNiro, and David Bowie to name a few. I just don’t want a disgusted white girl to be misinformed Stop thinking that because you are white that you are some type of goddess. Remember, when black Egyptian Queens like Hatsepshut and Nitorcris were ruling Dynasties and armies of men in Egypt, you were over in the caves of Europe eating raw meat and beating each other over the head with clubs.

Read your history! It was the black woman that taught you how to cook and season your food. It was the black woman that taught you how to raise your children. It was black women who were breast feeding and raising your babies during slavery. It is the black woman that had to endure watching their fathers, husbands, and children beaten, killed, and thrown in jail. Black women were born with two strikes against them: being black and being a woman. And, through all this, Still They Rise! It is because of the black women’s strength, elegance, power, love and beauty that I could> never> date anyone except my black Queen. It is not just the outer beauty that captivates and draws me to them. It is not the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and shades that I love them. Their inner beauty is what I find most appealing about black women. Their strong spirit, loving and nurturing souls, their integrity, their ability to overcome great obstacles, their willingness to stand for what they believe in, and their determination to succeed and reach their highest potential while enduring great pain and suffering is why I have fallen in love with black women. I honestly believe that your anger is geared more toward jealousy and envy more so than snotty looks. If this were not so, then why do you continuously go to tanning salons to darken your skin? If you are so proud to be white, then why don’t you just be happy with your pale skin? Why do you continue to inject your lips, hips, and breasts with unnatural and dangerous substances so you can look fuller and more voluptuous? I think that your anger is really a result of you wanting to have what the black woman has.

BOTTOM LINE:
If I were looking for a docile woman, someone I can walk over and control, I would give you a call. But, unfortunately, I am looking for a Virtuous Woman. Someone that can be a good wife and mother to my children. Someone who can be my best friend and understands my struggles. I am looking for a soul mate. I am looking for a sister and; unfortunately, you do not and CANNOT fit the bill. No offense taken, none given. 

Signed, Black Royalty

History was made today

For the first time ever, a black man has won the polka-dot jersey in the Tour de France.

Daniel Teklehaimanot claimed the title of King of the Mountains today on stage six of the Tour, gaining the most climbing points out of around 190 riders.

THIS IS HUGE.

Cycling has traditionally been one of the whitest sports in the world, and it wasn’t even until 2011 that the Tour had its first black rider.
To put that in perspective, the Tour de France began in 1903.

Of course, there are racist reasons behind the lack of black participants, which Daniel has certainly experienced in other races. Team managers have also feared racist accusations of drug usage, which the sport has notoriously been known for, (though the only riders found to have used performance enhancers have been white ones).

Today, Daniel showed the world that black cyclists do in fact exist and are a force to be reckoned with.

Serena Williams is arrogant?

Sheeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. 

You lucky she not me. I win that many times and I’m bringing my entire family on to the Wimbledon court to do the Wobble, The Electric Slide, The Cha Cha Slide, The Cupid Shuffle and we doing a Soul Train Line. We Crip Walking, Whipping, Nae Nae’ing, Butterfly’ing, Tootsie Roll, Charlie Brown’ing, Kid-N-Play’ing, I Put My Hand Up On Yo Hip, When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip’ing, A-Town Stomping, Chicago Two Stepping, Indy Dip’ing ALL DAY LONG. 

And I might serve up some ribs on that Trophy. That’s what MY arrogance would look like if I was one of the, if not THE greatest athlete on Earth right now. 

Serena Williams humbleness to win ratio is something you should respect. She deserves to show out on ALL of us.