Jill Scott has stirred up a debate between Essence readers after discussing her views on interracial dating with the magazine, stating that she “felt a little wince” when her African-American friend told her he had married a white woman. In a post titled ” Commentary: Jill Scott Talks Interracial Dating, ” Scott explains that she believes the “wince” she felt does not come from her personal upbringing, but rather from the notion “that for women of color, this very common “wince” has solely to do with the African story in America,” and the historical implications behind interracial relationships. She was nothing and neither was our Black man. That feeling is betrayed. While Scott ultimately points out that she’s not trying to hurt anyone with her thoughts , but is just expressing her opinion on the matter she ends the piece with “I’m just sayin. This to me is bullshit. I am a black woman who could care less about who or what a black man chooses for a wife. He has his own life to live and I have mine. It would be hypocritical of me to have that “wince” that Scott was talking about. It’s because I am open to dating and marrying interracially.
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Since its premiere in , The Bachelor ABC and its spinoffs have entertained television audiences with their depiction of individuals vying for love. However, the franchise has been critiqued for the lack of racial diversity in its contestant pool. This article examines the racialized and gendered logics of representation that frame the casting of the first black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Yet the courting of a black female lead is done without a commitment to the specificities of targeting a black woman to be at the forefront of the competition to find love.
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Cross posted at BlogHer. Michaela M. Disappointed, former Essence fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, wrote :. The controversy over her hire is an example of a more widespread question about representation. Most agree that the presence of Black politicians, actors, models, teachers, professors, authors, and athletes to name a few is a good thing for Black people. First, their presence in these roles normalizes Black achievement, beauty, intelligence, etc.
Personally, as a young black girl I have felt a surprising amount of tension off limits to racist white men and their families, but we couldn’t date black men find was an Essence Magazine article referencing two black women.
The music mogul’s ex says his infidelity was just one reason behind their split. Kim Porter, who for more than a decade was in an on-again, off-again relationship with Sean “Diddy” Combs , is coming clean about the dissolution of their romance, saying his philandering was just one the reasons for their breakup in July.
Part one of her interview was posted on Essence. That was when a girlfriend informed her that Combs had recently fathered a baby with another woman. The mother was Sarah Chapman, 33, who lives in Atlanta, worked in fashion and knew Combs for several years, her attorney tells Essence. Because, most of all, we were friends. Ultimately, Combs did approach Porter with the news, but it was after their twins were born, she says. Well, I already knew.
But as things finally played out, she says her choice to leave Diddy was simply because the relationship was not working for her. By Stephen M. Silverman Updated September 10, AM. FB Tweet ellipsis More.
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P ut yourself on Tinder, and you might end up with a date—or a crippling case of negative thoughts about yourself. So suggests a new study about the psychological effects of the popular dating app, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. In the study, researchers asked a group of 1, mostly college kids to rate how they generally felt about themselves through questionnaires and self-reports.
Questions like How satisfied are you with your thighs? They were also more likely to think of themselves as sexual objects, to internalize societal ideals about beauty, to compare their appearances to others and to constantly monitor how they looked, the researchers found. This was true for men as well as women.
T.I. recently revealed that his mom initially didn’t like Tiny. Tiny opened up about the loss in an interview with Essence Magazine and said the devastation strengthened her been open about the fact that she was not initially interested in dating the rapper. “They were looking like, who is this white girl?!
On a recent Wednesday, Michelle Obama looms over a crowd of about in Pontiac, Michigan, a Detroit suburb after which the car was named. In her chic outfit—sleeveless navy dress, delicate gold jewelry, peep-toe patent-leather shoes—she verges on six feet, and her firm-hold Jackie O. The dress fits snugly, with a bit of blue-and-orange-beaded flair sewn near her chest bone, sparkling like a costume necklace from a flea market.
Fund-raisers are important, since her husband is not taking public financing for his campaign, but they are private events, which allows Michelle to engage in what appears to be a lot of campaign stops but only adds up to one or two solitary hours per week in front of cameras. The exercise during these hours is to say nothing.
In front of this crowd, Michelle has morphed into a repository of emotion, an Oprah-esque icon of inspirational womanhood who promises the same feel-good message with an even softer delivery. Her voice is pitched in the range of Tila Tequila. Her eyes are grottoes of compassion. The singular blemish on her otherwise gorgeous face—the eyebrows, in person, are not quite as angular as one expects—is her brow, which has worked into a groove too deep to be eliminated by a slick of foundation.
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When Harriette Cole was a mischievous little girl, her mother, Doris, perfected the Look — the one that kept her in line and meant business. The Look said it all. To be sure, “How to Be” is not an Emily Post or Amy Vanderbilt manual dedicated to parlor-room table manners or polishing the silver tea service. Instead, the elegant year-old Baltimore native says her new book was written as a “guide for conscious living for black folks.
While “How to Be” is marketed as an African-American etiquette guide, “it’s a book that everyone can use,” Cole says.
“As Black women we sacrifice,” Porter, 36, tells Essence magazine for its her that Combs had recently fathered a baby with another woman.
Somewhere along your academic journey, you decided your search for intellectual validation was more important than the actual exchange of information. Now how do you expect to actually learn anything? American society tells men, but especially white men, that their opinions have merit and that their voice is valuable, but after four years of listening to white boys in college, I am not so convinced. In my time at Dickinson I have listened to probably hundreds of white boys talk.
It feels incessant. The list of what white boys think they are qualified to talk about is endless. Something very few of them seem to understand is that their ill-informed, uncritical opinions do not constitute truth. I cannot describe to you how frustrating it is to be forced to listen to a white boy explain his take on the Black experience in the Obama-era. In what world would your understanding of my life carry more weight than my understanding? Unfortunately, it is this world, where white men debate the pain of other people for fun and then take away their rights.
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I was black too—still am—but I look white. Or I look whitish; it depends on the viewer. Though my mom insisted I was black too, I found a strong argument against that every time I looked in the mirror. And I grew up cut off from my extended black family, which just added to that feeling of disconnection. At 12 years old, I thought Aunt Margaret was confused. I thought it was funny.
He began dating Duryea in while juggling relationships with two Louisa Matthews was a white British woman also involved in the Baha’i faith. an essay for Essence magazine in about life as a black lesbian.
Things are going real well for Issa Rae. The Insecure creator is rocking some major bling on the April cover of Essence. From the looks of it, her ring finger is now sporting a cushion-cut diamond, wrapped in a halo of even more diamonds set on a double diamond band. To make the look even more bridal, Rae is dressed in a gorgeous white dress paired with a white turban.
Of course, the ring could have been a gift to herself, but the Internet is convinced it was her subtle way of announcing her engagement. Following the release of the issue, Rae thanked her fans for their support on Instagram stories—where she was still rocking the ring. This is the first time Rae has been public about her relationship. She explained why she keeps her private life, well, private, in Marie Claire in “I get so much feedback about everything.
And in her Essence interview the actress spoke candidly about dealing with dating rejection in her youth, and how that has shaped her dating life as an adult. Meanwhile, a writer for Vibe magazine said she interviewed the star just this past weekend and the ring was no where in sight.
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But they’ve failed to reckon with history. By his own lights, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, ambassador, senator, sociologist, and itinerant American intellectual, was the product of a broken home and a pathological family. When Moynihan was 10 years old, his father, John, left the family, plunging it into poverty. As a teenager, Moynihan divided his time between his studies and working at the docks in Manhattan to help out his family.
Having a Black woman as Fashion Director, it is hoped, will mean that the content of the magazine will be empowering to Black women. That is.
Rewatching an old TV series is the ultimate creature comfort, and Sex and the City should easily land at the top of anyone’s to watch list. Like a fine wine, the seminal series, which debuted back in , only gets better with age — and multiple viewings. SATC has it all: sex, dating, breakups, make-ups, and closetfuls of shoes that cost more than my rent.
Women speaking openly about sex might be something common on TV now, but in the ’90s, it was nothing short of revolutionary. It’s time to rank the 25 best episodes! More importantly, Miranda and Steve get back together at Brady’s 1st birthday, which they attend with their respective partners, Robert and Debbie. Miranda and Steve’s dating status like Carrie and Big’s had held viewers on tender hooks since Season 1, and while their reunion isn’t particularly dramatic — it’s in the laundry and comes about over an impressive birthday candle — it feels right.
At the same time, Samantha reveals to Carrie in the bathroom that she found a grey pubic hair and had a dying mishap trying to cover it up. Samantha seethes that, “no man wants to fuck grandma’s pussy!
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Essence is a lifestyle magazine for black women. So how was this white woman going to speak to me? Then I thought about it. Didn’t I stop my subscription to Essence several years ago because I found the articles depressing? I already know I’m prone to high blood pressure and that black men with jobs can be hard to find. And the fashion spreads were a little too avant-garde for me.
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Stories about the number of Black women who are single have made headlines for years, and many of us are tired of hearing them. But the reality often hits home during the holidays, when discussing your love life becomes an appetizer at meals with the family. What can be even more disheartening than seeing your beautiful, professional, well-educated sisterfriend still unattached is seeing a successful Black man settle down with someone of another ethnic group.
Though Black men are still twice as likely as Black women to date outside their race, it seems more and more of us are becoming open to dating beyond the color line. Toya Lachon, 43, of Washington, D. Women are taking control of their happiness.