Tuesday, July 8, 2008

An Interesting Month Indeed


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Black Men and Black Women & Family
In this next installment of CNN's Black in America series, Soledad O'Brien examines the successes, struggles and complex issues faced by black men, women and families -- 40 years after the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you have questions about what it's like to be Black in America check this out then let's have a discussion on the 24th and 25th.  I'm sure this will get to the heart of some very real and touchy subjects but guess what?  Adopting a Black child does that.  This is gonna be good for those of you who wanted something interesting back on my blog...I'm BAAACCCCKKKKK!  So, I hope to see you back here then.  There will be a test on blackness and black family.  Just kidding!  LOL  


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The July Issue of the Italian Vogue  (click on photo story to the left), it has all Black Models! WHAT!!!!!!!!!?????  Ya heard me!  Vogue Italia takes on racial discrimination in its July issue, which features only black models, including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Iman, Pat Cleveland, Alek Wek, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn AND Ethiopian model Liya Kebede.

I know you are wondering what the U.S. issue of Vogue is going to do right?  Well, in July they also do something really tough.  They write an article about discrimination. WHOMP WHOMP.  Now for my sentiments... WHIMPS!!!!!  PUNKS!!!!! COWARDS!!!!  CHUMPS!!!!  #$##!!!!  You get the point!  Good ole’ USA, we are always the last to do something “stand up” when it comes to race!  Why can our beauty be appreciated globally but it is so difficult to be appreciated at home?  What's up with that?  

8 comments:

habeshachild said...

WOW!! I gotta get me that Italian Vogue - that is the coolest thing EVER. I hope they used Liya Kedebe (Ethiopian supermodel).

And pflhththth to American Vogue for whimping out.

Tami said...

Yes, Liya Kebede is in the issue. This issue is definitely a keeper!

Katy said...

July 24th and 25th will be during my first week home with my beautiful black daughters. I can't wait! Count me in. At three months, they'll be old enough to sit quietly and not interrupt mommy's tv watching, right?

Tasha said...

America Vogue sucks in any case. Did you see the horrendour Photoshop they did on the cover with Gwenyth Paltrow?? Scary.

I'm bored with the Christy Brinkley good looks. I want to see Eskimos, Native American Indians, Bangladeshi, Arab, Filipinos, Bolivians, Aborigines, Nepalese, Ivory Coast, Paupa New Gunieans on covers. You want to talk about gorgeous.. give us more of those and every combination thereof to create beauty.

Tracey said...

I am thrilled that italian Vogue is doing this. It will be interesting to see though, how many of the models are wearing hair extensions. have you seen the photos of Naomi Campbell where it is clear she is losing her hair? years of wearing extensions has led to a seriously receding hairline.

Barbara said...

I've already PVR'd both of those shows, just in case I don't get to them live... 'Course, if the chit chat starts on the 25th, now I've got added pressure to get my bum in the chair...

haze said...

I can't wait for the "Black in America" series to air. Wasn't it supposed to be on months ago? I remember looking forward to it but it never materialized.

Tami said...

Haze it did come on a few months ago and I never got around to watching it but TIVOd it and guess what? My old TIVO died! ARGHHHHHH! So, I'm waiting for a birthday present to come from a friend in the form of a new TIVO!