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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Yall don’t care, yall never care: Why is no one talking about Deborah Danner?

It’s so sad that when I come across a victim of police brutality who is a black woman I can almost guarantee her death wasn’t paid attention to. That’s freaking sad that has become a trend, and no matter how many black women talk about it black people, or people period still don’t care. 

A mentally ill elderly woman with a baseball bat having a breakdown.
A mentally ill elderly woman with a baseball bat having a breakdown should be taken to the hospital for a medical intervention and treated with care and compassion.
Deborah Danner was shot and killed by police on Tuesday in the Bronx.
This is common sense.
If I saw a 66-year-old woman having a mental healthCRISIS AND SHE picked up a bat, I would not shoot and kill her. I wouldn’t shoot her in the leg. I damn sure wouldn’t shoot her repeatedly until she died.
That’s exactly what NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry did on Tuesday evening when he shot and killed Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old Bronx woman with a long history of mental illness and breakdownsREQUIRING interventions.
Her neighbors knew she was unstable. The police had visited her home on many prior calls.
That a cop shotAND KILLED THIS woman is absolutely preposterous. While I am encouraged that NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill suggested it was a bad shooting when he said, “We do have policies and procedures for emotionally disturbed people and it appears those procedures weren’tFOLLOWED,” I also know that Officer Daniel Pantaleo applied a banned chokehold on Eric Garner before killing him.
Police Commissioner James O`Neill has said he thinks the incident was a bad shooting.
Pantaleo is an NYPD officer to this very day.
Barry was armed with a Taser, but didn’t use it. Any availableOPTIONwould’ve been better than what he did.
He didn’t think the baseball batWAS AN assault rifle.
He didn’t think her purse was a bomb.
He didn’t think her cell phone was a gun.
Officer Daniel Pantaleo faced no consequences for placing Eric Garner is a deadly chokehold.
He shot and killed Deborah Danner because that’s what police seem to have been taught they should do the moment they get scared.
In 2015, at least 1,207 people were killed by police in this country and not aSINGLE OFFICER was convicted the entire year. Zero.
So, of course Barry must have thought he couldGET AWAY WITH this shooting. What in the world would make him think otherwise?
And, of course, not a single NYPD officer has a body camera. In a city which prides itself on innovation, everything about the killing of Deborah Danner looks and feels like an old fashion firing squad.
This is not OK — not at all.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

So C.hris B.rown does hates black women...

Yes I chose that picture on purpose, I despise him greatly and want to make him look as horrible as possible.
But,  here's the post http://fedupblackwoman.tumblr.com/post/151395572543/there-was-a-story-out-of-chris-brown-and-other-few

We already knew that. He hardly ever uses dark skin black women as leads in his videos that he directs, if you read the credits he directs his own videos, nor have I ever seen him with a black woman or a dark skin mono-racial black woman outside of Rihanna who probably passes his test because she has green eyes and is very fair skin (without the sun kissed Barbados tan).

I picked up his hate for black women a long time ago when this dark skin reporter (very beautiful) asked him for a kiss on the cheek when he was still younger and at his peak in popularity, he told her no. Fast forward some years later he let a racially ambiguous Amber Rose twerk on him at a party, and got a random Latina woman pregnant which now he has a child by. People may have thought it wasn't much but it was beginning to dawn in on me how much he did not like black women. And please don't bring up Karreuche Tran, she's biracial, half  Vietnamese, and African American, there's a picture of her father if you Google her name, so that you all can make your own judgments, so we'll just leave that at that. But he clearly has a thing for women who are either really fair skin with certain features, biracial, or not black at all. The only mono-racial black woman he's been with is Rihanna and I already spoke about her "look", he beat and abused. He abused Karreuche as well, mostly emotionally, but you all understand what I'm trying to convey here.

In his video with T-Pain if you noticed the lead girl was Latina, the one who supposedly had his heart, while the dark skin girl was just ass walking down the hall way. In majority of his videos there isn't many black women, especially dark skin black women, and if there is one she's either a dancer or a prop. His trach record speaks for itself.

Unfortunately black women are his main supporters. And when you bring these things up to these fans of his they're so blinded by his appearance and his stardom they refuse to acknowledge his wrong doings and how he is. He's an abuser, he's colorist, sexist, misogynistic, and he's intraracist towards black women.

That's why I had no sympathy for his behind when he got in trouble with that white girl that "He" invited to his home. It was hilarious to me, seeing black women defend him against that white woman, when he's going to go right back to putting them on as pedestal over their behinds. It's really sad, but I'm glad someone brought receipts and not only brought receipts but the person was a white woman herself.

Black women are going to learn one day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

They tell you to fight white supremacy while telling you, you better not say anything about them dating white women...

Black women continue to defend a group of men that threatens them with hoteptry, call you betrayer if you don’t help fight “Dwight white man (the white man)” while at the same time calling you bitter and jealous for liking or dating the white man’s reflection, aka white women. Yall continue to let black men emotionally and mentally use you like this, and see nothing wrong with it? I get so irritable seeing black women try to pander and kiss up to black men who constantly do this to black women talking about “We…we…we…don’t mind if you date out just, just don’t bash us”, while they go off on you at the snap of a finger if you don’t keep your bodies and wombs for black men only. Black women have the worst case of Stockholm syndrome.

Stock·holm syn·drome

feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.

Black men’s pro-blackness is patriarchal, why can’t some of you see that? Ignoring it, won’t make it go away.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

6 Reasons Why Black Women Have Every Right to Be Angry

6 Reasons Why Black Women Have Every Right to Be Angry

On her show, life coach Iyanla Vanzant wants to destroy the “myth of the angry black woman,” but there are some things worth getting mad about.


I don’t have OWN on my cable package anymore, so it’s taken me a bit of time to catch up on my favorite show, Iyanla: Fix My Life. The season has started with a four-part special that finds spiritual healer Iyanla Vanzant addressing “the myth of the angry black woman” and orchestrating a house of healing for women who have been labeled with the popular stereotype. Vanzant operates under the premise that these women, and women like them, aren’t so much angry as they are hurt. She aims to give them the tools to process their feelings in a more productive way than lashing out.
I get it. The show works, and the premise and intention are solid. But as these women, and women watching, “do their work” to manage their reactions in a healthier way, I want to take the time to acknowledge the rightful anger of the black women who are pissed off. There’s a lot that happens specifically to us that is worth righteous indignation. This list won’t cover it all, but it will give a glimpse of why some women are fed up and flipping out.
1. Being thought of as “the help.”
Look, if you’re in Target wearing a red shirt, you’re fair game for being mistaken for someone who works there. But it’s beyond annoying to hear that squeaky “Excuse me?” in your direction when you’re shopping in your coat and/or holding your gigantic purse and someone asks you where the dressing room is. It’s not one customer seeking a little insight from a fellow shopper; it’s assuming that you, the black lady, can’t possibly be looking for a cute outfit, too. You must be “the help” because you’re black. It grates on the last good nerve.
2. Touching our hair.
I get the fascination with black women’s hair, especially natural hair. There is an endless array of styles and textures that occur on one head or within one head of hair. The waves, curls and coils and kinks can defy gravity and definition. I get why people would want to touch it. But black women’s hair ain’t a public art exhibition for kids. Shoving a hand into a stranger’s roots without permission isn’t just bad manners (clearly we weren’t all told not to respect the space of others); it feels like an assault.
3. Appropriating our style.
It’s infuriating to constantly receive messages, whether from our mothers or mainstream media, that our hair textures, hairstyles, bodies, fashions and features are not good enough, and then see those exact same traits and style choices celebrated when they’re worn by people who don’t have our melanin.
Big lips on black women get called ugly. On white women, they’re the impetus for a beauty empire. On nonblack women, suddenly cornrows and dreadlocks are cool, not a sign of laziness or being unkempt. Door-knocker earrings and name plates and grills aren’t “ghetto”—they’re suddenly trendy. And worse, the styles and traits that black women have had since forever get attributed to nonblack women who “discovered” them, like, yesterday. That burns.
4. Being bashed by black men.
There’s a group of men who seem to have made it their life’s work to tell black women “You ain’t s–t.” It’s the guys who share memes that clown black women’s hair, weight, eyebrows or attitudes. Or it’s the men who pop up in black women’s spaces to extol the virtues of nonblack women who are “better.” And it’s the guys who blame black women and their “feminism” for the demise of … well, everything. These men don’t get that self-love doesn’t mean hate everyone else. Or better, they get it when the concept applies to Black Lives Matter, but not when it applies to women.
5. Black male silence.
I’ve lost count of the number of days I’ve woken up, clicked my Facebook app and seen video of another police shooting of a black man. Or for that day and the following day, it’s all my timeline is talking about, especially if the victim is male. Everyone, male or female, sounds affected, and the conversations run from outrage to organizing to larger contemplations about what the community response should be.
I don’t see the same interest from men when the victim is a black woman. And I don’t see the same interest from men when there’s a story about a black woman being raped, or a black woman being the victim or survivor or domestic violence. To them, these are not equally important issues that affect the community; these are “women’s issues,” as if men are not involved or affected. The male voices that cluttered comment sections for police violence are suddenly absent when the conversation turns to violence against women.
6. Constantly being blamed.
If you’ve spent any length of time online discussing any issue involving women (which I happen to do a lot by nature of my job), you’ll quickly see a theme of blaming women emerge. It’s similar to the way some nonblack people blame black people for everything bad that happens to them.
A woman is beaten? Without fail, there’s always a collection of men who want to know what she did to deserve it. A woman talks about her child’s father not being present? There’s always a group wondering why she picked a deadbeat instead of holding the man accountable for not being there. A woman is raped? There are always guys wondering why she drank so much or was out so late, instead of shaming the man for rape. A woman is single? It must be because something is wrong with her; even her education and adult independence become problematic.
It’s exhausting to always be seen as the problem, no matter the scenario.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Misogynoir checklist

What is misogynoir?

Misogynoir is misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in bias. It was coined by queer black feminist scholar Moya Bailey, who created the term to address misogyny directed toward black women in American visual and popular culture.

1. If you have a problem with black women being angry about anything, especially being mistreated, and refer to black women as angry black women…

But put your fist in the air at black men rioting, jumping on cars, breaking glass, and being angry when they feel like they are being wronged or mistreated, then you fam perpetuate misogynoir.

2. If the anger of white and non-black women against sexism is seen as justifiable by you, but the anger against racism, sexism, and misogynoir, intraracism and colorism from black women is frowned upon by you, then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

3. If you view black women as ghetto hood trash, for wearing weave, wearing colorful hair,  for looking and dressing a certain way…

But have no problem with white women wearing pink hair, wigs, purple hair, pinkish red hair, or for dressing or looking a certain way, then you fam, perpetuate misogynoir.

4. If you have no problem with black men who are the same way, like many of these rappers you all love, but refer to black women as ghetto hood rats for the same reason, then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

5. If you call black women fake and nasty looking for wearing weave, or for getting plastic surgery…

But call white women who add in weave, dye their hair, get breast implants, or butt job  lip enhancements, etc baddies, PAWGS, or hot (for the white dudes) then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

6. If you have said at any point in time “They make black women look bad” or for the white folks “Black women are loud and ghetto” when you watch reality t.v. or come across black women you don’t like...

But have no problem with these white boys after sports games riotin, setting stuff on fire and flipping over cars, or white frat boys acting a pure plum fool at parties, actually putting other people’s lives in danger, or these white girls on t.v. doing the same thing, then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

7. If you have, at any time in your life, seen a black woman subjected to racism by bashing her skin tone or her appearance like Leslie Jones and Normani, and the first thing that slipped your finger tips or mouth is “They’re just jokes” or “It’s not that serious” ...

But want to be the first one on the podium to tell a black woman venting about cultural appropriation or misogynoir that she experiences daily “she’s being hateful” then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

8. If you have bashed black women for speaking AAVE or acting ghetto…

But love the vine videos from non-black women speaking or acting like “Ghetto black women” or have no problem with black men dressing up like black mothers or hood black girls and see it as entertainment, then you my fam perpetuate misogynoir.

 9. If you’re a white, black, or non-black person who’ve looked down on black women, for the same reason you like or defend others groups then congratulations fam, you’re a misogynoirist.

10. If you have put black women down for our skin color, features, body and hair, then that’s just pure racism.

Check your misogynoir.

Check your racism/intraracism.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

He gets it!: John Lewis says Civil Rights Movement Discriminated Against Women Members

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Lewis said he believes women were discriminated against in the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century.
On Wednesday night, Lewis, who was the young chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was asked a question about whether the current civil rights movement — which emphasizes fighting police brutality and racial discrimination, and is often led by women — needs central leadership. Lewis said the civil rights movement of the last century was “dominated” by men, preachers who “treated the movement like it was their own church.”
“Most of the leaders of the movement were ministers,” Lewis said. “There were some women like Ella Baker, Diane Nash, a student in Nashville, one of leaders, the leader of the Little Rock Nine effort — and others, you had Gloria Richardson. But I truly think and believe women were discriminated against.”
Lewis took the question at an event with Politico, where he addressed the state of the election, his own history as a civil rights leader, and his belief that “Hillary Clinton is going to prevail.”
But his comments on the movement reflected a long observed but rarely addressed part of the movement’s treatment of women.
“They did all of the work, they did the heavy lifting,” Lewis said. “They were kept back.”
Dr. King and others, he said, had credit bestowed on them for the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. “But it was a woman, a teacher at Alabama State College, Jo Ann Robinson that said we should boycott the buses. [She said] you should organize your students. So we made leaflets and people spread them all over the city of Montgomery. Then people started staying off the buses.”
On the current movement, Lewis SNCC had adopted a group leadership model that is a touchstone of the diffuse and decentralized Black Lives Matter movement. Lewis, however, said he believed in symbols, and that one leader should “emerge as a symbol of the struggle.”

Uh-Oh seems like many people are exposing the the black community and it's gendered pro-blackness.