Just wanna give little shout out to african r&b/soul artist Nongoma ''Non'G'' Ndlovu, a true beauty from South Africa - now living in Switzerland. Nongoma, a name with a prophetic meaning, means “Mother of song” (in Zulu).
Tomorrow is it the 25th of August. Eight years ago was a day I still can remember. The sad sad news hit me in the face. The lovely talented Aaliyah Dana Haughton died in a airplane crash in The Bahamas. That was a shocking day. And I wanna take the time to remember this very beautiful star - In Loving Memory of Aaliyah! She was truely One in a Million.
Mmm.. tomorrow the World Championships in Athletics 2009 art starting in Berlin. And whoa... a lot of beautiful black women competing there! :) Can't wait to see the final of the womens 100 meters! Its gonna be a beautiful battle between the african ladies, the caribbean ladies and the american ladies! ;)
Read this chat conversation with Ryanair's CEO, Michael O'Leary (Ryanair is one of the larger airways companies in Europe). And when he got the question "Do you have a job for me?" this is the answer he gave: "Yes, if you are single, female, blonde and very attractive..." What's up with that???! Seems like this guy is prefering the limited stereotypes. This is a crazy comment - reading it between the lines, it's like he is saying the staff in the cabin crew can't be black women.
But I've travelled with Ryanair two times. And once I saw this beautiful black woman working in the cabin. I wonder what she thinks of the comments her boss is putting out.
I do not really want to go deep into this, cause it's not the main focus on this blog, but...
To release the expecting news - I do get a lot of racism-related e-mails due to my blog. Don't know what to answer fools like this one below. I mean, I was expecting these kind of response from some people. Cause this subject "Interracial Relationship" seems to still be a "big, terrible and sensitive" issue to some people! You all know I've been talking about this several times before.
This e-mail I got today from "Jorge Raul Ramirez". I do not censor it:
"oh my goooood! You must be the biggest(by far), dumbest swedish mongrel gay ever! You are a fucking nigger lover. Cant believe this! Just fucking go to Africa and get out from Sverige [Sweden; my comment]! Shame on you!!!"
I think it's ashame that people still can be so limited in their mind and brain...
After reading some of all those "haters" e-mails it sometimes feels like we are back in the 50's or something. Just thinking of the couple Richard and Mildred Loving, that wasnt able to be legally married, just beause she was black and he white. Since that law changed in 12th of June 1967, it's been over 40 years. And still people are so limited. Why?
I mean, no racists can scare me off from what I like and who I am. And today with internet those people seems to hide behind their computers and screens. I cant imagine those people would dare to confront me in public with this crazy racist talk.
And I'm not ashamed of who I am and what I like. I could even give out my home address here, Im not afraid! I love Black Women! End of this discussion! Ha!
This can be seen as a public announcement: That racism crap you are e-mailing me do not touch me!
Oooh I remember back in the days (96-97-something) - my favorite tv show was... Moesha! :) And I had such a big crush on Brandy (Norwood, the singer). I didnt even had the channel that was broadcasting the show here in Sweden, but I convinced my friends to tape it for me so i could watch it later! LOL
"Chansa Kabwela is a Post Newspaper Editor in Lusaka, Zambia who is believed to have distributed obscene photos of a woman giving birth in public.Kabwela has been subjected to high profile attacks including some senior members of the ruling party MMD.
In her testimony, Chansa Kabwela states that she had sent the pictures of the woman in the hope that it would move the Government to take quick action and end the strike by health workers. However, the Police, senior MMD officers [including the President of the Republic of Zambia] describe the photos as pornographic in nature and in violation of Zambian Law.
For the sake of clarity, let us look at the exact meaning of pornography:- 1 : the depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement 2 : material (as books or a photograph) that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to cause sexual excitement 3 : the depiction of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse a quick intense emotional reaction”
From these definitions, Ms. Kabwela's testimony suffices.
Kabwela was arrested July 13 and charged with circulating obscene pictures to government officials and aid groups. The Post never published the photos, but Kabwela said she wanted to make Zambian policy makers aware of the impact of the strike. Kabwela is out on bail and due to appear for trial this month. She faces up to five years in prison."
Now I must confess I totally missed Second Life. I was almost close to try that virutal world out a couple of years ago, but my computer broke down LOL so I forgot about it! And Im not even sure how that virtual thing works. But just found out this - apparently there are even groups for just Beautiful Black Women on Second Life... :D Thats kinda wicked and funny! :) Groups like SL Ebony and SL Chocolate.
One funny... and maybe a bit weird & not-funny... thing happend to me the other day. A friend of mine has a (male) friend from Ghana. I've met this guy out in the clubs a few times. His a really nice dude. And one time I was joking with him that he should fix me up with a ghanian girl! Just a friendly joking around thing. But maybe I've learnt something from it. Cause a couple of month after that (a few days ago) my friend called me and said "I've got the pictures of your future wife" - and I was like "Whaaat?!" I had no clue what she meant, until I dropped by her place and gave me a couple of photos. "This is from my friend", she said. And I was like "Whaaaat?!" (again LOL). Apperently he had been taking me all serious and I thought he didnt even remember me...
Anyway, these photos showed a girl somewhere in Ghana.
What can I say - I've learnt something from it - people take me too serious sometimes! :) I mean, I wouldnt mind having a ghanian girlfriend, but I mean... I've heard that I was suppose to get this girl to Sweden and marry her, without even talk to her or meet her first... and it wasnt even she who contacted me, but her friend. LOL What can I say. I'm too serious about things that people take me too serious about this. I mean, I'm living in the "western world" but I can somehow understand the girl in Ghana and her friend in Sweden.
But this is like stuff you read about in the news papers. Love is deeper than a picture.
Aaaaaw... feels like I've "painted myself in a corner" now - just me spinning my mind here! :)
So don't take me too serious, but take me serious in the same way, if you know what I mean!
Just wanted to share a link to Clutch Magazine - The Digital Magazine for the Young, Contemporary Woman of Color. And it's great - this blog is mentioned in the article "Are White Men More Appreciative of Natural Hair?" Look towards the end of the article! By the way - my answer to the question is: Yes! :)