So, becuase I am not watching enough television series, I added the Starz series, “Run the World”, which is a series, according to Wikipedia, about a group of friends, navigating relationships and the professional World. Its set in Harlem, and yall know I’m a sucker for On location sets. Being a black woman, its always love to see women who look like you, living they best damn lives! Although my life looks a lil different than it did when I lived In Washington Heights, and would be out with my friends until the wee hours of the morning, its nice to be able to tune in and relive that feeling.
In every friend, I see parts of myself, and I’ve also have been in the situation(ships) displayed on the show. I throughly enjoyed episode one, Now time to binge the rest. We’ll chat.
I know you might be scared to assist a Blk woman when she is being harassed by a black man, but please imagine how scared she might be in that situation. More often than not, I deal with my share of harassing experiences, today was just an intense version. So the blue line in Chicago, is just full of all the wrong shit, and usually avoid it all the time. However It was the closest train, so this black man, loudly, told me how he would ‘fuck the shit out of me’ and ‘how he know I would like it’ It caught me so off guard, I verbally said, “What?!” to which he went on to say more of the same. And even though, on the outside, I may have looked cool, I was scared af, and paranoid. Was he going to follow me on the train, harass me more there, possibly try to get physical with me? To be in a crowd of people, and wonder, will anyone help me, if it came to it? Would I be the next person online, trying to fight an attacker, with everyone around, only to record it?
As much as I love being a Black Woman, Sometimes I have trouble navigating the space I am in, in regards to other Black Men. My body, EVEN WHEN FULLY DRESSED, is sexualized! I’ve normalized traveling with pepper spray, and a taser when I can, but I would love to experience this World, without fearing if the man next to me is going to Hurt me.
Also, All the situations Ive ever had in life, that was sexually harassing, was with a Black Man.
Dear Breonna Taylor,
Today was not a victory!
Did I expect the cops who murdered you to be charged to the fullest extent of the law? No. However I did hope that the Attorney General Daniel “Uncle Tom” Cameron would at least, do the very minimum but he barely did that. We’re tired B. Protests, no matter how civil, riots, no matter how destructive, nothing seems to get through. I am not sure, even if we were to start fighting back in the same manner in which we are killed, would that bring peace … but we both know it wouldn’t. Today, after I heard the news, I asked my friends, where could I live in which my beautiful brown skin would not be seen as a threat? The only response, “Not on Planet Earth”, and I am inclined to agree.
I am angry for the life you had to live but will never get the opportunity. All the plans you might’ve made, all the things you looked forward to, and now, your light has been extinguished. Whats worst, the justice system isn’t even trying to right this wrong. Who takes the accountability? Who falls on his sword? Apparently Uncle Tom doesn’t believe ANYONE is responsible. How much is a black life worth? Obviously not much. Breonna Taylor you are loved sis, you’ll forever live in the hearts of those who loved & knew you. But you’ll always remain in the hearts of those who didn’t. Justice Failed You B.
Although Black History Month is over, we are still all about black tings on this site cuz I IS BLACK! Technically, I am blackity black, pretty much black af, you know, BLACK! So the other day, white folk tried it, they had the audacity to leave one star rating on The honeypot company’s trust pilot page. Why do you ask… well they were BIG mad, the founder Beatrice Dixon, expressed how vital it was, that her success could pave the way for [future] black girls [enterprenuers], in the Target ad shot for Black & Women’s history month. Because the racist comments, white women were leaving, black twitter went into action, calling on all of us to combat the negativity with the positivity of hashtag Black Girl Magic. Now, I want to be sure to highlight, it was not only black folk who were writing glowing reviews, Unracist white women and men were also fighting the good fight!
What funny about this Uproar, People who had not heard of the company, was made very aware of the products they create, which is woman’s feminine products. First of All, the company’s tagline, “Made by Humans with vaginas, for women with vaginas.” I personally use the products, and I love them! I call them my power pad. I’ve been looking into an organic, natural product for my vagina which includes pads/tampons cuz she deserves the fucking best! Those same white folk, who were writing those reviews could’ve probably benefited from the very brand they was dissin’. Idiots! So the next time you’re in Target, feel free to stop in the personal care aisle, and grab some panty liners, wipes or sprays.
Thank you for coming to my episode of Black Tings.