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Johnny Boy Legend Hits The Streets With His Girlfriend+Fabo Parties It up For His B-Day

Well look who was spotted out on Robertson Blvd. with his girlfriend:  She's a fab chick and all...and I loves me some John Legend.  But ummm....yeah. Fun times shopping in L.A. Fabolous had a b-day part thrown for him in LA after the AMA's last night at Les Deux: I see he's  determined to stay single...even though I hear he has/had a secret long term girlfriend back home. Video chick Vida Guerra thought it was ok to hit the carpet looking like this. Evan was there. So was Game.  Still trying to look extra hard.  Jeezy came through. And so did Angell Conwell: Interesting look. Russell and the girls were spotted at the UNICEF Snowflake Lighting Ceremony at Tiffany's in New York this weekend: Ming Lee is clearly not excited about her outfit. Garcelle Beauvaisis featured in a new video diaries series.   The folks at MomLogic.com visit with Garcelle at home for her first interview since the birth of her twin sons, Jax and Jaid, in October.  In a five-part exclusive video diary series, Garcelle discusses the mysteries of two little people taking over a household and how things have changed for mothers since she had her first son, Oliver, 16 years ago.  The exclusive daily series begins Monday, Nov. 19 and runs through Friday, Nov. 23.  Check part 1 here. And Damon Dash was spotted in London with Na Na Campbell at the Kulture2Couture By Design party at Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday.  Both are looking pretty fab.

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NO ONE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS TO

NO ONE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS TO ANYTHING ESPECIALLY WITH THE ISSUE OF BLACK MEN & WOMEN. But there are few things I am aware that causes some of the problem. MANY BLACK WOMEN LOVE OR ARE INTO BLACK MEN more than they love or into us---many of us are in denial & accept unnessary crap,abuse & loveless behavior from black men (abandoning children,jobless or trade less,relationship without benefit of marriage,etc.). Don't completely blame brothas----they are having a good times with such fools & foolishness. BLACK WOMEN NEED TO SUPPORT THAT WHICH SUPPORT US AS WOMEN. Yes, we should consider does our invested time benefit us. Stop! accepting the bottom & push ourselves & other black females to the top (ex.through education, learning trades,choosing decent/good,family,community concered men,invest more into our children, community, each other---black female businesses,etc.). And go beyond just loving black-----WE AS BLACK WOMEN DESERVE LOVE & TO BE LOVED. LOVE COMES IN ALL COLORS.
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[quote comment="14531"]Mister

[quote comment="14531"]Mister O, thank you for your comment. It's good to know that my belief is not ridiculous.[/quote] ...Indeed Eva, I think your comments on Black self-awareness are right on point. American or not.
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Mister O, thank you for your

Mister O, thank you for your comment. It's good to know that my belief is not ridiculous.
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Uhh, ccrystal, sweetie?

Uhh, ccrystal, sweetie? reading truly is fundamental. I would explain but you just woudn't get it. My entire post explained itself, but you took it and made it into what you wanted to read. Hooked on phonics really does work!!!!!
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Also what the heck does Imus

Also what the heck does Imus have to do with anything. At the end of the day these women are still accomplished and many people respect them. They are not going to let his racist comments ruin them. Get over it. there are always going to be people that think like him.
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[quote comment="13845"]RE:

[quote comment="13845"]RE: NAVIBLUBABY n SUNSHINE COMMENTS about CONFIDENCE I agree with you NAVIBLUBABY on that one "Black Men Do Not Like Straight Up Black Woman" confidence does play a part in it but are you telling me that in the music industry and all the ball players only lightskin or white mixed race women posess confidence, that is b/s Sunshine talkin' bout confidence, color complexes is an issue in our society and all over the world, don't act like it wasn't just a few years ago when all you saw in the black video were light skinned and white girls, and all the black athletes had therie lightskinned trohph wives. Lets not get it twisted confidence has nothning to do with it its about creating a fascade to look more like the majority, look at Beyonce, and Serna and Venus are as close to the most natural looking Black women in the public image and look how the are dogged, look at the Rutgers University women of color how they was classed as "Nappy Headed Hoes" they are confident girls but look how they were classed just b/c they were natural or average, so all you talking about how its all about "CONFIDENCE" needs to get a reality check and get some Education about RACE and COLOR in AMERICA[/quote] 1st of all this is my opinion. Confidence is everything. Like I said before I don't spend my life comparing my looks with other women. Every woman has her own unique beauty . Why are you so worried about the men that have no interest in you? If a man is only looking for a trophy on his arm, he is very shallow. They may be smiling on camera, but you better believe they have some issues when no one looking. Also in my house, we don't watch cable for, partly because of the issues you're having now. WE READ! Turn the cable off, and stop letting TV raise your families. Just my opinion.
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Eva - You may not be

Eva - You may not be American, but the historical point you raise is 110% correct! This is yet another primary reason so many Black Americans are still "lost". A flat out refusal to know, study and pay homage to our history. Remember, those who do not know their history are condemned to repeat it. Big!
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[quote comment="14189"][quote

[quote comment="14189"][quote comment="13852"][quote comment="13818"]Well, it's taken a few years but I'm fulfilling my destiny, degree done, running my company, living internationally, all before age 33. Along the way, found a woman who wanted to go down this journey with me. Wasn't afraid to get dirty, get it done and be PATIENT. Finally, a woman who accepted me flaws and all. If you see a photo of us you may say "she's beautiful but she ain't Black" or "why do all successful Black men choose non-Black women?". [/quote] Congratulations on your successs. I think what some women were complaining about is the quickness with which a Black man would say "black women are no good" and seek others. Your story is not unique, in every race there are men like you who struggle to find the right woman. A young Italian man for instance, may have the same difficulties you had, but if he didn't find what he was looking for with Sabrina, he would try Antonella, Bianca, Carlotta, Donatella until he find the right one. That is why 85% of successful Italian men are MARRIED to Italian women. Now don't get me wrong, I see nothing wrong in having an inter-racial couples. But I thing is the high percentage of black men (especially wealthy ones) who seem to seek out other races is the problem. ...If you are a young Black man out there, don't give up on Black women so soon.[/quote] I hear what you're saying and understand your perception. But I don't think Black men as a rule "give up" on Black women so easily. Quite the contrary as we have far too many Black children running around for that to be true. But you're saying that in terms of successful Black men, they disproportionately choose non-Black women. Well how do you define success? If you mean wealthy all one needs to do is look within the halls of wealth and see who's there. I'm American but don't live in the States and let me tell you, I'm just now peeping into those halls and it's not bustling with brown people by any means. People find and select lovers from similar social circles. Be it street gangs or Wall Street. My woman happens to be Asian because I found her in Asia where I do business and spend most of my time. If God has a Black woman in the cards for me I'd welcome her with arms wide open. I'm not married just yet ;-) But I'm also not holding back from love playing the waiting game. Time will tell. Always does.[/quote] The points you raise are interesting. Yes, there does seem to be a lot of Black children running around, but 70% of them are with their single mothers (in the USA). That does not say much about Black men loving and respecting Black women.I am not an American and do not live in America, but identify with Black Americans. Re wealthy Black men, you are right there are relatively few, but of the few how many of them are in loving supportive relationships with Black women? I for one will be delighted if I learn that most of them are. I think the reason we are still discussing topics in 2007, is because America in general and Black America in particular, pay little homage to Black History. When I think of the tremendous struggle the ancestors overcame and the magnificent ways they enriched America with inventions, discoveries - in science, literature and every discipline imaginable I can't help but raise my head in thanksgiving and praise. You might think it outlandish to suggest that lack of knowledge of Black History has anything to do with this discussion, but I think it does. .When you are a Black child and you consistently whites and others depicted as heroes and great people, and you constantly see the successful people who look like you with someone who doesn't look like you it sends a subliminal message. Couple that with not knowing your history you might come to the conclusion subconsciously that you are not worth much, hence the attraction for others. As I am not an American, my thoughts on this might be rubbish, but it is what I believe so far. Take care.
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Angel got that clutch from

Angel got that clutch from Express. I work there and was about to cop it for my mom for christmas. It's always funny to see celebrities rocking cheap shit.
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[quote comment="13852"][quote

[quote comment="13852"][quote comment="13818"]Well, it's taken a few years but I'm fulfilling my destiny, degree done, running my company, living internationally, all before age 33. Along the way, found a woman who wanted to go down this journey with me. Wasn't afraid to get dirty, get it done and be PATIENT. Finally, a woman who accepted me flaws and all. If you see a photo of us you may say "she's beautiful but she ain't Black" or "why do all successful Black men choose non-Black women?". [/quote] Congratulations on your successs. I think what some women were complaining about is the quickness with which a Black man would say "black women are no good" and seek others. Your story is not unique, in every race there are men like you who struggle to find the right woman. A young Italian man for instance, may have the same difficulties you had, but if he didn't find what he was looking for with Sabrina, he would try Antonella, Bianca, Carlotta, Donatella until he find the right one. That is why 85% of successful Italian men are MARRIED to Italian women. Now don't get me wrong, I see nothing wrong in having an inter-racial couples. But I thing is the high percentage of black men (especially wealthy ones) who seem to seek out other races is the problem. ...If you are a young Black man out there, don't give up on Black women so soon.[/quote] I hear what you're saying and understand your perception. But I don't think Black men as a rule "give up" on Black women so easily. Quite the contrary as we have far too many Black children running around for that to be true. But you're saying that in terms of successful Black men, they disproportionately choose non-Black women. Well how do you define success? If you mean wealthy all one needs to do is look within the halls of wealth and see who's there. I'm American but don't live in the States and let me tell you, I'm just now peeping into those halls and it's not bustling with brown people by any means. People find and select lovers from similar social circles. Be it street gangs or Wall Street. My woman happens to be Asian because I found her in Asia where I do business and spend most of my time. If God has a Black woman in the cards for me I'd welcome her with arms wide open. I'm not married just yet ;-) But I'm also not holding back from love playing the waiting game. Time will tell. Always does.
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I love Aoki's face lol! Ming

I love Aoki's face lol! Ming looks pissed.
Allysion's picture

Yall are tripping... Men are

Yall are tripping... Men are like busses--miss one catch the next! I don't want nobody that don't want me. PERIOD!
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You all are pathetic. And far

You all are pathetic. And far beyond the statement “angry black women,” I am sick of hearing “those” females who complain about black men not wanting them, then have the audacity to say go marry a white man! ***** please! it’s both ways in our community, “some” black women do not think about dating a particular type of black male, but when he decides to try the other sides.( i.e., white, latina, or asian ) all hell will break loose! Take usher for example, he married a woman who he loves, and so many women got angry at him for marrying what they called a “mannish looking female.” I guess if he had married a beautiful, light skin black chick, evrything would have been fine. Then on second thought, many would be saying, why did he have to marry a light skin *****, with silky hair, he should have married a “real black woman!” From what was said I think is completely wrong when Usher got married to a “real black woman” the hate didin’t come from that fact that she was BROWN skin it actually came from the fact that she looks like a MAN I mean there are plenty of beautiful BROWN skin woman for example Letoya,Gabrielle Union, Brandy, Nia long, Tatiana Ali, Aisha Tyler, K.D AUBERT and many more AND for you to say a “real black woman” sounds like your saying ALL BLACK WOMAN LOOK MASCULINE AND LIKE A MAN plus Usher’s fans hatered because the marriage seemed rushed
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[quote comment="14044"]Nisha,

[quote comment="14044"]Nisha, you're probably just mad because And I heard them Say is telling the truth. All this talk about "black is beautiful" doesn't mean a damn thing if you're terrified to let your "nappy" hair see the light of day. Anybody running around whining about how all black men only want light skinned/white women have a skin complex and are very insecure![/quote] First of all, I never said anything about Black man wanted light skinned/white women. I do not have a skin color complex. When I say "black is beautiful" I truly believe it. I do more than just say it, I live it. I support Black businesses, literature, music (the uplifting kind), and relationships. Heck, my Black husband and I have been together over 20 years. We are the parents of 2 beautiful Black young men. Second, my hair is not permed. I'm not terrified of any such things. You and "And I" seem to generalize too much.
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that girl with John legend is

that girl with John legend is named Christine aka chrissy and shes thai.
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I had to respond to some of

I had to respond to some of your comments about John Legend's girlfriend. First of all: John Legend is suspect. Second of all: John Legend is very light skinned. Conclusion: If he wants to date a light-skinned model, let him. Does that mean he's not attracted to dark-skinned black women? Who CARES! He's probably gay! Nisha, you're probably just mad because And I heard them Say is telling the truth. All this talk about "black is beautiful" doesn't mean a damn thing if you're terrified to let your "nappy" hair see the light of day. Anybody running around whining about how all black men only want light skinned/white women have a skin complex and are very insecure! And Btw: I am a brown-skinned, African woman with blacker than black (dread)locs. And I have been regularly approached by ALL men: White, Latino, Asian, and of course: BLACK. Dark skinned to light skinned brothers. I'm not caught up in feeling sorry for ourselves. I also don't run around here talking nonsense about "good hair" and other self-hating vocabulary.
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[quote comment="14029"] Why

[quote comment="14029"] Why the heck do you care? What are you getting out of this? [/quote] I care because I am sick of hearing black girls feeling the need to bring other people, including their own men, just to make themselves appear spotless. If it's not: "White girls want our man?", then it - "is they wish they looked like us". And God forbid a black man date another race, he becomes a sell-out for life. Whoever told you that "being a beautiful black woman was a blessing!" was telling you the truth. But so is being a beautiful white or asian woman. By you suggesting that - "That’s why all the other races try to look like us", you have, unknowingly poisoned your mind by suggesting that your beauty is not inherent but rather a product of other people's desire to be like you. In other words, the moment they stop wanting to be like you - according to your logic - you become a curse, for lack of a better word. Are you with me? ps. I was going to be crass in my response to your disillusioned response, but have decided to show some class and refrain. I recommend that the next time you feel the urge to be insultive, you do the same. Disagreement should not birth hatred, unless of course you are an ABW.
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Oh, and I'm done.

Oh, and I'm done.
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Yet am sure you run around

Yet am sure you run around hurling insults at Al Shaprton, how ironic. Better yet, how hypocritcal<< This statement makes no sense. Nowhere in any of my posts have I even mentioned Al Sharpton. Why is he an issue? Not to be “blacker” but to stay healthy. Biology 101.<< Since when is tanning considered healthy? As far as me owning black men or owning all black women's comments, what gibberish. "We" frequently refer to ourselves as "us". We meaning Black People. Just because you don't refer to yourself as part of a group doesn't mean we don't have the right to. I love how you come on to this forum and try to tell me how to express myself. As much as I don't own "them", you don't own me. As far as lip and butt implants - Kim Kardassian, CoCo, and Meg Ryan come to mind. And I never said I took pride in them, only that they are a reality. How do you know that I can't dance, sing or dress? Since you've been asking so many questions, here are a few more for you: Why the heck do you care? What are you getting out of this? If you think any of your questions/comments are thought-provoking, you are sadly mistaken. You've just shown your own ignorance.
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I agree with all you sistas

I agree with all you sistas on the looking the part to get a date. African-American men have a complex. They figure they gotta have eye candy even if eye candy is a goof ball, no etiquette, does not cook or clean. It is really sad. I am not angry I am speaking the truth. I guess I gotta get botox, a tummy tuck, silicon implants for my breasts and booty. It does not matter that I am educated, sophisticated and surely cannot be duplicated.
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[quote comment="13960"] For

[quote comment="13960"] For the record: You don't know me. You don't know what my hair looks like, nor my skin. I don't have to be an Angry Black Woman for me to think you're post was B.S. I was always taught that being a beautiful black woman was a blessing! That's why all the other races try to look like us! Not the other way around, as you'd like to believe. They are the ones getting their lips injected, their behinds injected, perming their hair to get it curly and tanning their skin to get it darker. They want to dance like us, sing like us, dress like us. Oh, and they like our men, too. It seems to me that you're the one perpetuating the stereotype that all black women want to be white. Unfortunately for you, it isn't so. Now, I've given you the attention you so desperately craved. Be gone![/quote] Again you demonstrate your inability to deploy logic in your thinking. First of all, who is 'us'? Of all the traits you mention above, I reckon you demonstrate none. You can't dance, nor sing and probably dress around like Janice Combs. So hold up! Next, just because a dude is black doesn't make him "your man". The sooner you get over the ABW's desire to be possessive to the point of self-implosion, the better. Only own yourself. You don't even own the minds of fellow black women. Yet am sure you run around hurling insults at Al Shaprton, how ironic. Better yet, how hypocritcal. I recommend you use "our" and "man" together in the same phrase, ONLY when you are referring to your legally married spouse. Stop claiming! Finally, I want you to tell me the quality of these so-called "white girls" that run around getting these enhacements i.e. bigger lips and behinds. Do you really take pride in some second-hand characters trying to look like you? Shamed?!? Plus, just because they do it, I thought you were the better race, so why do you follow? A Beyonce would do anything to look white, but I don't see Angelina Jolie getting ASSet implants. Think about that one! On top of that, even you can't deny that more black girls (and even black dudes) straighten their hair way more than white people throw on curls. With regards tanning, common, don't be so lame. Even I tan. Not to be "blacker" but to stay healthy. Biology 101. And as for your last comments, I wouldn't even dignify your insolence. The echoes of your maturity - or lack of - should be more than enough for you to ponder on, oh beautiful girl. Oh beautiful Anry Black Girl!
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[quote comment="13927"][quote

[quote comment="13927"][quote comment="13917"] WTH? Get the heck out of here with that nonsense.[/quote] Yet another ABW - Angry Black Woman. Make sensible, though-provoking posts and stop spending your existence perpetuating a stereotype. Just a suggestion.[/quote] For the record: You don't know me. You don't know what my hair looks like, nor my skin. I don't have to be an Angry Black Woman for me to think you're post was B.S. I was always taught that being a beautiful black woman was a blessing! That's why all the other races try to look like us! Not the other way around, as you'd like to believe. They are the ones getting their lips injected, their behinds injected, perming their hair to get it curly and tanning their skin to get it darker. They want to dance like us, sing like us, dress like us. Oh, and they like our men, too. It seems to me that you're the one perpetuating the stereotype that all black women want to be white. Unfortunately for you, it isn't so. Now, I've given you the attention you so desperately craved. Be gone!
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[quote comment="13927"][quote

[quote comment="13927"][quote comment="13917"] WTH? Get the heck out of here with that nonsense.[/quote] Yet another ABW - Angry Black Woman. Make sensible, though-provoking posts and stop spending your existence perpetuating a stereotype. Just a suggestion.[/quote] btw, that should be "thought-provoking" not "though-provoking".
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check out naomi's hand

check out naomi's hand gripping that clutch....looks nasty lol
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[quote comment="13917"] WTH?

[quote comment="13917"] WTH? Get the heck out of here with that nonsense.[/quote] Yet another ABW - Angry Black Woman. Make sensible, though-provoking posts and stop spending your existence perpetuating a stereotype. Just a suggestion.
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What was soooo funny to the

What was soooo funny to the chick with Johnny boy?? Maybe the fact that she was a cover up for the cameras & the joke is on the ones who believe they are dating.....
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Johnny does seem suspect,

Johnny does seem suspect, with his fine self! Fab lookin sexy as usual.
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[quote comment="13906"]I will

[quote comment="13906"]I will be honest and say it is infact Black women who bring this problem upon themselves.Why? Well...for starters, what happened to your hair? Stop and look at it now. Is that how you were born? Nowasays, every Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle wants to get her hair straightened out. Yet you worship them, calling them goddesses, your heros. Like what?!? I don't see the Dixie chicks trying to wear afros. Then, also, you run around buying creams to lighten your skin, citing light-skinned girls get all the fun. Who told you so. By doing that, without knowing, you actually become as ignorant as Imus, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, all rolled in one. So quit winning you black girls and sort your "proverbial house" out. I call you girls, not women, and I have no regrets. You showed men of all ages and races, that you desire to be something else. So don't complain when these same men go where they can get the silky long hair and bright skin, naturally. As they don't want to shell out for your relaxers and skin bleaching creams, should you get hitched. FACT! You hyprocrites need to wake up.[/quote] WTH? Get the heck out of here with that nonsense.
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I will be honest and say it

I will be honest and say it is infact Black women who bring this problem upon themselves.Why? Well...for starters, what happened to your hair? Stop and look at it now. Is that how you were born? Nowasays, every Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle wants to get her hair straightened out. Yet you worship them, calling them goddesses, your heros. Like what?!? I don't see the Dixie chicks trying to wear afros. Then, also, you run around buying creams to lighten your skin, citing light-skinned girls get all the fun. Who told you so. By doing that, without knowing, you actually become as ignorant as Imus, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, all rolled in one. So quit winning you black girls and sort your "proverbial house" out. I call you girls, not women, and I have no regrets. You showed men of all ages and races, that you desire to be something else. So don't complain when these same men go where they can get the silky long hair and bright skin, naturally. As they don't want to shell out for your relaxers and skin bleaching creams, should you get hitched. FACT! You hyprocrites need to wake up.
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I will be honest and say it

I will be honest and say it is infact Black women who bring this problem upon themselves. Why? Well...for starters, what happened to your hair? Every Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle wants to get her hair straightened out. I don't see the Dixie chicks trying to wear afros. Yet to support them. You call them your goddess, your heros. Get out of here. Then also, you run around buying creams to lighten your skin. In other words, you girls sold yourselves out, showing your men that you desire to be something else. So don't complain - I know you aren't yourself - when they do where they could get the silky long hair natural and bright skin. Second problem with black women. A lot of you are hypocrites. Like w
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Vida looks good!

Vida looks good!
lala's picture

Please excuse the spelling

Please excuse the spelling mistakes in my previous post. thanks
eva's picture

YOWWWW!!!!! @ Vida.

YOWWWW!!!!! @ Vida.
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[quote comment="13818"]Well,

[quote comment="13818"]Well, it's taken a few years but I'm fulfilling my destiny, degree done, running my company, living internationally, all before age 33. Along the way, found a woman who wanted to go down this journey with me. Wasn't afraid to get dirty, get it done and be PATIENT. Finally, a woman who accepted me flaws and all. If you see a photo of us you may say "she's beautiful but she ain't Black" or "why do all successful Black men choose non-Black women?". [/quote] Congratulations on your successs. I think what some women were complaining about is the quickness with which a Black man would say "black women are no good" and seek others. Your story is not unique, in every race there are men like you who struggle to find the right woman. A young Italian man for instance, may have the same difficulties you had, but if he didn't find what he was looking for with Sabrina, he would try Antonella, Bianca, Carlotta, Donatella until he find the right one. That is why 85% of successful Italian men are MARRIED to Italian women. Now don't get me wrong, I see nothing wrong in having an inter-racial couples. But I thing is the high percentage of black men (especially wealthy ones) who seem to seek out other races is the problem. Another thing to remember is the same struggles and issues Black men deal with, Black women deal with to. We both have the same history and we BOTH need understanding, and support. If you are a young Black man out there, don't give up on Black women so soon.
eva's picture

Anna shut up what the heck

Anna shut up what the heck does having a car to fix and a safe car to drive to work have to do with the current issues at hand. The irrelevancy of your comment
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RE: NAVIBLUBABY n SUNSHINE

RE: NAVIBLUBABY n SUNSHINE COMMENTS about CONFIDENCE I agree with you NAVIBLUBABY on that one "Black Men Do Not Like Straight Up Black Woman" confidence does play a part in it but are you telling me that in the music industry and all the ball players only lightskin or white mixed race women posess confidence, that is b/s Sunshine talkin' bout confidence, color complexes is an issue in our society and all over the world, don't act like it wasn't just a few years ago when all you saw in the black video were light skinned and white girls, and all the black athletes had therie lightskinned trohph wives. Lets not get it twisted confidence has nothning to do with it its about creating a fascade to look more like the majority, look at Beyonce, and Serna and Venus are as close to the most natural looking Black women in the public image and look how the are dogged, look at the Rutgers University women of color how they was classed as "Nappy Headed Hoes" they are confident girls but look how they were classed just b/c they were natural or average, so all you talking about how its all about "CONFIDENCE" needs to get a reality check and get some Education about RACE and COLOR in AMERICA
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John Legend is soo freakin

John Legend is soo freakin ADORABLE! His gf is cute, but WHY is she walking like 10 paces behind him?!?! lol
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Good to see my homie Game

Good to see my homie Game came out to party.
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OT - In case some missed

OT - In case some missed this: Downward mobility trend threatens black middle class In the upper echelons of society, these are halcyon days for African-American achievement. Never before have so many blacks reached the highest levels of government, business, media, entertainment and sports. At the same time, however, the success of people such as Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington and Tiger Woods has masked a troubling trend. Reports last week from the Pew Research Center documented extensive downward mobility among the sons and daughters of the black middle class: 45% of black children from those families end up "near poor," Pew reported. The comparable number for white families is 16%. It would be hard to overstate the significance for blacks or for society generally. It means that the expansion of the black middle class — the key to attaining racial equality since legal barriers were removed 40 years ago — is in jeopardy. On a personal level, it gives blacks reason to doubt the assumption that America is a place where each generation will surpass the previous one. African-Americans sense this slippage. Pew pollsters sampling black America found the greatest level of pessimism since 1983. Just one in five says things are better now than they were five years ago. Looking ahead, fewer than half say they think life for blacks will get better. The causes are complex and interlinked, but several bear closer scrutiny: * Family formation. The biggest driver of rising income and living standards of American families over the past several decades is the two-paycheck family. Too few African-Americans benefit from that trend: The percentage of married blacks in their 30s plunged from 68% in 1969 to 42% in 1998. (Whites have also experienced a decline in marriage rates across generations, but from considerably higher starting points.) Moreover, nearly 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock, up from about 25% in the mid-1960s. Any discussion of the class divide that ignores family factors ignores a root cause. * Gender. Discussing trends in black America also requires separating men and women. From 1974 to 2004, the median income fell 12% for black men while rising 75% for the women. One partial explanation is that twice as many black women as men graduate from college. Those stark male-female income trends affect family formation: A high-earning woman has little incentive to marry a low-earning man. This suggests sharpening the focus on the plight of African-American boys, particularly those growing up without father figures or positive male role models. * Education. Achieving middle class status is no guarantee that children will start achieving in school. Studies of well-integrated, middle-class school districts, such as Shaker Heights outside Cleveland, show that parents and teachers have lower expectations of minority students. When that happens, few black students end up being challenged in the advanced classes. Turning this around is possible. In recent years several middle-class school districts have succeeded in pulling more black students into advanced classes. Overall, however, progress is too slow. A second problem arises in low-income neighborhoods where teachers devote virtually all their attention to low-performing students, leaving brighter children — those most capable of high achievement later in life — unchallenged. Correcting that requires teacher training and adjustment of academic goals. * Discrimination. Blacks and whites have sharply different perceptions about the persistence of racial discrimination in U.S. society, Pew found. About two-thirds of blacks say blacks often or almost always face discrimination when applying for a job, renting an apartment or buying a house. By contrast, large majorities of whites believe blacks rarely face bias in these situations. Majorities of both races, however, believe that blacks who don't get ahead have mainly themselves, not discrimination, to blame. The common thread in determining upward mobility is what social researchers call "stickiness," the social glue that keeps families intact and financially prosperous. Important parts of the formula include health care, good neighborhoods, property ownership, marriage, strong school expectations, saving habits and inherited wealth. Just as all Americans can take pride in the nation's racial progress and in the achievements of people like Oprah and Tiger, all Americans have a stake in reversing the alarming slide in the black middle class. Posted at 12:22 AM/ET, November 19, 2007 in Business issues - Editorial, Education - Editorial, Family - Editorial, Pay/Income issues - Editorial, Race Issues/Civil rights - Editorial, USA TODAY editorial | Permalink
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Chivalry must be dead.

Chivalry must be dead. Johnny boy was walking all in front of his lady, and didn't even open the car door for her. What is that? Where is the love--or respect? Money sure isn’t everything.
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Ladies, my lovely Black

Ladies, my lovely Black ladies, please don't ever feel that you are less than another bec of race or any other aesthetic reality. Yes, Black men date other races sometimes and yes Black women do to. But what you see in a Hollywood photo is not reality everywhere. You just notice it more because you are sensitive to it. Now let me say this. We all need to open our hearts and be more REAL to ourselves and God. Doing so will unlock the doors of possiblity. For years I struggled to find a good woman (Black or otherwise) who was ready to work with me to achieve my life dreams. Many didn't want to partner in that journey to self improvement together. Had to be ready, rich & successful THEN. If not, well, see ya later they told me. I'll find a "baller" to pay MY bills is what I heard. Well, it's taken a few years but I'm fulfilling my destiny, degree done, running my company, living internationally, all before age 33. Along the way, found a woman who wanted to go down this journey with me. Wasn't afraid to get dirty, get it done and be PATIENT. Finally, a woman who accepted me flaws and all. If you see a photo of us you may say "she's beautiful but she ain't Black" or "why do all successful Black men choose non-Black women?". Well ladies, my beautiful Black ladies, there are always stories behind the photo. Think about that. I'll leave you with this.. the Black woman who I thought was my queen, who inspired me towards greatness ended up marrying a blond guy with blue eyes. It cuts both ways. Learn. Love. LIVE... and it will find you.
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Usher could have married a

Usher could have married a midnight black sister as long as she was not ugly. Its like ya'll want people to think that beauty has anything to do with skin color. If you ugly you ugly . Light, dark, medium, etc. And Ushers wife , is ugly, she looks like a man .
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We an't made at Tameka cause

We an't made at Tameka cause she is dark we mad cause she is old and ugly. Jessica White is dark and we think she is fly as hell. Naomi is dark too. Tameka is just ugly oldand greasy. simple as that. Black people kill me . Always got a f*ckin complaint no wonder mexicans are passing us as a group. Soon we will be the lowest population on the list. Damn shame. If a bitch ugly she ugly . And Tameka is ugly, just like Amy Whinehouse , ugly .
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I agree with u MistaO. But

I agree with u MistaO. But I'm not saying Im waiting for validation from White America that I am a beautiful Black women. But I find it discouraging when Black men will come up to me and say something stupid like "what are u?" And I respond "Black".Then we go on to debate why I am lightskin. Once a guy said "Who raped ur great grandmother?" So I guess you are right that a LOT of Black people have damaged mentalities when it comes to OUR OWN RACE! Sad!!!!!!! But I will stick by mey Black men, but who knows for how long????
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Mista0...you are on point

Mista0...you are on point with every single one of your comments. This subject matter is SO tired.
fifi's picture

I AGREE THOSE KIDS ARE

I AGREE THOSE KIDS ARE STRAIGHT UP BRATS!!
PAIGEYWAIGEY's picture

Right you are Mista O......

Right you are Mista O...... 100% full support!!
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@ STARBABY..... I THINK SHE'S

@ STARBABY..... I THINK SHE'S GONNA END UP WITH PUNK, DAMN SHAME HE IS FROM DA' CHI.... BECAUSE HIS ASS IS AT EVERY DAMN PARTY THESE DAYS...I BET MONEY ON THAT!! HE WILL DUMP HER CAUSE HE'S AS BOUGIE AS THEY COME...UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES HE WOULD NEVER HOLLA AT ANY CHICK LIKE NY, HE WOULD CONSIDER IT SLUMMING IF HE MESSED WITH HER.
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[quote

[quote comment="13757"]@PaigeyWaigey -That was the funniest ILNY ever, that damn Chance bout to get his ass wooped twice was hilarious. I do think Pretty is gay, but hell Punk and Buddah are probably gay too. And I would have cursed NY ass out too if she thought she was gone carry me on national TV. You heard what she said about Tailor Made baby momma. THe pot calling the kettle black that's exactly what Im talking bout...that girl looked better then NY and Sister Pat and they clowning.[/quote] GIRL YES!!! NY SEEMS TO THINK SHE HAS SOME QUALITY MEN LEFT....POOR THING....PUNK NEEDS HIS VOICEBOX TURNED AROUND SO HE CAN SOUND MALE, BUDDAH WILL "YOLK UP" NY'S ASS SOONER OR LATER HE IS VIOLENT, TAILOR MADE IS JUST WHAT SHE NEEDS A SLAVE LIKE HER DAMN DADDY IS TO HER MOTHER (IF THAT WAS EVEN HER DAD), MR.WISE IS SCARED OF HER ASS, THE ENTERTAINER NEEDS TO COME UP FROM UNDER HIS MAMA'S TITTY. AS FOR PRETTY, I PRAY HE IS NOT GAY, BUT I THINK HIS SISTER MESSED IT UP FOR HIM SHE MADE IT SEEM LIKE HE WAS GAY, SHE DIDN'T SAY HE WAS OR THAT HE WASN'T JUST THAT PEOPLE TALK..NOW IF PEOPLE ARE ALL OVER TOWN SAYING YOU GAY THERE MUST BE A REASON WHY...IF MY BROTHER WAS THE ONE AND I KNEW HE WASN'T GAY I WOULD BE ALL UP IN NY'S AND HER CLING-ON MAMA'S FACE SAYING SO..SHE JUST WAS TOO WISHY WASHY. BUT WE'LL FIND OUT ON THE REUNION SHOW...OR THROUGH THE INTERNET GRAPEVINE.
PAIGEYWAIGEY's picture

Evan is distirbing lookin'

Evan is distirbing lookin' DUDE - ew. What's wronf with Nomi's hands - AGE I SEE Why do people say Legend is gay - there is no buzz about that - just speculation 'cause he's not HARD=homothug Can't stand those little simmons girls - little obnouxious kids(I'm sorry that is mean). Russell told a story about them talkin' 'bout "daddy aren't we going to fly on our private jet" They seem to be treated like little dolls and dolls are objects not people - YUCK
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