I ran across this video over at Women of High Standard. In the clip First Lady Michelle Obama briefly addresses the "angry black woman," image that opponents have tried to portray her as.
Any image of FLOTUS Michelle Obama that I see, she is always poised and professional. What has she done that could be described as "angry."
I think images are powerful and one reason I had to stop watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Why is it in the age of Michelle Obama, the country has seemed to rally around the RHOA breakout start, Nene Leakes?
I think it is unfair to point out Leakes as a representative of all black women but, again, images are powerful.
Nene Leakes' character on the show is the angry black woman stereotype and to a smaller degree so is Sheree Whitfield's on air persona. I say "on air persona" and "character" because reality tv is not, in fact, real. Who in real life has producers prompting drama and cameras filming their every move?
Continue reading The Myth of the Angry Black Woman – Image is Everything
Guys I have cut the proverbial cord – the cable cord. Saving money all over the place, which feels good. Have a whole lot of free time and less mental clutter. The challenge? Harnessing all this new found energy into something productive.
I ain't gonna lie *no Fifty Tyson* I had some withdrawals. This past Sunday was the debut of the new Real Housewives of Atlanta. YET, I did not bow, I did not bend. I held my ground and surprise, my bank account is pleased.
I cannot believe how much time I wasted on my reality shows. All of the time I could have spent working on my book.
Yeah, remember that?
My mind is clearer. I abhor drama in my own personal life yet I had opted to allow other people's drama into my home for entertainment's sake. Surely real life has more to offer. In 2012, I am going to find out.
SN: I have rediscovered PBS. They need the viewership, right? Ah, Charlie Rose, how I have missed thee!
Freeing myself of cable is the gift that keeps on giving.
Deshawn Snow was on Season 1 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta AND she was my favorite. She also lent credibility to the show seeing that she was actually married at the time.
Snow was not on any subsequent seasons. My opinion – she did not have enough drama.
Snow appeared to be happily married, mother, church-goer and philanthropist. She did more than drink wine, cuss and fight. Too positive a depiction of a sista for Bravo or too boring for reality TV?
Who knows. She has since lost a cheating husband and a few pounds, too. Take a looksee: