12.05.2013

Let this be a testament to the power of Black women

Have you ever watched Oxygen's reality show "Too Young to Marry?"  I did, and the sanest, most together couple (of all the ones I watched), were a young BW/WM couple from the South named Shanice and Bradley.  They had their ish together.

The really interesting factor here was Bradley's mother, June. Bradley is 18, and up until his wedding day, he hadn't seen his mom in 5 years. So when he was 13, June dumped him off on Mawmaw, moved to Vegas, and never looked back.

That is...until he announced his wedding to Shanice. After that, she couldn't hop on a plane fast enough. Up until then, nothing else had mattered about her son's life - not his childhood, his health, the fact he missed his mom, not even the fact he was valedictorian of his class - none of that was enough to bring her back...until he married a Black girl (at a wedding where there were, like, NO other white people except a perfectly supportive Mawmaw, mind you).  And when she tried to talk them out of it, she claimed it was 'cause she wanted him to wait, to finish college, to blah blah blah [insert all the things that never mattered to her before until he decided to marry a Black girl].
June was devastated, but Bradley told her to accept it. He said that he loves Shanice more than her. Ouch! (Source)


Their segment ended with Bradley telling the camera it was unlikely he'd ever see his mom again after that, and then he and his wife went off into the sunset (metaphorically speaking, of course).  When Oxygen checked back on them two months later, they were still happy (unlike the other couples) and settled into their campus apartment.

Next example....

Some of you read the article posted on our Facebook in which the Hong Kong tabloids are flipping over the fact than actor's son was seen in two Facebook photos with a Black girl, and might be - *gasp* - in an interracial relationship.  Next thing the actor knew, journalists were grilling him about a girl whom, for all we know, may just be some acquaintance the boy ran into at a couple of parties.


I reiterate: a non-famous, completely random Black girl has thrown the Hong Kong tabloids in a tizzy...just 'cause.

19 comments:

  1. 1) Mama should have just stayed under whichever rock she scurried beneath 5 years ago. Funny how having the opposite of an alabaster fiance brought up all those maternal feelings.

    2) How much you wanna bet that the tabloids wouldn't have batted an eyelash if the young woman pictured looked more like, say, Jennifer Lawrence?

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    1. Mama should have just stayed under whichever rock she scurried beneath 5 years ago.

      The Grandmama was hilarious. She was all like, "You left him!" - and those two would've had it out on camera if the Oxygen hadn't been more preoccupied with focusing on the wedding.

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    2. Forgot - How much you wanna bet that the tabloids wouldn't have batted an eyelash if the young woman pictured looked more like, say, Jennifer Lawrence?

      They would have, but in a more positive light.

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    3. You know what is funny is Koreans are saying she Jennifer isn't pretty and they can't see the hype.

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    4. "How much you wanna bet that the tabloids wouldn't have batted an eyelash if the young woman pictured looked more like, say, Jennifer Lawrence?"

      It reminds me of the whole Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr split and how the tabloids were saying Orlando was seeing his co-star Condola Rashad and people flipping their shit.

      The interesting thing is I didn't know who Miranda Kerr was until i was reading Korean Netizens translations on Netizen Buzz and how they love her face and she has perfect portions & blah...blah..blah. So when the news broke out with the split and the rumors of who cheated on who, the reactions were eye roll worthy. "What's wrong with his eyes." "Miranda is 100x prettier"... The funny thing is the picture they used of Condola didn't show her face, her face was turned because her and Orlando were kissing for the advertisement of the play they were in. So unless people looked Condola up on the internet (who is pretty) they just saw her brown skin.

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    5. Lol...! Condola must have a face in the back for them to know what she look like

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    6. I thought that before Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom had a thing with Noemie Harris.
      Funny how people's heads explode when desirable men of any race decide they want a pretty black wife or girlfriend, or as you even pointed out, just have a pretty black female friend.
      Of course in real life I think people pretend those couples aren't couples too.

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    7. Exactly. I thought that he dated her.Either way, people just can't take it when, like you said, desirable/well known guys like Orlando men like Orlando can possibly fall for Black women. Not that I would want to be rumored to have an affair, but notice how media isn't so quick to put this out or in more light hearted cases like Princes and billionaires who married Black women. Unless you're Janet Jackson.. and some people had that " He (the husband) wasn't supposed to marry a Black woman, but marry a White woman " mentality. It kills them if they aren't on top.

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  2. It sad that the only concern the White mom had was her son marrying a Black woman.. not his well being.. but marrying a Black girl. Man that is so nuts! Maybe she did the right thing in leaving him to another place because she is a heartless bigot.

    I read that about Michael Miu's son and I'm like out of all the spectacular news all Hong Kong could come up with was an article about him (his son) being on a picture with a possibly random Black girl? OMG! This is soooo lame. Come on !

    They know nothing about this girl, but they know that she's the worst person in the world. Then again, Edward Snowden was treated like a rock star there regardless of treason charges being brought up against him. That is some backwards stuff along with some backwards journalism.

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  3. Gee, why don't they just put non blacks being attracted to/dating blacks in the DSM already? *sarcasm*

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  4. June was devastated, but Bradley told her to accept it. He said that he loves Shanice more than her. Ouch!

    Welp!

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  5. I wish them well and all the support in the world from those who give a damn. They're too young to be getting married. Rarely do you find college sweetheart couples who stand the test of time.

    Having said that, I hope they stay together forever just as a big "fuck you" to his trifling, trailer-trash, country-ass momma and horse-faced sister. Ain't gonna lie; I thought that bitch was a boy until he said she was his sister.

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    1. Ain't gonna lie; I thought that bitch was a boy until he said she was his sister.-Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought that!

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    2. Having said that, I hope they stay together forever just as a big "fuck you" to his trifling

      Hear, hear.

      They're not a normal young couple though; they talk a lot about their struggles, and despite their struggles, she graduated top 10% of her class and he was valedictorian. They have full rides to their colleges and they do seem to think (a lot of) things through.

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    3. A rarity among the young!

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  6. For their sake,I hope thaey remain together until they die. I admit, they are rather and they have a lot to learn about life but one thing Bradley knows is true love...the struggles ,sacrifices and the beauty.. they're going through it. These two can teach a lot of grown folk what love is.

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    1. I was very impressed with how they handled themselves.

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  7. This is just so devastating to watch. It's disappointing when a mother cannot just sit back and allow their own child to be happy. It would be one thing if she raised him, and knew him well enough to know why the marriage wouldn't work for other reasons besides race. But in this situation mother does not know best because she was never there. Something must really be wrong with you if you have to permeate your misery onto the lives of others. Post-racial America is Neverland...it does not exist.

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