For those of you who are highly enthralled with the glitz and glam of Atlanta that you see on Single Ladies, don’t be! What you see on your television screen is not what you get. Be not confused, if you travel 10 minutes in any direction of Atlanta’s epicenter, you are in GEORGIA. The booshe scene here in The Bible Belt looks more like bouffant hairstyles and colonial porches than Chanel blouses and penthouse apartments.
Don’t get me wrong, we residence here in Atlanta are more than thankful for the image that Single Ladies portrays to the outside world. However, we don’t want any of you moving here and getting an attitude with us when we can’t point you in the direction of a Buckhead boutique that is remotely as fabulous as Indulgence (the boutique on the show) , or invite you a party filled with people who all look like models. For all of that, you may want to bypass Atlanta and head down to Miami. Continue reading
As The Twelve Atlantic Station Turns. This real life recount of 100% factual occurrences is sure to leave you at the edge of your seat, laughing to no end, and dying to get to the bar at Twelve Atlantic Station to witness some of this for your self.
In this installment of As The Twelve Atlantic Station Turns, I want to introduce you to Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina is one of the so called managers of the restaurant. The residents of the building call her Hurricane because everything on her looks displaced, disheveled, and disgusting. Quiet as its kept, when I first saw her, I commended the restaurant for having a mentor ship program with a battered women’s shelter. Unbeknownst to me, in the words of Beyonce “She woke up like this”. Just picture Miss Celie meets Ragedy Ann. Non the less, her appearance is the least of Hurricane’s issues. Her mental capacity, or lack there of is the main thing crippling operations. Chile one day we had a field day laughing at the poor woman trying to transfer a call. She struggled so bad with trying to use the telephone that eventually the person on the other end just hung up.
Recently Atlanta was hit with a snow storm that left the city paralyzed and residents and hotel guest trapped in the building. Lord have mercy Jesus, why was Hurricane and her missing brain on duty that night. Chile food orders were backed up for over an hour. Folks were placing orders, but only half their order would come out while there was another 40 minute wait on the other half. Hurricane found it more prudent to argue with restaurant guest over discounts for poor customer service than to address the fact that their was a break down in the kitchen. Continue reading
Not all discrimination is blatant. Sometimes it’s an accumulation of smaller, subtler interactions that can make you feel as though you’re fighting a losing battle. These are known as microaggressions and, although they may not seem like much to the people who deal them out, they continue to perpetuate harmful attitudes that marginalize minorities. ~Cnet
If you want to know what it feels like to be driving while black, I guess you can just play Grand Theft Auto chile… A friend texted me an article about this app and it really peeked my interest so I figured I’d share it. Unfortunately for those of us in the US, the app is adapted for racial minorities in Australia. No tea no shade, but we are not honest enough in the US to even begin to explore an app like this. We’d much rather pretend everything is all peachy because we have a black president. At any rate, catch the rest of these T’s about the app. Continue reading
The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post solely belong to Anti intellect – FUNKY DINEVA DID NOT WRITE THIS
We have a problem.
We have a gender problem. We have a sexual orientation problem. We have a parenting problem.
Our “problem” was put on display most recently when the picture of a father, a Black father, went viral on the internet. The picture shows the stay-at-home father combing one daughters hair while another is strapped to his chest. The naive among us would think that people are prepared for this in 2014, but nope. Even though many people found the photograph endearing, inspiring, and touching, other people did not. This was there chance to swoop in and spew sexism and homophobia.
Raising children is not gender-specific work. There is nothing in this world, sans ignorance, that says that only women can raise children. Men are just as capable of women at taking care of their children, nurturing their children, raising their children. We should not feign outrage when a father is seen combing his daughter’s hair. The sexist thinking has got to go. We should also stop associating men doing things like doing their daughters hair with femininity and thus being gay. First and foremost, there is nothing wrong with being feminine or being gay, and props to all of the fathers who are. Second, there is nothing “gay” about taking care of your children. Although far too many people ignorantly think this. Continue reading
You know what lil girl? I’m tired of you! I swear for lord Whitney didn’t teach this chile anything. Y’all Bobby Kris done hauled off and married her brother. The incest is now legal. What troubles me the most, and I’ve said this time and time again, why have we never heard Bobby Kristina’s name and the word “college” in the same sentence ever???? Chile this girl is lucky my ride is outside and we bout to go down to da bar. If not, I would read her for 2 more paragrpahs. Check it out Continue reading
Old and the Restless actress Victoria Rowell is getting a divorce from collage artist and sculptor Radcliffe Bailey. The gag is, Radcliffe filed for divorce from Victoria. Quiet as its kept, Radcliffe has big nerve considering that fact that he makes lawn figurines for a living. Chile Cheese.
The couple had a pretty solid pre-nup in place, so no money will be exchanges. It should be a fairly simple divorce. Very SMART Victoria. Additionally the couple had no children.
According to the settlement, “Each agrees that he or she shall not in any manner disturb, bother, harass or otherwise interfere with the other party.” _TMZ