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Let it be known Cissy Houston’s raw honesty, though admirable, left me feeling some kind of way during certain segments of her interview with Oprah. In particular, the segment on her daughters relationship with Robin Crawford and the rumors of her being in a bi-sexual/gay relationship with Robin left me looking at Cissy sideways. I excused her responses on the basis that she is elderly, from a different time, and holds steadfast to her Christian beliefs. I along with so many others dismissed Cissy for the same reasons. This is how so many of us have been conditioned to deal with our elders. Well, its a new dawn and a new day, and some argue that our dismissal perpetuates ignorance? Would You agree?
I consulted with a very good friend of the site @Anti_Intellect from the Anti Intellect Blog. He is someone i respect HIGHLY, no necessarily because of his views, but because of his ability to put thought behind the views he articulates to the masses and his thorough research and fact finding. Anti-Intellect says:
It can’t simply be said that Cissy is a product of her time because it isn’t as if no gay people existed at this time; they did. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison are both around Cissy Houston’s age and are also religious women. However, they are not homophobic like Cissy Houston. Both Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou maintained close relationships with James Baldwin, a Black gay man. Cissy Houston, herself, often sang backup for Luther Vandross, another Black gay man. I think excusing homophobia as a generational thing is a cop out. Cissy Houston is homophobic because she chooses to be homophobic. I think we do a disservice to our elderly by suggesting that old age is somehow synonymous with homophobia. It is not. Homophobia is, and has always been, a choice.
See what what else he had to say. Read his essay in its entirety. Read the rest of this entry »
Last night, I learned so much watching the Oprah interview with Cissy Houston. Let me start out by saying, this is the first time in life I have ever walked away from an interview feeling like the interviewee was not prepped by a PR person and that their only agenda was to render to TRUTH. Cissy Houston dished some major truth, much of which many people were not ready for. At several points in the interview, you see that Oprah was kind of caught of guard and looked a tad bit uneasy. There were some things that Cissy Houston said that did not sit well with me, however, no two people are ever going to agree on everything. Even though some of her views did not settle well with my spirit, I could not do anything but smile in admiration for her courage and ability to be honest, despite the fact that much of her honesty countered what is popular these days.
For years, rumors spiraled around Whitney Houston in regards to her being a lesbian and partaking in lesbian love affair with her “best freind” Robin Crawford. When Oprah asked Cissy about Whitney being gay and her relationship with Robin, what Cissy had to say shocked a lot of people. Read the rest of this entry »
So y’all already know how I feel about this train wreck of a reality television show, The Houston’s On Our Own, set to debut on Wednesday, October 24th on Lifetime. Well, additional promotion pictures have been released and if you want to get a good laugh, then perhaps you should hear what I have to say about them.
Bobby Kristina is over the age of 18 now right? That means she is no longer a child and I can officially go in and let have right? Y’all know I have a policy about children. I DO NOT talk about folks children unless it is Jayden & Willow Smith. I can’t stand their grown asses. Anyway. I guess in the above picture, Bobby Kristina calls herself paying HOMAGE to Aaliyah with the over dramatic swoop across the eye. Chile, but the only thing that is One In A Million is that vulgar gap. It’s as if her face is playing hide in seek with its self. The left eye got it right, but the gap is hiding in plain sight. Check out the rest.