1. OSSIE DAVIS X RUBY DEE

    Can I soapbox for a minute?

    People, a show called "My Babies’ Mamas" is coming out. Ladies, an apparent goal is to target you. A direct quote from a VP of development:

    All My Babies Mamas will be filled with outrageous and authentic over the top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about.”

    You’ve seen this kind of show hundreds of times. Reality shows and their ilk exist because people want to be able to say, “Man, I may be broke and tired from working all day, but at least I ain’t as crazy as THESE people.” I get that. No shade being thrown from me on that point.

    Instead, allow me to present a bit of counter-programming: Look at that picture. 

    I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.  - Ossie

    The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity. - Ruby

    Black love, people. Now and forever more. 

    Ernest



     
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