Monday, February 18, 2008

How many clicks does it take?

Often times I visit many blogs and read lots of comments (probably too much). But sometimes it takes one read and then I'm clicking on the person's name to see their blog. Other times I see them appearing and commenting several times and several blogs before I get motivated to click on their name to see their blog. Why? I don't know. But I'm usually glad for what I find.

Some "new" discoveries:

Gorgious Black Women

Awesome pictoral blog of black women models and actresses. I must admit I like looking at their clothing and Jewelry. Somehow it motivates me to put on my earrings, and find a pretty(ier) headcovering to put on for the day!

Soila's blog: UnNecessary Noize.
About thoughts and musings about her life. The sweetness and beauty shines through!

I'm still waiting for Khadija to start a blog. lol.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the Ruminations of a Racial Realist. Not sure. I like reading Kola Boof's pov on things. I want to under stand her.

Well that's it for now.


Grata said...

I just visited the Rnminations blog. Yes, its hard reading for me since I don't wholy relate with "black identity".
Just like an AA could not relate to my culture, the same is the reverse.

Soila. said...

Miriam sd:
"Soila's blog: UnNecessary Noize.
About thoughts and musings about her life. The sweetness and beauty shines through!"

Awwwww. You are too sweet a woman.
Welcome to my place anytime for my rantings that never make sense :)

Miriam said...

Soila said:
Welcome to my place anytime for my rantings that never make sense :)

It makes total sense!

Miriam said...

Grata - I tell ya, at times I get TOTALLY disillusioned with the whole thing.

Grata said...

"Grata - I tell ya, at times I get TOTALLY disillusioned with the whole thing".

I think people need to reevaluate the group mentality based on skin color. For some reason I think grouping undermines the development of an individual. I see that in many African cultures that operate closely. I think blacks need to focus on development as individuals.

Gorgeous Black Women said...

Thanks for the love :)

I know what you mean. Since starting the blog, I'd been trying to find so many clothes and accessories online. It's a little maddening. I love Chimamanda's head cover. Also love Nichelle Nichols' earrings, one of Celestina's bangles, Lorna's trench and pumps, pretty much everything Clara had on, Chrisette's cocktail ring, all of Ania's jewelry, all of Kerry's clothes, etc.
I was very much a classic Connecticut young lady. I'm definitely expanding my options.

Miriam said...

GBW said:
...all of Ania's jewelry,...

lolol isn't it something! But I like it. It reminds me that I am beautiful and there are things that can really enhance my beauty.

It reminds me not to stay plain jane (which I tend to go).

PioneerValleyWoman said...

As for Racial Realist and Kola Boof, remember that people like them, especially Racial Realist, have serious issues with interracially married couples.

Have you seen the types of assertions Racial Realist has made, of interracially married couples as worshiping whiteness, being disloyal and assimilated, of wanting to escape blackness, as though black people who marry interracially are no longer black.

As for Kola Boof, she claims that mixed race black children can have no claims whatsoever to blackness.

The guy on Assault on Black Folks Sanity, M. Fisher (who recently stopped blogging), has said similar types of things, arguing that black people should make a pledge not to date or marry whites, as long as white supremacy exists.

Miriam said...


I am not sure what to make of these...racist?..

To be a human buffer against white supremacy. I don't know if that works. PLus, the inside problems going on within the race, what, we can't run from them if we find a better haven elsewhere?

It seems community over individual.No matter the expense.

I don't regret any marriage decisions I 've made.

these guys sure throw a monkey wrench in one's thinking though. lol

Miriam said...


I got the impression Kola Boof was saying that black men don't like Black women.

So what are they supposed to do?

Stay single and use people?

PioneerValleyWoman said...

She seemed to be saying in her discussions of authentic blackness, that black men don't like black women. I did get the sense she meant black men having children by white women reject black women because they are rejecting blackness.

As for black women, I'm not clear where they fit in to her scheme of things. But I did not like though, her arguments about an African woman like her having children by a black man as being the only type capable of giving birth to "authentically black" children.

It is interesting, that the woman who runs the blog, is biracial--black father, white mother. Based upon Boof's categorization, this woman would not be authentically black.

As for people like them "throwing a monkey wrench" into the thinking, it's all a matter of questioning their presumptions and realizing the implications of their arguments. And thus I realize just how bogus they are!

Gorgeous Black Women said...

Isn't Kola Boof biracial? And under this assertion that biracial children can make no claim to "blackness," aren't the opinions that she gives as a black woman null and void?

Miriam said...

GBW - omg, if that is true!

Actually the owner of the blog ruminations of a racial realist is biracial.

Hmmmm...should I be connecting the dots. Is this apologetics in action?