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Posted on May 14, 2006 at 02:29 PM

This is only my opinion but I'm entitled to it. A good number of our black men, that meet the total package criteria that we good sisters out here would want and deserve, seem to want Hollywood's version of a beautiful black woman. It seems like if they are going to be with a sister at all, she has to be on a look scale of Halle, Beyonce, or Vanessa. I'm not hating and I love all three of the beautiful sisters. They are awesome at what they do!!!!! I'm President and CEO of my own companies, make six figures a year, obtained a masters degree, have excellent credit, and have no children. Yet the kind of brother that I deserve will hardly look my way. Not to mention, I know I'm not a bad looking sister. Hell......I've seen worse.....LOLOLOLOL!!!! If I looked like Hollywood's version of a beautiful black woman, none of my accomplishments would even matter. I could have seven children, be on welfare and section eight housing, and claim enough baggage to travel around the world in eighty days. I think this is why so many black women have started dating white men. They simply appreciate us more! I know I'll take it.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 07:53 AM

Say what you want about Tyler Perry, but he kept a lot of black women working. He even gave Mary J. Blige a role in one of his movies. 


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Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 07:47 AM

I wonder if we'll see Gabourey Sidibe (star of Precious) in another Hollywood movie. 


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Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 07:36 AM

Halle Berry has a new movie coming out in October called Kidnap. Seems like it might be worth checking out. Halle was pretty good a few years ago in The Call.


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Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 09:01 AM

You are so right.


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Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 08:00 AM

23 year-old Alexandra Shipp will be playing the role of Storm in next year's X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Don't get me wrong, Alexandra is beautiful and all, but to be honest, I would've liked to see a darker skinned black woman casted to play the role of Storm.

 

As a comic book reader coming up, and a fan of the X-men franchise, a darker skinned black woman would've been a more accurate depiction of the character Storm. 


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Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 01:05 PM

Kimberly Elise did an outstanding job playing the role of Helen, in Tyler Perry's Diary Of A Mad Black Woman. 


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Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 04:42 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow TV series) get some Hollywood movie roles. 


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Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 01:11 PM

Regina Hall is one of my personal favorites. She played in "About Last Night" with Kevin Hart, but I don't recall seeing her in anything else after that. But maybe she was. 


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Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Kerry Washington (of Scandal) is doing her thing on the small screen, but I would like to see more of her on the big screen. 


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Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Sanaa Lathan (from The Best Man) is another beautiful black woman that I would like to see get more work in Hollywood. 


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Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:07 PM

I would love to see Taraji P. Henson (from the Empire TV drama) starring in more Hollywood movies. 


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Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 06:12 AM

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This is only my opinion but I'm entitled to it. A good number of our black men, that meet the total package criteria that we good sisters out here would want and deserve, seem to want Hollywood's version of a beautiful black woman. It seems like if they are going to be with a sister at all, she has to be on a look scale of Halle, Beyonce, or Vanessa. I'm not hating and I love all three of the beautiful sisters. They are awesome at what they do!!!!! I'm President and CEO of my own companies, make six figures a year, obtained a masters degree, have excellent credit, and have no children. Yet the kind of brother that I deserve will hardly look my way. Not to mention, I know I'm not a bad looking sister. Hell......I've seen worse.....LOLOLOLOL!!!! If I looked like Hollywood's version of a beautiful black woman, none of my accomplishments would even matter. I could have seven children, be on welfare and section eight housing, and claim enough baggage to travel around the world in eighty days. I think this is why so many black women have started dating white men. They simply appreciate us more! I know I'll take it.


My version of a beautiful black woman is former Ms. USA Kenya Moore. Truthfully, I would like to see more of the darker skinned black women represented in Hollywood. But if you really understood men, you would know that one of the things that most men want in life is - to be with a beautiful woman. Therefore, all of your accomplishments and carreer success may mean nothing to a man. Those personal achievements may mean everything to you, but they may not mean much to a man. I know this might sound a bit harsh, but it's true. And if asked a man and he was being completely honest with you, he would tell you that he would much have a beautiful woman - than an average looking woman who's a CEO, has two degrees, etc.


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Posted on Oct 15, 2007 at 04:23 AM

]quote[ These types of options(choices of men, special treatment, etc.)are generally not available to average looking women(or man). ]quote[ where's stedman when you need him....???

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Posted on Oct 12, 2007 at 04:34 PM

thewomandriven writes: If I looked like Hollywood's version of a beautiful black woman, none of my accomplishments would even matter. I could have seven children, be on welfare and section eight housing, and claim enough baggage to travel around the world in eighty days. I think this is why so many black women have started dating white men. They simply appreciate us more! I know I'll take it. ******************************************************************************************************************************************** I think it would still matter, even if ONLY for the "icing on the cake" effect. Women(not just famous ones)who are extraordinarily attractive will always have options that most of them are all too aware of. These types of options(choices of men, special treatment, etc.)are generally not available to average looking women(or men). You see, we men are mostly conditioned by our "glamour conscious" society to respond to certain things such as women who look or appear a certain way. How many unattractive female(or male) news reporters do you see on t.v.? One of the TRAPS of being a high achieving person is, they(not you necessarily)often tend to develop a very DANGEROUS sense of ENTITLEMENT. Success in business does not neccessarily guarantee(or entitle)one to success in other areas of one's life(e.g., romance). For instance, look at the divorvce rate of Hollywood couples. It's appallingly high! Total success in life? I don't think so.

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Posted on Nov 24, 2006 at 09:48 PM


.white men love Pamela anderson and Jessica Simpson...hispanic men love J-Lo and Selma Hyack....that's just the way men are..(they think mostly with their second head)......
nahhhhhhhhhhh youy really didn't say that did you...???..... nahhhhhhh you didn't........ take out the race and ethnicity description.. when it comes to the H-wood woman..... men... period... and when it 'comes to the 2nd head..... there are no lines.. race creed, color....... one for all and all for one......... SHOW ME THE HONEY...!!! dontcha jus' luv d'artagnan...???

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Posted on Nov 21, 2006 at 06:29 PM

Hey, How ya doing....I agree with some of your comments, but not all...some of our brothers are very shallow, but then again "all men" want the Hollywood woman...white men love Pamela anderson and Jessica Simpson...hispanic men love J-Lo and Selma Hyack....that's just the way men are..(they think mostly with their second head)...... but as far as you finding your total package...that's up to you...their are alot of men that feel the same way you do...they are successful and handsome and intelligent and looking for a woman like you....."seek and ye shall find"...it's just a matter of looking for love in all the right places.... Peace & Blessings

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Posted on Oct 02, 2006 at 09:13 AM

I dunno Driven...last time I looked you seemed pretty darn cute to me....but those Hollywood girls aren't too bad either...Always had a thing for the one that was in "The Eiger Sanction"..she was adorable.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2006 at 05:33 PM

A couple of questions. What is the "total package" that a woman would want? Is that based upon income, looks, personality? 2nd, what do you mean by "the type of brother I deserve"? Is that someone with a lot of money, no children, and cute? Or does that mean someone who will love, respect, and cherish you the same way you would do him? Your doing your thing sis, and I applaud you for achieving success career wise, but that does not translate into successful relationships. I don't think it's fair for you to indict all successful black men as being shallow. By all means, date other races, but I think it is wrong to do that on a reactionary basis, because contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of successful black men that would find you attractive and would date you. Finally, I always think it fair to be introspective and examine how I may be contributing to the success or failure of a situation. I would urge you to do the same.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Baby girl, (at my age I can say that) where's the fire? I've read your blog over and over again, and I just keep getting the feeling that you set some kind of time frame for having a husband and 1.5 kids. When what you wanted didn't happen WHEN you felt it should have, you decided to change up the race of man to consider as a potential partner. Relax, you'll get exactly what you want. Haven't you gotten everything you've ever set your sights on? Sit back and enjoy all your accomplishments without pressuring yourself about your personal life. How about looking at it from this angle. I'll give you a parallel situation. A couple has been trying to get pregnant ever since they got married. In year eight, they decide to stop trying to have a baby, so they adopt. They're enjoying their new child, who is everything they could have imagined and wanted. Suddenly, the wife finds herself pregnant. They are incredulous, but overjoyed. She got pregnant because she took her attention off of the issue. I've heard of it happening over and over again. Focusing a whole lot of energy works really well in business. The problem can be at times, that people are the recipient of all that intense energy. You don't have to vocalize your intent, but it's picked up anyway. That's when you meet resistance if the wrong person encounters that energy. So enjoy the fruits of your labors and PLAY, then PLAY SOME MORE, then PLAY EVEN HARDER THAN WHEN YOU PLAYED SOME MORE. Then, voila, you'll find yourself face to face with a guy whose energy matches yours - no matter what race he is. Sending you much love... BTW - I'm saying this because I too was used to getting everything I wanted. I wasn't used to being denied anything or by anyone. But life has taught me that we always get what we want: on the creator's time, not ours.

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