Saturday, June 26, 2010

Despite The Odds, Omaha Nebraska Swirling It Up!

We welcome all interracial couples and multicultural families. This is a group where we can feel free to discuss the issues and problems of our lives as well as celebrate who we are and how we feel about our diversity- Lanee Amador

According to the 2008 Census Bureau, Omaha's racial makeup of the city is 78.4% White, 13.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from two or more races. 7.5% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.  Despite (or in spite of) the numbers, The Midwest Interracial Couples/Multicultural Families Group is breaking new ground!

Founded by Lanee February 2010, its been a little difficult organizing the Meetups and picking up members. The Midwest Interracial Group has 6 members and is expected to increase as the word gets around...and perhaps the restriction on the maximum age will drop.

So if you happen to live in Omaha, the home of Paypal, Warren Buffet, TD Ameritrade and LinkedIn, show Lanee some love and get your swirl...if you're under 35.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Funky Winkerbean- Does Interracial Storyline Imitate Life?

Batiuk decided that when Lisa Moore's widower, Les, moved on, it would be with a black woman named Cayla. The ghost of Lisa even pops up to give Les the thumbs-up on the union, when Cayla admits to being a Woody Allen fan. Later on, the two middle-aged single parents steal a moonlit lip lock in the car- Saloman

So the last time I checked, Les and Cayla made a cameo appearance back in May. In the last panel, Cayla was standing in the cafeteria with egg on her face:

What's up with Batiuk introducing a black woman to the mix after Les' wife kicked the bucket? Why did Batiuk feel it was necessary to age them like Rip Van Winkle? Orderlies will be serving smashed peas to these two the next time we see them!

Will anything ever come of these two? Why even introduce Cayla while it's clear that Les is infatuated with
Susan. Why does Cayla look so frumpy? Or is the storyline so boring predictable it doesn't really matter?

So many questions...

We Interrupt Our Regular Scheduled Broadcast....

It's All About Reciprocity

OK so I was doing my surfing rounds yesterday and was mildly perturbed. As I was visiting my favorite BWE bloggers (see the above blog roll); I was guided to a link that led to a forum somewhere within

Lo and behold a writer/commenter screen name "JE" on Ask Men has used bits and pieces of an article I wrote for
EzineArticles and for DWB. It's bad enough he didn't cite nor quote me, he added some very nasty stuff about black women in his write-up. Thereby giving the impression that the writer is a disgruntle white man, not a sexy black woman, such as myself. So without the cites/quotes you have no idea who wrote it.

I am no different than a writer/blogger from a big time magazine or large blog. I'm using MY creative energy (yeah I got a little bit) and MY time and I think I deserve some credit.

As you can see I cite everything I use because it's only fair. It's fair to the writer and to the readers. To be credible is everything!

There's also another white male blogger/website owner who continues to snatch bits and pieces from my blog without citing me. Not very nice!

Just to be warned, I will waste no time putting folks on blast!

I'm Out!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Black Man Gets Locked Up Because Of Letter To President Obama

Not everyone expects a response when they write a letter to the president of the United States. But Caroline Jamieson got much more than she expected when her husband ended up in jail and afraid he would be deported. Jamieson, vice president of marketing at a new-media advertising company, wrote President Barack Obama in January because her husband, Hervé Fonkou Takoulo, was facing deportation to his native Cameroon. Takoulo failed in a bid before political asylum almost a decade ago, and a judge issued a deportation order after they were married. After he and Jamieson married on 2005, Takoulo applied for a green card based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen. But immigration law requires that the deportation order be lifted before the couple can appear before immigration officials to argue their case that the marriage is legitimate and not a ploy to legalize Takoulo's presence in the United States. More after the jump...

OK, let me get this straight, they went against the deportation laws but the wife felt a "kinship" with the President and because the process was "difficult to do" she writes a personal letter to him which gets her husband locked up?

Caroline Jamieson you win DWB's first Vuvuzelas Award. I salute you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thank God & Bless The Queen: World's Hottest Soccer Players

I've got nothing but d-d-d-DAYUM

Madrid's Christiano Ronaldo

England's Alan Smith

The Italian Team

              Swedish Player Fredrik Ljungberg


I had to post the Italians twice. They had a *ahem*. wardrobe change

Cha Du Ri- South Korea (Born in Frankfurt, speaks
Korean, German, and Dutch)

France's Yoann Gourcuff

Alexis Sanchez- Chile

Sergio Ramos- Spain

                                                Zlatan Ibrahimov- Barcelona

Gabriel Heinze- Argentina

Go Argentina!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dating While Brown Has A Forum!

Welcome to the Dating While Brown Community Forums. Dating While Brown facilitates bringing people together from various races, cultures and lifestyles from all corners the world share, to discuss relationships with families, partners spouses, parents and friends. Register for free and start topics or join right in- DWB

That's right so don't be shy. Come on over so that we can finally get to know each other. This is a community forum and it's for everyone to share and enjoy. So I'll see ya on the board. :-D

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Damn One Interracial Family Being Ridiculed Ain't Enough? we had a white university coach get canned because he's married to a black woman.

Now we have a black woman get fired because she had a child out of wedlock. The justification is
simply mind blowing!

Me thinks it's because of the photo of her family to the left.

Jury, what say you?

Peep the page for the rest of this foolishness...

Meet me at the Forum to discuss...

I'm out!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Race and Dating In Boston

Meredith Goldstein

I am a young, black, college-educated professional who has lived in Boston for most of my life. I recently turned 30 and am ready to have a serious relationship with someone special, irrespective of race.

I have dated a few Caucasian and Asian men, and one person from the Middle East. Every one of these encounters ended immediately after they realized that I was expecting more than a sexual relationship (I usually ended it). However, getting to that point was only half the battle. The hardest part was the approach! I think a lot of surprisingly wonderful relationships could be had if people weren't afraid to step inside or outside of the "crayon box." There have been many instances where I'll overhear a white guy telling his friends how "hot" he thinks I am or after having way too many beers obnoxiously yell "I love Black chicks!" Not including the annoying drunk guy -- why won't non-black men approach me if there is physical interest? Before anyone ask... yes I date black men.
More after the jump...

Meet me at the Forum to discuss...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

True Blood Season 3: Bon Temps Taste The Swirl

Alright I know True Blood is just a wee bit sickening with Ms Stackhouse running around acting like Ms Millie off The Color Purple. However the Tara, Jason, Sam and Eggs quadrangle more than made up for it the previous seasons.
IRR Alert--> Speaking of romances, looks like Tara has a new admirer. This looks sexy and yet frightening at the same time.
I'm just dying to see what the producers are planning to do with Aunjeanu Ellis. That's a baaad lady right there. Can't you just see her and Eric hooking up? No? Well I can see me hooking up with him. I'd be one fangbanging sistah if I lived down in the Bayou LOL.

Bon Temps taste the swirl.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Did The Black Woman's Role of Second Banana In Hollywood Receive an Upgrade?

Second Banana- noun Informal

1. One, such as an assistant or deputy, who is subordinate to another.

2. One who serves as the straight man opposite the leading comedian in a burlesque.
3. E.g. Larry, Curly, (and Shemp) is to Moe.
4. Gordon Quid and Waffle is to Mr Blik.

Earlier today while over at Skypurple's spot, I came across Columbia Pictures' movie trailer Eat Pray Love. It's the story of a white woman who travels the world to find Yoda herself and ends up finding true love in the process. It stars Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and that fine azz James Franco. But hey this is Hollywood so what chick flick is complete without a BBF- Black Best Flunky Female? You know what I mean. The black chick that's either the sassy know-it-all, the matronly nurturer or the rational thinker.

r some strange reason, the primary job of the BBF is to uplift, teach and support the main character. More disturbing the BBF is almost always seen as asexual- never being paired up with anyone romantically or sexually. Except for that one time when Tara hooked up with Sam out in Bon Temps. However that's a story in itself. So imagine my surprise when I realized that Robert's BBF, Oscar Nominee Viola Davis is in a relationship with a...wait for it...a white man! Furthermore it appears that the two characters are actually each other *gasps*

Even if this movie has made a slight attempt to go The Princess and The Frog route on us, it's not enough to make me wanna drop 10 bucks on a Julia flick. Frankly I'd rather see her brother Eric spazzing out in his trademark crazy-man roles. Besides, Eric Anthony has great hair!

So is Hollywood giving the BBF roles an upgrade with a twist? Will we begin
to see black women in more [interracial] romantic roles? Or will they continue to lag behind the real world?

Catch the trailer after the jump...

I'm out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Broadcast...

Good morning Family!

I'd like to thank everyone for giving Dating While Brown some love. Since blogging, we've received
continuous love from the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, Korea, Africa, France, China, and the West Indies just to name a few. We've had several site changes and glitches yet you guys never seemed fazed!

Recently we picked up some new readership over in Sweden. Upon doing a Google search of DWB this morning, this is what I found:

Håll koll på Dating While Brown och andra favoritbloggar med Bloglovin'. Märk direkt när dina favoriter skrivit nya inlägg. På Svenska.

Loosely translated it says:

Keep track of Dating While Brown and other favorite blogs with bloglovin '. Rated directly in your favorite writing new posts. In Swedish.

So I say welcome aboard Sweden!

This goes to show you that
interracial love is embraced, accepted and of interest in just about every corner of the world. Never feel down or defeated if your feelings or your relationships are not accepted where you are. Somewhere, somehow, someone is experiencing the same things you are. If you can't get the support or answers that's pertaining to your situation here, visit one of my fellow bloggers over to your right. We even have links that will direct you to some great male bloggers that will also offer their experiences and knowledge. If you write in another language we'll get it translated...Google Tools baby!

So once again, thank you for the time you spend here because I know that time is a commodity that we could all use more of.

Lastly, to the all those of you who oppose interracial love, I also say thank you because without you, DWB wouldn't have the motivation to spread the message!

(((HUGS and KISSES)))

New post up tonight.

I'm out!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Interracial Connection Attending Loving Day Celebration!

Back in 1958 interracial couple Mildred Jeter (black) and Richard Loving (white) decided to get married. Unfortunately, interracial marriages were illegal and they were arrested in their home state of Virginia so they decided to move to Washington DC to get married. However, the state of Virgina banned it's residents from getting married anywhere else. Talk about the long arm of the law!

One night, while the Lovings were asleep, they were awakened by the police in their bedroom. They were taken to jail for the crime of being married. A trial was later performed and The Lovings were found guilty. The Lovings were spared jail time if they agreed to leave Virginia for a period of twenty five years. Given the choice between jail and exhile, they hose the later of the two. Although the couple was legally married, they still faced years of discrimination and were not able to rent property in most parts of the city. Furthermore, their union was still illegal in the eyes of Virginia.

Eventually their case gained national exposure and made it all the way to the U.S Su
preme Court. Although the Lovings won their case, as recently as 1967 sixteen states from Delaware to Texas had laws banning interracial couples. This case ended a long era of laws that were enforced in forty-two states over the course of American history. These laws did not only apply to black people and white people; many states also restricted relationships with Asians, Native Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and other races.

To commemorate this joyous occasion every year on June 12th, m
any sponsored organizations hold parties across the country. Fellow blogger and good friend Jason of Interracial Connection, will be attending this year's event. For those of you attending the celebration, he's giving away great prizes and interviewing people for Interracial Connection's Loving Day Feature. For those of us unable to make it to this year, Jason will be providing great details and awesome photos upon his return!

Stop by Interracial Connection for
further details...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Somebody Tell Slim Thug His Bra Strap Is Showing

I usually try to keep my blog within certain guidelines so to speak. However due to the dreadful interview Jill Scott did with MESSence Magazine, I'm making a slight exception.

I don't need to rehash hot garbage but basically the article turned into a "what iz we gon do bout ah good black men wit all deez white women" interviews.
So to put things in perspective for those who are holding out and still waiting to exhale, I present you with...

Slim Thug On Black Women:

It’s hard to trust a Black woman [sometimes] because a lot of Black women’s mind frame is that the man gotta do everything for her; he gotta pay for this, he gotta pay for that, and if it ain’t about money then a lot of them ain’t fu*king with him…

You hear that Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Indie Arie... Angie Stone? Ya'll better recognize a Don when you see one. *in the voice of Biggie*

Slim Goody's Over-Inflated Views of The Worth of Black Men:

Black women need to stand by their man more. Don’t always put the pressure of if I’m fucking with you, you gotta buy me this and that. Black men are the ones that motherfuckers need [but] I think a lot of them need to step it up too.

Stand by their man? Well Slim, perhaps that would be possible if 70% of black households had a Daddy to stand next to. What mofos does he speak of that actually need a black man? I'm confused...

Another thought provoking comment:

Most single Black women feel like they don’t want to settle for less. Their standards are too high right now. They have to understand that successful Black men are kind of extinct. We’re important. It’s hard to find us so Black women have to bow down and let it be known that they gotta start working hard; they gotta start cooking and being down for they man more. They can’t just be running around with their head up in the air and passing all of us.

Gee thanks for putting that out there Slim. How can we have standards when as you say, black men are so important. Why does the world keep forgetting that black men are the only men left on the planet? Your extinction is OUR lost...forgive us Oh-Great One-From-The-Southwest *bows down* Never mind the black women who just aren't into you. For they know not what they want. By the way that last sentence screams of previous rejections. Po thang.

More From Slimy Thug:

"My girl is Black and W
hite. I guess the half White in her is where she still cooks and do all the shit that I say, so we make it. She just takes care of me and I like that. She don’t be begging and I don’t gotta buy her all this crazy ass shit."

Well I guess that makes your white fan base feel just groovy. She don't be begging? I don't gotta? Gawt-damn Texas school system. Uh...never did say what the black half in her is doing. So many questions *kanye shug*

Get ready for Stayve Jerome Thomas' public apology released in 3..2...1...

*Interview Klan Approved*

ETA: Someone vandalized his Wiki page:

White Man Recalls Threats When He Started Dating Black Woman

Raleigh Ceasar remembers the taunts and threats when he, a white man, began dating Carla, a black woman in Brooklyn in the early 1990s.

"People said things on the street. My family disapproved immensely, even though I grew up in an extremely diverse, international suburb of Washington, D.C. ," said Ceasar, 44, whose parents didn’t attend the wedding when he married Carla 15 years ago.

Friday, June 4, 2010

USA Today: More Marriages Mix Races Than Ever

Mary Brophy Marcus
USA Today

Marriages between spouses of different races and ethnicities are more common than ever before, say authors of a report by the Pew Research Center.

A record 15% — about one out of every seven — of new marriages in 2008 landed in the "Marrying Out" category, the report says.

Passel says white-Hispanic marriages were the most common interethnic unions, making up about four in 10 (41%) of the 280,000 total couples who had intermarried.

The single most surprising finding in the report, Passel says, is that 22% of newly wed black men married women who were not black. "If you look back at data from 50 years ago, such marriages were illegal in many parts of country," he says.

Is USA Today trying to steal shine from Hawaii? Passel's surprised at the statistics concerning black men marrying out? Has he been living under a rock these past decades? LOL

More racial harmony after the jump...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

When Interracial Marriage Goes Wrong: What Really Happened to Gary?

This heffa woman sound grimy and guilty as hell. How you gonna be "so sick" you can't tend to your own husband? She act like Gary was some sort of homeless man she found on the skreet.

I see her "fever" didn't stop her from pulling the plug on him. I thought Judge Toler got rid of her azz like two years ago?

Let me tell you something, If Gary was my son, estranged or not, I'd grab Columbo, Angela Lansbury, Shug Knight
and The Equalizer, hop in the Mystery Van and beat the brakes off Pippi Longstocking.

Shannon on the accusations that she had something to do with Gary's death: "I've had a lot of people saying, 'Yeah, she pushed him.' This and that. People are so cruel they don't even know. I was upstairs. He was downstairs. How am I going to push him? That affected me more than anything. The scrutiny that people come up with. Why would I want to hurt my husband? Are you kidding?"

Shannon on her decision to take Gary off life support: "You know, the doctors told us that even if they would've done surgery on him he would've died. He would've bled to death during the surgery. And they said that even if they did take a chunk out of his brain he would not be the same. He would be basically like Muhammad Ali. He wouldn't be, you know, and I mean he would've died sooner or later anyway from that. Because the brain, you know, it's so traumatic. I don't want people to be so hard on me thinking that I had to pull the plug too early. He wouldn't have made it anyway. His heart would've just given out. And I don't want people to sit there and think that I'm a bitch and that I didn't care about him. But you know, be in my situation. I mean, look at what happened with Terry Schiavo. I always think of her case. Always when it comes to this. Gary was gone. His eyes were dilated, he was just gone."

Watch the train wreck interview here:

I bet the writers of Snapped are locked and loaded on this mess for the Fall Season as we gasp.

I'm Out!