- Created on 22 August 2013
Marble continued, "The Mexican diet in Mexico with all of the fresh vegetables, and you go down there and they are much thinner than they are up here. They’ve changed their diet. I’ve read studies on that."
"I was highly offended by your remarks,” Fields said to Marble during the committee hearing, according to Denver's ABC 7 News. "I will not engage in a dialogue where I am in the company you are using these stereotype references about African Americans and chicken and food. I will just not tolerate that. This is not what this committee is all about. What we are trying to do is come up with meaningful solutions. It’s not about chicken."
- Created on 21 August 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Republican mayoral candidate in Winston-Salem, N.C., has dropped out after local party leaders withdrew their support when he admitted using a racial slur and derogatory term in describing a black county elections worker.
- Created on 19 August 2013
Pastor A.J. Aamir of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, Texas believes if it didn't grow from your scalp, it doesn't belong there.
Aamir told American Preachers that he instructed his female staff to stop wearing weave because "our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying."
Yep, he said it: Grow what the Savior gave ya and leave Black Beauty alone!
"Long hair don't care. What kind of mess is that? I don't want my members so focused on what's on their heads and not In their heads" he said. "I lead a church where our members are struggling financially. I mean really struggling. "Yet, a 26 year old mother in my church has a $300 weave on her head. No. I will not be quiet about this."
But should he?
Veronica Wells at Madame Noire thinks Aamir should stick to preaching the Gospel and keep his hair tips to himself writing, "wearing weaves doesn't equate low self-esteem or a person's mind is inherently shallow or lack...
- Created on 16 August 2013
The BWHS bills itself as the largest follow-up study of African-American women in the United States, conducting such research since 1995 while studying a variety of health issues.