Open Thread: Is there A New Black Identity Post-Obama or Glitter N’ Chuckles No Nookie Before The Ring Too Much Information?

Starter Topics: How do you think Barack Obama, Michelle and their family will affect black conscious and identity in America? And are there any unforeseen downsides to such a high profile, ideal black family?

Or, Glitter recently told the UK’s Mirror that she made Chuckles wait for the nookie until they got hitched.

From The Mirror:

Mariah Carey clearly knows how to test a man’s resolve – just ask new husband Nick Cannon.

The singer has confessed that she kept the rap star waiting until they were married before, well, you know…they got down to the intimate side of their relationship.

But Mariah says hanging on for that two months from when they met in February to when they tied the knot in the Bahamas in April was well worth it.

She adds: “It’s not that we had NO intimacy, we just didn’t have complete intimacy. It’s just me, and my feelings.

“I definitely don’t want to push it on anybody else. But we both have similar beliefs, and I just thought that it would be so much more special if we waited until after we were married. And it was, and it still is.”

As the couple celebrate their six-month anniversary, the US star has declared she has never been happier.

My question is … TMI! Is this too much information? I don’t like to think about Glitter and Chuckles doing it. It takes my mind to weird fantasy fiction places involving trashy Disney Princess costumes and bedazzled sex toys and I just don’t … I don’t wanna go there. TMI!

13 thoughts on “Open Thread: Is there A New Black Identity Post-Obama or Glitter N’ Chuckles No Nookie Before The Ring Too Much Information?

  1. Seeing Barack Obama elected President of the United States filled me with pride, disbelief, and joy. My head felt too small to contain all the emotions that roared inside, and I loved it. As a co-worker told me after it was over, “It’s great to see a president who looks like us!”During this historic moment in my life, one of the things I thought about the Huxtables, the fictional African-American family featured in “The Bill Cosby Show”, and how this sitcom opened a window into a reality where it wasn’t impossible that an African-American could be President.From the beginning, “The Cosby Show” was more than a money-making joke machine; it was the first sitcom to showcase African-Americans professionals that were proud, happy, and successful without reducing them to simplistic punch lines.A show like “Good Times”, for example, was depressing because there was this sense that this working-class family would never, no matter how hard they tried, escape the ghetto. It didn’t help that co-star John Amos was disgusted and embarrassed with Johnny Walker’s degrading, wide-eyed buffoonery. The Huxtables was a normal family who found themselves in funny situations and said funny things, but they weren’t there to be made fun of.“The Cosby Show” was a show that reflected a different and positive aspect of African-American families and how they lived without using a funhouse mirror, and I cannot underestimate the importance of that. You’ll never get anywhere if your dreams stay small, and as Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”Strangely enough, there were some misguided people in the African-American community that criticized the show for presenting an “unrealistic” image by inferring that the Huxtable’s success would never be possible in a racist White America. Unrealistic? The last I looked, I’ve seen African-American doctors, lawyers, mayors, engineers, film directors, judges, CPAs, and college professors. We’re not all pimps, athletes, drug dealers, or rappers.Unrealistic? Ye, it’s difficult, but it’s not impossible.President Obama just proved it. Yes We Can.

  2. It makes my stomach turn to see them smoozing in front of the camera! ok, already you love each other! it would be annoying whether they were famous or not!

  3. they are sickeningly sweet! bedazzled sex toy – priceless.but anyway…especially in the constant assault on our young girls, suggesting they should be skanky sexual play things, to see a father really take care of his daughters will put that possibility into the minds of so many of our young girls, giving them a new hope to aspire to and picture (even if only in their dreams, unfortunately) i’m very thankful for it. we can’t only be video hoes forever.

  4. Please stop it with the Mariah and Nick posts. What’s so desirable about them? Can we move on with it an talk about other honorable black folk, just saying.

  5. Hey! Nothing is desirable about them! LOL! They’re just babysitting the blog while I’m on vacation and they’re not meant to be taken seriously. I shall return in another week. Feel free to ignore them if you’d like.

  6. I think black women should start wearing their hair natural to celebrate their unique Blackness. We should all learn about our history so we can tell the world who we are. We should all just hold our heads up higher. It may be harder for us to get through, but we can eventually get through. Yes we can!

  7. Mariah said she didn’t have “complete intimacy” with Nick before their marriage. Translation: She gave Nicky some wonderful BJs instead. Well, I know Bill Clinton and a few others out there think that oral sex isn’t really sex afterall, but to me, it’s the same difference. So whether you opened your legs or your mouth, Mariah, you still gave it up. But I’m not going to call you a Ho because you did marry him.

  8. bronze trinity..if that’s you in the picture, then I love your hair, but re: your suggestion for all of us to wear our hair natural to celebrate our unique blackness, I think it’s a little retro. I had dreads for 10 years and I have to tell you, aided by India.Arie’s “I am Not My Hair”, one day I just got sick of them, cut them off and am now rockin’ a quasi-Rhianna ‘do… and I don’t feel any less unique or unworthy of celebration.Riffing off India – “I am not my hair; I am not this skin; I am the soul that lives within.”

  9. to bronze trinity,,,I would love to start wearing my hair natural, but I don’t think it would look that good. What is funny is that the first people to critize would be my fellow black females.to dr. ScottI agree with everything you’ve said. The Cosby Show was the best show ever. I of course was really happy with the election of Mr. Barak Obama, but I got emotional when I thought of Michelle being the first lady. I don’t think I’ve ever really had a role model(maybe Oprah) It was at that moment that I realized that Michelle was the best role model for all black women. She is like a character from a Tyler Perry movie but she is a real life Clare Huxtable. I envy the little girls growing up today.

  10. 1. Even tho Mariah wears the most scandalous getups, she remained chaste? That’s a good message for the kids, at least. Wear the costume of a whore without being one…2. The Obamas can definitely show the rest of the Black Americans how you can be proud to be black and still be “cool.” They’re not square, nor gangsta, nor ghetto, nor bougie. Seems like the best balance. They Cosby’s crossed over closer to the square and bougie side, making it harder for people to identify with them. But, watching the reruns, it’s really one of the best-if not THE best-black show ever.3. Natural hair is great! I love mine. It gets met by some resistance by black women moreso than anyone else, but I’m comfortable with myself and think it’s damn adorable. Still, it has nothing to do with one’s own consciousness. Instead of worrying about what’s going on your head, worry about what’s going in it…

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