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Tyra Asks, “Where Are All the Good Black Men?”

Posted in Entertainment, Love and Relationships, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2008 by Noli

I LOVE the Tyra Show!!! And since I’m no longer in my 20’s, I am constantly getting flack from my girlfriends about tivo’ing it daily.  What they don’t know is that the Tyra Show may be for young girls, but Tyra covers issues that are important to grown *ss Black women, too!  A few months ago, she did a show entitled “Black Women:  State of the Union”.  You mean SOMEONE cares enough to talk about what’s going on with us?  That’s what I’m talking about!

When I got back from Germany, I went straight to the tivo to check Tyra and she had a show on May 23rd entitled “Where are all the good Black men?”!!!!  I was SICED!  The coverage of the topic was broad and the analysis was not that deep since the targeted audience is 18-24.  The guests were of course extremists, with a Black man that said what is wrong with Black women is that they are not white; a Black woman that said all Black men are liars, cheaters, have too many kids out of wedlock and don’t take care of their responsibilities, and a White man that loves Black women and said Black men can’t deal with our strength.  All were ridiculous, but the audience and her panel of good Black men, including Finesse Mitchell, broke it down.  The main answer to the big question is that they exist, but we can’t identify them and are looking at the wrong men.  One guy in the audience said you can’t say you will only date Tupac with a Harvard education because you will be limiting yourself.  Sounds pretty accurate to me (though I do know some Ivy Leaguers that would fit the bill…they are seriously few and far between). 

Looking for the good Black men?  They’re out here…just be open to finding them in different packages.  *I hope that doesn’t sound like I’m saying settle…UGH!