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any fans?

season premiere--sept 15th

who's your favorite girlfriend?

1-tracie ellis ross

2-golden brooks

3-perisa white

4-jill marie jones

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I chose Persia because I like what they have done with her role. She started out as this dingy, sex crazed, racially confused, slacker. Now she's much less dingy (actually, she down to earth), her sex craze has morphed into a sexual confidence, her racial confusion has become a personal security and with her documentary on HIV/AIDS, she seems to have found direction.

Besides that, she fine!

I don't watch much TV but you'll find me in front of the TV on Sept. 15th.
I must say this; a year ago I would have chosen Jill easily over any of them. However, after watching this program for a season and possibly a half of another season I was a bit disgusted and made an effort not to watch this show. When I first started watching this show, the brother was about to marry the sister whom he asked to give up her career as a police officer. Well that never happen she left him at the altar. Then sister Golden brooks was married or in a committed relationship with a child, and guess what she cheats on her husband and expects him to take her back. Ok at this point, I am a bit suspicious of this show then sista Persia and the one brother start sleeping together as room mates. Wow seems like everyone on here is in a dysfunctional relationship. Poor Tracie was portrayed as so desperate that she started dating a man she was ashamed of because he was younger not to mention she started tripping off E at a night club. I was still willing to put up with this show, even after the white girl came on there slinging the N word around, she was checked but the other Black women were made to seem dumb concerning their history while this white girl the sister of Persia was damn near a Black Historian.

Well just when I thought it could not get worse, they made the one sister I liked on the show (Jill) fall in love with a short corny white dude. The story line was so weak and unbelievable that it literally seemed like someone was trying to get a message across in the show. Sister Jill was getting Harassed by some dude I can't remember who it was but this dude was Big compared to the little corny white dude and out of no where while Jill is being harassed by the big dude the little corny white dud show up and rescue her. This dude in reality would have crushed the little corny fellow but for the purpose of this program the little fellow beat the big dude up. Next thing I know, Jill claims she is in love with this little corny white dude and then this show turned into "Monster Ball" with Jill and this white dude making out with Jill saying to the little corny white dude "make me feel like a woman". I have not seen this show since then and I never will watch this show again. Last I heard from a friend Jill and the corny fellow was about to get married.

This reminded me of the reason Eric LaSalle had ER end a relationship he was having with a white woman. Eric had noticed that all his relationships with Black women on ER were dysfunctional but when they wrote his character as being in a relationship with a white woman, all of sudden he is in a loving relationship. Erica LaSalle was correct to have them end the relationship, if Black men and women can not be portrayed in functional relationships with other Black people, why in the hell are they portraying us in functional relationship with white folk. I will be the first to say Black folk can have dysfunctional relationships, I have had a few, but I do not support this Hollywood BS that when a Black man or woman is with a white man or woman the relationship is good while all the other Black couples are falling apart. I see this all over television and movies and I refuse to support it.

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When our most educated, and best prepared turn their back on our community, stagnation sets in and the men and women who are not the most educated and not the most prepared become the example for those coming behind them. It is up to those of us who are not rich and well off but are educated and prepared to educate our youth and prepare them for what they will face when entering the world.



More to come later!

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Originally posted by msprettygirl:
I thought they had black writers?. i know the creator of the show is a black woman.

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They have a mixed crew of writers (blacks and whites). The ofays need to stick to "Friends".

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Originally posted by Huey:
I could never get into "Girlfriends" for anything. It seemed to be a black version "Sex In The City" to me, but then again, I never gotten into that show either.


I thought this too when it first came out and I purposely missed the entire first season of the show. I've started watching it again and I absolutely love the show. I think the characters have evolved over time. The girls are very funny and all have personalities that I can appreciate. I don't have a favorite character.

I think the guy - can't think of his name-is so funny. You know the black guy on the show that Perisa used to live with that donated his sperm to his lesbian sister..
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Originally posted by keylargo:
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Originally posted by Huey:
I could never get into "Girlfriends" for anything. It seemed to be a black version "Sex In The City" to me, but then again, I never gotten into that show either.


I thought this too when it first came out and I purposely missed the entire first season of the show. I've started watching it again and I absolutely love the show. I think the characters have evolved over time. The girls are very funny and all have personalities that I can appreciate. I don't have a favorite character.

I think the guy - can't think of his name-is so funny. You know the black guy on the show that Perisa used to live with that donated his sperm to his lesbian sister..


His name is William Dent, played by actor Reginald C. Hayes.
There were back-to-back episodes where I just couldn't stand those women. The Christmas episode where Joan and her "coven" (Monica's words, not mine) basically persuaded William to play Santa for Jabari, due to his parents' divorce. William couldn't because he was trying to get promoted at the law firm. Then the women blame him for breaking Jabari's faith in Santa, which had already started. These women actually blamed William for Maya's son for no longer believing in Santa.

I'm like 17 First of all, Jabari isn't William's son. He is Darnell's son. Maya, ask Darnell to play Santa, I don't care if you're divorcing him. That's what Darnell is supposed to do. He works at the airport carrying luggage, so carrying a sack of toys ain't that much of a stretch.

Secondly, the next episode they refuse to talk to him for weeks because the incident. And later at the end of the episode, he somehow apologizes to them in a way that they have to listen to him.

Which, in a way, he really didn't have to do, because taking care of Maya's son isn't his responsibility in the first place.

After that, they had to accept his apology, otherwise they would've been wrong...which I still say was unnecessary because he really didn't have anything to apologize for. Most guys would've cut them off and never speak to them ever again. Besides, he had to apologize to them, and they mooch off of him (Lynn) and take their anger out on men on him, because of their sorry taste in picking boyfriends? bs Hell to the naw! When I saw those episodes, I wanted to change the channel Elvis style...just get a .44 Magnum, aim it at the screen and BAM!! spank
I wasn't too crazy about the episode where Lynn's sister comes to town. She's white, but very much into blackness (she's got the blaccent and everything). There's a scene where she and a bunch of black folks are in a hair salon (I think?) and some rap music comes on and Lynn's (white) sister begins singing along. At this point, it all seems so contrived 'cause you JUST KNOW what's about to jump off.

I just thought there could've be a more creative way to work in race and the historical significance of the N-word. But, it's just a half-hour sitcom, not a million man march rally.

I read somewhere that Persia White's daughter has appeared on the show.
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Originally posted by Santana St. Cloud:
I wasn't too crazy about the episode where Lynn's sister comes to town. She's white, but very much into blackness (she's got the blaccent and everything). There's a scene where she and a bunch of black folks are in a hair salon (I think?) and some rap music comes on and Lynn's (white) sister begins singing along. At this point, it all seems so contrived 'cause you JUST KNOW what's about to jump off.

I just thought there could've be a more creative way to work in race and the historical significance of the N-word. But, it's just a half-hour sitcom, not a million man march rally.

I read somewhere that Persia White's daughter has appeared on the show.


I remember the episode. At my local station, some caller was so upset that he called me, "How come when black people call white folks 'cracker', nothing happens, but when white folks calls black people the N-word, all hell breaks loose?"

I said, "Sir, none of the women called her a 'cracker.'" [Despite that they called her a "wigger", luckily I didn't say that on the phone.]

"But that ain't right. That's a double standard."

"Sir, nobody white have been lynched for being a 'cracker', now black people being lynched for being called the n-word---thousands."

"Aw, F-U, go back to Africa!" "F-U back, you go back to Europe first. Your people built the damn boats. You go, MF!"

One of my co-workers asked me who was that on the phone. I just said "wrong number."

That was the first time I actually defended a show that I didn't even like.

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