Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Michelle and Barack Obama Move Black Love to Main Street
Far too long, black love has always taken the back seat. Showing Blacks on mainstream media as affectionate, sexy and beautiful people was . . . well let's say so out of fashion since Bill Cosby and the Huxtables.
Instead, images of black love has been replaced with outrageous stereotypes of blacks, particularly black women: overly aggressive, over-bearing, overweight, druggie. Black men, on the other hand, have been portrayed as little gangsters running around, regardless of their educational level, with serious commitment issues and lacking the ability to love their own.
While the inugural activities this weekend resonated with so many on different levels, one very significant thing it did was move Black love to mainstreet. Now, blacks and especially black young boys and girls, have a positive image of black love that can be their realities.
See images below for the public display of affection [PDAs] displayed by the Obamas throughout the weekend.