Sunday, November 13, 2022
Friday, October 14, 2022
I wrote this information on the above post
My study of history revealed the African "Moors" had already been here, in Spain & worldwide, for centuries. That part of history is left out. It was said that upon arrival, Columbus said "They (Blacks) were already here". We know the Indigenous People were already here. I am sharing the type of history I studied about the subject. You might recognized the material I share here from history sources.
The Moors were initially of Berber and Arab descent, though the term was later applied to Africans, Iberian Christian converts to Islam, and people of mixed ancestry. As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary of African American English.
The Moors were the nomadic inhabitants of the North African continent. They invaded the Iberian peninsula in 711, defeating the Visigoths, and established their rule for almost 800 years. The Moorish empire included most of Spain and Portugal; the Moors attempted to invade France as well.
Who were the Moors and what did they do? Of mixed Arab, Spanish, and Amazigh (Berber) origins, the Moors created the Islamic Andalusian civilization and subsequently settled as refugees in the Maghreb (in the region of North Africa) between the 11th and 17th centuries.
Monday, September 26, 2022
IF I CAN'T HAVE IT ~ YOU CAN'T HAVE IT
Crabs in a Barrel
My expertise in the area of the crab syndrome began as I sat listening at the feet of my great grandparents, grandparents, parents, eight siblings, and a host of extended family. I heard them discuss "crabs in a barrel syndrome", and how one Black would sabotage and discourage another Black when they see someone straddling the barrel ready to escape, the other crabs will reach up and pull someone back down into the barrel. This leads to Blacks constantly being in competition with one another more often than competing with the White successful person.
Some Blacks would prefer to pull another down than to help push another out of the barrel, jeopardizing the success potential of that person, and at the same time not understanding they are endangering their own success, opportunities, social growth, or financial growth – not even to help the success of even a friend --- "if I can't have it - they can't have it”.
Important to know, those who get out of the barrel often won't reach back and try and help someone else get out.
My expertise in this phenomenon has continued as a Black and a woman throughout my life's very diverse evolution. For instance, the Producers of the Bill Cosby Show "You Bet Your Life", had me as a guest on the show because they were intrigued by the fact that I had been the "first Black" thirteen times, in either business, jobs, groups or organizations. I’m writing much of this blog based on the book I wrote for the numerous classes, seminars and trainings I do, entitled "The Only Minority in the Workplace, Group or Organizations", to be re-published for the public, (one of four books) registered with the Writers Guild of America https://www.wga.org A'Dorn Studios http://www.ADORNSTUDIOS.ORG/
Here's How Crab Mentality Works
I stress in my book and classes the fact that Blacks, women, zaftig people, and other minorities, will without exception nor consent, be placed in one of the six categories. That category is usually directly in correlation with their ethnicity.
How do you avoid these "crab hands"
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Sunday, February 23, 2020
RIP Actress and Friend JA'NET DUBOIS
Ja'Net Dubois is World-widely is known as "Wilona Woods" on the famed show "Good Times".
As a multi-talented diverse performer, among her prolific Industry works, she wrote and sang the theme song "Movin' on Up" for the long-running television show "The Jeffersons" also winning Emmy Awards for her renowned voice and diction work on the WB series "The PJs".
Ja'Net Dubois was found dead in her Glendale, California home on Tuesday 2/18/20. The family reported to TMZ that the Ja'net died unexpectedly in her sleep.
Here, I've located just a few photos of the opportunities over the years I've worked with this GREAT LADY - as she lent her fame to my work; as she visited my home in San Jose, California, where I began "A'Dorn Studios SAG Franchised Modeling School and Talent Agency", in 1979. I was also honored to spend time traversing the San Francisco Bay Area as she made her TV, Radio and other appearances.
Ja'Net hosted two Pageants and other appearances first in 1985, in San Jose, California. last time I saw Ja'Net was out shopping in Glendale where I also lived. That chance meeting was just after she had honored us with being a "Special Guest" at our final "A'Dorn Studios Pageant" which was held in Glendale, 2004.
|1st of 3 shows Ja'Net hosted for us -1985|
|Second of (3) Pageant she hosted for us/Wanda/Co-host Jimmy Mayo|
|Models Escort Ja'Net for her "Final Walk||"|
|Readying for a SanFranciscoTV show|
|Ja'Net-my home ready to do a TV show|
|Friend Andre/Bus Associates Gail/Gliff|
|Ja'Net appear on my 1st of 3 TV shows|
Saturday, February 22, 2020
This is as a result of our hard unpaid labour as slaves and institutionalized discrimination.
By the way, I don't go to the bathroom on the ground.
There are more White men who commit murder on White men per capita than any other group. And the Queen sent her criminals to the shores of America to get rid of the Criminals. This is what this country is built of. White Privilege is when White people go in and brutally take what they want including the riches of other countries leaving millions of dead bodies behind - Native Americans and Black Slaves.
So let's stop creating victims of those of us who are as good as you, as hard working as you, and don't want people like you degrading them any more than you would want to be degraded. There are good and there are bad in every group. And if the on-percenters weren't so greedy, most all of us would have maids to clean our toilets, including the White Appalachian Mountains and White trailer trash. See name calling is bad no matter whose mouth it comes out of.
If you were so great, why aren't you a billionaire, in the White House and not sitting on your computer building your ego at other people's expense. Why don't you tell the millions of White women to get off welfare and the millions of White men to stop drawing unemployment - according to you, White people are perfect, there should be no White murders, no White rapes, etc.
It is only a small percentage of Blacks who are poor or in jail and the rest of us don't and won't stand by while you villainize us. When you do that, each time I walk into a store or to make a deal in my business, I first have to prove that I am over qualified first when a White woman with less to offer than me is believed, because of the color of her skin and people talking like you she gets preferential treatment. I worked as hard as she did to get there, maybe harder. I pay as much taxes as you and that White woman above, my family and friends have fought in as many wars ... and we will continue to demand we be treated like it.
And besides we are talking about Americans, not Black or Whites from other countries. I could take hours breaking that down to you, but you needed to have attended my diversity classes, you and I would have had a great time. I would have probably learned a lot from you, and I know you would have learned a lot from me. In my diversity classes, we get down and dirty and all come up smelling like a rose with better understanding and tolerance. I hope this addresses your concerns.