Monday, March 21, 2005

girlfriends and chit chat


coffee at germaines
Originally uploaded by fabfunkydiva.
went to atlanta again to see the little one. this time i made a pit stop to see my girl germaine. that's what i love about atlanta. everyone i know there are movers and shakers and work hard for any luxury they can afford. germaine went to the godiva shop and purchased coffees and coffee cookies/bisquits...whatever. we sat like civilized southern belles and drank coffee, ate the coffee bisquits, we caught up and laughed. good times. don't u just love girlfriend time? thanks maine,....i needed it.

check out her kitchen interior. i once dated a guy that took issue with black americana (feat. on the wall of this picture) he felt that it belittles blacks and represents us in the negative. i can see how he'd feel this way, yet i disagree. i think that blacks helped build america and mammies helped raise this nation. i dont know. what do you think?

23 comments:

Nikki said...

Jazz, that made me think of the episode of A Different World when Kim hated the idea of dressing up like Mammy because someone referred to her as such when she was younger. Later she embraced the idea along with the history after Mr. Gaines told her the story of how Mammy was the nurturer and how his mother was a Mammy to someone.

Jazz said...

Honestly Nikki, I would rather see Black Americana and embrace it any day over hearing the "N" word uttered by ANYONE (black or white). But that's another blog for another day.

Apocalypse said...

Ive collected this type of stuff for about 10 years now. Its history that we never need to forget. I want to have a lawn jockey in my living room one day. Least we forget.

Yolie said...

Umm . . . Jazz, ditto what they all said. And don't come to Atlanta again without hollerin' at me. I'm just sayin' . . . *walking off in a huff* lol

Dee said...

It doesn't bother me...it's part of our history/heritage....I would not collect the things but that's me.....it's just like the whole African-american,black,colored thing...I guess everybody has an opinion.....
I luv girlfriend time...we all need more of it....everybody is sooo busy with "life"....good post!

Lambchop said...

I agree with you Jazz. I think it's important not to forget our history...and yes, I also think it's about time that we remove the word N**** from our vocabularies!

Black Americana art really strikes home for me. It doesn’t represent who we truly are or were as a race, but stands as a memento of our strength and perseverance as a people despite our past trials and struggles. Look how far we've come!

Great Post!
Blessings!
Lambchop~

Brownsoul said...

Nikki, I saw that episode you're talking about recently. I love that show....

Anyway, I love girlfriend time. With the cattiness that can sometimes exists among women, good girlfriends can be hard to come by. I'm most definitely thankful for the ones I have.

Jdid said...

Those who dont know their history are doomed to repeat it.

Lambchop said...

Hey Jazz-
I saw on G's site that you have a music degree. I'm in the process of getting my degree in music. I didnt finish it the first time around because I was consistently told that a Music degree is a baaaad idea so I went into business. I have no idea why I listened to them...chalk it up to being young.

Enough of my own mini-post in your post - I just wanted to get your take on the music degree.

Nuf said-
Lambchop~

Jazz said...

Nikki-That WAS a good episode. I had forgotten all about it. I saw the rerun yesterday from when Dwayne crashed Whitleys wedding screamming, "BABY, PLEASE!!!" OMG, that was so sexy. Oh, I am so off the subject.

Apocalypse-MAN, WHERE U BEEN? I have one cast iron mammy and I can totally beat the ish outta somebody. I also have some old signs, but I plan on collecting more. I'll stay on the lookout for your lawn jockey.

Yolie- WHAT'S WITH THE GANG WARFARE? (smile)Okay, Okay, I am coming through ALOT with being a new aunt and all so.....I'm gonna need u to hook up that futon in your den. (see what you started)

Dee-I live to entertain my girls. Alot of women hate and can be so catty. True girlfriends, with positive spirits are a beautiful thing. I look for every opportunity to get together and grow through that sisterly bonding.

Lambchop-You know we are a blessed people when you see how far we've come. I embrace all that is me....except gangsta rap (teehee-okay, different post) anywaz,....i say, pursue all your dreams with passion. my family didn't want me to major in art (first choice) or music. these were the only subjects that filled me with passion. funny, the main people that told me these fields of study weren't a good idea, didn't even go to college. i think you did a great thing by going into business, you can always make money while pursuing music. now, its time for you to do you. you go girl. u know what? i will post about that experience.

Brownsoul- I think you are in my neck of the woods,....we gotta hang girl!

Jdid-you are so right. what's up with black culture in canada? just curious and i haven't been there,....yet.

Dee said...

girlfriend time is sooo important...We are all busy but we have to make time for the gurlz...we used to have a once a month brunch where everyone had to bring a friend outside of our "circle"...we all kind of drifted...sad hey that just gave me an idea for a post....

courtneyelizabeth said...

hmmm...i dont see anything wrong with it.....embrace. :)

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Dayrell said...

Wow. Sounds like you girls had fun. I love those times with the girls. *smile* Well Jazz, I'm kinda the opposite, like your friend, I'm not really all that thrilled about the mammies myself. I mean, won't "explode" if I see them or anything, I'm just not that accepting of them b/c I tend to find them to be a bit disrespectful. Sorry just being honest. However, I DO agree with you that it's wise to not forget our history or we are doomed to repeat it, that doesn't bother me, it's the respect issue that sort of plays the part for me. But hey, that's just my opinion. And if you/anyone else enjoys them, I'll respect that, 'cause we are all entitled to our own likes/dislikes/opinions.

And I also agree with you that I'd rather see mammies around then hear the "N-word" daily. That's for sure. :)

Dayrell said...

LOL. Ooops. Sorry about all those comment deletes Jazz. This thing was trippin' again. I guess I press the LOGIN AND PUBLISH button to many times huh? lol.

plotty said...

hard to move forward w/o knowing where you came from.

jirzygurl said...

I agree with brutha... it is important to embrace one's history in all aspects. I missed reading ya! glad to be back!!

lis said...

It would seem the to be to the contrary of what your date had said. I'm no big fan of it, but I certainly don't take offense to it.

PrayerWarrior said...

African American Art, thats a mindful. The history is there, the torment is there also. Do I want to see it? Maybe. Its like any other work of art,all in one's interpretation. If it strikes something within me..some secret struggle that tugs at me then I would buy it. If it speaks to something troubling, particularly the depictions of dark faces and bright red lips, seems distorted, I would not buy it. Here's what I would like to see..a work of art that shows both african americans as mammy's then somehow fades into who we are today..linking the past with the present. I would pay top dollar for that.

Sivad said...

hey jazz, i know i've been incognegro. her kitchen is soo cute. one day i want to be the type of host who sets out godiva.

and i love collecting black art/cards/sculptures/etc. except that crap with the black couple in erotic poses. i can't see how people can put that up on their walls. what room do you put it in? other than the closet?

Golden... said...

i like her kitchen!

thanks for stoppin by!

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