The point about "African people worldwide" is a tip off.
My new friend is handsome, African-American, intelligent and seemingly wealthy.
He is an athlete, loves his momma, and is happily married to a White woman.
I admit when I saw his wedding ring, I privately hoped.
But something in me just knew he didn't marry a sister. My body showed no reaction to my inner pinch, but the sting was there, quiet like a mosquito under a summer dress. Did the reality of his relationship somehow diminish his soul's credibility? One could easily dispel the wince as racist or separatist, but that's not how I was brought up. I was taught that every man should be judged by his deeds and not his color, and I firmly stand where my grandmother left me.
Today, Jill Scott will star as James Brown’s second wife Deidre “Dee Dee” Jenkins in the biopic “Get On Up.” In lieu of the silver screen spotlight, Scott appears on the cover of the September issue of Essence Magazine.On the cover, the Philly native is seen wearing an alluring bodycon dress while wearing a blonde wig styled by Ursula Stephens, Rihanna’s well-known hairstylist. The magazine reports Scott has found love again but this time she will keep her romantic life private.