“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
So, hi there. It’s me. You may know me as ABL. Or, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing, you may know me as Angry Black Lady. I also go by stopthemadness. (Why? Who can remember. It made sense at the time.)
Some of you may just reference me as “Ugh. Her.” In any event, my name is Imani Gandy and, after four years, I am coming out of the blogging closet. It was cramped in there, and I was getting hungry.
Of course this shift in my life has startled my personalities — they are all verrah confused — and I haven’t quite figured out which one of them will reign supreme.
While they duke it out, I’m going to call myself “stopthemadness aka ABL” over here; “ABL” over at Balloon Juice, and “Imani Gandy” over at The Grio.
Why? I don’t know. It makes sense at this time.
The purpose of this post is three-fold: (1) to announce that my inaugural non-pseudonymous post — “Black reverend preaches stereotypes to mostly white ‘South Central’ Tea Partiers” — over at TheGrio.com has been published; (2) to share some of the photos from my coverage of the South Central Tea Party rally; and (3) to share this outstanding comment on my post with you:
Clearly this writer Gandy, is no journalist. He/She couldn’t understand “context” if it were a condom over his/her head. 1st Patterson is absolutely correct in stating that the NAACP is no better than the KKK. Instead of hoods they hide behind lies and demagoguery. Instead of a noose they choke out black families by advocating that blacks remain poor, subjugated to the government. They brainwash blacks by telling them that education is only good and recognized if you are liberal. Gandy apparently can’t bring himself/herself to concede to Mr. Pattersons point regarding Planned Parenthood and abortion. The killing of 1500 babies a day in the black community via abortion is not a problem with Gandy… but lets not forget about the “wide range of health and family planning services” now that is something to write home about. That thinking is like saying Hitlers concentration camps weren’t so bad when you consider how well the German army was fed and dressed.
You social activist who hate America just can’t stand to watch Black Americans who actually love their country, who actually articulate conservative values, who actually dismiss the democrats plantation party and who actually believe in market economy and fiscal sanity. Gandy like, many others writing opinions here, are leftist white hating racists who want this country to be brought down to its knees and to be like every other third world country on the planet that their ancestors have proudly led. They are proud card carrying members of the NAACP. show less
Looks like I’ve maaaaaade it!
Yeah, that just happened, and I don’t know why because the lyrics are not appropriate at all. But, it’s the first thing that popped into my head, and if you know anything about me at all, it’s that I have little self-restraint.
It’s in my head and now it’s in yours.
[And now, the photo gallery. Apologies for the haphazard sizing. FYWP]
(Photo Credit: Danielle Cloutier)
[cross-posted at ABLC]