Chester Thompson, an ex-cop from Syracuse, received a slap on his wrist for raping Maleatra Montanez in her own home. She had called the police to report her daughter missing, but instead of helping her, Chester rapes her.
By his and her own admission, he told this anxious mother who was desperately looking for her child that “her lips look like it could really hold a p*nis and that she had a nice butt.” How disgusting, hurtful and disrespectful!
Black cops who committed the same disgusting crime against White women got sentenced to harsh time, but Chester only got three years probation.
What saddens me about this swept underneath the rug case is this: When a Black woman is raped by a White man, she is not seen as credible or believable.
A part of me can’t help but to think about the (once) long standing law that a Black woman couldn’t be raped by a White man because she wasn’t considered to be “human.”
I can tell you personally that you do have some White cops and government officials who sexually harass Black women. They have the confidence to do so because of two things: One, their badge or title and Two, the undeniable fact that most people will not believe that a White man of their position harassed or raped a Black woman. Lord have mercy.
Chester Thompson is a despicable vile rapist who should’ve received more than probation for what he did to Maleatra Montanez. Rapists, regardless of their race, belong in jail. Period.
Until next time…
I’m going to shift the focus of my blog tonight because I’m trying to see something. As we like to say back home, I’m tryna see sumthin’. Tonight’s post is a bit humorous and honest so let’s get started.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that from time to time I share quirks and traits about myself. Quirks and traits that I’m proud of and those that I’m not so proud of. 🤷🏾♀️
The other day, I had a relative share a trait of mine that I’ve been doing for years whenever I’m in one of my moods. She brought it to my attention by way of a hilarious meme and now I can’t stop laughing because it’s true.
How many of you are guilty of this when you are in one of your moods? Be honest now. Tell the truth. 🤣
When she mentioned that I sometimes behave that way, you should’ve heard the rest of my relatives and friends chime in. Evidently, I’ve been doing this since I was a child whenever I’m in one of my moods. KMSL! 😭😝😂
And don’t rush me, please don’t rush me because that’ll make me not want to do it even more. SMH! I seriously have to work on that.
Alright, whose brave enough to admit that they sometimes do this? C’mon now, don’t be shy.
Until next time…
My blog that is. On my blog, I post uncomfortable subject matter at times, but that’s life. Life is not always comfortable. There will be times where we will be made to feel uncomfortable. It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen and for others, it may happen more than once.
As a Black woman, it should be a given that my blog will be geared towards subject matters of the Black experience. I will share unsettling truths, stories and facts that may make you feel uncomfortable, ashamed, sick or even mad, but if it’s the truth it’s the truth. I can’t be ashamed to share the truth no matter how painful or uncomfortable it may be…
As a blogger, I have readers and followers who follow and unfollow at times, but I can respect that. What I post isn’t for everybody. My blog, BookingAnita, is a place where I share inspirational stories, facts, as well bitter truths. The overwhelming majority of my readers and subscribers love it. Will this blog ever deviate from that? No, not a chance.
Until next time…
*I’ll be sharing pictures of Black women who are considered overweight based on their BMI index. It’s important for me to note that these women are active and healthy despite being considered overweight.*
I’ll be the first to admit that there is a problem with obesity globally. Some of it is due to health problems and the side effects of certain medicines which in my opinion, is not the person’s fault. Tonight, I’m arguing against the BMI index used to calculate “healthy” weight for all women and men. The BMI index, when it comes to Black women and men, is very skewed because it doesn’t take into consideration the bone density and fat deposits of Black women and men.
For those of you who may not know, the BMI index was created using the height and weight measurements of White men and women. Ask yourself, how is that not skewed? Studies have shown that genetically, Black people have heavier and denser bones compared to any other race. In addition to that, we have higher fat deposits in our thighs, hips and buttocks area which is also genetic. When you take that into consideration, that already tips the scales 5-10 lbs or more in regards to the “standard” BMI index.
Take a look at the following women below? They are all active, but are still considered overweight due to their BMI index. Having dense bones already makes you weigh more, but when you have thick thighs, hips and buttocks, that makes you weigh even more.
Makes you wonder about the “true” statistics regarding the number of Black people considered overweight. 🤔
Until next time…
Some of my relatives came to me recently and told me that they are in a friendly competition with one another. They asked if I wanted in on this “competition”. 🤔 Seeing how we are all very competitive, I had to first find out what this family competition was all about…
One of my lovely relatives came up with the awesome idea to see who can get the fittest quickest. Well ah, I had to call dibs on this because I can stand to lose some weight. I’m a solid 164 lbs at 5 feet 4 1/2 inches and I’m not ashamed to say it. I don’t look it, but I can definitely feel it…
All of them got the jump on me because they bought all their healthy food and started working out two weeks ago! I’m still going to take home the victory because I have a secret weapon. You see, when I start working out and change my eating habits, my weight falls off quick. It always has. My family ain’t slick! That’s why they waited to tell me about this family competition two weeks late! 😂😭😂
It’s all good though. We’re all doing it for the greater good even though I will get the fittest quickest. I betcha they are shaking their heads at my blog post now because they know I’m about to talk smack…
Yeah, get on it baby ’cause starting this Saturday, cousin Nita is pulling out alllllllll the stops. I promise you kinfolk, you AIN’T ready! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 You already lost and don’t even know it yet. 😏😂😜
Until next time…
The name Freddie Mercury really doesn’t need an introduction considering the buzz surrounding his biopic that hit theaters on Friday. I’m actually going to go see Bohemian Rhapsody this week and I can’t wait. Rami Malek is definitely going to win an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury since there is so much of praise and accolades surrounding his performance. However with all that being said, the family of Freddie Mercury is a bit bothered. Keep reading and I’ll tell you why.
Freddie’s family and those closest to him are a little bothered and somewhat offended that his biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, doesn’t address or even touch on his racial heritage. I myself am surprised to know that millions of people thought he was a White British man when in fact he was of Asian and African descent. Something his family and friends say he was very much proud of. According to his family and friends, the biopic doesn’t even mention his racial background and they found that somewhat offensive. Here are pictures of Freddie Mercury’s parents and sister.
I sincerely hope that despite the biopic leaving out his racial background, his family will still walk away somewhat proud knowing how much of an impact both he and his music left on the world. With them speaking out now, they can rest assured that millions of people now know that Freddie wasn’t White, but was of Asian and African decent. For those of you who may not know, Indians (not Native Americans) are considered Asian.
You can read more here from NBC News.
Until next time, click here for the preview of Bohemian Rhapsody and click here for my favorite song.
I find it so rude when people make harsh and cruel comments about plus sized women who wear bathing suits, skirts, fitted dresses or shorts. Don’t do people like that. They have super cute outfits and swim wear for plus sized women and I don’t think they should be shamed for wearing cute outfits for their size and frame. I think the following women are beautiful. Shame on those who left hateful comments.
Every plus sized person isn’t their size because of overeating. For some it’s health problems and for others it’s genetic. Let people wear what they want to wear and let them be great. Don’t shame them for their size because you wouldn’t like it if it was done to you. Beauty and attractiveness comes in all races, shapes and sizes for those of you who didn’t know.
Until next time…