This is not a time to be playing Donnie Hathaway/Roberta Flack’s song “Back Together Again”.
You know I was going to write a long-winded but poignant post about domestic violence, how the lives of Black women and girls are in constant peril and about how (some) Black people will make all kinds of excuses for the misdeeds of a Black man because only he is the “oppressed” one whereas Black women are supposed to be invincible to any attack and are always capable of being fully responsible, but I think anyone who reads my blog already knows how I feel about these types of situations.
This is a preview of what her corpse will look like if she continues to make poor choices about the men she allows into her life and what is and isn’t acceptable behavior from them. I’m using the big photo so people can be reminded of the ugly truth.
Instead I’m just going to say this: all the excusers and deniers need to know what it feels like to get the crap beaten out of you by a guy who claims to “love” you, all the wanna be tough guys/punks need to spend time in a real jail or prison with a few hardened criminals for a reality check and I don’t have any sympathy for Rihanna the next time she gets a beat down. Yes, it WILL HAPPEN AGAIN but this time it’ll stay behind closed doors.
You know as much as I find the toxic tone of Perez Hilton’s blog distasteful at times, he really stood up for her and had the appropriate public outrage Black people SHOULD HAVE HAD over this instead of all the hemming and hawing that was on display. This is why the “collective” is in a free-fall and it’s everybody for themselves. You might be trying to do your very best but five idiots down the street are ready to knock you and yours off over a few trinkets or some perceived slight. Or just because they’re evil. Some of them may be miscreants but often they’re the educated fools working in concert with others to step over you for pennies on the dollar.
Unless Chris Brown gets therapy, admits he’s at fault AND faces all legal consequences he isn’t remorseful and no amount of “counsel by his pastor” will change that. Rihanna should have never gone back to him and I am angry at any supposed friend or relative in her life that encouraged her to do so. They do NOT have her best interests at heart. Frankly right now she doesn’t have her best interests at heart. This isn’t cute and it certainly isn’t a joke. This is how women end up DEAD. It sends a bad message to all of the females that admired her for her spunkiness. Oh well, this is yet ANOTHER REASON why we should NEVER make a role model out of a celebrity.