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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Flip the script

I suppose it was inevitable that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would be come an iconic couple. A lot has been written about their date nights, affection towards one another in public, and the history of how they came to be.

It all brings a discussion about love, romance, and marriage, especially among African Americans that sheds some light on our attitudes. One particular article that has made its rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites is from the Washington’s Post interactive site, The Root. It was entitled What Single Women Can Learn from Michelle.

Of course it doused gasoline on an already hot fire of debate between men and women, which is always annoying fun and informative.  I actually thought the article made some excellent points. I just thought it would be vindictive fun and informative to flip the script a little:

What can single men learn from President Obama?

Do you think that we place too much blame on each other for the state of dating, marriage, and divorce?

Are we not all culpable when things don’t succeed?

Is it important for society to have a couple for us to believe in love and romance? Is it to give the children hope or are the grown ups clinging to the idea too?

*Note this is not an opportunity to bash First Lady Michelle Obama. Let’s keep things adult.

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Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:29 pm

I HEART Mint Condition!

Page1908 – co-signing your 3:25 chica!! LOL

INFAMOUS DK – When the Party’s Over/If You Were Here Tonight by Alexander O’Neal….WHEW!!

Dan

June 23rd, 2009
3:29 pm

Ill thing about Mint Condition is “what kind of man” does something and the song is about the opportunity to cheat.

@PG/abc

The market doesn’t crash regularly. The last two major crashes were 1985 and 2008, after years of (what?) tax cuts and deregulation.

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
3:29 pm

Angela Wimbush – Angel / Hello Beloved w Ponald Isley

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:29 pm

LOL W8- Well, that is what I was thinking lol *wink*

Beautiful- YEP, Where I Wanna Be by Donnell Jones was just on. I also love the remake of the Stevie cut he did called Knocks Me Off My Feet!! Ohhhhhhh that was my jam back when I was in college at San Diego State lol.

Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
3:30 pm

LEGSS…”Anniversary”, that was not Jodeci…that was Tony Toni Tone..

JAMOCHA…girl Jodeci had a remixed version of “Pheenin’” that they did not release. The beat was a sample of Bob Marley’s, “We don’t need no more trouble” Girl….that ish was HAWT!

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:30 pm

Oh let’s not even go the Jazz route

Coltrane

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:30 pm

Shalamar’s “For the Lover in You (This Ring)” was part of the wedding reception list, too.

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
3:30 pm

TLC scored one for the flat chested girls of the world. :lol:

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:31 pm

Cee- chica, here’s a fan right here —-> John Legend is my friend. Love em! :D

MO – LOL

Page – Oh, I miss Jon B….and loved his duo with Pac – “Baby are you still down?”

YA’LL PLEEEEEAAAASSSSE, PLEEEEAAAASSSE, PLEEEEAAASSSE (like James Brown) STOPPPP! lol

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:31 pm

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
3:31 pm

@Staceye, I’m sitting here thinking Tony Toni Tone and then said naw, it was Jodeci. Thanks.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

R.Kelly gets HEAVY rotation in my vehicle..

Staying Power- BArry White

Slow Down- Alicia Keys

Something in Your Eyes- BBD

Drop- Rich Boy

I know what you want- Busta

Ghetto Story Chapter 2- Baby Cham

I want You- Common

Promise- Ciara

Strip Tease- Danity Kane

abc

June 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

I mean it’ll crash again this year or next. I don’t think Wall Street is tenable anymore. It became too heavily invested in vapor, i.e., derivatives. I wouldn’t be surprised if it dives another 3000 points, and there’s nothing government can do about it, all hype and jive aside.

It begins to tell ‘Round Midnight
‘Round Midnight
I do pretty well
’til after sundown
Suppertime I’m feeling so sad
but it really gets bad
‘Round Midnight

Melo

June 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

so you hear(song??) it and you hope you’re at least getting some

thats sad Ared.
Relying on R-Kelly,Musiq, etc to get sexxed up??!!!!!.
Goodness.
Am i this lucky??
Well,i’ll count mny blessings then.
Leggs,see this email i forwarded u.I send it to Queen and her reply:”that makes u happy”
This biaaatch knows me real well!!!
:lol:

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:32 pm

DK- I LOVE her too!!

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

Vesta – Sweet Sweet Love

Hey I can do this all day.. My Ipod rocks..

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

(Clears my throat)

Lenny Williams- “‘Cause I love you”

SexyCool - No words can describe me

June 23rd, 2009
3:33 pm

Jazz – Brandon or Wynton

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:34 pm

DK- VESTA- OMGoosh!!

Melo- You are PURE FOOLERY!!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:34 pm

W8 – wat it is shawty! insert head nod here… LOL

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:34 pm

Mo, girl, Mint Condition was supposed to do a Valentine’s Day Concert in Phoenix at NBA All Star game back in February, but omg why did they cancel? You know I was hot under the collar lol.

I *heart* Mint Condition and Jon B.

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

stevie wonder – rocket love

roy ayers – you send me

chic – a warm summer night

minnie ripperton – inside my love

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

W8

You are alright with me. I am a Coltrane fan first and foremost.

The wife and I have move the furniture to make a dance floor and danced to “In A Sentimental Mood” by John Coltrane and Duke Ellington.

I play Thelonius Monk a lot too.

My dad took me to Count Basie perform when I was a child. Too bad I wasn’t old enough then to truly appreciate the experience. However, being exposed to jazz as a kid wasn’t a bad thing at all.

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Someone needs to post up on here in 9 months cuz i know someone is going to be knocking boots tonight..lol

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Alexander O’Neal with “Sunshine” should be on the list.

That’s right Mo/Infamous!

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Staceye, girl you are into some freaky ishh…LOL…makes me sweat!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

INFAMOUS – I love that Vesta Williams song too! Have you heard her remake of After the Love Is Gone w Pil Perry? Love it!

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Stevie Wonder Concert tomorrow night

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

@Lord Velonese
hey sunshine! how you doin’?

listen. a person or couple can learn from other couples. if a person or couple surrounds themselves with positive married folks doin’ the dayum thang, it will eventually rub off on them.

OBAMA and SHELLY are the perfect pair to give hope to who needs it. this may be the first time that some ppl out there have seen a positive healthy marriage. GOD placed them in the black house for a reason. One of the reasons may be to help the African Americans in this marriage crisis we’re in.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:35 pm

Sorry INFAMOUS, meant PHIL Perry

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:36 pm

LOL Staceye at Pheenin the remixed version.

OMG, I just thought about Boyz II Men- Ohhhhh Ahhhh

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:36 pm

In the heat of the moment who in the Heck has time to plug in the Ipod??

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

W8 lol – Not me! I had my moment this morning and i’m over that for another good long time.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

lol @ plugging in the Ipod. Dude better be pluggin in somethin else. lol ctfu.

SexyCool - No words can describe me

June 23rd, 2009
3:37 pm

Jazz – Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World – (going home to put it in the CD player RATNAH!)

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:38 pm

Heavy W8 – You better sitcho’ self down with that Lenny, mayne!

Guhl’ you know I, I, I love you…no matter what you do…

Lawd, I know I’m not the only one who could use a shower right now…you people are evil, evil, E-VIL!!!

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:38 pm

“wat it is shawty! insert head nod here”
@Mo (while looking down) aintnuthin

@PG- I feel you on that for real..If I am anywhere and I hear a song that moves me I will grab my girl right then and there and do a little slow dance 2 step..car lot, mall store, grocery store, I love music!!

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
3:38 pm

snoop dogg – sexual seduction…so I can get a sexual eruption…

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:38 pm

Did anyone see Unsung Shalamar the other night? Mo? I think you said you did….I missed the first half. ughh.

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers . Who else can make a who verse out of the words “You know”?

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

“Baby are you still down?”

Jamoca – That was a nice lil jam. Pac and Jon P.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

so you hear(song??) it and you hope you’re at least getting some

thats sad Ared.

melo – What the hell are you talking about. I was talking about him getting hit with a whip.

Dan

June 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

Dizzy, Monk, Coltraine

Grew up on the trumpet/sax. (Some) Jazz is good reading music.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

Page- OK?? Dude don’t want to hear me tinkle but I got to wait while he plugs the joint in & scrolls for the correct playlist.. I’ll be sleep byt the time he is ready

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

Staceye – you and the Infamous One???? I’m so through with you both. Dayum Jodeci!…Lol

W8 – Lol…tell that to Cee one more time…Lol

Leggs – I’m in so much trouble right now…hahahaaa!

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:40 pm

Use remotes when trying to set moods…that’s why you should have them in arms reach.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

lmao Lioness.

Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

LIONESS…that song is hotness. It’s kind of freaky but still hot no doubt! Look it up on Amazon.

JAMOCHA…On Jon B.’s New album he has a song call Oh So Sexy that is hot.

W8….”Someone needs to post up on here in 9 months cuz i know someone is going to be knocking boots tonight” Oh hell it won’t be me son! :lol:

MUSING…well you know you’d have to play a bit of Madonna’s Erotica and Justify my Love with that to balance it out. :lol:

PAGE…that remixed version of Uuh Ahh by Boyz II Men was the ish too!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

Page1908 – I did catch Unsung, it was pretty good. Basically they had issues within, personality conflicts.