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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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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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Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

W8…”Something in my heart- Michelle’”…fo’ da last time…get out of my head and my playlist! :lol:

INFAMOUS….”Something in your Eyes” boy…I was killing that song last night.

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

Unconditional Love – Hi Five

Shai – If I Ever Fall in Love

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

Algebra – What Happened

Hil St Soul – Goodbye Lover

Eric Roberson – anything dayum near

Cameo – Sparkle

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

June 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

I be strokin- Clarence Carter (will doing the Martin dance)

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:57 pm

The Rain – Oran “Juice” Jones

Few will get knocked up to that song.

Page

Cross Colors back in the day complete with African medallion and flat top

I guess that we’ve met…. :lol:

I had plenty of colors. Along with the “X” cap. My Flat top wasn’t as high as Kid’s (Kid N Play) was so I could wear hats.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:57 pm

DK- YES SIR!!

Right & Wrong Way- Keith Sweat

How Deep Is Your Love- Keith Sweat

There you Go- Keith Sweat

My Body- LSG

Nothing In This World- Keke Wyatt

Love Calls- Kem

Naked- Marques Houston

Hey Love- Mobb Deep

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:57 pm

W8 Can i get 2 bbq’d wings? That’s all i ask.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:57 pm

OMG ARed, I loved High 5. That was sad what happened to the lead singer. I saw one of the dudes from Kris Kross in Fox Hills Mall last time I was home. Ole dude looked bad! It was the dark one.

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
3:58 pm

I think Rell would be a great DJ…he hides behind his skill

-thanks Cee….i have lost more music than i enough…i have blown two hard drives with over 5k songs and various mixes…and i have a nice selection collection of tunes..when in love..i express myself with the one i love thru music…thats when i am inspired the most…

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:58 pm

Goodbye Love – Guy

Baby I’m Ready – LeVert

My Body all ova yo’ babe….you body all ova my body girl…it’s yo’ body babe…all ova my body girl ~ LSG

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

Melo- STOP IT!! You are taking Ared’s place from yesterday today.. Goodness!

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

Page1908…I was just looking for the lyrics to ABC’s song…LOL

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

LOL @ “I Be Strokin” lol omg.

PG- Oh no, not you, too! I forgot about the X caps. OMG that was around the time of School Daze and “Doin the Butt” lol.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

JAM- STOP!!!! I am @ Work!! I LOVE THE SONG!! Omgoodness!! Baby I’m REady??? Oh LAWD :(

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
4:00 pm

I saw one of the dudes from Kris Kross in Fox Hills Mall last time I was home. Ole dude looked bad! It was the dark one.

:lol: Page

I went to school with the kid from Immature, Marques Houston. That is when he wasn’t touring or doing Sister, Sister. :lol:

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:00 pm

@Melo_ I am not related to R. Kelly…lmao..well maybe like a 2nd cousin..but thanks for the props..this is a helluva a topic change..lmao

@Ce- what do you mean remember DJ Oomp they still making cd’s

@Page-I used to be bright as hell in my clothes, Cross Colors..jam shorts, Major Damage..etc.etc Rayon shirts, black bart simpson shirts. My miami vice pastel colored blazer and my little skinny ties..vans

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:00 pm

@W8, those are the words to the song (just not in song format)…too funny!

Dan

June 23rd, 2009
4:00 pm

Shai – “If I ever fall in love” remix, “comfort”, “we’ll be together (forever)”

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Shiiit, Damn, Mutha-u.ck.a ~ D’Angelo (Me n’ those Dream Eyes of Mine, Cruisin’)

I Like ~ Kut Klose

Kissing You and Tell Me – Total

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

What’s On Tonight- Montel Jordan

DEDICATION to W8- Get It on tonight- Montel Jordan :lol: :lol: :lol:

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Iesha, Iesha so glad to meetcha
See you in the schoolyard strollin’ wit your techa
The lil skirt you played was realy fly
She turned around and she winked her eye so I
Stepped to her like I knew her the Biv is cool but Romell is cooler
The bell rang cuz I started to talk yet the class is not there no more

(Yo Red, where’d you meet her?)

[Red:]
At the playground, ya know
That’s where I saw this cutie
This girl was swingin’ and she looked so fly
On the monkey bars, we climbed up to the top and
She touched my hand that’s when I fell in love

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

You are taking Ared’s place from yesterday today..

What did I do yesterday, Lioness?

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Page- I think he has some form of cancer

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Rell – I heart you for the music! :smile:

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

“this is a helluva a topic change..lmao” YOU changed the topic…that’s funny!

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Dorothy Ashby – The Windmills of your Mind

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Ared- Made me damn near tinkle on myself a FEW times Darling :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Jamoca – Surrender by Kut Klose was my ISH!!

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Good job, Heavy W8! Lol

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Oliver Sain – On the Hill

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

@Ce- No chicken today just Steak and some pork ribs on the grille..lol

@The Natives, I used to run with “The Stray Cats” growing up in College Park and you all know how we dressed back then lol

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Oh yeah, Mo!

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

Used to be my girl- The O’jays

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

For Real – That Al “How do you mend a Broken heart” is serious..

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
4:04 pm

Ared- Made me damn near tinkle on myself a FEW times Darling

BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know the feeling. :lol:

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
4:04 pm

Kissing You – Total

My Little Secret – Xscape (that song always put in in a naughty mood)

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:05 pm

when in love..i express myself with the one i love thru music…thats when i am inspired the most

Rell- That’s what i thought. You have always expressed love of music on here alot. As a music enthusiast i can read the language because some days you post a song/lyrics about your mood. And then you make a comment and it always coincides with the mood of the lyrics/song you post.

…i feel ya.

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:06 pm

Dan

I know they are called contractions or corrections instead of crashes, though. It semantics to me

Who remembers Midnight Starr and Atlantic Starr?

I do. “Always” is great, but stay away from “Secret Lovers”. If you sing that song too intently, it may make your S/O to look at you differently.

Being a native of the ATL, I gotta give love to Greenbrier’s own S.O.S. band.
-Just be good to me
-Tell me that you still care
-Take your time(Do it right)
-The Finest -

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:06 pm

That whole Keisha Cole First CD was a breakup CD..

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:07 pm

TODAY – TAKE YOUR TIME

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:07 pm

@the natives-
If I ever fall in love- Shai……(the edward J booty shake mix…) boom..boom.BOOOM BOOOMM

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:07 pm

LOL omg did W8 just say Bart Simpson t shirts! lmao wow, you took it WAY back.

Ok, I still have like 3 pairs of Chucks and some jellies, too. lol
http://www.liketotally80s.com/chuck-taylors.html

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:07 pm

I know DJ Ooomp is still around. Just don’t have any latest.

W8 Well since there’s no chicken on the grill, you need to just stop talking about it. lol

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

Used to be my girl- The O’jays

That comes after their song….”You body’s here with me, but you minds on the other side of town”

That’s how you know that she “Used to be my girl”.

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

Keith Sweat (yeah, we know he whines but…)

Make it Last Forever

Put your lovin’ to the test

Come into my Bedroom

I’ll Trade

In the Rain

It Gets Better

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

COMPUTER LOVE- Roger

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

I miss Gerald. My kid misses Bernie Mac.

R.I.P.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:09 pm

DK- YES.. That should have cheated song is something ELSE!! I need her off that sad ish though.. Glad she has a man :)

Rell- AWWWWWW!! That is special but it is also a bish if yall don’t work out.. A LOT of songs will make her sick to her stomach :lol: :lol: :lol:

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:09 pm

Yeah Lioness, he has luekemia I thought.

ARed- yeah, I’ve met marques houston before. OMG remember The Boys?

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:10 pm

Rell…I feel you…lost 1000G worth of songs…during the last lightening storm…both prim…and backup…500G each