On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques-White we took a moment to have a real life conversation. Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of controversy around the new reality show “All My Baby Mommas“, which features Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 Baby Mothers. The phone lines were overloaded with people illustrating their distaste with the show. Many people blamed the women in the show for attempting to destroy the image of the black woman.
Today, the debate is still in the news, and has angered some women who feels the women in the show deserve a voice. On the show today we had a “Dear Lorraine” moment and we discussed a letter that was sent via email from a 24-year-old African-American female who is the mother of 7, and has 6 different fathers for her children. She wrote in to share her disbelief with people attacking women with multiple children, and fathers.
In the letter she stated that it is “REAL LIFE”, and she is living proof. Furthermore, she went on to state that “Black Men” are to blame for the destruction of the “Black Family” in America. She felt that black men are too promiscuous, irresponsible, and fear marriage. In addition, she asked for the government to step in and help out single mothers who have more than 3 children, by developing a law that will not only put promiscuous men in jail, but also allow the mothers be exempt from working a job.
The show was very intense, and many callers shared their honest opinion.
Take a listen to the show!
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