•October 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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I WAS 9 WHEN MY FATHER, an airline pilot, transferred from Karachi, Pakistan, with its chaotic hustle and bustle, to Islamabad. I loved to ride my bicycle along its elegant, calm, tree-lined streets and parks, but I began to notice that the time I spent outside was darkening my brown complexion. While my natural color was a medium shade that, in the right light, bordered on wheatish, I would never pass for fair in Pakistan—a nation obsessed with light skin. This seemed all the more unjust as my brother, a couple of years younger, was much fairer. So, one morning, to counteract the effect of my sun-tanned skin, I patted my face with talcum powder before heading out. A chatty lady from the neighborhood waved me over with a message for my mother, and asked why in the world I had powder all over my face. I mumbled something about…

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•April 17, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Regina King: More Black Women Should Date Outside Their Race | Vibe

•May 7, 2010 • 1 Comment

Regina King: More Black Women Should Date Outside Their Race | Vibe.

Single Black Women: Admire Them and Leave Them Alone | Dallas South News

•May 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Single Black Women: Admire Them and Leave Them Alone | Dallas South News.

By: Jeff Bolton – KLIF 570’s host of The Jeff Bolton Show

Young black women in America – many of whom have been grossly labeled in the vile underbelly of hip hop culture with street monikers — bitches, ho’s and baby mamas — are displaying a gutsy propensity in 2010 to succeed in life on their own terms, and this has the chattering classes truly abuzz because these women are succeeding without the benefit of marriage to stable, faithful, loving black men.Young Black Women

If you’ve been listening to the pop culture media machine lately, much ado has been made about the dearth of intelligent, faithful, successful black males for the growing pool of single, unmarried, successful black women.  In the same discussion, much has been made of the startling statistics confirming that single, unmarried, successful black women are earning advanced college degrees at a rate far greater than young black males.


These issues are being reported with no small amount of energy given to the efforts of these remarkable women.  Here’s the answer to the issue and we’ll put the subject to rest once and for all:  admire these women and leave them alone. There’s nothing wrong with them. They shouldn’t be forced into a box made by society’s expectations for them. Why is the sad, tired story of the failure of black men in society placed ahead of that of the success of black women in this pop culture reporting?

For society to become concerned with the plight of black women now that black women are succeeding on their own terms would be comical if it weren’t so sad.  Many of the black women succeeding today have toiled in obscurity for years at the bottom of the societal barrel, often in broken homes and with life circumstances that would melt most people.  The fact that our society is saying black women need to find a good black man to settle down with is an insult.

To make this situation even worse, in a society that honors men over women, the first point registered by opinion makers when discussing the plight of black women is the story that young black men are statistically an abject failure in virtually every area of measurement in our culture. And so it goes, this makes black men unavailable to the legions of young black women graduating with advanced degrees. These women deserve to have their accomplishments and success celebrated first. The fact that they are succeeding should stand on its own. Admire these remarkable young black women succeeding on their terms against great odds, and let society leave it’s box for their lives in the gutter where it belongs.



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JEFF BOLTON IS THE HOST OF THE TALK RADIO PROGRAM “JEFF BOLTON MORNINGS”, HEARD WEEKDAYS FROM 6AM TO 9AM ON THE LEGENDARY 570 AM-KLIF.  HE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY OFFENDER.  HIS SHOW WEBSITE IS AT WWW.KLIF.COM AND HIS EMAIL IS JEFF.MORNINGS@CUMULUS.COM

•August 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Good Hair ft. Chris Rock- HD Official Trailer

Go see this movie

•May 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hair is Hair. GET OVER IT!

You know what time it is.

•May 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

An Eye for an Eye?

I know, i know, but this is bullshit.