Oh. My. Goodness. Rewind to last night. I’m watching CNN’s “Black in America.” Apparently, so is everyone else. :) Sitting on my couch clad in only a matching green bra (1, 2) and panties (1, 2), I balance my laptop on my bare thighs as I drink out of the Vita Coca container. I turn my TV for the first time in months by walking to the big black box and pressing the round “on” button. Only the sweet round-bellied Buddha above knows where my remote is! My phone rings. Yes, dear readers, we have a (gasp, gasp) landline in our home. How very old fashioned, right? ;) In any case, it was Anna-Scarlet calling from down south. “Twanna,” she yells, “are you watching this?!” Of course I am. :)
Scanning Twitter this morning, I eyeball a few random folks’ pages to see what they’re saying about the show. Obviously, I’m going to comment on their observation that nearly half the black adult female population is unmarried — an “alarming” fact according to CNN. More on that later. For now, be sure to check out USA Today’s old story about Twitter if you haven’t already, and take a look at all the random chatter from last night:
Â makasha: Hey all. Please don’t forget that Black in America airs on CNN tonight at 9
kathrynjones: done with work for the night…going off to watch black in america on CNN
momplaywright: Settling in to watch CNN’s “Black in America”: http://tinyurl.com/5jh68j I live for these kinds of conversations/dialogues. Wanna talk?
Â revhelix: Anyone else think that CNN’s reports on “Black in America” quite sad in more way that 1. Why does this have to matter still?
anjuan: Planning the watch “CNN’s Black in America” tonight and also checking out http://blackinamerica.com . Site looks good but needs design work
JennTex: Popping the popcorn getting ready to watch CNN Black in America. I can’t wait to see if they get it right.
KristinaBrandy: Don’t forget CNN’s “Black in America” special tonight – http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/black.in.america/
funkybrownchick: LOVE the dramatic tones on CNN’s Black in America. “Up Next … Racial Boundaries … EXPOSED!” as they zoom in on the SBF / SWM pairing. :)
Sarrock84: really CNN? really!? they did a segment on “marry your baby daddy day” but no history of the black family being torn apart by slavery???
Blu_Hefner: If your not watching Black In America on CNN, then your life is in SHAMBLES!!!! Follow Me. Proper.
Villager: CNN-Black in America: Dayum … 1-of-20 peeps in Wash DC is infected with HIV. Dayum … comparable to AIDS stats in Africa…
RushmoreDrive: 80% of new HIV/AIDS cases in Wash D.C. are among Blacks. Another staggering stat brought to bear in CNN’s Black In America program tonight.
cobbap: Watching: Black in America on CNN with Soledad O’Brien
calinative: is it me or is this CNN report not teling me anything I didn’t already know about being Black in America? How is any of this news?
MakesMeHoller: Watching CNN-Black in America with everyone else…
swirlspice: Thinking the tweets about CNN’s “Black in America” may be more interesting than the show itself.
thirtydaes: watching black in america on cnn. been waiting months for this. i wonder how i would feel meeting white cousins whose ancestors owned mine.
skeskali: I really…REALLY… hope someone takes Soledad O’Brien and CNN to task for spending only 30 minutes out of four hours on black women.
MonikahOgando: is reeling from watching CNN’s “Black in America” series.
KacieStarr: Watching the CNN special, Black in America the first series focuses on Black women and the family
qas1981: !!! watch me on CNN!!! Look at the 3:50 minute mark! http://www.cnn.com/video/ ?/video/living/2008/07/23/bia.black.men.respond.cn
jbrotherlove: watching CNN “Black In America: The Black Woman & Family”. confused as to why I haven’t seen any Black Women though…
Alli_Rogers: Loving the Rand Family. Black in America on CNN right now.
chickpea: Watching CNN’s “Black in America” and making dinner.. enchiladas tonight! http://ping.fm/MsolJ
haveAwonderful: Watching black in america on CNN
deeyouareoh: ok “black in america” is on cnn are you watching
harris1123: Watching the CNN special Black in America.
rosepena: Watching the Special: Black in America on CNN
HarlemWriter: Watching “Black In America” on CNN – The Black Woman & Family. Anyone else tuned in? http://tinyurl.com/3e2wgc
THEflyGIRL: Question: Are there only light/caramel skined black folks in america? Cause I just watched this CNN thing & they only showed 1 coco sista…
idmbassoon: did everyone watch black in america on cnn tonight except me?
ABCPublicity: @urbanreporter U didn’t watch CNN Being Black in America – OH MY!