Serena and Alexis are engaged and appear to be happy.She’s had relationships with more than a few brothas…and hell, it didn’t pan out. Not saying a brotha couldn’t snag her for the long haul, but it wasn’t like she didn’t give yal a chance. " So mommy is going to show a little "tough love" and teach Nate the ways of the world. In fact, if Trent's a "good little boy", he gets rewarded.
When news broke that Serena Williams was engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, a White man, as usual, folks got to talking.
I hate to say it, but every time a Black woman—or man for that matter—gets engaged to a member of another race or ethnicity, prejudice and racist folks alike come a stomping. But to outright judge a celebrity who you do not know…and frankly fellas, had a VERY small chance of snagging is just ridiculous.
But the underlying factors in the racial comments directed at Williams’ engagement are problematic, and in hotep fashion, lack context around her blackness and how she can be pro-black and yet have a white fiancé.
A woman who consistently spoke out about police brutality against black men in America and uses her platform and voice to push social justice issues to a larger stage in an effort to make a greater impact on her community.
From Oscar-winning actors, to rock and roll icons, and even up-and-coming stars, there are several notable white men married to black women in Hollywood.
A picture perfect example of one of these interracial celebrity couples is David Bowie and Iman.
The couple divorced in 1988, and nine years later, De Niro married African-American actress and singer Grace Hightower.
A new generation of famous interracial couples are popping up in the entertainment industry and even collaborating professionally.
I used to think that these types of sentiments were limited to White, Anglo Saxon individuals who grew up in minuscule towns, but as I mature, I’m learning that a “separate but equal” mentality thrives in America and beyond– regardless of your race—especially when it comes to love and marriage. Understand one thing: everyone has the power of CHOICE.
We all live our lives and love who we love on our own terms. Williams’ fiance as “the enemy” is just downright silly.
Several famous white men are or have been married to black women.