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A big part of the celebrity world is who’s dating who and while we love knowing the latest flings in Hollywood, let’s go a little bit deeper. After looking at popular celebs, it’s clear that some of them tend to date certain types of people. Here are 15 celebrities who have a specific type.
Prince seems to be attracted to ethnically ambiguous women. Manuela Testolini, Mayte Garcia, and Sheila E. are all hard to look at and determine their true ethnicity.
Spring is in the air (or, it’s coming anyway) and that means it is time for new love. Well, okay…not that kind of love. This time we’re talking about BROMANCES! For those of you who don’t know bromance is defined as a close, non-sexual relationship between two (or more) men. I know some of you might be thinking “Yeah, can’t happen…not cute” but it really can be fun to watch. Here are a few of our fave celeb bromances…
Let’s get one thing clear from the jump: men not named George Clooney are not averse to marriage as an institution. The characters in black love flicks (often starring Taye Diggs or Omar Epps) might have folks convinced that men would rather be garroted in the scrotum before they settle down, but that’s not the case….we’re just really, really cautious about who gets the Magic Stick for life.
I tried to think of at least five things that freak men out about getting hitched, but for me, it all fits under the umbrella of three:
Now, before you get yourself into a tizzy claiming that I’m encouraging interracial relationships, selling out, abandoning the black community, whatever– know that I’m not speaking on that subject. There are plenty of people doing that already and that is not the purpose of this post. This post is just an ode to the brothers on the lighter side of the spectrum. The ones we say “hmm” to when we’re watching a movie. They’ll make the Afro wearing, dashiki clad, militant sister look and think twice and reaffirm the beliefs of the “I don’t see color” black girl. So without further ado, a list of the white dudes we swoon over…
Let us be very careful about how technology is utilized within socio-political situations.
Recently, actor/activist George Clooney spoke to CNN by way of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” concerning his plans to actually use satellite technology to monitor the Sudan which was recently in the midst of a week-long referendum on self-determination. Along with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast, Clooney seeks to use satellite imagery to detect and deter human rights crimes in Darfur and southern Sudan by “denying deniability” and promoting greater accountability under a venture entitled Satellite Sentinel Project. But should we perhaps question if this is the right methodology and approach when dealing with our international neighbors?
In short, the project uses satellite imagery and Google Map Maker, combined with field reports, policy analysis, and tools to involve the public in pressuring policymakers to respond quickly and appropriately. The aim is to head off human rights crimes before they occur. (Yes, if an image of Spielberg’s “Minority Report” came to mind; you are not alone). This is technology and Big Brother on an exponential level. And while no doubt a product of the very best intentions – for, whose heart did not cry and check book did not open upon seeing initial images of Darfur – once again we have Caucasian males and those outside of the continent interjecting their belief system and values onto Africa, which just might be in its current state because of that very same constant tampering.
The intriguing thing particularly about U.S. history is that from the atrocious killing of most of the Native Americans to the brutality of slavery and more; all behavior was primarily executed without any major scrutiny from outside of the country thereby allowing America the luxury, even at its lowest moments, to develop on its own terms.
And while it is undeniable that these times are not those and certainly that no one advocates turning a blind-eye to international horrors, one can’t help but ask how peoples of a certain country can partake in activities of “self-determination” when outside forces, which may perceive themselves as superior in values and behavior to begin with, continue to interject, monitor, and expose.
And how can one actually undertake such actions with seemingly limited input by the peoples themselves, many of whom are young and female. Sure, one can expose, but without true communication between sides, nothing is ever long-lasting nor is there the fundamental outgrowth of respect and understanding, which is what is ultimately needed for any real stability and progress.
Let us be very careful about how technology is utilized within socio-political situations, and let us be even more careful of becoming the adult who takes it upon ourselves to go so far as to monitor those who we see as the children of the world so that they can finally become strong in their own right and learn to value human life. Perhaps there are more humane methods and alternative uses of technology which can be combined with real-time human participation to actually bring opposing sides together to create lasting peace.
(AP) — A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organizations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month. Clooney’s Not On Our Watch is funding the start-up phase Satellite Sentinel Project that will collect real-time satellite imagery and combine it with field analysis from the Enough Project and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, organizers said. The data will point out movements of troops, civilians and other signs of impending conflict. The U.N. Operational Satellite Applications Program and Google will then publish the findings online.