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Tameka Foster Glover Raymond’s “Pretty For A Black Girl” Blog Post caught mad flack the moment it was spotted. Sad thing is, in what appeared to be a sincere effort on TFGR’s part to garner sympathy during this trying time, may have actually been nothing more than a good cut & paste job.
Friend in my head, Freshalina, sent over Jawn Murray’s revelation that Tameka has been accused of stealing her idea from a published book entitled…”Pretty For A Black Girl.”
The book’s author, Aisha Curry, hit up Black Voices to shed some light on how she feels her work may have been ganked and used by TFGR without consent:
My heart sank into my stomach. All the hard work, all the sleepless nights I had endured was playing back in my head as I read this article written by a woman I didn’t even know,” Curry told BV Buzz.
“Why did I feel so connected to this article? Suddenly, it came to me. It was my work! It was my work, my voice, but in her words. I was frozen. Tears began rolling down my face as I read line after line after line. I couldn’t believe it. The idea that someone could gain notoriety from an issue that I first brought to the forefront is mindboggling. People were praising her for tackling an issue that had never been exposed. Hello?!? I wrote the book on it and started it years ago. The only difference between her article and my book is she used ‘dark-skinned’ and I used ‘Black.'”
In the infamous words of Miss. Fresh…. “Margeaux stay losing…” Click Here to read the full revelation over at BV.
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Finally…someone listened to me! Tameka Foster Glover Raymond recently decided to prove me wrong and show that she is indeed smart enough to write a blog. Meka stepped into the shoes of those she most despises (i.e. the bloggers) and The Huffington Post gave her a forum to debate the history of dark skinned vs. light skinned African Americans. While the message in the post is pertinent, it gets totally lost from the messenger.
Reading magazines, social media sites, watching our music videos, and television shows feed our appetites for all things ‘beauty”. Rarely, however do I see depictions of grace and elegance in the form of dark complexioned women.
Tameka is such a sad figure these days and wants your sympathy in whatever way she can get it. Now it’s all WOE is me…love me cause I’m darker than everyone else… gimme a f*ckin break! Let’s not forget how Meka dissed fellow blogger Continue Reading…
I’ve been working on a few projects around town and my posts have been few and far between (I’m sorry!). I certainly haven’t been sitting on my hands waiting on Tameka Foster Glover Raymond to issue a response regarding the emailed threat against me. Truth be told, I’ve been advised to seek a restraining order against Usher’s soon to be ex, but decided to let sleeping dogs lie for a while. Being who I am, I figured Meka didn’t need the added drama during all the divorce proceedings, so I just sat still and remained quiet. Unfortunately for her, the drama has continued online and off.
A reporter by the name of LaShonda Matlock hit me up with a copy of an emailed interview between she and Tameka. In it, Tameka addresses the threats against me and also took time to spew a few untruths. I sometimes wonder if Meka even knows she’s lying. She may be one of those people who actually believe their own tall tales. Whatever the case may be, I’m here to tell you that the “interview” is totally bogus (no offense LaShonda). It’s only meant to draw attention away from the fact that Tameka is way out of control.
Those of you who follow me on TWITTER know that after I received the original email from “Margeaux” aka Mrs. Raymond, I hit up my tweeps first before even going in on a post. Not long after I put it out there that I’d gotten a threat, I received another email from “Margeaux” calling me paranoid. The 2nd email is what prompted me to reveal the original threat on the site. Now she’s calling this a “rumor”? Don’t worry. I’m totally documenting this paper trail.
So…follow me as I break down Tameka’s “interview” in true native ATLien “truth serum” fashion: