I KNOW THIS ISN'T A MAJOR TOPIC, BUT I WATCHED AMERICAN IDOL LAST NIGHT (2-21-2006) AND I SAW A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG FEMALE SINGING "MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA" OH MY LAWWWD SHE WAS AWESOME IF YOU DON'T WATCH IT, WATCH IT ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY JUST TO VOTE FOR HER. SHE IS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF ANN NESBITT (FIGHTING TEMPTATION, AND THE NAME OF THE GROUP SHE SANG WITH ESCAPES ME RIGHT NOW, BUT I'LL REMEMBER IT SOON). THE CHILD IS AWESOME I SAY!!! But earlier in the day I was flipping through the channels when I saw Ellen DeGeneres post two pictures one of a white male (Acton Young) and one of a white female (Kellie Pickett) and state, one of these will be the next American Idol and stated that it was because KP didn't have her parents and was living from house to house when she was younger ... It was at that moment that I realized that white america's perception of single parent or parentless homes in the black community are "normal". This is not a normal thing, not that I care what Ellen DeGeneres thinks about anything but this world is full of people who will take the opinion of one person, be it right or wrong and apply it to their personal self and dwell on it. It's ironic how one person can destroy what we have built so hard to try to fix in our communities in one segment. About a week ago, while flipping through the channels, Tyra Banks (Lord help her) was having an American Model type deal on her show. There was a beautiful young black woman on their, she did everything asked of her no questions asked, she made a potatoe sack look like a designed dress, she let them put a snake on her, but Tyra and her judges voted that a blond haired caucasion female "had what it takes" to make it, but not the black female (She was dark like me, so I may be somewhat biased ... lol) Parents PLEASE instill in your children and grandchildren that they are beautiful as they are ... and please don't allow people to put them down because they are ignorant about their beauty, both inside and out. Just somethings on my mind this morning ...Share your thoughts with me pertaining to these issues.