. . .black women are concerned are getting dimmer and dimmer especially if we continue to rely solely on black men. . . . I see black women everyday struggling alone with 3 or 5 kids, downtrotted and stuck in a poverty, black women who are jaded because they have only been used as bootycalls but never married, . . . This is so true, so darn true. We all live in entirely different cities and states, but we see the same thing, as mentioned above, all the time. My grandmother used to use the term, "tied" without pronouncing the "r" for emphasis so, I'm 'tied,tied,tied' of see my sistahs, with kids and "no man". I cringe when black women are in the news, or whatever, and most don't have a black man, on/or by their side, to represent. We seemed to always be, by ourselves. Clean up the wording, if you will, but I'm sure you get what I'm saying. Why don't black men have race issues with white and other race women. They are dating, marrying having children and going on with their lives with white women. I read somewhere that black women, are the most underserved,underloved,unappreciated,unsupported women of all races. OUCH!