AfroerotiK

Erotic provocateur, racially-influenced humanist, relentless champion for the oppressed, and facilitator for social change, Scottie Lowe is the brain child, creative genius and the blood, sweat, and tears behind AfroerotiK. Intended to be part academic, part educational, and part sensual, she, yes SHE gave birth to the website to provide people of African descent a place to escape the narrow-mined, stereotypical, limiting and oft-times degrading beliefs that abound about our sexuality. No, not all Black men are driven by lust by white flesh or to create babies and walk away. No, not all Black women are promiscuous welfare queens. And as hard as it may be to believe, no, not all gay Black men are feminine, down low, or HIV positive. Scottie is putting everything on the table to discuss, debate, and dismantle stereotypes in a healthy exchange of ideas. She hopes to provide a more holistic, informed, and enlightened discussion of Black sexuality and dreams of helping couples be more open, honest, and adventurous in their relationships.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Advance Praise for In Loving Color



IN LOVING COLOR is a stellar collection of erotic stories. WARNING: there is a story for everyone no matter what your sexual preference or style. However, the scenes are tastefully written that will have you living through the characters. As you finish each story it will have you begging for more. Lowe has clearly set herself apart from those writing about sexual acts to a literary genius using passion and love to string words together in the primer collection of afroerotikism. Lowe has set the new standard for erotic literature – yes, I said it. This isn’t just sex on paper it is a new genre – erotic literature with substance called AfroerotiK.



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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Your Mama’s a Nappy-Headed Ho

Dom Imus is a racist. There isn’t much more than can be said about him. His racism is typical of white people in this country and it’s deep-seeded and pervasive. He’s on a two week vacation, and when he returns his ratings will be higher than ever with those waiting for him to say something else racist and those who believe as he does, that dark skinned women are worthless and ugly. Were I to have a national forum, I’d openly call him a little-dicked racist and dare anyone to prove otherwise.

The conversation in the Black community, however, shouldn’t be about Don Imus and his racism. At this point, we must discuss and dismantle the horribly offensive remarks made by Black men who have dismissed, justified, and condoned these vile comments. When I talk about the virus of colorism in the African American community, the propensity we have to lift light-skinned women to a pedestal of beauty and perfection, Black men inevitable RUN to the defense of light skinned women, outraged that I would have the nerve to suggest that they have any privileges and swear that they are equally as maligned and discriminated against as dark skinned women. I guess now we see how untrue their empty claims really are.

There’s no way these so called men, the ones who have said that Imus’ comments were no big deal, the one who have said that if Chris Rock or some other comedian would have said the same thing we would think it was funny, should be allowed to publicly espouse their filth. It’s not funny. It’s deplorable for a white man to disrespect Black women with such open contempt but it’s far more unspeakable for Black men to think it was funny or innocent and to defend it. The hatred for dark-skinned women in this society is so deep, so poisonous, that we now thinks it’s funny for white men to degrade our women.

Who the hell do you think Imus was talking about? He wasn’t just talking about the beautiful and talented young ladies that play for Rutgers. He was talking about every brown skinned woman who doesn’t look like Halle Berry or Beyonce. He was talking about our mothers and aunts, our sisters and our grandmothers and all the women who raised us. He thinks that any woman that doesn’t look like a slightly tanned version of a white woman is a ho. The Black men who have defended his comments are worse than him, they are self-hating, spineless, and reprehensible.

It’s not funny when Kat Williams and Dave Chapelle make fun of dark skinned women. We owe our very existence to dark skinned women with nappy hair who survived hell in order that we may live. We idolize light skin and flowing hair as the standard of beauty and we callously ridicule and joke about the women who have built out community, our families. What Dom Imus said was racist, what Black men have said in defense of his comments is pathological and diseased.

The women of Rutger’s basketball team are brilliant, articulate, talented young ladies. Moreover, they are beautiful in every sense of the word. My heart goes out to them for the humiliation they endured from Mr. Imus and the media attention that has been given to this serial rapist. My heart aches for them that Black men, who should have their backs at all costs, have treated them as if their feelings meant nothing.

Copyright 2007 Scottie Lowe

Tired of seeing black women being portrayed as ghetto bitches, freaks and whores, and black men as barely literate thugs, bulls, and pimps, Scottie Lowe decided it was time to show black people in a positive sexual light. Ms. Lowe is the sole owner and founder of www.AfroerotiK.com, a company dedicated to eradicating the negative and stereotypical depictions of Black sexuality and providing customized, personalized erotic stories for and about people of color. Her innovative approach to writing Black and interracial erotica is shattering misperceptions and opening the doors to dialogue about subjects long considered taboo.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Discrepancies in Education

In a perfect, color-doesn't-matter world, everyone is the same, everyone is equally handicapped by the monster of complacency that has let our children down, and the problem of miseducation is one of equal injustice. In the REAL world, black neighborhoods get less funding, less qualified teachers, have lower standards. For every four public schools where Black children are warehoused like cattle and whose curricula is made up of various gym and dance classes there is a private school too expensive for them to attend where white kids are learning physics and trigonometry. In the real world, white teachers have biases and prejudices where they believe Black kids are less deserving of a quality education, compassion, and where they don't have a clue as how to relate to children of color and could care less or respect that they have different experiences that require a more inclusive approach to teaching. In the real world, Black and white teachers alike see dark skinned children as having less value and worth than light skinned children. In the very real, racist world, Black children are expected to be stupid. Our Black scholars and academics don’t come from the hood, not anymore. Whereas in days gone by Black people could excel in a Black school system, today, those of us who excel are educated in a school system where we are the minority.

I attended predominantly white schools for 16 years. In my 30s, I decided to go to grad school. I wanted to attend an HBCU because I wanted to have that Black experience, I wanted to connect to my peers, plan the revolution. What I found was an entire university of undereducated students. I sat in classrooms with adults who hadn't learned the basics that I'd learned in junior high. I was continually frustrated with the lack of the ability of students in graduate school, who were paying a LOT of money for Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees, to even use sound reasoning or logic for the elementary concepts with which we were being assigned.

I've had people ask me to read their papers for college. College students, adults all of them, have emailed me papers that I wouldn't accept from a 7th grade student. The evidence is there in black and white every day. Black people who create their own language, those who can't form a compound complex sentence, who don't know the basics of punctuation, and those who can't comprehend that writing actually has rules of grammar are the hard evidence. We have people who think any barely literate collection of words is deserving of praise.

There are those who want to believe in a world where everyone has equal access to education and that those Black people who don’t have the basic skill set of an elementary education have just chosen not to learn, not to apply themselves but I’m here to tell you that is not the case. Black people are intentionally under and miseducated to keep us an oppressed, working class.