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Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot made history as Chicago's first ever Black female and openly lesbian mayor on Tuesday night.

By rejecting establishment mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago residents sent a clear signal that they are fed up with decades of corruption.

In 2018, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel stunned the city by announcing he would not seek a third term in office. His decision opened the door for the first ever female mayor.

Wearing a red men's tailored suit, Lightfoot addressed her supporters late Tuesday night with 95 percent of the votes counted.

She said she wants to turn Chicago around so that "your ZIP code doesn't determine your destiny." She also pledged to revitalize all of Chicago's neighborhoods, and most importantly, "We can and we will break this city's cycle of corruption.'

She added: "We will not let politicians profit from their positions. We can and we will remake Chicago."

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Lightfoot, 56, is "married" to Amy Eshleman (wearing black), and they have one daughter (center).

Chicago has a sordid history as the most corrupt city in the United States. Residents were tired of Preckwinkle's disastrous decisions such as reversing a sales tax rollback, pushing a soda tax that no one wanted, and doing nothing to reverse the economic decline of the city's South Side.

Preckwinkle may have been caught in the fallout from Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's appalling decision to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett who was accused of staging a hate crime to benefit himself financially.

Foxx angered city residents when she revealed she lied about recusing herself from Smollett's case. Foxx secretly discussed the case with Tina Tchen, who is Michelle Obama's former White House chief of staff.

Tchen campaigned heavily for Preckwinkle in the mayor's race, which probably led to Preckwinkle's easy defeat.

Another factor in Preckwinkle's loss was her failure to get rid of patronage when she took over as Cook County Board President. Residents were dismayed when she continued the practice of hiring the children of politicians, and other well-connected cronies.

Photos by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images

  • Sircaput

    Awesome! Congrats Ma'am!

  • ShWa

    Congratulations our new mayor.

  • Yoni7

    Who run the world?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Good luck, lady because between battling the police department and the establishment your next four years are going to be hell on earth.

  • WinterIsComing

    Okay!

  • AmericanDream

    Aunt Sandra, is this a watershed moment for you or nah ?!

  • WinterIsComing

    Congratulations! Chicago has its issues like every other large city but it is a great place to visit. I look forward to going back this summer.

  • Phillybruh

    That's why Mayor Pete just may be the nominee when its all said and done.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Congrats to her

  • Phillybruh

    Pizza is delicious!

  • ShelbyMoore

    The first thing the new gay mayor in the city where I work did was paint a police car in the gay flag colors and parked it in front of city hall, then he placed a big as$ gay flag under the American flag at city hall.

  • WinterIsComing

    Everything I ate there was good. Had a great time kicking it with the yuppies downtown and by the University of Chicago and had a great time kicking it with my people on the South Side.

  • Phillybruh

    Elections have consequences

  • ShelbyMoore

    Bruh!

  • Phillybruh

    My cousin lives in Chicago, left right after high school and he loves it. We try to go at least once a year.

  • shelly

    It seems like successful Black gays always marry outside of their race.

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s awesome!

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses!
    Congratulations to Mrs. Lightfoot!

  • Yoni7

    I was told that it's because when you "reach the top", the pickings are slim for US in the "black" category.

  • WinterIsComing

    I believe it

  • ALLMINE?

    She not gonna do anything lol

  • Yoni7

    I had a trip planned there this past weekend. I wasn't able to make it.

  • WinterIsComing

    You need to go! What type of stuff do you like to do? Food wise, partying etc...

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • Li-Wright

    The daughter looks like Lorie and I wonder if she's a surrogate child; or was Lori married before?
    I had a friend who turned lesbo after 2 marriages and 2 children in her 40s. It was kind of strange. Because you just wonder is it that causes women to go leave their heterosexual life for a woman. And my friend went through serial relationships with women; whereas in her marriages she was monogamous.
    Anywho I'm in Chicago and I voted for Lori because when I saw Toni, I saw the "old" guard - Bobby Rush (needs to retire); Danny Davis (needs to retire)....the old guys still holding on and won't let some youth in.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe its because the black community rejects gays as a whole and very few black gays are strong enough to be who they are because they are too worried about being rejected by their families or they are too emotionally attached to their families and don't see themselves in a real relationship so they stay single.

  • Li-Wright

    @Yoni - Really? I would guess so, because Lori is very educated so finding an equal educated black woman would be a problem. Especially at the executive level.

  • WinterIsComing

    I can see that.

  • Yoni7

    I've been there before. I WAS going. I had my luggage in the car. Stopped by to say bye to my mom and she was in the middle of having a stroke. Had to detour to the hospital. I only wanted to go to eat at this spot called Algiers and to get a milkshake at Ghirardelli's. I could have come right back home after that. LOL

  • Li-Wright

    Yoni - go see Hamilton!

  • Yoni7

    I'd rather see THAT in New York. LOL

  • WinterIsComing

    I’m so sorry about your mom! Is she good?

  • Li-Wright

    Her biggest battle will be with the Chicago Teachers Union...their contract is up first....then the PD and Firefighters....then the City workers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Please no.
    Not with a last name like BUTTgieg.
    It's almost as bad as being named Anthony Weiner and we know that that one turned out.

  • Yoni7

    She's better than she was. Thanks.

  • Jethro

    ??

  • WinterIsComing

    Great!

  • tintin

    "Wearing a red men's tailored suit"
    Sandra you really make my day with your write ups.

  • WinterIsComing

    !!!! Made me do a double take.????

  • Li-Wright

    Tintin, I wrote Lori that she should change her outfit and get a makeover. YES! I did.

  • WinterIsComing

    Right! When they came over this way it was a different cast. Folks weren’t impressed.

  • Phillybruh

    I can only speak for black gay men, but a good portion don't know how to be in relationships. They don't know how too love someone else because they hate a big part of themselves. Its changing though.

  • Yoni7

    She may not have a problem finding one on her level. She may also have a preference. I don't know. However, this is what I was told. Whether gay or straight, I do see it a lot.

  • Phillybruh

    He's an Iraqi combat vet he's catching fire we'll see after the first debate..

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Who cares about her sexual preference? So if a straight, and single black mother was elected.. would it be appropriate to have a headline say “Straight single mother black woman elected”

    So tired of the gay agenda. ?

  • Phillybruh

    She don't look like she ever liked boys...lol

  • Yoni7

    As much as I holla how asexual I am now and I do think our black men NEED to do better, and I do love black love with all that is in me. I don't ever see myself with a woman.

  • Phillybruh

    First single mother elected to mayors office that's exactly what the headline would be.

  • Yoni7

    Oh wow!

  • WhoKnew

    I guess that the nation is ready for change and to embrace gay and lesbian politicians. My thing is be honest. Do your damned job that you were elected to do.

    According to a friend in the DC area their mayor Muriel Bowser is also gay but she's in the closet about it. Question is why hide it? That's the lifestyle she chose so why hide it. I just hope that this new mayor in Chicago doesn't abuse her position and starts skimming funds, awarding contracts to ineligible businesses for kickbacks, hiring all 90 of her relatives, including her grandma's grandma. Shude, I heard on the news yesterday that Baltimore's mayor is looking at a scandal and there have been calls for her to resign. Instead she called in sick. What in the entire "bad word".

  • WhoKnew

    Me either. Hell to the naw.

  • WhoKnew

    Right. All the way back to kindergarten. Ever.

  • Karen Brady

    I didn't read it but niw I have to because this is funneeee.

  • WhoKnew

    Truth. I worked for a gay attorney once and he had been with his partner for 10 years. Aside from always looking at other men's asses when we were entertaining clients, they were both in therapy for their "head issues" with themselves.

  • xxxgracious

    I recently started dating a white guy. I've known him for three years but I finally gave him a chance. I must say my coffee table has been fixed and my check engine light has been cut off and I'm constantly being told how beautiful I am. Something black men always looked over and didnt give a $hit about. I'm not fully over black men but it's a new adjustment. I doubt I could eventually get with a women. But I'm happy I'm trying interracial. We'll see where this goes...

  • Dowoop

    U forgot black ?

  • xxxgracious

    ???

  • WhoKnew

    You are kidding, right?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Dowoop

    I was wondering the same thing.

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLLLLL

  • Yoni7

    Congrats to YOU on finding new love.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Right because there's a dearth of examples of healthy relationships period in the black community.

    Furthermore whites implicitly trust each other and they mate so they can build wealth---the biggest cost today is housing and that's why a lot of gays even after they are no longer together stay and share a space or they have an open relationship.

    I had two older white gay friends who didn't know each other but they met at my place and after a couple of hours you would have thought they had known each other for years.

    Black people are the very opposite.

  • Phillybruh

    They don't think they deserve the big picture, its been instilled into them that what they do is wrong and they see themselves as some sort of punishment. But like I said, its changing, families are a lot more accepting, than when I was young.

  • Dowoop

    I agree...there is only one black man in management in my office, two of them working there in total... We have north of 100 people working in that building. Us black women on the other hand are all over the place there... Lol

  • Phillybruh

    Single mother would be the story though.

  • WhoKnew

    Yes, families are more accepting. This particular attorney was an identical twin and his twin was also gay. Guess they picked it up in law school. So their parents had 2 gay sons at the same time but whenever the parents were in town, I never saw a hint of disapproval from them as far as their son's sexual orientations.

  • rosey212516

    So she is gay and married to a white woman.

    She's got a lot of things going on in that lil head of hers.

    Chicago the town that brought you Coonye West and Rapist Kelly sheesh.

    Crooked cops and Rahm Emanuel.

    Also the adopted home of Jussie Smollet.

    Killings out the ying yang.

    What a place!

    Heaven help our brothers and sisters living there.

  • Dowoop

    True but with the narrative that most black women are single mothers that part would not be left out.

  • WhoKnew

    Black people are not that trusting.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    Did yall see the goons tho?
    This about to be interesting.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean it probably took a while for the parents to get that point. My mother and I didn't speak for a year and some change when I told her, but today you would think she always accepted it. My husbands parents loved that man regardless and never waivered from him.

  • AmericanDream

    I think people have the right to keep their sexuality private if they choose to.I live in dc and Muriel Bowser’s sexuality is the least of my worries .

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You keep allowing the Right to dictate what qualities we should be promoting.

    Democrats are always trying to follow the Right's playbook.

    It doesn't matter if he fought in Iraq. Republicans make the rules and since Trump is president nothing matters any more, but Democrats will keep fighting the battle according to the rules that the Republican controlled media makes.

    You forgot what happened to Kerry when he was promoting his military experience during his presidential run? Karl Rove and the right wing made it a liability.

    Why did the Democrats nominate Kerry?

    Because Democrats allowed the lie that Democrats are soft on defense to get into our heads and dictate to us who we should pick.
    Democratic voters want the 'perfect' candidate instead of the candidate who will deliver on policy.

    Now Biden is getting the Me Too treatment.

    Mr. LeBrick James can't vote for Kamala Harris because she fugged Willie Brown but she has the best astrological prospects of any of the candidates currently running.

    I can see how Trump gets re-elected next year.

  • Phillybruh

    True

  • WinterIsComing

    I’m glad that you have found someone that compliments you and takes care of things but It’s kinda sad that it took a white guy to do it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Chicago is a segregated racist crap hole.
    I grew up in Mississippi but at least we didn't have to live next to a bunch of crackers.

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, it's harder for some parents to accept but love is unconditional and people, including parents, should embrace unconditional love.

  • WinterIsComing

    I take it you haven’t had any positive experiences on any of your trips there?

  • oshh16

    Mayor Mumbo Sauce concerns me in many ways and her sexuality is not one.

  • Yoni7

    They only black man they had in my department........they fired him. He was here for over 20+ years. Matter of fact, the email that was sent out said that he "retired".

  • WhoKnew

    So you're playing in the snow, huh? Well, do you and be happy and don't be afraid to "see where it goes".

  • WhoKnew

    As long as she does her job that's all that matters and I think she was recently reelected so apparently she's doing her job.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I know and it originated during slavery when massa divided blacks between field negroes and house negroes.

  • xxxgracious

    RIGHT! But after discussing it with my dad maybe it's the men I attract. I'm not going to give up on black men I have a black son but I also dont like how they operate at times. They are not protectors in my opinion. It's all about self and what can you do for me. Always talking about what they're going to do but never put in any action. But I think I'm pms'ing dont listen to me lol.

  • Phillybruh

    My mothers issue was she thought it was something she did. And it wasn't. I actually appreciate the things she did to try and off set it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I've never been to Chicago but I know that it is very racially divided and I have read horrifying stories about the police so I won't be going there any time soon.

  • WhoKnew

    Do you mean Muriel Bowser when you say mayor mumbo sauce? Whenever a mayor is in trouble it becomes national news and I haven't heard anything too ridiculous about the job she's doing or any scandals.

  • WinterIsComing

    Lolololol it depends on the man. I know some Great black men and I know a couple shitty ones. Just Live YOUR best life-white, black, asian whatever

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    People DON"T choose to be gay. Get that correct.
    Being black (male or female) is hard enough so why would you want to be marginalized even further within your own community?
    People hide it because very few black people are mature enough to handle anything pertaining to sex.

  • MsPam

    The mayor of Baltimore is taking a indefinite leave because of her taking money for a book she wrote.

  • xxxgracious

    Just dates....we've kissed and that's about it lol. He's a sweetheart. My friend who is married (black guy) hates that Im dating him. He works in construction and said white boys dog black women daily and he doesnt trust them. He kind of discouraged me a bit lol. I'm going to take this VERRY slow lol.

  • WinterIsComing

    I figured as much.

  • WhoKnew

    Please take it very slowly and see where it goes. All the best.

  • MsPam

    Don’t forget the adopted home of Barrack Obama.

  • xxxgracious

    I agree. I'm a military brat so I've seen all types of people. It really depends on the man but also where u live. I live in ATL and I've been disappointed this far smh.

  • WhoKnew

    If she wrote a book isn't it her money that she earned?

  • WinterIsComing

    Yeah, I have questions

  • Phillybruh

    That was a lot, but I did read it all. Some of these candidates are running on actual policy, being an Iraqi vet only adds to his canadacy. Joe Biden is not getting the me too movement. He had to know and be prepared that his touchy feely approach is creepy in this day and time and he should be prepared for it or he's not as formidable as people think he is. I actually like Mayor Pete he comes across as genuine and it doesn't hurt that he has common sense policy ideas. Now, my support is with Elizabeth Warren until she is no longer in the race, but it doesn't stop me from checking under the hood of other candidates.

  • WhoKnew

    Not everyone marginalizes another person's sexuality. It doesn't matter to me who they kick it with. I just want a decent politician to do their job and stop lying to people. Show that you care and try your best within the realm of your powers of your office to help people and possibly make their lives better.

  • WinterIsComing

    ATL huh...well I’ve only visited there. My frat brother moved there for a Teach For America position for a few years. He said there are more beautiful women than there are straight men and he had no interest in settling down bc he had too many choices.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If you're black then you are a rare find.
    Most black people are obsessed with sex period and if they don't know who you're having sex with they want to know so they can gossip about your body parts and your bedroom skills.

  • WhoKnew

    Right. Live your best life. Just don't do cuckoo, looney, batshit crazy or nuts in a barrel.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    How insightful!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why does his military record matter?
    Because Republicans told you that a Democrat has to have a military background yet Trump doesn't have crap.
    Yet some Establishment Democrats actually believe that they win back white voters by selling actually policy which is wrong because the only reason that most whites voted for Trump is due to race.
    The sooner that the DNC and others accept that fact the better off Democrats will be and the money would be better spent on increasing the turnout of the actual Democratic base instead of trying to get those ever more elusive white voters in swing states.

  • xxxgracious

    I've come across so many bi men who dont wanna face the truth. I cant stand it. I have friends who settle with men who are bisexual and those men drive them crazy. I have so many gay friends that are beautiful black men. And then u have the thugs and mamas boys. I just thru my hands up and gave the white boy a chance lol.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I was on theroot.com yesterday and a community activist filmed a white ex cop saying that Laquan McDonald should have been shot more times because he lived in foster care and was on drugs.

    I was like well they don't give half a phuck.

  • WinterIsComing

    What type of black folks are you used to dealing with? Why do you interact with these people? Do you have friends?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Indeed!

    They follow a basic blueprint, and mating to build wealth is at the top of the list!

  • Renee26

    Congrats to all... Red tailored men's suit huh ?

  • Scromes1212

    Now that's a odd couple. And why does she have on a suit and her partner has on a t shirt? She could have at least threw on a button up smh.

  • WhoKnew

    Yes, I'm black. But yikes. I guess I'm getting old because I still don't get the fascination with sex to the point that people are cheating on their partners/spouses for more sex and seemingly some are going off the rails for it. Also, I don't get how people get to the point of "online or cyber voyeurism", if you will, when they become obsessed with sex and who you're having sex with and wanting to peek into your sex life and gossip about your body parts and your bedroom skills.

  • WinterIsComing

    So do you travel to larger cities at all? You can’t have fear keep you from new life experiences. There is police brutality and corruption everywhere. Segregation is widespread in this country.

  • Scromes1212

    Your friends don't talk about sex? I thought that was common

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Some folks FORGET about the little document they signed before taking said money... It may not have been for her..

  • WhoKnew

    Hmmm. Okay.

  • Renee26

    Plus it's NOBODY'S BUSINESS... People don't have to run around announcing their sexuality and it's definitely not needed in order to do their job.

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • WhoKnew

    From the "Men's Warehouse" store?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I've been chased by girls since I was in kintergarden.

    I remember this girl named Polly Singletary when I was in third grade would come to school in her nightgown and snotty nose and run after me on the playground.

    I had a distance cousin show me her one of her titties when I was ten.

    I was sexually traumatized a lot growing up.
    My father was a slut and for some reason that is what people especially women see in me although
    I am the polar opposite---it is what it is.

  • Renee26

    If that's all you're concerned with, why do you consider her choice to keep her private life private to be her lying to the public?

  • WinterIsComing

    Stop it!

  • WhoKnew

    Is she really 54? She looks more like she's 64.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I NEVER comment on anyone's sexuality. But I thought one of them would have preferred a lipstick lesbian.

  • WhoKnew

    Okay. I'll stop it. LOL.

  • WinterIsComing

    Sounds like poor Polly grew up neglected and your cousin was sexually abused. That’s not normal behavior.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This is what gay people have to deal with.
    If you keep your business to yourself people are going to pry and make up lies about you because they want to have sex with you.
    If you come out you're part of some agenda.
    Gay people can't win.

  • Blue

    She dress like one of my uncles but I'm happy for her. We need more black women in leadership and power. Get it, Mayor Lightfoot

  • Renee26

    I'm dyin laughing at the name ???

  • rosey212516

    my comment is now under moderation,lol

  • Scromes1212

    If you don't shut yo a*s up smh so a titty traumatized you? Smh that's the gayest sh*t I ever heard in my life smh

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I could understand the hiding sexuality because you dont want it to skew peoples view about you because unfortunately, being gay IS a distraction and cause for concern for a LOT of people ?

  • WhoKnew

    Because of the evolution of LGBT. If that's your community and your lifestyle and you want to remove the stigma of being gay/lesbian that "some" of society still looks upon as a scarlet letter on your forehead, than embrace who you are. Free someone else from your community by walking boldly in who you are and maybe they will have courage to do the same. IJS.

  • Renee26

    With tongue or not?? Ignore your friend's comments and keep going by how that man treats you.

  • Renee26

    Mornin Waste!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Gay people need to just worry about themselves and not about what folks think about them! If a woman wants a relationship with them, then they should tell the woman why he is not interested.

    That is why I respect dudes like Shemar Moore and Maxwell because they just do them and dont feel the need to address every gay rumor thrown their way???

  • Marlika

    ?

  • WhoKnew

    We have to get away from being afraid of "skewing people's views" and become more accepting of each other regardless of sexual preference or skin color, etc. And hiding does not help with erasing those views. Alls I'm saying.

  • Logan Roberts

    They make a handsome couple. Congrats Lori.

  • Mister Fantastic

    You gotta COORDINATE: The Shirt matches the the Tie, the Tie matches the Belt, and the Belt matches the pants... See? Even my Socks...
    ~Pops, Wayan Bros.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!
    Most black people live to marginalize and reject other black people.
    Mom loves to find flaws in other people. I know it's about projection but damn!!

  • Renee26

    ? my sons best friend name is Peter Johnson... I'm childish for laughing and referring to him as ? in messages

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But some people believe it is because they are looking for potential sex partners.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Polly Singletary?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yeah... Im not sure that will EVER happen but one can hope ?

  • Renee26

    Yes!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I have travelled all over for work but I am not impressed.
    I am more of a homebody any way and I am already planning my retirement on a small farm miles away from anywhere.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • WhoKnew

    I'm not giving up on us. Some of us are something else but most of us do try to be better, do better, understand better, live better, etc.

  • Ghost

    As a Chicagoan...I wasn’t impressed with neither candidate. Lightfoot is the lesser of TWO evils...smh. Now we’ll see what Mess Rahm left...since he’s running out on what he said was the best job in the world ??

  • Renee26

    Yeah it does help other's when they see others "come out" ... That may not be one of her goals

  • Rayscoty

    Sandra did you take this photo?

  • WhoKnew

    I hear ya.

  • WinterIsComing

    The problem is that Pugh sits on Baltimore’s spending board. Baltimore awarded Kaiser a $48mil contract in September of 2017. Kaiser paid Pugh $100,000+ From 2015-2018 for copies of her book. University of Maryland Medical System paid Pugh $500,000 for copies of her book while she served on its board. Problem is, UMMS receives public funding and Kaiser got awarded that multi million dollar contract, so the book purchases can look like a kickback.

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Black men dog black women on the REGULAR so what is his point? Does he listen to hiphop?

  • WhoKnew

    You're probably right, but one can certainly hope indeed.

  • WinterIsComing

    Got it!

  • Curtis

    Move over San Fran here comes sassy Chicago. Expect to see alot of men in leather and pride flags in every neighborhood. Atlanta black gays in heels and purses will move to support their own up there. The city of Al Capone will be Rupaul city you can't make these stuff up. Black people are changing the universe is a unique kinda of way.

  • Scromes1212

    We all know how this story goes smh the story of the two politicians. When the first one was leaving office he left the incoming politician two envelopes. He said when something really bad happens open the first envelope and do what it says, when the next bad thing happens open the second envelope and do what it says. When something went wrong he opened the first and it said blame everything on me. Something else went wrong and he opened the second one, it said sit down and write two letters lol

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Shyte... NO ONE should be???

  • Renee26

    Damn you!! ???

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    as a MAYOR.. nah, just make heavily guarded appearances with that stick she married and 'signify'

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Blak

    from bad to worse...

  • Carla

    I didn't realize she went back in the closet. When she was elected in 2015, I read an article that stated she is an "out lesbian".

  • Blak

    And why do ALL of these black lesbians flock to white women??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    After people defending R Kelly and Michael Jackson I don't see much hope for black people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why?

  • Carla

    LOL!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It's not that easy but thanks for playing.
    I have had women extremely angry at me for not raping them but yeah.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??
    Where do you live?

  • Renee26

    I'm high...when you started the story I pictured a little ugly redhead child with a raggedy gown... I made up a song for her

    Little Polly Singletary, chased boys around and she was scary

  • Trace da Ace

    Congrats....NEXT!

  • Gloria

    Where are you getting your info from? I see a lot of black lesbians dating each other. It is not all.

  • Renee26

    Stop it! Where's my belt?!

  • Blak

    Name one black celebrity/politician lesbian with a black woman

  • Gloria

    Chicago is already a well known gay city. Boystown here stays LIT

  • GodsGirlC

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • Gloria

    Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's 56 .

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She is. It's not really a secret. She doesn't talk about it much, but I don't take that to mean she's hiding it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What are you talking about?
    It doesn't matter.
    I honestly believe I am reliving my parents' failed relationship like a bad version of the movie Groundhog Day.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Chicago is irredeemable. Probably one of the last nails in its coffin.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Trump would just love that. Buttigieg would get slaughtered in the general election. Mayor Pete is the flavor of the month right now, but I cant see him beating Trump on the big stage.

  • Phillybruh

    Well gays black and white tend to be professionals and high earners why wouldn't you want them in your city?

  • hottlanta

    Please no one support black gays especially black women. Now they have gotten besides themselves twirling all over the place thinking they look better n better than we r n now wanna bitch n say black folks never supported them. E lynn harris the black gay author had a huge black straight women audience who read his books. They didnt care if he was gay they liked his work n the sob b4 he died didnt even tell them thank you.

  • Rahab

    Any man with bad intentions will dog a woman regardless of either parties race. Remind him of that and enjoy your new experience.

  • Reenaface

    I had to read the headline too fast and had to reread it again because I thought it said Lori Loughlin and I was like wait a minute.?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I've only gotten hate from black women when they realize they won't be able to bed me.
    I have no idea what other black men have experienced.

  • Phillybruh

    Well E. lynn just wrote great books why they haven't been made movies yet is beyond me. The black women I come across tend to be professional and not really into organized religion and don't view every man as a potential husband, could careless.

  • Ghost

    ??

  • EMILY POST

    Congratulations to her hopefully she will have a positive impact but Why do they need to tell us about her sexuality? The first?? like somebody is really out there picketing and really stopping homosexuals from getting jobs. America don’t have no morals... in 2019 nobody cares who she is sleeping with... Lol they have black civil rights envy for real. Everybody want to Pretend and use black peoples color struggle in America.

  • Seldomseen

    Looks like she still uses an old school blue tooth.

  • Phillybruh

    and a flip phone...lol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Queen Latifah.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I always remember Pops saying that on Boomerang when he was wearing the mushroom suit ? https://media2.giphy.com/media/64NbXaXpTC1l6/giphy.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Im talking about you saying you have had WOMEN(more than one)mad at you for not raping them! Where do these women reside (what state)?

    Look, I am not sure what is going on with you BUT I hope you find the happiness you are longing for! Something in this post hit a sore spot for you and I hope you have REAL people in your life that you can talk to about whatever it is??

  • Guest

    I am Glad for my Gay kin folks, they definitely have their s**t together. Love them, love them, love them!

  • Seldomseen

    Yes

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am not the one with a problem and I don't understand why it's so difficult for you to understand what I meant.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    ? ??

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Good for you and congratulations...I definitely give you "props" my check engine light was on in a relationship and I HAD to make sure I paid my money to get it repaired and turned off...almost $1,000. So...Yeah...congrats!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Black men...NOT ALL...but lots of them...are sorry. I swear I hate to say that. But I continue to see it time and time and time again. I know some good black men who are married, responsible, kind and caring. But...Wow...not many of them are like that.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • hottlanta

    I have gotten a lot of hâte from black gay men bcas they knew that how much makeup they put on n dresses they twirl they could never b me. I laugh when l see them trying 2 out feminine me. Lets talk about the hate they hate us. Yall aint so innocent

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    LMAO!! Bang Bang Bang Bang

  • WinterIsComing

    I’m sorry that’s been your experience.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yeah, I am sorry to.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Lol

  • ShelbyMoore

    Nah, I'm dead as$. I would post the pic but I don't want the weirdos (who weren't a part of the original garden) to know where I work at.

  • Phillybruh

    You must only come in contact with feminine gay men, most gay black men aren't trying to out women you. Why are you competing with them anyway?

  • ShelbyMoore

    Girl! Yet I never see anyone put up a STRAIGHT flag anywhere.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well maybe you should talk to one of those gays which I am not.

    I am man who prefers men but doesn't want to be a woman nor do I want to be a woman.
    Is that too difficult to understand?

  • Phillybruh

    I never said it mattered, I said it will assist him down the road, And believe me when I tell you, Veterans reach is long.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They wanted to have sex with me so badly that they would have been ok with me raping them.
    Once while I was in college giving this girl a ride she reclined the seat all the way back and closed her eyes.
    What does that sound like except she wanted to be raped? Duh!!!

  • Tlowe89

    She looks just like my mother just darker.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    No its not but it seems like you have a chip on your shoulder towards black women for no reason besides SOME of them trying to bed you! That is why I asked you where do you live because the desperation is REAL there!
    ALL women that come in contact with dont want to have sex with you sir???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??????????

  • Tlowe89

    Lmao I stopped a sassy Chicago.... I can’t... but I’m here for the change. The govt needs to look like everyday people and not a bunch of old white heterosexual men.

  • Tlowe89

    Lmao I can’t today

  • Phillybruh

    I don't know that he's saying all the women

  • Connie

    Sandra Rose...lol

  • Phillybruh
  • hottlanta

    I got a vagina l dont have 2 go 2 home depot 2 get one. I dont compete with real women n l aint trying 2 compete with a fake one.

  • Phillybruh

    It sounds like you are and it sounds like your deeply insecure. If your man wanted another man its really nothing you can do. you were just there for show to begin with if that's the case.

  • dblogged

    Last Days

  • hottlanta

    Like l dont have choices. As if he doesnt want me l have nowhere else 2 go. What if l wanted another woman. Aint nothing he can do about that. The male ego cant take it when his woman leaves him for another woman. Especially when he thinks his penis is all of that n a bag of chips.

  • Guest

    WoW. Half the people in my family are Gay, I grew up thinking everybody had two Aunties/Uncles that lived together. I swear I thought that's the way it was suppose to be! It breaks my heart to think that other families were different than mines.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Although Chicago was founded by a Haitian, it earned its infamous reputation from European trash krakkaz (your people, Wile E Coli) who imported their criminal mafia culture that's been a fecal-stain on the city's history and politics ever since.

    Everywhere krakkaz invade, colonize and migrate, there is corruption and misery. I see no evidence of civilization among straight-haired modified-ape recessive mutants from Asia.

    Wile E Coli should know...

  • Phillybruh

    Where is the Diane clutching her pearls gif when you need it...lol

  • Guest

    LOL!

  • fRAktal Reality

    “Straight single mother black woman elected” <---Another first...she was elected as Chicago's City Treasurer---Melissa Conyers-Ervin on Apr 2, 2019!

  • fRAktal Reality

    You told da truf, tho...

  • T Willis

    Lol it’s funny cause I have had those same experiences that you stated, only.... they were black men ?????. I’ve dated yt guys but it’s not for me personally. Don’t get me wrong lol they’re nice and accommodating, but so are the black men that I’ve dated. In the end, I just don’t feel like yt men can really relate black women. It’s like, there’s sympathy and then there’s empathy... lol

  • T Willis

    Lmao yeah it’s not really my experience. I think we place a higher expectation on black men because of the negative stereotypes and the hood tales that spill out on social media lol. The truth is socioeconomic standing can play a huge factor in how anyone carries themselves or treats their significant other. Cause trust, if you go to areas in poor rural areas you can find a Jeremy that acts and treats you just like lil pookie lol. And likewise you can find serial cheaters in the upper echelon of society in all ethnicities. We shouldn’t compare our men. Their struggles are unique and different than other ethnicities.

  • T Willis

    The same is true for DC. Too many beautiful women... who remain single lol despite being beautiful, educated, and successful. You gotta go to a city where beauty is a rarity ... like Ohio or West Virginia ?

  • T Willis

    Lol my mom says I’m a f @ ghag ... if there was a gay man within a 10 mile radius, we’d instantly be besties lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think homophobia is in black people's DNA.

  • T Willis

    I think he is so adorable lol but I don’t know if he could beat in the generals

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    To me, beating Trump is all that matters. I still consider Mayor Petet to be a relative lightweight, and it's going to take one of the heavyweights (Biden, Bernie, Warren, Kamala,Beto) to beat Trump.

  • WinterIsComing

    Don’t do us Ohioans like that! Not all of us are overweight and unkempt!

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I think it's great the elected a sister. Folks sexuality really doesn't bother me so idc idc that's she's gay. That's her buisness...

  • WinterIsComing

    Agreed.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ????

  • RICHIE_RICH
  • RICHIE_RICH

    Queen

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Say that again. I might just move back to Chicago if they pull it together.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Chicago is full of gays.

  • T Willis

    ? I can’t remember who said it, but someone was like, there are no beautiful people in Toledo, Ohio ?... and when I visit friends in Ohio I legit look for attractive people ??

  • Rahab

    Lightfoot was appointed by Rahm to head Police Review board and found police officers justified in shootings of unarmed blacks. Rahm is mad at Jussie but not at officers costing taxpayers millions in settlements.

  • WinterIsComing

    Lolololol you aint right!

  • hottlanta

    I have gay friends as well but l treat them as if they r one of the girls.

  • Bashi22

    Her wife has to wife too.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • Li-Wright

    Scromes - that's a good one!! Ghost -- Rahm wasn't ready to (again) face a Teachers Union strike, a contract fight with the Firefighters and PD and upcoming City Staffers contract. Do you blame him? He's a young man in his 50s, he's got a lot of life ahead of him. I also suspect his wife was tired of all the marchers in front of the house.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    LOL

  • Li-Wright

    From what I understand....you can be "gay" but not be sexually active "gay." You can be abstinent and that could be her.

  • Whirl

    So proud. First black woman mayor [tearing up]

  • Whirl

    Over 700 million in lawsuits in recent years

  • PlayerP

    Go head sis...mazel!

    I'll be happy when we can stop qualifying people by their sexuality...wtfc? I do not

  • PlayerP

    I agree with you...and I don't feel their struggle is equitable to Black civil rights...however I do see the need for them to have certain protections cuz some religious zealots are real life monsters..the hate they experience is real life...but yeah, I don't care either.

  • PlayerP

    The world...

  • PlayerP

    It will one day...but we will be loooonnnng gone

  • PlayerP

    Thank you!

  • PlayerP

    They should only be concerned if they will be potentially bumping uglies

  • TheOwley

    More impressive is if she can do something about Chicago's innate corruption and the rampant black on black crimes. She also, needs to stay away from corrupt politicians all of whom will be contacting her to let her know who really runs the town. Good luck to her.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No. I live in Atlanta.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not at all.

  • PlayerP

    Wow

  • rosey212516

    come back and tell us when he calls you the n word

  • rosey212516

    why don't you stop blaming Black men and blame your bad choices

  • rosey212516

    Never been to West Virginia but Ohio when I was there had some fine sisters,with cool personalities.It just wasn't for me.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    PeriodT

  • Chicagowise

    Every homosexual I know, voted for Lightfoot. Prior to election day, my phone was buzzing with texts and voicemails asking who I was voting for.

  • rosey212516

    Who supported Luther or Barack Obama(lol)more than Black women.

  • Chicagowise

    She can't fix our crime statistics. That behavior is often generational, passed down from one degenerate to another.

  • Chicagowise

    Huh? Are you putting her on blast for having a white "wife?"

  • Chicagowise

    That's an excellent point? I bet he never sent a cop a bill to cover their settlement.

  • Chicagowise

    Slave masters used religion to justify slavery. They will use religion to justify anything.

  • TheOwley

    Rudi Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg did wonders for NYC. She needs to take a page out of their manual. Saying she can't fix crime statistics is already lowering the bar for her. Why, is she special or something. Imagine the accolades if she can to this for Chicago. If she can't, the city needs to keep trying to find someone that can.

  • Rahab

    And she has reiterated that Jussie should be held accountable.

  • TransMichelle

    This ain't nothing but a sh*t show
    [img]https://media3.giphy.com/media/26xBrG8YQuvNXvJ84/giphy.gif[/img]

  • hottlanta

    She looks like a ole skool chick that can walk n talk with a newport dangling off her lip at the same dayum time.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Bye!!!

    *blocked*

  • Li-Wright

    Willie Wilson already got a seat at her table. He was one of the 14 candidates (A republican) and he was the first to endorse her over Toni. This is going to get interesting.

  • Li-Wright

    Crime in Chicago is already down. Really decreased a LOT. Do you hear the media talking about murders in Chicago? We have the latest cameras and technology. What's missing is for witnesses to step forward and give names of perps. You know, it's funny. White people will snitch, they will tell and point out criminals. But black people won't.

  • Li-Wright

    The more I see Lightfoot the more I'm reminded of "Columbo."

  • Whirl

    I’m so disappointed in the other major black blogs not doing a post on this historic moment or posting it as if it were an after thought. Kudos to you Ms. Rose for rising to the occasion.

  • Whirl

    30 city council members in Chicago have been convicted of corruption since the 70’s. I’m hoping she can take baby steps in changing the political culture there and turn around the arrogant-like culture of that police department. Too many officers walking around with god-complexes. Most importantly I’m hopeful she can make strides in getting the violence statistics in check!

  • Li-Wright

    You must understand - she doesn't get notoriety because she's MARRIED TO A WHITE WOMAN.
    And to add to that, I just saw her giving an interview to PBS and i SWEAR SHE HAS RAHM EMANUEL'S SLEEPY EYES. She looks very tired already. And she walks very slowly, not with a stride. I'm already worried.

  • Parent

    Congrats and good luck

  • TheOwley

    I wish her much success in Chicago being that it is a corrupt town and JS did not help its image. I want the dirty pols to stay out of her hair.

  • Evillene

    Careful...you better know something about your Auntie's choice of mate before you start talking reckless.

  • Evillene

    There are some who know that the Honorable Lori Lightfoot is NOT Chicago's first black homosexual mayor. But we must never speak of it.

  • Evillene

    It is significant because LGBT people face scorn and discrimination in the world, in the black community and at this blog. All of the sh*t you deal with as a black person is magnified when you are also gay, you are further isolated and don't even get the support of your family/community. Ask Mayor Lightfoot how it feels to be black and gay -- and married to a white dude.

  • Eileen

    her immoral choices not mines.

  • Eileen

    I can smell the poop already.

  • Eileen

    confusing and sad all the way around!

  • Eileen

    in a unique kinda way? and we are still at the bottom! white folks will always have a fail-safe they will not be caught stupid. black folks go back to God and Family and Church thats when we were our best and we were respected no we are just basically speaking a sh-thole of our former selves. God help us!

  • Eileen

    if you dont have wm who will plan and build? Please dont tell me about the kings of Africa cause they sold us out up and down Africa. Yes wm war and fight but it is always about fighting to plan and build, and black people? welp!

  • Eileen

    smh bw sad

  • Eileen

    she got her work cut out for her but lets face it the alphabet people are going to expect carte blanche like they did obama and he complied whole heartedly without even a whisper! her daughter shall be confused Bless her lila heart

  • Mister Fantastic

    You are right, and the am getting old :(

  • Eileen

    interesting bw leading democratic cities they lesbians either in hiding or with ww ...smh! a ball of messy confusion what happened to our community? LIBERALISM!

  • Eileen

    Yes it is a distraction in every spheres it is a distraction!

  • Eileen

    No honey it is a distraction because everyone including the alphabet people know it is wrong that is why they created laws to shove it down our throats if it was natural there is no need to shove it down our throat! It started with obama redefining marriage under the pressure from the homos. He had to pay that piper! God Bless America! smh

  • Eileen

    if you hang around enough white liberals then yeah!

  • Eileen

    No honey let God be the judge it is in the Bible from the OT to the NT God Bless you.

  • Eileen

    Amen!

  • Eileen

    Nasty!

  • Eileen

    You have some issues my dear. What happened in your childhood no shade just sincere concern!

  • Eileen

    Roderick you have some issues. You do you and answer to God about it.OK

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Y'all better leave Harold Washington ALONE lol

  • Mrs. S. O.

    I wouldn't count Lightfoot out just yet.

  • TransMichelle

    LOL

  • EMILY POST

    I didn’t ask whether or not it was significant because the moment they announced her sexuality when no one asked .. we knew what time it was.. all the shit you deal with as a black person exactly because that didn’t need an announcement. Seems like welcomed controversy. If someone is asking about your sexuality and harassing you that’s one thing but if your making who you sleep with front center and nobody asked or cared that’s different. Goes the same for heterosexuals nobody asked all that information your volunteering.

  • EMILY POST

    The religious people are not suppose to agree with their lifestyle... that’s why they are religious. You can’t force religion to accept homosexuality.. no more than you can force a homosexual to be religious. What’s the problem and in legislation today homosexuals have more protection then a woman who is pregnant.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I saw that too. It looks like she's in the early stages of something. I'm not sure what.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun.

  • PlayerP

    Right and right

  • Tbone

    I'm dying !!

  • Tbone

    Or northern Florida and Philadelphia ???

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  • BorisBlack1

    This is your future.... Ghetto G a g g er

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  • xxxgracious

    Naw I still haven't slept with him and dont plan on it. But that was funny tho.

  • xxxgracious

    Never blamed BLACK men I just decided to date outside my race. Experience something outside from the norm. I'll admit I've made bad choices. And so have you darling. Nobody is perfect.