To prepare for a debate, consider some of these issues and questions to help formulate a solid argument.
Should there be time limits on welfare benefits and should welfare recipients be required to take drug tests? These questions form the bulk of the debate over abortion.
“If I make 0,000, then he has to make AT LEAST 0,000.” I’ve never heard a man say the same thing.
Blue-eyed soul singer Robin Thicke is well known for many things: wooing the women with his sultry songs and beautiful falsetto, putting on an incredible live show, and most importantly, adoring his high school sweetheart and wife of six years, A-list actress Paula Patton. When you have that relationship and that means the most to you -- you know I can’t live without that woman, she is my muse, my best friend, and my creative partner. THICKE: I can’t wait to get you home and love you up for two to three hours. You can’t understand it until you are with somebody every day and you have a child that you know is Black, you then understand that, wow, what a different experience Black people and in particular Black women have to go through.
His latest album, his fifth, is titled “Love and War,” and on it he explores the aftermath of love and the beauty of making up with your partner. I didn’t have a great relationship with my mom and she didn’t have a great relationship with her dad and we became that for each other. I like to try to get her into double-digit orgasms as much as possible. I have a song on my new album called, “I Don’t Know How It Feels to Be You,” and she and I were in the middle of an argument and she said, “Robin, no matter how hard you try, or how compassionate you are, you’ll never know what it’s like to be a Black woman.” So I got up and I wrote this song in five minutes. You know how much I love you.”ESSENCE: Do you ever feel misunderstood? There are so many good Black men out there that are hardworking, decent, and handsome, you know? (Laughs) Good luck finding a good White man who understands your journey. I’ve got 20 Black male friends, who are all good men who take good care of their wives, and good care of their children. Maybe the women have to take better care of their men.
The article points out what I’ve observed previously: the issue these days isn’t so much that the male schoolteacher is “intimidated” by the high-paid female advertising executive (there are some, but you don’t want them anyway), but rather that the high-paid ad exec refuses to date the schoolteacher. Isn’t the point of being independently wealthy so that you can do what you want, when you want?
Doesn’t the value of being self-sufficient come in not having to worry about someone supporting you?
He credits Paula as his muse, so we caught up with the crooner to find out how their marriage shaped the new album, what works for them, and how they keep things so steamy between them. )ESSENCE.com: Being that your music defines romance, how does it feel to know that people are getting married and making babies to your music all the time? It’s nice if you can make someone drop it like it’s hot, or pop a bottle. What I realize about the difference between me and my peers -- you know, Chris Brown and Drizzy Drake and all my musical peers -- is that they haven’t been with the same woman for 18 years and I’ve been with a Black woman for 18 years. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when I’ve got my mojo and my swag, it happens. The lyrics are: “I don’t know how it feels to be you, though I try my best to understand what you’re going through, I don’t know how it feels to be you. THICKE: A lot of mainstream magazines, like SPIN and Rolling Stone, they still don’t get me. I just love the music and I love my wife and she is a strong Black woman, so if my wife doesn’t like it, how can the other Black women like it? ESSENCE: The media often tells Black women that they’re better off dating White guys. To start that rumor is as bad as starting any other negative rumor.
ROBIN THICKE: To be a part of your biggest days -- you know your child being conceived or born, or you walking down the aisle -- there’s really nothing sweeter. They can’t figure out how a funny guy with a dad on a sitcom can have a 90 percent Black female audience. In late 2016 the USDA made a new rule requiring stores accepting SNAP to carry a wider variety of healthy food options. Some question whether this is a legal issue or a religious issue.Debates could examine how the legalization of gay marriage has affected society as a whole.There is talk on state and federal levels of an adoption agency's right to exclude certain types of parents or families from adopting children from them.According to the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau there are over 100,000 children awaiting adoption in the United States.In the same vein, I’ve had men grow uncomfortable when they realize that I am a year or two older than they are.