By Alona Ballard Janet Jackson’s upcoming wedding to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana has the whole world talking.It appears that the beloved little sister of Michael finally found true love — in the arms of an Arab man.Nothing a sister could do on reality TV could ever invoke as much blanket suspicion of an entire ethnic group like the events of September 11th 2001 did to the Arabs.
With the district I worked for continuing to lay off teachers, my prospects for full time employment looked dim.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would one day teach overseas.
Soon a shiny champagne colored Lexus stopped in front of me. ” There he was, a man in traditional attire- the long white garment known as a kandoora and the accompanying headdress. Now you’d have to be a fool to do this in most places- but in the United Arab Emirates – a place where giving someone the middle finger will get you a court date- I felt safe getting in his car.
He dropped me off at the store and asked me out for coffee.
With 30 just around the corner, I decided it was time for a change.
I was tired of hearing how unappealing my looks were to potential love interests.Most are Muslim and you may find their strong relationship with God attractive.Side note- inter-marriage between Muslims, Christians and Jews is permissible in Islam without the wife converting.I was still housed in a hotel (5 star no less – a sista made a come up!) and was standing at a bus stop heading to the grocery store.Listen dude, I’m black and I am interested in Middle-Eastern Men. If you want that chick, then do everything you can to get her to notice you in a way that usually gets girls of that kind.