“72%,” a new documentary from Moguldom Studios, tackles what is known as the baby mama epidemic among the African American community, exposing the startling statistic that 72% of Black children are now born to single mothers.According to a news release: The film investigates the effects that colonization and slavery have had on the black family unit, which was once solid and intact.
Cameras follow one single mother of three as she changes hats from full-time employee to full-time caretaker in order to provide and care for her children on her own.Brasser (n): woman of ill repute, who charges but a brass coin for her services Brickin’ it (a): nervous to the point of soiling oneself Brilliant (a): great, best Brown Trout (n): excrement Brutal (a): terrible Bucket of snots (n): a ugly person Bucketing (v): raining very heavily Buckled (v): drunk Bucko (n): lad, player Bud (n): polite generic term when you’re chatting to someone Buff (n): another word for red-necks, although mostly used by red-necks to describe other red-necks living further out in the countryside, and likely to live on a farm up a mountain somewhere OR (a) naked Bushed (v): exhausted/knackered Business (n): shit – as in, ‘I have to do me business’ Business (n): cool – as in, ‘It’s the business’ when asked about a new film, for example.Buzzies (n)C Cacks (n): trousers – ‘I was laughing me cacks off’- I was laughing so hard my trousers fell down’ Or ‘ I wet me cacks’ it was so funny – I was so scared ‘I shit me cacks’. Caffler (n): arsehole, idiot, eejit Cake-hole (n): mouth or arsehole! “You’re some can of piss” Canary, nearly had a (n): had a fright Canted (v): kicked a football over a wall – “you canted the ball you fucking eejit” – as in you CANT get the ball back – the other side of the wall contains usually a big dog or some bollix who never gives you your football back Capper (n): a handicapped person Carpet muncher (n): lesbian Carry-on (n): argument, commotion Cassie (n): back yard Cat (a): no good, awful, very bad Cess, bad (n): Bad luck Cha (n): tea Chancer (n): dodgy/risky character Chav (n): Council housing and violent – someone who lives in an area that was populated by people kicked out of inner city slums Cheek (n): Disrespect Cheesed Off (a): angry, also Pissed Off Cheese on your chin (phr): your fly is open!Today’s media is inundated with stories of black single mothers, child support cases, and so-called “welfare queens.” The African-American community at large has clapped back at criticism from Don Lemon, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News reporter Ben Carson, and even Black leaders like Bill Cosby and President Barack Obama.72%provides a raw and analytical view of the media’s portrayal of this phenomenon in regards to African-American households.I’m not worried about that – Jude can do a decent American accent, and He’s figured out the meaning of life: “It’s about having a family around you and being yourself in that family and learning who you are through it. I think without children and family in your life, you’re not living. Or maybe the emphasis isn’t there anymore because there are other young, good-looking types coming along, and they’re probably more interesting to write about.
It’s a wonderful, vital element.” His research for The Young Pope: “I have great interest in faith and how faith evolves through different influences, but I had very little solid understanding of the Catholic faith. I read the history of the popes and the papal order. I love how age has such an influence on the job I do.
crisps Bags (n): messy job also means plenty Bake (n): face/mouth Baldy, as in “I haven’t got a baldy” (phr): I haven’t a clue Ball of shite (n): as in, my dad’s old car was a ball of shite Ball-bag (n): scrotum but used to mean total idiot Balls (n): to mess up, e.g. Several Irish soldiers killed by them in the early 1960s Banger (n): old car Bang on (a): perfectly correct Banjaxed (a): broken, no good Bap (n): bread bun Barm brack (n): cake eaten at holloween, from gaelic bareen brack = a feckled cake Barrelling (v): rushing around (with purpose?
I made a balls of that job Balls (n): male genitalia Baluba (n): “stop acting like a Baluba”. ) Baths (n): public swimming pool Battle cruiser (n): the pub; rhymes with boozer.
Then those damn misogynists ruin their fun by pointing out that puberty exists.
Broken homes in the Black community are a surprise to no one, but few probably know just how broken our families really are.
Article (n): a woman, usually half in jest Artist, government (n): person ‘drawing’ the dole [social security] Ask me arse/bollocks; go and shite; eff off and don’t be annoying me (phr): general ways of telling someone to shut up As rough as a bear’s arse As scarce as hen’s teeth As sharp as a beach ball As sick as a small hospital As small as a mouse’s diddy As thick as two short planks As useful as a lighthouse on a bog As useful as a cigarette lighter on a motorbike As useless as a chocolate teapot As useless as tits on a bull As weak as a salmon in a sandpit – (hungry) At it (v): making love Aubergine (n): brinjal, egg plant Aul Man or Fella (n): father Aul Wan (n): mother Aussie kiss (n): cunnilingus /similar to a French Kiss, but given down under Away with ye / away on / Aye right (phr): I don`t really believe you.