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Childcare Expert Deborah Tillman Named Host For Lifetime's "American Supernanny"

by Sergio
October 7, 2011 11:25 AM
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Childcare specialist Deborah Tillman has been named host of Lifetime Network's new reality show "America’s Supernanny" which will premiere on Tuesday, November 29 at 9/8central. In the show, Tillman will visit the homes of parents throughout the U.S. seeking guidance and assistance on how to best raise their children.

According to the network "the Virginia-based wife, mother and author boasts more than 19 years experience in early childhood education, working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students."

Furthermore Tillman was "chosen among a pool of over 400 candidates to find an American homegrown nanny for the program, she wowed producers with her charisma, firm but loving philosophy to caring for children and natural ability to connect and work with families experiencing relationship problems."

O.K. I'll take their word for it.

But I'm sure there are those out there who aren't exactly thrilled about a black woman being called "America's Supernanny". If so, let's hear it.

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  • Supernanny Casting | October 10, 2011 5:22 AMReply

    Families or parents interested in applying for America's Supernanny are encouraged to call 877-NANNY-TIME or email for information.

  • Sergio | October 8, 2011 12:47 PMReply

    Had to be a Sergio post…

    I dont think anyone is mad about this except you

    Of course it's a Sergio post. Who else but me? And what gave you the idea that I was mad about this? Somehow you think so. Then again you should know by now that I always say things to see if anyone would fall into my trap and you did. You fell for it

  • ForeignBlackChick | October 8, 2011 9:31 AMReply

    I would like to use this small platform to congratulate the two Liberian women, president Ellen-Johnson Sirleaf and activist Leymah Gbowee, along with Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman for their joint win of the Nobel Peace Prize 2011.

    Africa is proud of those first two women for restoring relative order to Liberia, and being recognised internationally for it. Also for the Yemeni activist pushing for youth mobilisation in the current Yemeni uprising.

  • ForeignBlackChick | October 8, 2011 8:42 AMReply

    Had to be a Sergio post...

    I dont think anyone is mad about this except you. And even if they are what has that got to do with anything? Miss Universe is black. Many people on all levels of society have been and are gonna be black women(and men), regardless of comments.

    People are crucifying MJ's doctor, a black male.
    The only guy serving prison time for Meredith Kercher's murder in Italy is black.
    The guy who was not pardoned from his death sentence was black.

    Let's talk about the vilification of black men which is far more brutal both historically and now.

  • JMac | October 7, 2011 6:54 AMReply

    You can take this from two angles:

    (1) are some people mad that a black woman is relegated to nanny [read mammie] status - probably giving upper middle class white women a lot of down home hand on your hip Southern advice on how to take care of their crazy ass kids?

    (2) are some people mad that they chose a black woman to give parenting advice when everything tells us that black women don't know a damn thing about raising children...just look at all those hoodlums in jail and on the street?

    I have no problem with the show although I don't watch nanny shows. She looks like a nice level-headed professional woman with the requisite education and experience - moreso than some of those loud, brash british nannies.Don't expect any pandering or Aunt Jemima-ism. I'm sure she'll do a great job as well as be another positive media representative of black women. Change her location and author status and she'd be my sister.

  • Joe | October 7, 2011 3:10 AMReply

    Absolutely! I recall America's outrage about Amy Chua's Wall St. Journal article" Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior". And for the record Jo, Walter Lippman's intentional construction of the stereotype and the continuous relentless assault on the black psyche is not sad. It remains troublesome when black folks spit negative comments about black women.

  • Jo | October 7, 2011 1:43 AMReply

    As well as people out there who weren't happy about some white Brit being called a Supernanny. I wish negative comments about black women would stop. White America has basically destroyed the way black people think and talk about each other, it's so sad that in 2011 a black woman (even as one sits in the White House) still has to put up with this bull crap. All black women are not the same just like any other race of women out there. Perhaps one day people will wake up and stop stereotyping each other and look at each other as individuals.

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