Tag Archives: African Americans

If a woman hits a man should she expect to get hit?

The last few days have been filled with talk of domestic violence. Whoopi Goldberg defended Stephen A. Smith’s comments. Goldberg contends that if a woman hits a man she should not be surprised if she gets hit. What do you think?

72% of Black children are born out of wedlock…is this the new norm?

FROM MOGULDUM FILMS: 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. Single black mothers chime in to tell their stories from their vantage point. 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. 72% leaves no stone left unturned as it seeks to expose this issue from all perspectives and compel viewers to reconstruct the African-American family from the ground up. “The purpose of our films is to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating spirited and provocative discussion. 72% is another example of presenting an issue so culturally relevant and important, that examining it was the natural thing for us to do,” says Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.

72% is currently available for purchase on DVD and digital download via Amazon.com, GooglePlay, iTunes and http://www.moguldomstudios.com.

Production credits include Jamarlin Martin, Marve Frazier and Barion L. Grant as Executive Producers, Rasheed J. Daniel as Co-Executive Producer, with Jeremy Batchelor and Janice M. Garcia as Directors.

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Stephen A. Smith was suspended by ESPN…was this the right call?

Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN for his remarks regarding domestic violence. Was this the right move by the network?

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/07/29/stephen-a-smith-suspension-espn-ray-rice?xid=aol_home&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl6%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D508596

8 year old Detroit boy killed in his own bed

What can you do when you live in a war zone? An eight year old Detroit boy was killed when a bullet came through the wall of his home.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/police-boy-8-shot-and-killed-in-detroit

Stephen A. Smith Apology

The (Write) Right Word by Elizabeth Morrison is the Right Resource for Everyone

The Right Word
I love this book. The Right Word helps you use the right word everytime. It deserves a place on every bookshelf: at home, in the study, and at the office. It is an essential reference for: students, business people, crossword addicts and anyone with an interest in words of language. The Right Word looks at words that often confuse–elicit vs. illicit; imply vs. infer before providing a list of commonly misspelled words. You will reach for this book frequently. If you write anything this is the book for you. From Career Press:
(978-1-60163-335-4)

Stephen A. Smith is so wrong on Domestic Violence

Stephen A. Smith has an opinion on everything. Unfortunately his opinions on domestic violence are dead wrong. A few days ago Smith suggested that women have to stop provoking their men. What? No there is no justification for domestic violence. Men are not animals they possess the capacity to walk away from a volatile situation. When Smith takes the microphone and tells women to stop provoking he is saying that by provoking them you are providing a reason for the abuse, and that kind of thinking is very dangerous and reckless.

Domestic Violence, Ray Rice and Us

Ray Rice is not the first NFL player to be involved in a domestic violence incident, but he might be the first to get this kind of national press. Yesterday the NFL handed Rice a two game suspension, but many are questioning if that is actually enough. A friend of mine made an interesting point regarding the Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh respone to the punishment. Harbaugh felt the punishment fit the crime, but what if Rice knocked Harbaugh’s wife unconscious? Would a two game suspension be enough? would he still think Rice was a “hecka of a guy” or would Rice have been immediately released from the team? Society has become highly sensitized to gay slurs, but where is that sensitivity regarding domestic violence? So often we see movies that use domestic violence as a punchline. In the movie This Christmas how many people laughed when the Regina King character puts baby oil on the floor and beats her husband with a belt as he tries to walk on the slippery floor after a shower. Or who felt the character that demeaned her husband in the Tyler Perry movie, The Family that Preys Together got what she deserved when her husband slapped her so heard she slid accross the diner counter top. The truth is domestic violence is never funny and never deserved, but we have to all collectively share this belief, and as long as some people think it is a personal matter it will still be tolerated. So maybe Rice has learned his lesson, and maybe he is a changed man, but society has to change and it has not.

Do you understand autism?

Let me answer the question in the headline-no I don’t understand it. Television shows like Parenthood feature autistic characters, but as my friend pointed out most television autistic characters are high functioning, but what do you do when you have two adult non-verbal autistic sons? Do you lock them in a basement? A couple in Maryland did just that and there story is circulating and people are making their comments and their judgments, but who are we to judge? Yes we can agree that keeping two people padlocked in a room for hours could easily be defined as cruel and unusual, but we do need to hear their story. We need to know whether they had sought resources and were they denied? There is more to this story and we need to know all the facts before we think about casting the first stone.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/22/maryland-parents-accused-keeping-autistic-sons-locked-in-basement/

Black Jesus is an insult to Christians and Black Folks…who will be watching?


Some things should actually be off limits to mockery, and for me Jesus is one of them. Black Jesus is soon to join the Adult swim lineup. Who would watch this? Share your thoughts. (it is the creation of the guy who brought us the Boondocks).

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