Novemeber 22, 1963 was a tragic day in our nation’s history. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assasinated and Friday we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of that event. We have been inundated with specials that take us through that fateful day. We have heard eyewitnesses chronicle their rememberances, and we had heard journalists share their thoughts. So many of the key people involved have passed on and Generation X and Y don’t seem to share the same level of interest as their parents and grandparents. This is probably the last gasp of the age of Camelot. The golden age of that featured a handsome president and his beautiful wife. A wife who set the fashion standard. Last night as we watched footage of the First Lady in her pink suit and pillbox hat I told my husband that my mom had a suit and hat like that back in the day, and he said everybody’s mother did and he was right. It was a time when America idolized what we later learned was a false reality. We never knew the president was physically limited or that he was a womanizer who included Marilyn Monroe among his conquests. Yes it was a magical age. An age when journalists looked the other way, and age when television cameras dared not show us a president that wore a harness so that he could stand straight. It was a true fairy tale. So often people yearn for the good ole days, but what are they truly yearning for? Camelot could not have survived our time. Information is instantly shared via blogs, tweets, and instagrams. There are no secrets, and sadly there will never be another age of Camelot. We have become wiser and more cynical. We believe our goal is to reveal the truth at any cost and in doing that we have eliminated any future Camelots from our existance.
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Very interesting article from Your Black World:
Last night I watched the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Porsha Stewart was mourning the end of her marriage to former NFL football player Kordell Stewart. She seemed heartbrokened or at least reality style “heartbrokened.” One would think after the break up of a marriage there would be some soul-searching well at least until the divorce was final, but not in reality time. On to the next adventure and that adventure includes Steve Harvey. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
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Alec Baldwin has nine lives. Professional lives. Baldwin has been hounded by the paparazzi and he constantly gets into heated verbal exchanges with them. He has often been accused of using homophobic slurs. Sometimes he has denied it, but this last incident was caught on tape. He has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show. Hardly a loss since it is not viewed by many, but what I want to know is why does Baldwin keep getting a pass? He apologizes and he moves on to his next gig, but others have not been that lucky. Do you remember Isaiah Washington? Washington was a regular on Grey’s Anatomy until he called his co-star a homosexual slur. He was reprimimanded and then he did Public Service Announcements. He was apologetic and contrite, but he was still fired. Paula Deen admitted repeatedly using the n-word and her sponsors dropped her like she had the plague, and do you remember the actor that played Kramer on Seinfeld? Well after he had his n-word tirade he was all but erased from Hollywood so who made Baldwin’s teflon suit. Nothing seems to stick. What does this guy have to do? I guess he could really keep doing what he’s been doing because it seems to be working for him. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20756802,00.html
”Holiday’ Nearly Beat ‘Thor’ as Race-Themed Films Soar”-This was the USA Today Headline…is any movie featuring a predominantly black cast a “race themed” movie?
“USA Today calls movies with black people in them race-themed” Cos black people are a genre. Like superhero movies” tweeted Sindi Nikosi. “So according to USA Today any any movie showing Black people acting like humans is considered a race-themed movie,” said T. Brown via Twitter. “Why are movies that star people of color “race-themed” but movies starring whites are not USA Today?” tweeted April. “Is friendship a race theme?” I saw The Best Man Holiday over the weekend and it was a wonderful movie featuring friendship. This movie featured characters that we could identify with. It does it a disservice to relegate it to “race-themed.” When I see headlines like this I wonder who is in the room and who is writing the headline. I remember seeing the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and enjoying every moment of it. Sure there were things in the movie that were uniquely Greek, but the themes of family resonated with the entire audience. Newsflash: black people do have friends and they enjoy movies that feature rich friendship, and bonus newsflash people of all color enjoyed The Best Man’s Holiday because friendship is a universal theme.
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He has probably issued the obligatory apology.
Group Calls for the Washington Post to Fire Columnist Richard Cohen Over Remarks on Interracial Marriage
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Outrage After Washington Post Columnist “Represses Gag Reflex” Discussing NYC Mayor de Blasio’s Interracial Marriage
Statement by Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a national women’s organization, in reaction to Washington Post writer Richard Cohen’s column today, in which he “represses a gag reflex” while talking about NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s interracial marriage and family:
“Richard Cohen is begging to be fired, and the Washington Post needs to do the right thing and cut him loose. Not only has he blamed twerking for America’s rape epidemic and justified racial profiling that led to the murder of Travyon Martin, but now he is telling America that interracial marriages make him and other people gag. If it wasn’t clear before, it is clear now: Richard Cohen is off the rails and a growing stain on the Washington Post’s reputation. He needs to go.”
Earlier this year, more than 2,000 members of UltraViolet penned letters to the Washington Post urging the paper to drop Cohen over a series of comments he made in the wake of the Steubenville rape investigation and case. Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, is married to a man of another race.
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