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Is the Angry Black Woman Real or a Myth?

A few days ago Wendy Williams was reflecting on her short time on ABC Dancing with the Stars. She said that the confessionals the contestants do are not their thoughts. They are actually scripted and according to the script she was supposed to be an eye rolling, snake necking angry black woman, but she refused to follow the script. Why? She said she was not that girl, and she refused to play the role. Williams is actually an accomplished woman with a lot to be happy about. Why are black women portrayed as angry? Is this a myth of the media? When the president ran for his first term the media tried to paint the first lady as angry. Fox contributor Juan Williams actually called her “Stokely Carmichael in a dress.” So do black women actually contribute to the stereotype? Are black women justified in being angry? Anger is a normal emotion, but when that becomes your daily fuel then perhaps that is a problem, but why don’t we ever hear of the angry white woman? Aren’t white women frustrated and angry too? Some women do in fact make a career out of anger, but is that enough to justify the myth? What do you think? Share your thoughts.

Mary Landrieu’s Senate retake…is there anything wrong with it?

Senator Mary Landrieu is running for re-election. She released this ad but she actually did a re-do of her Senate hearing. What do you think about it?

The Rarity of Integrity

Integrity-the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity has become as common as the sight of a unicorn. Our society rewards success at any cost. We are the cheerleaders for the shortcut. We applaud the phrase “by any means necessary”. We regard second place as the first loser. We are consumed with the results, and we pay little or no attention to the journey. We are slaves to the bottomline. So when we see someone with a true sense of integrity we are in awe. Yesterday I watched someone truly act out of a sense of integrity. He said “you can never go wrong doing the right thing.” His decison will impact his bottomline, but he had a sense of peace from knowing he did the right thing and in my eyes it was not only the right thing it was actually a thing of beauty.

Should P. Diddy be the Commencement Speaker at Howard U?

P. Diddy went to Howard University, but he dropped out. Despite that he has become a successful businessman. He has been asked to deliver the commencement address at Howard University, but some are having a problem with it. Read the linked article and share your thoughts.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=862497

How would you like to live in a world with no rules?

This morning I was watching the Today Show. They featured a story about a great little girl basketball player. She was great and she played on an all boys team but the state rules committee would not let her team participate in the tournament because the rules stated that a girl could not play on the boys team. The team decided not to participate if ahe was not allowed to play. The anchors of the Today Show said they hope that the team would challenge the rule and the ultimate goal was to overturn the rule. So why do we have rules? Do we only want to obey rules we agree with? On the evening news I saw a rancher who refuses to pay the tax the IRS has determined he owes on the land that he lets his cows graze on. he has not paid taxes in 20 years and has a tax bill of 1 million dollars. he refuses to pay and people from throughout the country have come out to support him. So he refuses to pay his taxes but we have to pay our taxes. Is he right? What rules do we wish to obey? So what do we do? Eliminate some rules, all rules? Share your thoughts.

Bill Maher calls out the Gay Mafia


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Ray Rice gets married a day after being indicted for domestic violence

Baltimore Raven Ray Rice is accused of knocking out his then fiancee. The day after he was indicted he married Janay Palmer. This is no surprise it may help his case, but the bigger issue is why would a man knock out a woman he claims to love? She is the mother of his child. Rice might win the case but the bigger issue is what kind of behavior will he demonstrate in the future? We can only pray for the new Mrs. Rice and hope that this kind of thing never happens again.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54822162/ns/local_news-baltimore_md/

VH1 star Benzino Shot during his mother’s funeral

Read linked story for details:

http://rollingout.com/entertainment/benzino-shot-funeral/

RHOA reunion show features Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore brawl

RHOA was known for women getting into each others faces. they would say rude things to each other but hitting was off limits. If you want hitting you had to go to the other reality show, Maury Povich, but this season the housewives have truly jumped the shark. They have become Basketball Wives. The kind of women that don’t mind brawling and that is sad. Read the linked story for the details.

http://wonderwall.msn.com/tv/Real-Housewives-of-Atlanta-Stars-Porsha-Stewart-and-Kenya-Moore-get-in-scary-brawl-1805090.story

Kobe Bryant’s Trayvon Martin remarks put him on defense

Read linked story and share your thoughts.

http://newsone.com/3001242/kobe-bryant-on-trayvon-martin-dont-jump-to-someones-defense-because-hes-african-american/

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