Melphine Evans says BP fired her for wearing her hair in an ethnic style and also for wearing traditional ethnic grab? Does a company have a right to dictate employee attire? My other question is did Evans wear this kind of clothing during the interview process? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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This year more stores than ever were open on Thanksgiving Day. This first started happening a few years ago and only a few stores did it. Walmart and ToysRUs were pioneers of opening Thanksgiving evening, but apparently the evening was simply not enough. This year more stores were open for more hours, and more people stepped away from the dinner table and headed off to the stores. Retailers are thrilled but WWTPS (What Would The Pilgrims Say?) What is Thanksgiving anyway? The definition is in the name Thanks For Giving. The Pilgrims thanked God for sustaining them in the New World. Over the years we have seen all of our holidays no matter how sacred turned into an opportunity to shop. We’ve got the President’s Sale, the MLK Holiday (last year a swim suit company put his image in a wetsuit as part of their sales strategy), The Easter Sale, Memorial Day Sale, Labor Day Sale and now the Thanksgiving Day Sale. Black Friday as bled into the holiday, and is attempting to completely blot it out. The true meaning of the holiday gets lost in pursuit of the dollar. So next year let’s forget the turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Who has time to cook all the goodies? Who has the time to spend with families and friends and talk about the good ole days? Who has time to teach younger generations how to to bake a cake from scratch or how make homemade macaroni and cheese? Nobody has time when there are XBoxes, 100 inch televisions, Tablets, Sweaters, shoes and boots to buy. The fact is all of these things need to be purchased on Thanksgiving Day because on Friday there will be nothing to sell? That’s not true everything will be there for the next month, but all the media hype sent families out in the cold when a few years ago they were home enjoying another piece of pie.
Does Joan Rivers get a pass for this “racist rant” because she is a funny lady or should she also issue an apology? Share your thoughts.
Twelve year old Vanessa Vandyke has been wearing her hair natural for the past year. When some of the students made fun of her hair naturally her family complained. The school decided the answer to the issue was for Vandayke to choose another way of wearing her hair. Really??? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Martin Bashir insults Sarah Palin and he apologizes–Alec Baldwin’s gay slur gets him canned…is this a double standard?
MSNBC has canceled Alec Baldwin’s show. Baldwin alledgedly uttered a gay slur. Baldwin denies it but he was fired. Martin Bashir responded to Sarah Palin’s slave remarks by suggesting that she experience having someone defecate and urinate on her. Bashir has apologized, but he did not lose his job over his reckless remarks. In the headline I pose the question does MSNBC have a double standard? I know the answer they do. MSNBC is gay friendly and a number of their hosts are gay, but even though MSNBC is not a conservative haven does that mean the hosts can say anything and only have to offer an apology? Share your thoughts.
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In a recent interview with the BBC, Oprah Winfrey made a racist comment about Barack Obama. Her statement was “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American,” she said. “There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it.” Well Oprah, maybe you are the one who is thinking it yourself because in case you haven’t noticed, the world has moved on, but your own racist views remain. Pardon my candor but someone needs to say it! When Barack Obama is criticized on his performance, the subject is frequently shifted to racism in order distract from the issue at hand. And when one of the most famous women in the world, who happens to be black, purposely uses the race card in order to shift the blame of Barack Obama’s abysmal performance to racism, Obama avoids all accountability to the reality of his record. When a person of color’s (white, black, yellow or any color in between) poor performance is excused by way of calling anyone that exposes substandard, inept or poor performance a racist, the pitcher of the accusation uses the discrimination card to their advantage. And the one who yells “racist” is the real racist by shifting the issue away from the facts. One might turn the tables and pose the question to Ms. Winfrey: Ms. Winfrey, do you think that you have become one of the most famous women in the world because you are of the black race? I would venture that Ms. Winfrey would bristle with anger at the implication that she would not have achieved the same level of success if she were white. I would also wager that Ms. Winfrey would be sorely angry that all of her hard work to become the success she is today could be negated by the charge that all was awarded to her because she is of the African American race. Perhaps if Ms. Winfrey had failed to be successful in her endeavors, would she have given herself a pass and applied the same strategy she used for Barack Obama, making a similar comment like: there’s a level of disrespect for my industry that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because I’m an African American Woman. There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it. The strategy of playing the race card in order to avoid addressing the facts has to end. The fact is our country is facing so many crisis’s that there is little hope that it can be turned around. The grownups have to face actualities by standing up against the polarization of truth in order to take care of business. And the very business at hand has and continues to affect every American black, white, yellow (and every color in between) man, woman and child. And please forgive my bunny trail here, but Barack Obama is half Caucasian American and half African American. I guess Oprah gets to choose which race card to play according to her intended outcome.
Tricia Erickson was the first Damage Control and Crisis Management Expert in the country, as stated by Barbara Walters on the show, “20/20″. Tricia is also a political consultant and frequent on-air contributor who has opined on FOX News Channel, CNN, MSNBC and most major TV networks plus hundreds of radio shows. She is the President of Crisis Management Incorporated (crisis management & communications) and also the President of Angel Pictures & Publicity, a conservative pundit publicity company. Tricia is also a casting director and has worked on many major blockbuster films. Ms. Erickson is also the author of the controversial book, Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus the Office Of The Presidency of the United States of America
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UPDATE: She has been found safe.
Baltimore County Police is asking for the publics help in locating a missing 11 year old: Celandia Lacruze – black/female, age 11, 5’2″, 130 lbs, brown ear length hair. Last seen wearing a green long sleeve Old Court Middle School shirt with school logo embroidered in white on upper front left chest, khaki pants and black & white tennis shoes. She was last seen at Old Court Middle School on 11/18/13 at approximately 12:00 pm.
Anyone with information should contact the Woodlawn Precinct at 410-887-1340