Why do the Obamas use a lecturing tone when addressing African American audiences? Today First Lady Obama addressed Bowie State University and the headline above is how Politico saw her visit. Sure she congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments but that gets lost in the sauce. Why highlight the negative at a time of celebration. If she was addressing Princeton, Harvard or Brown would she bemoan the baller mentality? Don’t get me wrong there are young people who view being a baller as their only ticket out of the hood, but they were not the ones that were sitting before her in caps and gowns they simply desrve our applause.
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You can’t pay most women enough money for them to reveal their weight, but not Zoe Saldana. On the cover of Allure magazine Saldana boldy proclaims she is only 115 pounds. In the article she reveals how she has been able to maintain her weight. Is it a problem for the magazine to reveal her weight? Share your thoughts.
This morning the cast of ABC Scandal were the guest on The View. Judy Smith a real DC fixer was the cohost. The character of Olivia Pope is loosely based on Smith’s life. Smith worked for the first Bush administration. This morning Barbara Walters asked her if she had ever slept with the president at the top of the show. Smith stood up and jokingly shouted no she had never slept with the president, but later when the cast from Scandal was being interviewed Walters posed the same question and Smith said didn’t we already cover this information earlier. Everyone laughed if off, but it was a senior moment. Walters announced her retirement yesterday, and it will be effective next year and she will be fine because she has 4 women who oweher alot and they have her back and they will provide cover for moments like that one.
Angelina Jolie in her own words.
OJ Simpson was aquitted of the murders of his ex wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He was not found innocent, but the jury felt the evidence did not support a murder conviction. We are not going to argue the merits of the jury’s findings, but when Simpson committed an armed robbery a few years ago the court threw the book at him. Now Simpson is seeking a new trial or an overturning of the verdict because he does not feel his attorney gave him competent representation. Simpson appears much heavier and much grayer and he came to court in a prison jumpsuit. Simpson never fully realized the disdain the public had for him after his first trial. They saw Simpson as a man that got away with murder and if he had fully grasped the hatred he would have drifted off into the sunset and lived the rest of his days out of the public eye. He didn’t do that he chose to live out loud and he still felt the sense of entitlement afforded to NFL loyalty, but that ship had sailed and Simpson still thought he had a ticket. Now Simpson is simply an inmate and he is eligible for parole in 2017, and if he does survive he will be 70, and America will still be mad at him, and he will probably die behind bars.
In politics it never too early to hit an opponent. Even if you don’t have a candidate running against them. American Crossroads created this ad as a strike against possible candidate Hillary Clinon. At this point she is a private citizen but that does not stop Karl Rove and the gang. My question is will this controversy stick? In an era of news by the minute in 2016 will we still be talking about Benghazi? Share your thoughts.
Did not know until yesterday that Abercrombie and Fitch carry dress sizes up to 10 and the average woman is a 14. They do not carry XL for women because they do not want plus size, over size, pleasingly plump or fat people shopping in their stores. They want that elusive All American cool, slim person with a pocket full of cash. So what’s the big deal? Lane Bryant is a store designed for plus size women. There are many stores designed for Big and Tall men. We call them speciality stores, but we call what want to label the Abercrombie model discrimination? What do you think? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Recently I have been following Crystal Wright, Conservative Black Chick on Twitter. She is outspoken and I often disagree with her, but I must admit she does sometimes make some valid points. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Nick Cannon made a statement today regarding American Idol Feud during an appearance on The Talk. He said that American Idol will be a footnote on Mariah Carey’s musical resume. Throughout the season she has been in a feud with her co-host the brash Nicki Minaj. The feud has often spilled over from the show into Twitter and other media outlets. It does seem that Carey’s talent would be better served in another venue. This show took a serious turn for the worse when Simon Cowell left and this season viewers are tuning out.