Tag Archives: African American

A Celebration: Jacob’s Journey from Girl to Boy?

We are in the midst of a celebration of transexuals. Laverne Cox was the firsts transexual to be on the cover of time magazine. Jeffrey Tambour won an Emmy for his portrayal of a trans woman, and Bruce Jenner, Olympic decatholon winner is set to announce his trans status this Friday. What do all of them have in common? They are adults, and adults can make sound reasoned choices, but a 5 year old can not do this.  Most parents dictate the lives of 5 year old children. Children are often told what to eat, when to sleep, when to get up and what to wear, but this is a decision that the parents surrender to the child?  This week Kate Snow has been running a series of stories showcasing trans children. She profiled five year old Jacob who has transitioned from female to male, but does a 5 year old have the mental capacity to make this kind of decision? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.today.com/health/transgender-kids-mother-5-year-old-explains-her-decision-t16716

Baltimore Police Union President compares protesters to lynch mob

Freddie Gray is dead and the police have not told us why. The police union made there statement today. The police union president compared the peaceful protesters to a lynch mob. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle (you fill in the blank).

Creflo Dollar responds to critics…”you can’t stop me from dreaming”


Creflo Dollar say you can’t stop him from dreaming. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Monique brings emails to prove Lee Daniels did offer her a role on Empire

For weeks Lee Daniel and company have been saying Monique was not considered for a role on Empire. She said he did and today while being interviewed by Sway, Monique broke out the email trail from last year. Somebody’s lying and emails don’t lie. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2033573/monique-brings-emails-as-proof-that-she-was-offered-cookie-on-empire/

Why do we hate the poor?

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/get-there/restricting-the-spending-of-federal-benefits-should-include-the-rich/2015/04/21/4014bec0-e862-11e4-9767-6276fc9b0ada_story.html?wpmk=MK0000203

Sherri Shepherd “You are the Mother” and now you will have to pay Lamar Sally

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.people.com/article/sherri-shepherd-legal-mother-baby-born-surrogate-lamar-sally

Justice for Freddie Gray or more Facetime on Primetime?

Something bad happened to Freddie Gray as he was being transported by the Baltimore police to the station. The mayor and the police chief have assured the city that they will find out what happened to Mr. Gray. The Department of Justice has also opened up an investigation. Baltimore is not Ferguson. In Ferguson we watched a blame the victim mentality at work. The police demonized Michael Brown prior to even learning the name of the policeman who killed Brown. The Baltimore reaction has been totally different. Police brutality is a fact of life in Charm City, but this high profile case does not seem to be on the slow track to nowhere, but last night we saw over 1000 people march demanding justice, but justice is a process and it looks like in this case the process is working so it makes you wonder what is the goal here? The chant is “What do we want? and the response is “Justice”, but is that what everyone wants? Some of the people seem to want more face time on prime time. This is the kind of case that not only draws local attention, but the network is here and they are looking for voices to elevate and there are people here who are ready for their close up, but will their face time do anything to answer the real question, “what happened to Freddie Gray?”

8 White Station High School Students Suspended After Fight

Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/28860930/8-white-station-high-students-suspended-after-fight

The Latest Kardashian Foolishness: Kylie Jenner Challenge

Too crazy. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/04/21/kylie-jenner-challenge-leaving-teens-lips-bruised-swollen/

Freddie Gray looked at the police, and ran from them and now he is dead…why?

Every time I hear a reporter talk about Freddie Gray’s death I am struck by his crime. He made eye contact with the police and ran from them. So they arrested him and something happened on the way to the precinct, and now the police are mum. No one knows anything, but the police want to tell us about Gray’s background. Gray had an arrest record, but did the police know about his record when they started their pursuit? When did we require that the victim have a perfect record? Is your victimhood denied by virtue of a previous bad act? It will be interesting to see what happens with this case, but with 6 policeman involved will anyone break the blue line, and tell us what actually happened or will the city simply settle another case of excessive force.

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