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Preachers of Detroit is a true celebration of excess

Detroit is a city in crisis. The black middle class is a distant memory. It is a sad city with a bleak future, but as you drive through the city you are struck by the abandoned buildings that sometimes sit adjacent to massive cathedrals. One wonders how are these churches supported when they sit in the middle of urban blight? Friday night a new group of preachers have decided to share their experiences on primetime television. I knew I had stepped through the looking glass when one of the preachers and his family were all sporting designer sunglasses, but their dog was also wearing sunglasses and that took it to a new level of depravity. I am left with a question, why do the impoverished and the working poor continue to bring their hard earned and hard to come by money to preachers who flee the city at the sight of dusk? Why are you waiting in the cold for a city bus and he is profiling next to a Bentley? The reality of these preacher shows is they are more minstrel than ministerial, and if you look at them that way then pass the popcorn.

Kristi Capel, Cleveland anchorwoman has a “jigaboo” Problem


Racist or ridiculous? Share your thoughts.

UPDATE:http://time.com/3718876/oscars-lady-gaga-news-anchor-racist-slur/

Mitzi Miller steps down as Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine…what’s next for the magazine?

Mitzi Miller resigned from her position at Ebony magazine today. She says she will be pursuing other opportunities. Ebony is a magazine in flux. Recently they have been attempting to sell famous photographs from their archives. This is being done in an attempt to raise money. Now the editor steps down. What’s next? Jet went from a weekly magazine to web based content to nothing. One wonders will Ebony experience a similar fate.

http://cocoafab.com/mitzi-miller-resigns-as-editor-in-chief-of-ebony-magazine/

#ObamaLovesAmerica….why this hashtag speaks volumes

I saw this hashtag on Twitter and thought why would this be trending? I knew that “America’s Mayor” Giuilani had made the statement that the president did not love this country. When the president ran for office in 2008 he was called a terrorist, a secret Muslim and his citizenship was even questioned. The right has this assault of branding the president as “other”. No other president has been painted with brush. Sure all presidents are criticized, but their love of country is not questioned. We assume that if you yearn to lead this country than it is a safe bet that you love the country. How should the president show his love. Should he use the term “Muslim extremists”, will that show his All American credentials? Maybe if he stopped saying things like “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon”. Maybe if he stopped trying to engage young people by taking a selfie in the Oval Office he might not be viewed as “ghetto.” Yes all of these things added up might make him suspect…He might be the leader of the country who does love this country and it sad to see that we need a hashtag to prove it.

Rudy Giuliani says the President does not love America…why can’t he just disagree with him?

” I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”-
– Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Why can’t he simply disagree with the president? Why does he have to question his love of country? Share your thoughts.

Why did Eddie Murphy refuse to perform on SNL40?

Sunday night Eddie Murphy appeared on the SNL40 special, but he didn’t do anything comedic. He received some backlash for it but we have now found out why he did not make us laugh. He was asked to do a Bill Cosby impersonation and he refused. The reason is he did not want to kick a man while he was down, and Eddie that is admirable.

http://www.people.com/article/eddie-murphy-not-perform-snl

KKK Wednesdays??? UK Krispy Kreme actually thought it was a good idea

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/krispy-kreme-store-in-uk-withdraws-kkk-wednesdays-facebook-ad/ar-BBhFV2B?ocid=ansguardian11

Tammy Meyers, Las Vegas mom, hunted killer before he killed her… does this make a difference?

Last week we heard the tragic story of Tammy Meyers taking her daughter out for driving lessons when she encountered an aggressive driver. We were told he followed her home and shot her in the head. She subsequently died from her injuries, but we have now learned some new facts. She did encounter an aggressive driver but she returned home picked up her son who was armed with a gun and they went out looking for the driver. The driver after being pursued followed them and he did kill her. Does this change anything? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mom-killed-road-rage-attack-gun-searched-suspect-article-1.2119553

Black migration shortened lives of blacks who fled Jim Crow South

Interesting article:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/great-migration-shortened-lives-blacks-who-fled-jim-crow-south-n307711

Feed the Children is the point, but is this any way to make the point?


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