Tag Archives: Black People

#BlackBrunch ALT disrupts Palm Sunday Brunch…is this the path to change?

I love a good brunch. You get to sit back and simply enjoy the food, the drink and the company. It’s a peaceful time unless you are at this restaurant in Atlanta. Is this an acceptable form of protest. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/30/black-brunch-protesters-hit-atlanta-on-palm-sunday-youre-scaring-the-children/

Roger Moore backpedaling after saying Idris Elba not “English-English” (in other words too black to be James Bond)

Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/roger-moore-idris-elba-bond-unrealistic-article-1.2165478

Oprah, why would you give a show to a man who has 34 children by 17 women?

This week I read that the OWN network is giving a show to a man who has 34 children by 17 women. The man appeared on Ivanyla’s show Fix My Life for 4 weeks. I can assume they received great ratings and that is the catalyst for giving this guy a show. He is being rewarded for his irresponsible decision making. When Oprah had her show she touted the fact that she wanted her shows to be uplifting, but apparently that is the thinking of a television host not a network owner. Ratings rule.

St. Louis Thugs Attack Man on Train


Thugs attack man and then one of them, Twan Davis actually uploaded the video to his Facebook page. No words.

Chelsea Handler says Bill Cosby tried to “Cosby” her…really?

I read this story and I was left SMH. Chelsea Handler said she performed with Bill Cosby about a decade ago and he asked to meet her. She felt weird about the invite and she brought some friends with her. Nothing happened to her but she has added her story to the narrative. She is living in the alternate reality called what “might have happened.” She aid she believes the women because of her experience. Really? Share your thoughts.

http://www.vulture.com/2015/03/chelsea-handler-says-cosby-tried-to-cosby-her.html

Should Kirk Franklin be blasting Creflo Dollar?

Plenty of people have blasted Creflo Dollar for his scheme to acquire a new jet. Dollar has been mocked by the mainstream and now the church is throwing some punches. Gospel music superstar Kirk Franklin has questioned Dollar’s character but should he? He who is without sin should throw the first stone and it is no secret in gospel circles that Franklin has had to deal with his own demons. So does he have the right to speak against Dollar?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/24/kirk-franklin-blasts-creflo-dollar-project-g650-campaign_n_6934480.html

Soledad O’Brien on Starbucks and Race

“I think for Starbucks there was something — well, brave isn’t quite the right word — but there was something aggressively interested in challenging people to have a conversation who were not the kind of people who generally have these conversations,” said former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien.

 
In an interview with The Washington Post, O’Brien talked about what she learned about Americans’ attitudes about race on her tour, what life as a person of color has taught her, and how people might best go about launching conversations about race in their daily lives. 
 
Read the Q&A on the Inspired Life blog here:  Soledad O’Brien on Starbucks: On the issue of race, ‘It’s okay to ask and it’s okay to answer’

Mo’Ne Davis called slut by Bloomsburg University Baseball Player…he is kicked off the team, and she ask team to give him a second chance

Disney is making a movie about Mo’Ne Davis the baseball sensation when Bloomsberg University player Joey Casselberry heard it he took to Twitter and called Davis a “slut”. He was dropped from the team and Davis asked the University to give him another chance. The University stands by its decision but the bigger question for me is why would a college student refer to a child as a slut. The word is ugly, but I wonder if he meant it in its truest sense of is this just the coursening of our language? Did he actually think the tweet was acceptable or is this just a 140 character fail?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/mone-davis-tweet_n_6923590.html

When did Sweetie Pie’s Become so Political?

A few years ago I encouraged people to watch Sweetie Pie’s on the OWN network. It was a fun show that featured a family running a restaurant. It was actually drama and crisis free, but the show has gradually taken a change over the years. Familial relationships have been frayed to the point of brokenness. More people have been brought on the show with the obvious motive of creating chaos, and tonight the show is tackling the Ferguson Mike Brown situation. Sweetie Pie has shifted and it is a radical shift from escapism to realism.

Does Freedom of Speech Still Exist?

Are we really free to speak our mind? We as a country pride ourselves in the concept of freedom of speech, but lately when someone truly expresses an unpopular opinion they risk being pummeled or boycotts if they are famous. People are becoming afraid to actually say anything for fear of offending. Jay Leno shared a story of asking one of his interns to pick up lunch for him. The intern asked him if he wanted Mexican, and he said he did not like Mexican and the intern’s reply was “that’s racist”. Really? no he just preferred not to eat Mexican food, but that is how branding starts. The intern shares the story with one of his friends and Leno is a racist. Washington Post writer Johnathan Capehart is being called a “house Negro”, because he questioned the “hands up don’t shoot” Ferguson narrative which has been dismissed by the DOJ. So for sharing an opinion not popular with some he is now a race traitor. We are living in the either or universe…you are either with us or against us. So we still have freedom of speech but we have to be willing to defend the right.

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