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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

Martin O’Malley says the presidency is not a crown to be passed between two families

Former governor Martin O’Malley is starting to talk like a presidential candidate. Appearing on ABC This Week, he said the presidency is not a crown to be passed between two families. Wonder who he was talking about? Could it be the Clintons and the Bushes? Yes, they are the two families and we need to examine both their candidacies. Are they the best people to lead this country or is it time for a fresh and new perspective? Is O’Malley ready to lead on Day One? Is it time to look at some of the other Republicans? Share your thocughts.

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

Monica Lewinsky has a right to share her story now

Former President Clinton has moved so far beyond the Monica Lewinsky scandal that he can not even see it in his rear view mirror. Clinton is an elder statesman. He has a Foundation and a Global Initiative. He has a wife who will soon be running for president. Since leaving the White House she has been a Senator and Secretary of State. They have both done very well, but what about Monica Lewinsky? To the Clintons she is a footnote, a hiccup, a nuisance, but in reality she is a person. She was a young woman who made the mistake of falling in love with the most powerful man on earth at the time, and for that act she was crucified by the press and members of the government. She was called everything but a child of God. She was left for dead, but she did not die and she has now decided to step up to the microphone and share her story, but some think her timing is suspect. Why now? How will this effect Hillary? Why should she care? This is her story and she does not have to receive an affirmation from the Clintons to share it. Back in the ’90s she was lampooned by comediennes, and now some of them are ashamed of what they said about this young woman. They are now getting the opportunity to see her humanity. She is not bearing her wounds she is sharing her narrative. It might be painful to some and not politically expedient to others but Lewinsky gets to choose her time and she has chosen now.

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.

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