Tag Archives: MSNBC

Where is the love for Gabby Douglass?

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A funny thing happened to Gabby Douglas over the past four years. She grew up. She is no longer the pixie size darling we first met at the 2012 London Olympics. She is now a graceful young lady who proudly sports the dark purple lipstick. She is seemingly judged differently and far more harshly. She got nailed to the wall the other night for standing at with hand over heart instead of at attention, but look at the picture of the GOP presidential candidate’s stance at a GOP debate. Where was the outrage? LA Times Bill Plaschke compared her gesture to the 1968 track ┬árunners who raised clinched fists during the playing of the National Anthem. Really? Give Gabby a break. There was no shade here. Michal Phelps was laughing during the ceremony but that’s ok. Douglass has grown up and she is learning that she must play by a new ┬áset of rules and that is simply sad.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/11/gabby-douglas-hand-heart-anthem-gymnastics?CMP=twt_gu

Morning Joe’s Mika calls Michelle Fields case a “joke”


Michelle Fields filed a complaint against Donald Trump’s campaign manager. The prosecution has declined to prosecute, but Mika Brezenski who declares herself an advocate for women took direct personal aim at the victim. We saw the tape and the takedown from what we saw it did not look that bad, but we were not the one on the receiving end of the assault. Mika needs to take a seat. Michelle Fields must not be a member of the Mika tribe because if she were Mika would have more emphathy and less snark.

Morning Joe dismisses Rick Scott…is this any way to treat a guest?


It is amusing to see Joe and Mika play tough guy with Florida Governor Rick Scott, but when Donald Trump does his call ins they simply nod in affirmation. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Did Mitt Romney’s Donald Trump take down accomplish anything?


So did Mitt Romney change any hearts and minds? Share your thoughts.

Is Chris Christie the ultimate opportunist?

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The End of the Obama Adminstration signals the end of diversity at MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry has been fired from MSNBC. She anchored her own show and featured people who are often on the margins. She gave a voice to the voiceless and often discussed in depth issues that affected minority communities. MSNBC is revamping its image and it is starting to look like brown and black are out as they go toward a monotone look. Jose Diaz-Balart has become another victim of the whitewash he is almost invisible on the network. Rev. Al Sharpton who hosted a daily show has been reduced to Sunday only. The network gladly welcomed Brian Williams to the desk as they revamped afternoon shows to accommodate the disgraced anchor. They have even given Mark Halperin a show a man who once called President Obama a “dick”. So why the massive makeover? President Obama is lame duck and the conversation and the need for voices of color has and will diminish. MSNBC sees the handwriting on the white walls and the message is clear. No room at the anchor desks for minority voices because MSNBC is giving more time to shows like Morning Joe which feature guest who promise to Make America Great again.

Why did Melissa Harris Perry walk off her MSNBC show?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/business/media/melissa-harris-perry-walks-off-her-msnbc-show-after-pre-emptions.html?_r=0

Former NBA player, Delonte West has lost it all…from millionaire to homeless how does it happen?

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/delonte-west-mental-illness_us_56cb3163e4b0928f5a6c7b97?ir=Black+Voices&section=us_black-voices&utm_hp_ref=black-voices

Do Blacks have a “slavish” devotion to the Democratic party?


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Mike Huckabee accused of condoning child abuse by angry voter…should he have shut her down sooner?


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