Thursday, July 31, 2008

July: A Month of Black Folk Foolishness

July was a big month for black folks. We had the CNN Black in America special that was going to show America the lives of African Americans. This was going to be an event of gigantic proportions. As Citizen Wifey’s friend would say “An Extravaganza”

Instead of bringing America together, the special pissed off black and white folks. Black folks were mad because they felt they weren’t portrayed in a positive light. White folks posted racist words to the CNN Black in America site. I thought my fellow black female bloggers were going to pull a drive by on Soledad O’Brien. I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen her since the special came out. I guess she is in the TV anchor witness protection program. In all the grand advertising for this special, we missed Traces of the Trade: A story from the Deep North on PBS. I think we can come to the conclusion that you can’t talk about black folks in 4 hours. Realistically, you have to give at least give 2 hours to Old Dirty Bastard, R Kelly and Rick James.

Marion Jones was doing the Anne Frank writing thing behind bars. It’s good to see her doing something constructive with her time. She sent word to President Bush requesting an early release i.e. Clemency. At one time she might have been the fastest woman in the world, but she sure is the slowest in picking men. That’s partly the reason she is doing her 6 month bid. Running with the wrong dudes and being introduced to the wrong stuff. She must didn’t watch any of those ABC after school specials growing up. I don’t know what the fuss is anyway it’s only 6 months. Like they say on The Wire, “there are only two days in prison, the day you come in and the day you leave.”

Ludacris joined the long list of black folks that Barack Obama has to apologize for. He came out with a song called “Politics.” I guess he was gearing up for the fall election and wanted to show his love for Obama.

Let’s look at some choice lyrics from his new jam -

Better yet put him in office, make me your vice president Hillary hated on you, so that b^$&%* is irrelevant

so get off you’re a**, black people, it's time to get out and vote!paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrifiedMcCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Can you believe black folks are really upset about this? Who did you think Luda was Francis Scott Key? Ludacris has made money off of songs with the titles “P**** Poppin”, “Move B*****”, “Pimpin’ all over the world”, “Hoes in my room”, “Ho”, and everyone’s favorite “Area Codes” where the chorus goes “I got Hoes in different area codes”. Someone should have told him that you can’t call white women a B**** in your songs. That’s a No! No! They’ll let you talk about black women all day, but not white women. It’s in his recording contract at the bottom in small print.

We don’t need to talk about Rev. Jesse Jackson because everything has already been said. I just can’t believe they buried the “N” word and then dug it right back up. Kramer is somewhere calling all of us the “N” word because Jesse guilted him into apologizing for using it.

Ron Artest, another fine young African America role model for our youth, was at it again. His explanation for his odd behavior he says “It’s because he’s ghetto.” I’m glad he cleared that up with an intelligent and articulate explanation. I thought he was as the old folks say “Touched” and he couldn’t help himself. It’s good that we know the truth now.

The grand moment of the month came from a report out of New York City. A man was murdered because he danced with a woman at a party. Now I really feel better that I stood on the wall at my middle school dances. God forbid if I knew how to dance I might have ended up being a target.

The month of July will be one for the books. I can’t wait to see what we do in August to top this month.

Monday, July 28, 2008

How a Disgruntled man made me Disgruntled

This proves my point about the intelligence of the average voter today. Jim D. Adkisson shot those people in church on Sunday July 27th. His reason "frustration that the liberal movement was getting more jobs and he felt like he was being kept out of the loop because of his age." This guy has to be some kind of stupid!!!!

1. America's so called "conservative party" has been in charge of the White House the last 7 years.

2. During the last 7 years many corporations have recorded all time highs when it comes to profits.

3. In many areas in the United States unemployment is high, and layoffs are common place now.

And this dummy thinks that liberals have something to do with his inability to get a job? People with Masters Degree's are now flipping burgers to make ends meet. I know a "white" guy that just graduated from college, and can't get a job. This is not a problem that is color, age, or religion specific. If he is looking for someone to blame, he needs to look no further than The Bush Administration, which has fallen asleep at the financial wheel. If this administration isn’t wasting money, it is letting corporations practice financial malfeasance. Meanwhile people from other countries are buying up American Icons, and The People's Republic of China (A communist ran country) keeps letting us borrow money. Then you have Americans arguing about how un-patriotic Barack Obama is. These are the same dummies that will go vote this November, and base their decision on what person they imagine themselves drinking a beer with. This murderer that walked into a place of worship and opened fire on innocent people deserves the fastest ticket to hell.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Music showcase for the week 7/28 – 8/1

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


The Video Says It All

What’s in a name?

These eccentric names that people are giving their children are getting out of hand. Citizen Wifey once told me that she attended grammar school with a girl named Lasagna. I always wondered was that her parent’s favorite meal? They probably thought they were being creative, but they did their daughter a disservice. They saddled her with years of ridicule at school and double takes at the HR Office. I do wonder where she is today. Maybe she is a successful lawyer that married a man named Spaghetti. They probably live in Atlanta, Ga with their two kids Ricotta and Mozzarella. It might sound “Cheesy” but it could be true.

Friday, July 25, 2008

CNN Black in America: My Notes on Tonight’s Show Part 2

Oh no!!! Take that doo rag off your head. I see that you wear suits to interviews (Good) but don’t you know perception is reality (when it comes to how the world views you). You are being interviewed on national television man!!!! Again take that doo rag off your head!!!! I’m glad you got the job though dude!!! Note: when white folks say they see strange people lurking around the neighborhood that is a code for “too many black people”. I can see the new debate on the blogs: What is the deal when you have two sons that date/marry white woman? And is it possible to raise children too white?

Black men!! Young black men!! Black boys!!! Please don’t fight the police, because it’s just not worth it. It’s guaranteed jail time. I’m glad that they have Joseph C. Phillips, for the counterpoint, but some folks are going to cut him a new one on the blogs tomorrow. Citizen Wifey agrees with Ellis Close that boys believe the negative stereotypes about themselves and then buy into them. Maybe now I can get her to stop watching BET!!!
A man showed up late for his daughters first birthday…. Damn!! His excuse was that he didn’t know what time it was……… Damn!!! How does he not know the time when he has Bluetooth and a cell phone? At that point I wouldn’t have been surprised if Soledad had of said “N…. please.” The kicker is his mother’s father had 10 kids and didn’t raise any of them……Double Damn! Talk about a vicious cycle. Another woman pregnant and not married, where does Soledad find these women? Her first child’s father doesn’t come around (his daughter cries when he picks her up) so why would she go through this again, with another deadbeat? Citizen Wifey is pissed at this point. She says when a man says “I’m gonna take care of my children” it means that it won’t get done. Can we really blame slavery for men not taking care of their children? Does slavery cause all of this?

The segment with the black male professional marketing executive was very thorough. I felt that it covered all the bases and I was very please. I would love for them to find a guy that grew up with all black folks, went to college with all black folks and is now working in an all white environment. All the black folks they are showing have been brought up in mixed environments. Let’s mix it up a bit (no pun intended). Buffoonery and Coonary! Spike Lee you should get a copy-write on that. Let’s see how many black people come out to view Spike’s new film. The Great Debaters was an excellent film but…… well you know the rest.
Oh Uh! America’s Favorite Scapegoat: Rap Music. Don’t get me wrong, some of the rap out here is pure crap. Certain rappers degrade women, glorify violence and they do not have any creativity in their works. But, there are some rappers that do not participate in that. Rap is part of the after school educational curriculum now? Where was all this when I was in school? I tore up my father’s record player trying to scratch records. I didn’t know I needed special equipment… but I digress. I do agree with Dr. Dyson that Corporations are partly guilty in this process. Russell Simmons, there you go again defending rappers that degrade women. I expect that from a man whose ex-wife poses half naked in magazine ads. Lupe Fiasco you are right about one thing – Debatury sells.

Dr. Dyson’s brother caused all his problems on himself and I’m glad he realizes that. I can respect a man that admits to his mistakes. The problem I have is the dark skin and light skin comments. My dad is dark skinned and he is very successful, and I am dark skinned and moderately successful. I grew up during the time when being light skinned was popular. It was hard for me at times but I never felt I needed to resort to crime.

Overall I didn’t learn anything new from this series. I personally would have preferred if they gave more background on what caused the negative situations in the black folk’s lives. They tried to do it with the crack cocaine epidemic, but they need to tell us how the drugs got here. Black folks in the hood don’t own boats and planes. I would hate for white folks to watch this and think that we grow crops, harvest crops, produce drugs from the crops and sell them. When was the last time you saw coca plants in the hood? On the flip side: We know that white folks brought the drugs here but they didn’t make us sell them. They also need to explain why people can’t get fresh vegetables from their grocery stores in the hood. Where were the black men that can’t find good women? I hear them complain all the time in person. It is a problem that is more prevalent with women but men struggle with dating too. There was a lot that was left off the table. Maybe there is not enough time in four hours to tell our story. Or maybe we need to tell our own story?

After watching it all, I can say that I feel really bad for black women. They got a raw deal from this whole investigative series. They came off looking like Ho’s, Hoochies, Hood rats, High Class Divas and overall sad confused girls that never grew up. Sure they showed fathers that weren’t around but the mothers of their children…. As Florida Evans use to say: Damn! Damn! Damn! Well ladies maybe next time.

Not having a father in the home = possibility of young boys doing poorly in life (That is old news)

Blacks being harassed by the cops (Real old news)

Blacks discouraging other blacks from doing well in school (Lived it, old news)

The mainstream media portrays blacks in a negative light (I see that every day, really old news)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

CNN Black in America: My Notes on Tonight’s Show Part 1

When I saw them begging that kid to come to school I was shamed!! Now we have to pay kids to go to school? Since when do we need Economists to run the education system? A woman having 5 kids with one man and they never decide to get married? Talk about “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free.” Citizen Wifey says that I am judging people but I don’t look at it that way. I am concerned with the decisions that parents make and how it affect their children. It is a sad affair when 50% of black children that live with single moms are in poverty. (For a disclaimer) I have friends that grew up in single parent homes and they turned out fine. But the numbers are frightening!!! Also can we please retire the phrase “Baby Daddy” I truly hate that phrase.

I believe depending on where a biracial child lives will determine how they view themselves. If they live around black folks, they will identify with being black. If they live in predominantly white neighborhoods then it would be the opposite. Why would you have unprotected sex with a man you don’t trust? Something about that is sad and disturbing. In the second hour, why again are people begging kids to help them change their lives. Another woman with 5 kids, where is Soledad finding these women, that she is struggling to take care of. It is sad to say, but her son being paralyzed might be the only way to keep him off the streets. If suburban white folks are watching this they must be highly confused.

Being poor = a poor education (That is old news)

Being poor = poor diet and poor eating habits (That is old news)

Being poor = poor health/lack of quality healthcare services (That is old news)

Black women having a hard time finding a black man to marry (Really old news – I hear this everyday)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Thoughts On Zimbabwe: These people need HELP!!!

Unemployment has reached 80%

Farmers being beaten and evicted from their farms

Zimbabwe's election dispute needs a resolution

Inflation “highest in the world”

I know Iraq has the 3rd largest oil reserve (you know Bush and Cheney don't work for free) but can we at least help these folks out? If you thought Iraq was in horrible shape, you need to check this place out!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Music showcase for the week 7/21 – 7/25

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Best Health Care in the World

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane -
Martin Luther King, Jr
The United States spends greatly more per person on health care than any other country but are we receiving better care than other countries? Let’s compare countries.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Love Letter to Black Folks

"You can't see who's in cahoots/ Cause now the KKK/ Wears three-piece suits.” Chuck D

I told Citizen Wifey” it was going to go down like this. The possibility of a black president has people acting like fools. The racism (by white folks) and playa hating (by black folks) can't be contained. Many of these “new age black folks” are not accustomed to this level of racism. Well it sucks to be them, because their momma’s and daddy’s should have schooled them to the game.

So called "Conservative" Tel-Lie-Vision and Ray-D-Ho Hosts make oodles of money for keeping white folks mad at black folks. Poverty Pimps keep black folks mad at whites folks by reminding them how whites "hold them down." Hispanics say black folks whine too much and they don't work hard enough. Asians are quietly plugging along watching everyone else argue over crumbs. It's the American circle of love!!!

It's easier for a black man ,with his hand tied behind his back and drenched in honey, to win a wrestling match against a grizzly bear than run for President of the United States. People just won't let this man run on his merits. People that do not like Obama have used every excuse to not vote for him. The reality is that they weren't going to vote for him anyway. Don't get it twisted though, because it's not just white folks that are fighting mad. Just like during slavery someone was always willing to tell on the slave revolts.

Jesse Jackson wants you to believe that he was down with Team Obama, and the Obama Nation. What he is not being honest about is his true feelings for Obama. Jesse Jackson is a petty, and jealous man that is living off past glory. Maybe he was the deadbeat dad Obama was talking about in church. Black folks need to stop defending him and put him out to pasture. I don't believe that Obama should go without being critiqued (because that is our American right) but if you don't have any legitimate beef with the man, than leave him alone. Besides, the fact that a grown man wants to play with another mans nuts is very disturbing.

People its bad out here!!! Racial discrimination is rising and what is the response from those who are doing it? “It’s just a joke.”

Racists will put a noose on your desk at the job and then say,“It’s just a joke.”

Racists will dress up in black face and then say, “It’s just a joke.”

Racists will refer to a presidential nominee’s wife as someone’s “Baby Mama” and say, “It’s just a joke.”

If you thought this was going to be a classy campaign, I have some real estate to sell you in Fallujah. The citizens of America were not going to let that happen. These are the same citizens that think Obama is a secret Muslim manchurian candidate. These are the same citizens disturbed by the image of Michelle Obama cleaning the White House China. Do you know that white women will clutch their purse when I come out the grocery store with a shopping cart full of food? Don’t they realize the food in the cart cost almost more than their purse, and its contents?

Oh by the way, if you were looking for a blog to read that was going to be optimistic about people of all races getting along... This Ain't It!!!!

I don't know what's going to happen in November, but the road there will be a rough one. This is your warning. The one corporate media won't give you. The only good thing this election is bringing out is the racists. I want to see my enemies, and you should too.....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Music showcase for the week 7/14 – 7/18

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks. Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The day Black News Television kicked the bucket!!

Today we should officially mourn the loss of Black News Television. It has officially died, and we need to give it the proper burial it deserves. I’m not talking about putting it in a shoebox, and keeping it on the top shelf of the closet. I’m talking about a 5 star funeral with all the bells, and whistles. We can get Rev. Al Sharpton to perform the Eulogy and Beyonce can sing “The Upper Room”. She can even be assisted with those ladies she use to sing with…. What’s their names… Kelly....something.... Michelle....something… anyway it will be a high class affair. Movie stars, athletes, senators, politicians, entertainers will be in attendance. They will come from as far as other continents, just to pay their respects.

I guess you are asking how did Black News Television die? Was it a Stroke? Cancer? Sugar? (aka Diabetes to all my white readership). You probably thought it was foul play and Black News Television was murdered. No, Black News Television wasn’t killed. But for fun I wrote out list of suspects.

1. Bob “pimping ain’t easy” Johnson was at the very top, because he benefits from not having Black News Television. He can provide music videos and spend less money than trying to do the news.

2. Debra Lee and Reginald Hudlin are the next suspects, because they pimp out Black News Television harder than Bob Johnson. Also they can provide music videos and spend less money than trying to do the news.

3. White Folks That Hate Blacks (list to numerous to name) were on the list as well because the images that rap videos portray advances their agenda. The negative stereotypes that come along with some of the current music videos keeps blacks distracted from real issues.

4. Rappers, Actors, and Singers were my last suspects because of their interaction with Black News Television. They have an Ike and Tina Turner type relationship which is very volatile. They love each other and need each other, but when they get together it is the worst thing you ever want to see. They have to be scratched off my list as well, because love like this makes you crazy, but it won’t make you kill.

Okay, no more fun and games I will tell you how Black News Television died, and passed on to greener pastures in High Definition. Black News Television died the day that TV One decided they were only going to cover the Democratic Convention and not the Republican Convention. It started dying when they decided their main concern was the entertainment of black people versus the education of black people. It started dying when they didn’t make news a top priority in their programming. It started after Hurricane Katrina, The Subprime Housing Crisis, the new found power of Black Talk Radio, The decline of the Education System, and Barack Obama’s historic presidential run, they decided they would let corporate media tell the African America story.

You see, this was a long slow death that started years ago. When Black News Television is only used as a tool of entertainment, it becomes obsolete and is no use to black folks. I still believe TV One is way better than BET but my heart is heavy with the wasted opportunities that could have been acted upon. I can only hope that J.C. Watt’s Black News Television Channel will provide the substance that is missing from every current major media outlet. For now please bow your head for the dearly departed.

Supercop: Midwest Style

I thought we were Boys???????

Jesse Jackson...please step away from the mike!!

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Dust up in Denver

I don't agree with Rene Marie's decision to replace the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner with Lift Every Voice and Sing (The Black National Anthem). I believe she should have been upfront with the Mayor if this was something she felt she needed to do. Her explanation of "it was a matter of artistic expression" is as self-serving as anything I have ever heard. However, I don't agree that she deserves to be branded with the term unpatriotic. I like the term misguided -better for her decision in switching the lyrics. I feel bad for the Mayor of Denver but the person that I feel the worst for: Obama. The folks on the RIGHT are going to have a field day with this one!!!!!!!!!!!! This is another Rev Wright type ordeal that will come back to bite him in his behind.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Music showcase for the week 7/7 – 7/11

Question: Why put a music link on your blog? Answer: Because radio sucks.
Listen to individuals/groups that should be on radio.

The Death of the American Dream: The Mitchells' of Westwood

Shout out to Esther Kaplan from The Nation Institute for putting me up on this one. Check out the Mitchells' zip code 30310.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Gas, Coffee and Discrimination to go

I know the gas station owner was trying to be funny, but it’s just not working. Does he think the gas companies aren’t guilty in any of this? Why are we using people of Middle Eastern decent as scapegoats for our inadequate preparation of producing oil? Gas in Iran is 40 cents a gallon, 45 cents in Saudi Arabia, and 81 cents in Bahrain. So answer this question Mr. convenience store owner. Who is really getting the last laugh?

Bugging Out!!!

You can tell when it's summer because the bugs really start coming out!!!