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13 Feb

Lookin’ Stupid: Nicki Minaj Pulls Malcolm X Image, Issues Apology – Or Something Like That

nicki-minaj-artworkI don’t know what happened over the last few hours, but Nicki Minaj has removed offensive single art that included Malcolm X. The single for “Lookin’ A$$ Ni99a” was released and it caused a huge furor because the art featured a famous image of Malcolm X looking out the window. Behind the scenes and even in social media, there was a furor growing. With the anniversary of Malcolm’s death coming, I can only image it was going to get really bad for Nicki. Eventually, the image was taken down, but not before thousands of disparaging comments were posted on a number of social media outlets. Now, Kevin Powell’s BK Nation and former U.S. vice presidential candidate Rosa Clemente have jump started separate boycotts that takes the Young Money rapper to task.

On Instagram, Nicki said the following:

What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass Niggaz? Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word “nigga” causes so much debate in our community while the “nigga” behavior gets praised and worship. Let’s not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you.”

19 Jan

Fake Dynasty: Duck Dynasty Family Before the A&E Treatment

In the wake of the recent homophobia and racism scandals surrounding A&E’s popular so-called “reality” show Duck Dynasty, there is an important, little-known detail that should be remembered: it’s all fake… all of it.

Sources close to the show have time and time again leaked details that the show is literally scripted. Because of non-disclosure agreements, cameramen, and others who wish to go public with this information have proven unable to do so. As a result, without a name attached to such leaked information, many of these claims of inauthenticity are seen as lacking credibility.

But as the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” One thing that the so-called “Duck Dynasty” family cannot deny are family pictures taken before their fabricated “reality” show was scripted for them. These pictures all showcase a family devoid of backwoods attire: no camouflage, no face paint, no headbands, and no beards.
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23 Dec

Selling Out: CNN’s Don Lemon at it Again

Phil-Robertson-Duck-Dynasty1Gay Black CNN Anchor Don Lemon Defends Duck Dynasty Star’s Homophobic and Racist Remarks
by Yvette Carnell

Not long ago, CNN anchor Don Lemon proved that he doesn’t understand why the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk program is unconstitutional. Now he’s coming to the defense of ‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, proving that Lemon doesn’t quite grasp free speech protection, either. Lemon, who is gay and black, defended the homophobic and racially inflammatory (and inaccurate) remarks made by Robertson during a GQ interview.

Here’s the ‘Duck Dynasty’ star on homosexuality:

It seems like, to me, a vag!na—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anµs. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.

The fixation of anti-gay conservatives with homos*xual s*x is something I’ve made peace with, deciding it’s something I’ll never wrap my head around. Some people, straight and gay, may not enjoy anul sex, just as some women may not enjoy dating or marrying someone who carries the appearance of a homeless person. Robertson should just be grateful that his wife is into that roaming smelly marauder look.

And here’s Robertson, during the same interview, reminiscing of how happy black people were in the pre-Civil Rights era in the South: (more…)

17 Dec

Black Santa: Jon Stewart Skewers FOX’s Megyn Kelly

27 Nov

“You Ain’t Got the Answers!!”: Kanye Flips Out on Sway Over Question

Poster’s Note: Now this isn’t the whole interview but Kanye sounds like he is really coming apart. I hope there is another section of this interview that makes his rant make sense.
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13 Nov

Tone Def: Nelly Just Wanted to “Kick Ass” Over “Tip Drill” Protest

In the past, Nelly has expressed his frustration with a group of protesters who boycotted his 2004 bone marrow drive at Spelman College due to his sexually explicit music video, “Tip Drill.” The planned drive was in support of his sister, Jacqueline Donahue, who later lost her battle to leukemia in 2005. And while the multi-platinum rapper may have been mum on the college’s protest in recent years, today during an appearance on HuffPost Live he revealed the one thing he would’ve done differently in retrospect to the demonstration.

“The Spelman thing, the only thing I feel I would’ve did different is kick somebody’s ass…that’s just how it felt to me, Pimp,” he said to host Marc Lamont Hill. “I don’t have my sister. And I doubt it if half of those girls are still campaigning for what they quote, unquote took advantage for that opportunity for.”

“You [protesters] robbed me of a opportunity. Unfairly, my brother. Because we could’ve still had your conversation after I got my opportunity, but it could’ve been somebody that was coming to that bone marrow drive that day, that was possibly a match for my sister. That didn’t come because of that…”

13 Nov

Preach!: Shannon Sharpe on Richie Incognito

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08 Nov

Sold Out: Jay-Z Called Out for Hypocrisy on Barneys

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13 Aug

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Kendrick Lamar Tells Peers to Step Their Games Up

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02 May

Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary/Part 5 of 6

02 May

Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary/Part 4 of 6

09 Apr

Ray J tries to back track with his violation.


25 Feb

Best Picture Argo is really a Canadian story not an American story

The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck finally thank Canada after Affleck’s film “Argo” won the Oscar for best picture.
“Argo” came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by the movie because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics. Taylor says it minimizes Canada’s role in the Americans’ rescue.I think that President Carter’s remarks put everything in proportion.”
Carter appeared on television last week and said, “90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian,” but the film “gives almost full credit to the American CIA.”

19 Feb

Jeweler to the stars, drops Jewels on the “Entertainment Industy”

04 Feb

Lord Jamar says “Kanye’s Skirt Has No Place in Hip-Hop”!

Brand Nubian Lord Jamar shares his thoughts on Kanye wearing skirts, saying that his style has no place in hip-hop, adding that he’s doing it out of arrogance. Lord Jamar also breaks down fashion in hip-hop history, claiming that Run DMC were the saviors of hip-hop with the way they dressed” – VladTV

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