Monthly Archives: April 2008

Black Pastors protest Planned Parenthood – A group of black pastors, pro-life activists and a Republican congressman demonstrated at Planned Parenthood offices in the nation’s capital (1108 16th Street, Washington, DC) to protest an alleged pattern of racist practices by the abortion provider. also reports that the protesters are demanding Congress stop funding Planned Parenthood, which received more than $336 million in government grants and contracts in the most recent fiscal year, according to the organization’s annual report.

The protesters presented documentation of an undercover investigation, which included a conversation between an actor and a Planned Parenthood representation on tape, reported by WND, in which a pro-life student magazine, at UCLA, found Planned Parenthood staffers in seven states were willing to accept a financial donation “targeting” the abortion of unborn black babies.

For more info, check out…Planned Parenthood Puts A Hit Out On Black Children – By Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

“What made us as black leaders decide to address the issue at this point in time? I cannot speak for all the other ministers, but I believe that my concerns are shared by many of them. The simple answer is that so many reports about Planned Parenthood’s blatant disrespect for the law have recently surfaced that it required response immediately. I believe that before these court cases and accusations become old news, people of conscience of all races must stand up and be counted.”

“Known as a eugenicist who spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” founder Margaret Sanger had no love in her heart for blacks. Today scholars have discovered the following statement written by Sanger, “We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” As a result the black community is disproportionately affected by the posture, placement, and philosophy of this organization. Over 1,200 black babies are aborted every day in America which amounts to over 35% of the total number of babies aborted in the nation. This genocide teamed with the rise of HIV/AIDS deaths and murders may lead to negative population growth.”

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HOAX: Judge Forbids Black Mothers from Naming Own Children

Just in case you are one of the Negroes forwarding this email around…it’s a HOAX.  Sounded really, really possible to me too.  LOL The story first appeared on a blog entitled “The Peoples News” with this disclaimer: “This article is satire, brought to you by the creative minds at The Peoples News. It’s not real, but we hope it made you think.”

After Judge Cabrera’s historic ruling, little Clitoria Jackson will likely undergo a name change.
(DETROIT) In a decision that’s expected to send shockwaves through the African-American community—and yet, give much relief to teachers everywhere—a federal judge ruled today that black women no longer have independent naming rights for their children. Too many black children—and many adults—bear names that border on not even being words, he said.

“I am simply tired of these ridiculous names black women are giving their children,” said U.S. Federal Judge Ryan Cabrera before rendering his decision. “Someone had to put a stop to it.”

The rule applies to all black women, but Cabrera singled out impoverished mothers.

“They are the worst perpetrators,” he said. “They put in apostrophes where none are needed. They think a ‘Q’ is a must. There was a time when Shaniqua and Tawanda were names you dreaded. Now, if you’re a black girl, you hope you get a name as sensible as one of those.”

Few stepped forward to defend black women—and black women themselves seemed relieved.

“It’s so hard to keep coming up with something unique,” said Uneeqqi Jenkins, 22, an African-American mother of seven who survives on public assistance. Her children are named Daryl, Q’Antity, Uhlleejsha, Cray-Ig, Fellisittee, Tay’Sh’awn and Day’Shawndra. Continue reading

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Warner removes racist cartoons from YouTube

We posted the YouTube link to a posting of these videos a few months ago.  I think it’s a very important thing for people, especially black folk.  They are part of the very racist history of American media and the sterotypical representations of African Americans on TV and film.  We love to post that type of stuff because in the present day people like to act as if racism has been done away with and that it doesn’t exist.  From the posts to the comments on this blog, it’s clearly alive and well.

From NY Times/Photo: Youtube
Among the millions of clips on the video-sharing Web site YouTube are 11 racially offensive Warner Brothers cartoons that have not been shown in an authorized release since 1968.

Despite efforts to suppress them, racist cartoons from the 1940s have been circulating on the Web.

Some of the cartoons were removed on April 16. A message saying the cartoons were no longer available because of a copyright claim by Warner appeared in their place. By evening the messages disappeared, and some of the cartoons were back. Representatives for YouTube and Warner would not confirm whether the companies had tried to remove the cartoons.

The cartoons, known as the “Censored 11,” have been unavailable to the public for 40 years. Postings no longer appear if YouTube is searched for “Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs,” a parody of “Snow White” and the most famous of the cartoons. But a search for “Coal Black” does find the cartoon.

These cartoons were controversial when first released; the N.A.A.C.P. unsuccessfully protested “Coal Black” before it was shown in 1943. Richard McIntire, the director of communications for the N.A.A.C.P., wrote in an e-mail message that “the cartoons are despicable. We encourage the films’ owners to maintain them as they are — that is, locked away in their vaults.” Continue reading


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Why was Mariah lip syncing?

Mariah and lip syncing are just things that should not go together.  I understand that the girl may need a vocal rest every now and ago to keep the pipes sharp, but…MIMI No.  Don’t be like that Simpson girl on SNL!


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Cops that Killed Sean Bell Cleared in Court

Justice Arthur Cooperman, a 74-year-old bench veteran, acquitted all three detectives. Let the outrage begin.   As you would expect, lots of people have a lot to say about the three cops who were cleared today in the Sean Bell case.  The whole situation is a shame, a d*mn shame.  Honestly, I didn’t think they’d see time.  There was Black on Black crime involved (2 of the detectives were black) so you know society is cool with blacks murdering other black people.  Hell, some parts of our culture celebrate that (no, I’m not just talking bout white folk).  Here’s some highlights from the web.

CNN – Commentary: Testimony of Sean Bell’s friends sank case

Time – Were the NYPD Acquittals Inevitable?

Associated Press – 3 NYPD detectives cleared in wedding-day shooting

Village Voice Runnin’ Scared – UPDATE: Sean Bell Cops Not Guilty

DailyKos – Sean Bell Cops: Acquitted on *ALL* Charges

Governments Gone Wild – 50 Bullets + Cops = Dead Unarmed Man and an Acquittal

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Rush Limbaugh dreaming of riots and a “white” christmas if Hillary gets the nom

“Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming of riots in Denver,” he said mimicking the holiday tune. Mayor John Hickenlooper said, “”Anyone who would call for riots in an American city has clearly lost their bearings.” Jenni Engebretsen, a spokeswoman for the convention, declined to respond to Limbaugh. “I think we’ll pass on this one,” she said. Limbaugh is heard by more than 14 million listeners a week.

Limbaugh’s Denver affiliate, 850 KOA, issued a statement today, saying its marquee talker “was not advocating violence in Denver,” according to the statement listing program director Kris Olinger as the contact.

Who’s surprised by Limbaugh? No one, but these remarks were extra unbelievable. I guess that’s why they call it shock radio.  Who are these people who listen to these right wing extremists?  Do they have any moral consciousness?

Cooks and Liars has details

This jerk is asking for violence in the streets and the blood to flow. Responding to this lunacy today—Rush Limbaugh had to cut off the phone on caller Lisa after she slammed him over his racist and hateful comments that he made about hoping for “riots” in America.

During today’s show (4/23) Rush made the statement that he is dreaming/hoping for riots after the Dems convention if they choose Hillary over Obama. He even sang his statment to the “I’m Dreaming of a “WHITE” Christmas” tune.

It appears to me that he is hoping African-Americans will revolt if Obama doesn’t win and in his dreams we would riot and wipe each other out so that he can indeed have a “white” Christmas/country.

And he said this also: “Riots in Denver, the Democrat Convention would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country.

Here’s the audio of caller Lisa really pouncing on Mr. Viagra: (it’s a rough transcript)

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Lisa: You were saying that you were hoping for a White Christmas if the Democrats choose Hillary over Obama and you even kind of sang your statement to the tune of White Christmas or did you mean a white country? What exactly did you mean by that statement yesterday?

Rush: Ho ho ho.

Lisa: Because I feel like all Americans, the American people want is what’s best for this country.

Rush: No, they don’t.

Lisa: Why does this have to be a hate-filled comment from you and other radio hosts?

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Wesley Snipes going to jail…

In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that the IRS is the one entity that you don’t want to mess with. Be strong Wes! I guess he won’t be getting his tax stimulus rebate check…

OCALA, Florida (CNN) — Actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns — the maximum requested by federal prosecutors.

“Snipes’ long prison sentence should send a loud and crystal clear message to all tax defiers that if they engage in similar tax defier conduct, they face joining him,” said Assistant Attorney General Nathan J. Hochman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman said the law is clear on taxes.

“There is no secret formula that eliminates a person’s tax obligations, nor are there any special exceptions,” he said.

“The majority of Americans pay their taxes timely and accurately. Those who willfully violate the law must be held accountable.”

In a civil suit, the IRS is seeking repayment of all taxes and interest from Snipes.

Federal prosecutors said the actor for nearly a decade escaped paying more than $15 million in income tax returns by sending money to overseas accounts, though they acknowledged in court that the amount is in dispute.

Before the sentencing, the actor asked the court to show mercy and offered three checks totaling $5 million as a gesture of good will.

Federal prosecutors diverted the checks to the U.S. Treasury — which accepted the payment — but it wasn’t enough.

“It’s essentially a down payment, but a fraction of what he owes,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Scotland Morris.

Snipes’ attorneys — who had argued he should get probation or house arrest — said they will appeal the sentence.

The actor, who showed little reaction, gave a loud “wow” to the crowd as he exited the courtroom.

A jury convicted Snipes on the misdemeanor charges February 1, but he was acquitted of more serious felony charges of tax fraud and conspiracy. Jurors accepted his argument that he was innocently duped by errant tax advisers.

Defense attorneys in court documents suggested that to sentence Snipes harshly would be to disregard the jury’s verdict.

But prosecutors, in their sentencing recommendation, said the jurors’ decision “has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a ‘victory’ for Snipes. The troubling implication of such coverage for the millions of average citizens who are aware of this case is that the rich and famous Wesley Snipes has ‘gotten away with it.’ In the end the criminal conduct of Snipes must not be seen in such a light.”

Snipes, who has starred in dozens of movies, including the “Blade” trilogy, “Major League” and “Murder at 1600” had received the support of many of Hollywood friends. Defense attorneys filed 39 pages of testimonials, letters from a Hollywood “Who’s Who” list and also high school friends and his employees.

Actors Denzel Washington and Woody Harrelson, as well as television judges Joe Brown and Greg Mathis, submitted letters to the judge on Snipes’ behalf.

In his letter, Washington said Snipes was “like a tree — a mighty oak … Many who know him have witnessed the fruit of his labors, have sat in his shade and even been protected by his presence. I am proud of him, proud to call him a fellow thespian and most importantly, proud to call him a friend.”

Brown, who addressed the court on Thursday, likened Snipes to legendary actors, including Sidney Poitier, and said, “I have been something of a mentor to the young man.”

Another witness described how Snipes had helped train personnel from 33 airlines on safety techniques after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, without seeking pay or media attention.

“This man is one of the most honorable men of character,” said Robert Wall, CEO and president of World Black Belt, a martial arts training firm. “He’s made mistakes, but I’m so impressed with the depth of his character.”


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Rev. Jeremiah Wright interviewed on PBS

Though I don’t have a problem with what Rev. Wright said in his “controversial” sermons since he’s only one of MANY black preachers who tell the truth from the pulpit, I do think that an interview at this time is only going to be bad for Obama. Obama’s speech on race was bold and honest in dealing with the fact that, yes America, Barack knows he’s black and yes, he really relates to the rest of us black folks. The speech kind of smoothed things over so that he could go on with his campaign. The timing of the PBS interview is bad because it undercuts Barack’s speech and raises the issue again before another primary (which happens to be in the South). The interview will be aired tomorrow (4/25/08 ) at 9PM on PBS. As you’ll see from the clip below, Rev. Wright suggested that Barack didn’t tell the truth in his speech, but only said what he had to as a politician. As I respect those brave enough to be honest/real, that assertion alone will give great ammunition to Hillary Clinton and John McCain who seem to be tag-teaming Barack. Again, couldn’t this have waited until some time after Barack’s inaugural after-party???

Rev. Wright, in PBS Interview, Defends Sermons and Calls Coverage ‘Unfair’

As reported by The Washington Post Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, told PBS host Bill Moyers that inflammatory statements from his sermons were taken out of context, but he said he didn’t begrudge the Democratic candidate for denouncing them.

“He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they’re two different worlds,” said Wright, who recently retired from Trinity United Church of Christ on the south side of Chicago, where Obama has attended services for 20 years.

Wright’s interview with Moyers, excerpted today, is scheduled for broadcast Friday night on PBS and represents his first high-profile appearance after the firestorm broke. He will speak at the National Press Club on Monday, seeking to put his remarks in context of African American religious traditions.

Referring to Obama’s race speech in Philadelphia last month, delivered after Wright videos became an Internet and cable TV sensation, the former pastor told Moyers, “What happened in Philadelphia where he had to respond to the sound bytes, he responded as a politician.” Continue reading

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Bynum to appear on Divorce Court today and Friday

Juanita Bynum will appear on Divorce Court today and Friday. Click here to see a short clip of the two-part episode. As reported by the Associated Press, she is quoted on the show as saying that she is “done” in response to a question about the possibilty of a reconciliation with Bishop Weeks. The mediation date is scheduled for May 13, 2008. As reported by Eurweb, BIshop Weeks is not contesting the divorce.  It was smart of them to keep it out of the court room. I wonder what dirty laundry list prevented the court appearance. I’m sure it was probably too much for their respective congregations and supporters to handle.

As reported in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution –  Just when the media spotlight was fading on national evangelist Juanita Bynum, the pastor found a new forum where her star could shine again —reality TV.

Frankly, Judge Lynn Toler, of Fox TV’s “Divorce Court”, had no idea who Bynum was when producers asked if they could invite her on the popular courtroom show. Creative minds behind the scenes of Divorce Court wanted to tackle a serious topic —spousal abuse.

Toler’s staff thought Bynum’s national story of surviving domestic violence would help others living with abuse find the strength to leave violent relationships —and attract some solid ratings. “I had never heard of her before,” Toler said of Bynum Wednesday. “The executive producer came to me and said I know you don’t like to do shows on domestic violence, but this is a way we could do it responsibly.”

Footage of Bynum’s two-part interview on Divorce Court has been posted on in anticipation of her appearance today. And if ratings hit a home run, Bynum could be invited back.

A spokesman for Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III on Wednesday said he, too, was asked to go on Divorce Court, but declined the offer. In March, Weeks pled guilty of assaulting Bynum last summer and was given probation as a first offender.

“Bishop Weeks understands that he cannot prevent his wife from saying whatever she wants, but as in the past, if mistruths are told, he will respond accordingly,” said his divorce attorney Randy Kessler.

Bynum’s decision to appear on Divorce Court after the media blitz surrounding her domestic violence trial has some metro Atlantans wondering whether the Pentecostal “prophetess” is trying to extend her stay in the limelight.

Latoya Hardamon of College Park, who has followed Bynum’s ministry, said enough is enough. “You are a woman of God, what is your purpose of going on Divorce Court?” Hardamon said. “We have seen all of that already, we don’t have to hear it again.” Continue reading

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Star Jones files for Divorce

NEW YORK (From the Associated Press) — Three years after tying the knot in a spectacular, over-the-top affair that caused some backlash, Star Jones has decided to end her marriage to banker Al Reynolds.

The 46-year-old TV personality quietly filed divorce papers March 26 in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. The records are sealed, syndicated entertainment show “Entertainment Tonight” reported Wednesday.

But a representative for SHADOW PR, which represents Jones, confirmed to The Associated Press that she is seeking to end the union.

In a statement to “Entertainment Tonight,” Jones said: “Several years ago I made an error in judgment by inviting the media into the most intimate area of my life. A month ago I filed for divorce.

“The dissolution of a marriage is a difficult time in anyone’s life that requires privacy with one’s thoughts. I have committed myself to handling this situation with dignity and grace and look forward to emerging from this period as a stronger and wiser woman.”

It’s not the approach Jones took when she threw her uber-lavish, Park Avenue wedding to Reynolds in November 2004. She received criticism for endlessly discussing the wedding — and plugging its sponsors — as a co-host on ABC’s “The View.” The negative reaction to the affair, which was attended by guests ranging from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Spike Lee, was cited by Barbara Walters as a reason why Jones’ contract wasn’t renewed by ABC’s “The View” in 2006.

The former prosecutor recently hosted a talk show on truTV.


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