Monthly Archives: April 2009

Asher Roth’s Bad “Nappy Headed Hoes” Joke on Twitter

When I signed on to Twitter today, one of my favorite Tweeters @ToureX was talking about the “joke” Asher Roth tried to make while tweeting at an event at Rutgers University.  He referred to the people he was with at the time as “Nappy Headed Hoes”.  The tweet was OF COURSE deleted.  No surprise there.  However, people screen captured it before that happened so the proof still remains – click here for one of the many sites that has posted the screenshot.  

Of course he apologized (or something like that) — “Totally just making fun of Don Imus – Sorry Scoot, not trying to be offensive … I’m extremely apologetic to anyone who took offense to my immature, bad joke.”  Now the apology is also gone from his feed.  Surprised?  I’m not.  He’s on Universal/Motown.  Sylvia ain’t having that.  I hope she docks his pay.  Bamma move, bamma.  *shaking my head*

Um, don’t bring up the name of Imus at a time like this.  We don’t need you to tell us where you got “nappy headed hoes” from.  Where else would your white, frat boy self get aquatinted with such terminology?  We know you’re not the type of white rapper who hung out in the hood with “the homies” learning ghetto slang and what not.  Right, Assho…I mean Asher.  You’re like Eminem, right?  If he went to private school and had a trust fund, right?  Um, no.

Whatever, I didn’t even know who this kid was till like 3 or 4 weeks ago when I flipped to MTV and saw him performing “I Love College” during the spring break madness.  Should I really dedicate a post to this One Download Wonder?  

Well, I am.  Even though black people are not likely his target audience (He’s not looking for street cred, folks.) he should be careful of how his words can quickly effect his record sales.  Black people ARE popular culture right now…and you’re bread and butter is something we created.  At least respect hip hop culture enough to understand that words have Power.  I need Professor Griff or somebody to school him.


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Dear Governor Perry of Texas

Dear Gov. Perry,

When you talk about secession I think of the civil war, and in turn…you guessed it, slavery.  Sure, sure, I know you didn’t “actually” call for secession, ok.  Still, you’re making me uncomfortable!

Warm Regards,
One American Negro (Or should I say colored since you’re in TX.  Yes, Colored.)


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Black ministers enlightened or blinded???

I’m still pondering over the comments of Bishop Carlton Pearson and Deepak Chopra on last week’s Nightline Face-off – Does Satan Exist? (see an interesting excerpt below).  By the way, neither believe Satan exists… Bishop Pearson isn’t new to sharing controversial thoughts as a Christian minister and is joined in the spotlight by Minister Ann Holmes Redding (her story is below). Ms. Redding was recently removed from ministry or defrocked because she has also become a Muslim, though she feels there is no conflict. It makes me question whether religious thoughts are finally merging because people are becoming more enlightened.  However, I’m sure some would say that both Pearson and Redding are just blinded. What do you think?

SEATTLE, Washington (CNN)— Ann Holmes Redding has what could be called a crisis of faiths.

For nearly 30 years, Redding has been an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. Her priesthood ended Wednesday when she was defrocked.

The reason? For the past three years Redding has been both a practicing Christian and a Muslim.

“Had anyone told me in February 2006 that I would be a Muslim before April rolled around, I would have shaken my head in concern for the person’s mental health,” Redding recently told a crowd at a signing for a book she co-authored on religion.

Redding said her conversion to Islam was sparked by an interfaith gathering she attended three years ago. During the meeting, an imam demonstrated Muslim chants and meditation to the group. Redding said the beauty of the moment and the imam’s humbleness before God stuck with her.

“It was much more this overwhelming conviction that I needed to surrender to God and this was the form that my surrender needed to take,” she recalled. “It wasn’t just an episode but …. was a step that I wasn’t going to step back from.”

Ten days later Redding was saying the shahada — the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Mohammad as his prophet.

But Redding said she felt her new Muslim faith did not pose a contradiction to her staying a Christian and minister.

“Both religions say there’s only one God,” Redding said, “and that God is the same God. It’s very clear we are talking about the same God! So I haven’t shifted my allegiance.”

The imam at the Islamic Center in Seattle, Washington, where Redding prays said she brings the best of both traditions to her beliefs. Continue reading


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