Can you imagine what would happen if Michelle Obama said that she studied witchcraft…But it’s ok…because she never actually joined a coven? Fox News would have a field day. Most evangelicals equate Wiccans with Satanists, but an admission like this might be considered minor. You see, I’m almost sure many of them consider being a Muslim as far worse that either. Just my opinion. Maybe that’s why they aren’t tripping about comments made years ago by Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell on “Politically Incorrect”.
If the First Lady ever admitted practicing Voodoo or dabbling in Islam or considering Athiesm…It would be ON and poppin…like popcorn! LOL
I just love this quote from Bill Maher – “It’s funny to me, Chris, because this is the woman who claimed on another one of our ‘Politically Incorrect’ episodes from the ’90s that she would not lie, even in the case of hiding Anne Frank in her attic,” Maher told Matthews. “Eddie Izzard confronted her and said, ‘Really? If Hitler was at the door and you had Anne Frank in the attic, you wouldn’t lie?’ She said, ‘No. God would find a way.’ ” Now that is good TV! Crazy with a side of oblivious.
Hopefully, God will find a way for the people of Delaware to have proper representation. In my opinion Christine could make far more money as an entertaining pundit. Look at Sister Sarah P. She’s gangsta…the Lil Kim of Pundits.
Tavis Smiley is hosting a national forum today in Chicago titled, “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda.” I don’t like the title at all. The Black Agenda is PART of the American Agenda but it’s not THE Agenda any more than the Hispanic, White, Native American, or Asian “Agendas”. Do I think that the US Government should show concern when any of its citizens are racially profiled, denied mortgages, or otherwise discriminated against? Yes. Do I think African-American face some special challenges due to institutionalized racism in this country? Yes. However, I think that the Black community has to galvanize and organize to create solutions internally and not depend on the Federal Government or Barack Obama for all the answers. Where are the Black leaders who are challenging Black America to stand up and take responsiblity? Where are the brothers and sisters who understand that WE not ONE can save the nation?
If this all you have to do be a Black leader? Get a soap box on TV and take that influence to create a leadership persona. Is it really that simple? I really have to question the context of this meeting. Is there corporate sponsorship? Is it being done in a spirit of black unity? I didn’t hear about it until Tavis had a bone to pick with other black leaders.
The issue came to a head recently when Tavis Smiley, appearing on the morning show of syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, openly questioned black leaders such as NAACP President Ben Jealous, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Council of Negro Women’s Dorothy Height about their unwillingness to hold President Obama accountable for these disparities and demanded that Obama develop an agenda targeted to address black inequalities. Impassioned by the debate, Smiley is hosting a national forum today in Chicago titled, “We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda.” – Washington Post
You know, we need to be real. There are a lot of black people who are wearing the leadership hat who frankly may just be working their gig for everylittle bit of fame we will give them because that is their full-time job. If you are selling books, throwing events, or appearing as a TV news pundit more than twice a year, I think you may just be trying to drum up business for yourself. Let’s be real people, we all know of black activists who are not in it for the money. We see people working who don’t have to invent issues or attach themselves to the latest tragedy of the day. They are working hard as advocates on the behalf of the people and their rewards are progress and change…not air time and notoriety. Continue reading
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