Monthly Archives: March 2008

Rock the Cradle: I feel some black foolishness coming on

I just saw the commercial for MTV’s new show, Rock the Cradle.

I feel some black foolishness coming on. Something just tells me that MC Hammer’s daughter, Bobby Brown’s son, and Al B. Sure’s son (Who goes by “Lil B. Sure”) = Drama. I don’t know why. Call me “Ms. Cleo”, but I just have a feeling. Oh…and it’s on MTV. They have championed Negroes looking foolish, so that just makes me feel more sure.

If you look around the net, you’ll see Hammer’s daughter’s name is listed as “Akeiba Burrell Hammer” (sometimes with a hyphen). Umm…her father’s given name is “Stanley Kirk Burrell“. Why would you add “Hammer” to your name like it’s a family name?!?!? I hope this is just a mess of misprints.

Lord…take me now!

Can someone tell me what that white makeup looking substance is on Bobby’s son’s face??? (Photos: Lil Al B. Sure, A’ Kieba Burrell, Landon Brown)

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RIP Sean Levert

Love goes out to the Levert family as they have lost another son, Sean.  One of three members of the R&B trio LeVert and son of O’Jays singer Eddie Levert, has died after falling ill while serving a jail term for approx. $85,000 in owed child support (non-support). He was 39.Levert was sent to the Cuyahoga County jail last week for failing to pay child support. He died at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland late Sunday, less than an hour after he was taken there from the jail.

His brother Gerald Levert, died in 2006 at age 40 of an accidental mix of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

From what I understand his sentence was 1 year and 10 months.  I didn’t even know they would give you that much time for child support!!!  AND…from what I’ve been told…you still owe the money when you get out.  My question though, with all due respect, is, “Why didn’t his family just pay the bill?” 

Source: AP  

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“Typical White Person”

3 words that I wish Obama didn’t utter…”typical white person“.  I can just hear Clinton’s camp laughing with glee.  For those of you who don’t know, Obama called his white grandmother a “typical white person” who has fears about black men on a Philadelphia radio sports program.  Now, I really, really don’t see why people are surprised.  I see why people are running with this story…but I can’t understand why they are surprised.  There are black men that I would not want to run into in a dark alley.  I can admit that, however I don’t stereotype all black men and grab tightly onto my purse when they walk my way.  We all are indoctrinated by television news to fear the black man.  Since the days of D. W. Griffin and “Birth of a Nation”, when the fear of black men ravishing white women caused hundreds to be lynched, this kind of fear has been promoted in America.  Lots of white folks know that they have fears about black men.  This should come as no surprise.

The surprise is that Obama, knowing that he has to win the white vote to be the first black president, is not extra careful and extra sensitive.  All I can say is this…
Speak interview Obama!  You know how to speak interview don’t you!!!  Damn! 

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Phony Tupac Papers

Umm…when are we just going to let Tupac rest in peace!  Lord, why bring Puffy into this.

Washington Post (full article) – After spending months digging into the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, the Los Angeles Times took just over 13 hours to admit that it had been duped.

The newspaper apologized yesterday for relying on what it now acknowledges were apparently bogus FBI documents that the Times reporter never attempted to verify with the bureau. The story, which tied the 1994 wounding of Shakur to associates of another major rap figure, Sean “Puffy” Combs, prompted threats of legal action from attorneys for Combs and a talent manager implicated in the piece.

“In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job,” Chuck Philips, the story’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author, said in a statement. “I’m sorry.”

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The Worst “Moment of Truth” Clip

Karma is a Bitch, Kids! You really don’t want to experience it LIVE on nationals television.

This brother should have known better.

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Friday Question: Are we back to Amos and Andy?

jim crowThe question for today is…

Are we excepting Step n’ Fetchit, Amos and Andy, big eyed, slack jawed, caricatures of black men from movies and television Willingly? Think about Mr. Brown from Meet the Browns and Flavor Flav before answering. Are we going to see more and more of these types of “characters” in the media?

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Lebron as King Kong on the Cover of Vogue

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Photo: NJ.com

I guess Anna Wintour found out there are other black men besides Andre Leon Talley  LOL!  Ok, I thought it was just me until I checked a couple other blogs and did a Google search. Lot’s of folks agree that this month’s Vogue cover featuring Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen looks like an ode to King Kong. Annie Leibovitz shot the photo…she knows better.

Concrete Loop has posted the alternate cover that they didn’t go with. Radar Magazine says:

“While no one questions the historical importance of James’ cover appearance–he’s the first black man ever to be so featured–word in the black blogosphere is that the cover plays into the old stereotype of the black man as a savage in search of a prized white woman. Some have gone so far as to say it evokes the dreaded imagery of King Kong and question the choice of photo when a less highly-charged alternative was available.”

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