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Hmmm, Which Turkey Do We Pardon?

Elizabeth-Lauten-cyber-bullies-presidents-daughtersThe White House turkey was not the only turkey needing pardoning this weekend.  Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, found her neck on the chopping block for cyber bullying President Barack Obama’s daughters after the turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House on November 26, 2014.

The respect Elizabeth Lauten wishes Sasha and Malia, the president’s daughters, had shown for the sanctity of the White House is the same ordinary respect she should have shown for Sasha and Malia and their parents as living, breathing, feeling, ordinary human beings.

Because of racial inequality in this country, Elizabeth Lauten, a communications director (and many others like her who are less than communications directors), take regular, persistent, and unwarranted liberties with every aspect of Black Life.

The overwhelming disrespect President Barack Obama, this president in particular, has suffered is a direct result of this country having little or no respect for Black Life and is evidenced when the Elizabeth Lautens, whether she has three teeth in her head or a full set, open their mouths and show how black and foul their hearts are.

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Whatever, Man!

stranger-in-the-mirror

Is your view of you distorted?

Happy New Year, everyone!  I may as well confess it.  I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  How many years can you attempt to lose weight for the first three weeks of the year only to go back to being the you who rules you? 

If the Rumors Were True

R-Kelly-and-Aaliyah

“Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Gettin’ down ain’t nothin’ but a thang.”

 

Many have tried to convince us that the late American singer and sweetheart Aaliyah never appeared on a BET Awards show in a baggy sweatshirt hiding a basketball.

Face swole.

Let’s assume that our eyes were not playing tricks on us that night so many years ago.

Let’s assume that the pregnancy rumors were true.

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Is Pink Trying Too Hard?

Pink giving it her all at the 2012 American Music Awards

TMI...or just TOO MUCH?

The 40th Annual American Music Awards was held live at the Nokia Theatre last Sunday in Los Angeles, California.  And singer Pink, singing her single “Try,” once again held us captive.  Mostly with fear.  The school-age gymnastics have obviously paid off for Pink.  But it is the teenage angst-filled years of Pink’s not-so-perfect existence—the not-so-soft filling in the middle of songs like “Try”—that have made her fascinating.

Palatable.

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