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Your Black Hip-Hop: Jasiri X Weekly Newscast — Hip-Hop Style!

December 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop Emcee/Newscaster, Jasiri X, returns with his weekly Hip-Hop newscasts. For this week, current events include  the failing economy, George Bush’s confessions, the ongoing Plaxico Burress fiasco, the Detroit 3 Auto-Bailout, Chicago workers sit-in, Clarence “Tom Us” questioning President-Elect Obama’s citizenship, and more:

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Your Black Hip-Hop: Jasiri X Weekly Newscast — Hip-Hop Style!

December 10, 2008 Leave a comment

Hip-Hop Emcee/Journalist, Jasiri X, returns for a second season, with his weekly Hip-Hop newscasts. This week’s current events include, O.J. Simpson, Plaxico Burress , the Mumbai attack, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, and more:

[For the week of November 23 – November 29]:

Your Black Politics: Obama Grilled On Cabinet Appointments & ‘Change’ Promise

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment

CNN’s Ed Henry does what few reporters are courageous enough to do: Question President-Elect Obama over his recycling of Clinton alumni/alumnae. Obama concludes, however, that despite concerns about the old faces roaming around him, “… the vision for change comes… from me. That’s my job, to provide a vision in terms of where we are going and to make sure then that my team is implementing [that vision]”:

Your Black Politics: Does Bill Clinton Sincerely Support Obama?

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment

So the first and last episode of the Barack and Bill Show took place last night in Kissimmee, Florida, with some 35,000 regular people in attendance.

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But beyond the histrionics, the substance of his speech was formulaic, a gussied-up set of cookie-cutter talking points. The four reasons he cited for supporting Obama — his philosophy, his policies, his decision-making ability, and his capacity as a chief executive — could have been applied to any nominee of his party; there wasn’t a single warm personal anecdote or characterological insight (both specialties of Clinton’s when he’s speaking about someone he actually, you know, likes) […]

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Your Black Brothers: Chris Rock Compares Palin To Vick, Says “Dollar Is Worthless”

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Chris Rock, whose 5th HBO special “Kill The Messenger” premiers Sept. 27 at 9:00 PM, payed a visit to the Late Night Studios of David Letterman. In the short visit, Chris Rock cracked on topics including – but not limited to – Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the New England Patriots, Sarah Palin, and the dilapidating U.S. economy. At one point, the grand-intellectual comedian quipped that Sarah Palin shooting a moose, and being rewarded with a V.P. nomination, is a double standard when juxtaposed with the punishment Michael Vick was awarded for a similar act. Chris Rock further took a shot at the failing U.S. economy, calling it “worthless” in the context of the global market. Chris Rock, as many are aware, is a Barack Obama supporter:

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Your Black Politics: Sen. Lynn Westmoreland Calls The Obamas “Uppity”

September 4, 2008 1 comment

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, who was born and raised in the South, said Thursday that he’s never heard the word “uppity” used in a racially loaded fashion — and meant nothing more than “elitist” when he applied it to Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

“If anyone read more into it, no undercurrent was intended,” Westmoreland spokesman Brian Robinson said this evening.

In a Washington D.C. conversation with reporters today, the two-term Sharpsburg congressman was discussing the speech of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin when he was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

According to The Hill, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill:

“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said.

Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”

The quote quickly zipped around the Internet, causing Westmoreland’s office phones to ring off the hook.

Efforts to obtain comment from the Obama campaign in Georgia have been unsuccessful.

Though raised by a struggling, single mother, Obama studied at both Columbia University in New York and Harvard University. This spring, he apologized for his “poor word choices” at a California fund-raiser in which he described small-town Americans as “bitter” over the souring economy and clinging to religion and guns in response.

Hillary Clinton seized upon the “elitist” label in the primary, and Republicans have done so during their national convention in Minnesota — vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, among them.

But Obama supporters say the “elitist” title has sometimes served as cultural code for “uppity” — a word that for decades in the segregated South was applied to African-Americans who attempted to rise above servile positions…

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Your Black Politics: Hillary Clinton, White Greed, and the Rage of White Female Racism

September 4, 2008 Leave a comment

“… When Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don’t believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white. And this is mine. I just got to get up and step into the plate…’ Then out of nowhere came, hey, I’m Barack Obama. And she said, ‘Oh damn, where did you come from? I’m white. I’m entitled. There’s a black man stealing my show.'”

-The Rev. Father Michael Pfleger on Hillary Clinton

“For those threatening to vote for John McCain or to stay home and help ensure Barack Obama’s defeat, as a way to protest what you call Obama’s sexism (examples of which you seem to have difficulty coming up with), all the while claiming to be standing up for women… Your whiteness is showing.”

-Tim Wise on Hillary Clinton’s white allegiant female supporters who oppose Obama.

It was quite a scene to behold at the DNC last week: White Women in their 50s, letting the world (or at least whoever cared to listen) know just why Barack Obama would not get their votes. No matter what he did or didn’t do, they made it explicitly clear that Sen. Obama would never have their support. They staged incoherent protests in the name of their cause: putting Hillary Clinton on the ballot for nomination. It wasn’t until Hillary Clinton posed a timely question to them – in her Tuesday night speech – that they began to see the virtue of not voting McCain. In a highly self-promoting speech, Sen. Clinton paused to query her anxious fans and supporters, “I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me?” The truth Hillary is much aware of is that a majority of that faction was indeed in the campaign for the sole reason of voting for her. Not for a woman, not for a white woman, but for a “Hillary Clinton type of woman”: white, elitist, rich and powerful.

When Barack Obama embarked on the prestigious journey of selecting a V.P, Sen. Clinton supporters all-but-informed him, that if he dared pick a female as his running mate, they would muster up whatever muscle amassable, and destroy his campaign…

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