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TNT, Tracy Morgan and Embarrassing Black Men

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Turner Network Television took the interesting step of apologizing for lewd remarks on the network made by comedian/actor Tracy Morgan.  During an interesting back and forth with Charles Barkley in which they were debating the “hotness” of Sarah Palin, Morgan said the following:

"Now let me tell you something about Sarah Palin man, she’s good masturbation material. The glasses and all that? Great masturbation material."

Of course my own jaw dropped when I heard what Morgan said, and you could see the white guy on the scene, Ernie Johnson, rushing to get Morgan off-camera.  Everyone was clearly nervous after Morgan’s remarks, for good reason.  A lot of jobs were on the line as the words leaked out of his mouth.

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Dr. Wilmer Leon: Go Home Sarah Palin

November 24, 2009 1 comment

Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, Howard University 

With the release of her new book Going Rogue: An American Life, former Alaskan Governor and Republican party VP nominee Sarah Palin is once again being given a spotlight she does not deserve. Under normal circumstances Palin would have drifted into obscurity by now; a political has-been who never was. Instead, a sub-par politician with no substantial constituency; no command of relevant issues, and no solutions to substantive problems, is being given air and face time as though she really matters. The simple reality that few are willing to articulate is, if she were not relatively attractive, of European ancestry and a woman, Sarah Palin would be day old bread.

Former Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) did not select Palin as his running mate because she was a “rogue”, innovator, or had demonstrated intellectual heft. McCain simply pandered to the Conservative Right, tried to siphon off some of the disgruntled Senator Clinton supporters, and gave America more of the same ole’ politics. From that point until now, Sarah Palin has continually tried to reinvent herself, but continues to give Americans more of the same; “all sizzle and no steak”.

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Colin Powell: Rush Limbaugh: A Cancer In The Republican Party

December 14, 2008 1 comment

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell registers his concerns with the Republican Party — as it stands today. More than anything else, Gen. Powell expresses deep concern with some of the GOP’s “spokespersons,” who have become the litmus test for Republican/Conservative principles. In this interview, Powell is unbridled as he tears apart serial-racist Rush Limbaugh:

Your Black News: Obama Victory Spurs Hundreds Of Hate Crimes

November 16, 2008 Leave a comment

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Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America.

From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders.

There have been “hundreds” of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate crimes.

One was in Snellville, Ga., where Denene Millner said a boy on the school bus told her 9-year-old daughter the day after the election: “I hope Obama gets assassinated.” That night, someone trashed her sister-in-law’s front lawn, mangled the Obama lawn signs, and left two pizza boxes filled with human feces outside the front door, Millner said.

She described her emotions as a combination of anger and fear […]

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Your Black News: Secret Service: Sarah Palin Stoked Racial Hate

November 10, 2008 1 comment

The Republican vice presidential candidate attracted criticism for accusing Mr Obama of “palling around with terrorists”, citing his association with the sixties radical William Ayers.

The attacks provoked a near lynch mob atmosphere at her rallies, with supporters yelling “terrorist” and “kill him” until the McCain campaign ordered her to tone down the rhetoric.

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But it has now emerged that her demagogic tone may have unintentionally encouraged white supremacists to go even further.

The Secret Service warned the Obama family in mid October that they had seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats against the Democratic candidate, coinciding with Mrs Palin’s attacks.

Michelle Obama, the future First Lady, was so upset that she turned to her friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett and said: “Why would they try to make people hate us?”

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Your Black Life: Gov. Palin Didn’t Know Africa Was A Continent?

November 6, 2008 1 comment

Wow. Just Wow. And to think that a mere 7 points made the difference in what could have redounded to one of the scariest sights imaginable (A McCain/Palin administration). As the smokes and mirror clear, aides are foaming at the mouth and letting the dogs loose, on just how unprepared, uneducated and uninformed John McCain’s V.P. was/is. One discovery, however, strikes harder than most:

— What did she think it to be. An island? Perhaps in the middle East…

Your Black Hip-Hop: Nas: Election Night

November 4, 2008 1 comment

New York Emcee, NaS, who earlier released “Black President,” is back with a new single. His latest, “Election Night,” addresses the emotion many African-Americans are going through, with regard to a potential Obama presidency looming larger than ever: