Wednesday, October 31, 2007

DR. PHIL, THE WINFREY FAMILY NEEDS AN INTERVENTION

This last week has not been that great for Oprah Winfrey. Today, on the Frank And Wanda Morning Show (WVEE 103.3 FM Atlanta), Oprah's cousin, Shakeeta Winfrey, came to promote her new book about being in the shadow of Oprah. According to Shakeeta, Oprah has not been showing any love or benevolence toward her family in Nashville, TN and the Winfrey family is upset about it. Will someone please call Dr. Phil???

Below are the videos of Shadeeta Winfrey's interview.

Video 1 (2:15) - Added Video


Video 2


Video 3 (2:07)


Video 4 (1:54)


Video 5 (2:41)

Episode 1 of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is


If you missed the first episode of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, then click here. I am really feeling Keyshia. I am glad that she is telling her story. It is so necessary for others to know that you may not control how your life begins, but you sure can choose how it will end. Shout-out to Keyshia.

Click here for the Keyshia Cole's official website. Her sophomore album entitled, "JUST LIKE YOU," is now in stores.

THRILLER



WHERE IS OLAY RAY????

IN MEMORY OF THE DAWSON FAMILY OF BALTIMORE, MD


This post is in memory of Carnell and Angela Dawson and their children LaWanda, Juan, Carnell, Kevin and Keith, who were all murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 16, 2002 when their home was firebombed. The deaths were in retaliation for Angela Dawson repeatedly alerted police to drug dealing, assault, and other crime occurring in her East Baltimore neighborhood.

Darrell L. Brooks, who was once a page in the Baltimore City Council chamber and a neighbor of the Dawson, pled guilty to the crimes and is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

According to Wikipedia.org, after repeated vandalism of their home, the Dawsons survived a first arson attempt on October 3, 2002, only to succumb to the second.

The tragedy is an example of why residents do not stand up to drug dealing and other criminals living in their community.

Perhaps, this why 6 Dunbar Village rapists have not been apprehended. Dunbar Village residents do not want to end up in their graves.

For updates on the Dunbar Village, please visit Symphony's blog, entitled Essential Presence. Her blog is dedicated to providing information about the Dunbar Village Rape case. You can also read about this case in November 2007 edition of Essence Magazine starting at page 210.

Sidbar: Shout-out to Gina of What About Our Daughters for reminding me of this tragedy. Gina has declared October 31st the day we, the Black community, start addressing the violence against black women. Click here for more information.

GA APPELLATE COURT SIDES WITH JUMPOFF/BABY MOMMA


Well, there is a price to pay for committing adultery and fathering children as result therefrom. The price is $28,000 in monthly child support.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Atlanta resident Diana Gowins, who gave birth to twins in 2001 fathered by high-profile Florida-based attorney Willie Gary, won a lucrative court victory on Friday.

The Georgia Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s decision which reduced the monthly child support payments from $28,000 a month to $5,000. Yes, the Appellate Court re-instated the $28,000 monthly child support payments that the jumpoff and adulterer had initially agreed to.

In November 2005, Gary, who is married to another woman, petitioned the Fulton County Family Court to reduce his monthly child support payment when he learned that Gowins stopped putting money into a college fund and spent much of the cash on herself. In court documents, Gary's attorneys accused Gowins, who lives in a $600,000 home in south Atlanta, of splurging on designer clothes, a Steinway piano, cruises without the kids and a tummy tuck. She also spent thousands on private school tuition and diamonds for her oldest child, a teenage daughter from a previous relationship.

After receiving a copy of the Appellate ruling on Tuesday, Gowins' attorney, Randy Kessler, immediately faxed a letter to Gary demanding that he pay about $300,000 in back child support to Gowins by Friday and then resume the $28,000 monthly child support payments.

Although $28,000 a month may sound high, Kessler said, Gary makes more than $13 million a year, so his payments are comparable to a man with an annual salary of $130,000 paying $280 a month for their twins. "He agreed to it," Kessler said. "He can afford it. He can't just change his mind."

Gary's Atlanta attorney, Kenny Schatten, said he is considering appealing the Appellate ruling to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Sidebar: Click here to refer to my post Character Check.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Did T.D. Jakes loose Paula White from Randy White?

SCANDAL HITS OPRAH'S ALL-GIRL SOUTH AFRICAN ACADEMY


An abuse scandal has hit TV Talk Show Host Oprah Winfrey’s all-girls academy located in South Africa. A "dorm parent" has been accused of sexually fondling one of the students. Other pupils say they were physically abused by the woman. The alleged incidents were exposed when one of the students ran away from the school because the reported abuse. There are also allegations that the matron swore and screamed at other female students.

Winfrey canceled appointments and flew to South Africa twice in the past few weeks to meet with parents and check in on the investigation. According to a South African newspaper, besides the matron suspected of being involved, Winfrey also placed the principal and at least one other matron on leave, reportedly for failing to notify authorities of girls' complaints sooner. Only the principal was on paid leave.

Winfrey, who is also a victim of abuse as a child, gave the students her personal telephone number, e-mail address and her postal address so that they could contact her at any time, day or night.

RANDALL ROBINSON EXPOSES THE CLINTONS



Speak the truth and shame the Clintons!!!!!

Thanks to The Angry Independent for posting this video on your site.

AND SOME FOLKS SAY HE ISN'T BLACK ENOUGH



SIDEBAR: HE STILL HAS MY VOTE!!!!!

I'VE BEEN TAGGED




I've been tagged by Don at his blog Minus the Bars and DJ Black Adam at his blog, DJ Black Adam’s Blog. (Sidebar: If two men can take the time to participate in this blog tag game, then so can I. LOL)


The rules of the game are:

A). Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog...

B). Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself...

C). Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs...

D). Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Facts About Attorneymom:


1) I am trying to loose 100 lbs by next summer. The strangest thing is that I do not look like I am as big as I am. I am truly a big bone woman. LOL.

2) I love talking to people from all walks of life and of different nationalities.

3) I talk to my mother almost every day.

4) I strongly dislike FICO, Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

5) Soror Star Jones and I share the same birthday.

6) I finally got over my shock of being a mother of 3 small children.

7) In January 2007, I was delivered from a 10 year battle with depression. I prayed for God to give me my smile back and He answered my prayer. So if I seem a little silly to you, it is because I cannot stop smiling. Proverbs states that a merry heart doeth good like medicine. Click here to read my testimony.


I am taggin Gina, Rosyln, Kitty, Symphony, SRIAH, Blkseagoat, and Miriam.

TASER, PLEASE!!!


I was extremely disturbed that an anti-war protester from the Code Pink Organization was able to get that close to U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice at a congressional hearing on last Wednesday. WTH???

Where were the police and Secret Service?? This is unacceptable. I demand a hearing on this matter.

Shout-out to Kitty Glendower for posting this on her blog called A Room Of Our Own. I am still trying to figure Kitty out. LOL. Her blog is cute and strange.

Sidebar: Code Pink has been added to my “SIT YOUR AZZ DOWN” list.

Updated Sidebar: Thanks to The Angry Independent of the Mirror On America blog for forwarding the link to the video. Click here to view The Angry Independent's blog.

KEYSHIA COLE: THE WAY IT IS - SEASON 2 AIRS TONIGHT ON BET


Season Two of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is premieres tonight @ 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on BET. I like Keyshia. I love to hear stories about people who have overcome great odds to succeed. Click here for her official website. Her sophomore album entitled, "JUST LIKE YOU," is now in stores. Let's support her and purchase her CD today.

RIP JAM MASTER JAY




Five years ago today, Run-DMC's DJ Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was fatally shot inside a recording studio in New York. Jam Master Jay, who was 37 at the time of the shooting, was survived by his wife, three sons, mother, brother and sister.

You all know or will learn that I love me some Run-DMC and Jam Master Jay. This post is dedicated to memory of the Legendary Jam Master Jay. Click here for more information about this phenomenal DJ.

Sidebar: I wish Minister Run would allow Jay's family to appear on Run House so they can make some money too. Just a thought.

NOW BUST IT!!!! RIP JAM MASTER JAY

SUCKER MCs


KING OF ROCK


DOWN WITH THE KING

THE HOT FEMA MESS CONTINUES


AOL.com is reporting that Pat Philbin, FEMA External Affairs Director, will not be working at his new job. Philbin was scheduled to become Director of Public Affairs for National Intelligence on Monday. It was unclear whether he offered his resignation or was fired as a result of staging a fake press conference on last week.

FEMA Director David Paulison said Philbin sent him an e-mail in which he took full responsibility for last week's press conference staging.

Philbin has apologized and called his decision to fake a briefing an "error in judgment."

The head of homeland security also blasted the fake news briefing and said those behind it showed "extraordinarily poor judgment."

"I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've ever seen since I've been in government," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Saturday.

The White House said it was unaware of the briefing beforehand.

"It is not a practice that we would employ here at the White House," said press secretary Dana Perino. "We certainly don't condone it."

Monday, October 29, 2007

ATLANTIC RECORDS WANTs 14 YEAR OLD KEKE TO DO THE REMIX TO THIS


Adina Howard "Freak Like Me."

KEKE PALMERS REFUSES TO GIVE UP HER SEAT OF DIGNITY ON THE BUS OF MISOGYNY


We have a new “Rosa Parks” that we need to support. Her name is KeKe Palmer the main character in the movie “AKEELAH AND THE BEE.” KeKe has also stared in the Disney Channel movie entitled, “ JUMP IN.”

Little Miss Palmer is currently signed as an Artist with Atlantic Records. According to a letter from KeKe Palmer posted on What About Our Daughters, Atlantic wanted the 14 year old to re-record Adina Howard's “Freak Like Me”. WTH????

With strength and dignity, KeKe and her mom, Sharon Palmer, took a stand and refused to allow KeKe to be marketed like “underage whore” or “soft porn” child star like so many others have. According to the letter, KeKe recorded an album, entitled SO UNCOOL, with age appropriate songs which Atlantic Records now refuses to promote. Yes, you read correctly. Atlantic Records refuses to promote the album because it is not whorish enough. Well, once again, the misogynistic attitudes is attempting to destroy the career of a Class Act.

I think it is time to get medieval on Atlantic Records. Can Warren Ballentine, Michael Baisden and Rev Al Sharpton publicly boycott Atlantic Records??? I wonder if Oprah will care enough to do a show about this. Perhaps, Pastor Coates can hold a demonstration on the lawn of the CEO of Atlantic Records.

In the interim, please visit KeKe Palmer’s website. I really want to support this extremely talented young lady. Pick up her new Album which is now in stores.

Sidebar: I am adding Atlantic Records to my “SIT YOUR AZZ” down list. Contrary to the beliefs of popular culture, not all black women are nappy headed whores.

FEMA HOLDS A FAKE PRESS CONFERENCE



The Washingtonpost.com is reporting that FEMA faked a press conference on Friday with their own employees posing as reporters in order to make themselves appear to be adequately responding to the Southern California wildfires emergency. WTH??? Click here to read the Washington Post online article.

Sidebar: Although they should have been on my list since their non-response during Hurricane Katrina, I am adding FEMA on my “SIT YOUR AZZ” list. Thanks to my Soror, Good friend and Sidebar Reporter The Chosen One for bringing this story to my attention.

BET'S SUNDAY BEST: A CHURCH QUESTION


I hate to say this but I am not thrilled about BET’s new show called Sunday Best. Sunday Best is the Christian version of American Idol. Kirk Franklin is the Ryan Seacrest of the show. Be Be Winans and the sister-duo Mary Mary serve as the judges.

There is only one singer in the competition that created an atmosphere of praise. That is, her performance was not about her. It was all about God. Her voice is so beautiful and sincere that even the judges had to admit this about the singer.

As for the other singers, it appeared to be all about them. Some look like and performed like wanna be R&B Singers. Some have clearly been possessed by the demon of Hip Hop. LOL. Some seemed to be in heat. Some screamed their way through their songs. Some clearly want a part in a Gospel play.

To the blog family, I would like to know your answers to the following questions:

* Has the church compromised to the point that it is hard to distinguish between the church and the world (unbelievers)??

* Has today's church culture thrown out the baby with the bath water in order to win the “lost” by appearing to be hip or down with the world??

* Are the true believers hiding in the closet in fear of being different or peculiar???

Selah.

SIDEBAR: Here is the link to the latest episode.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

BLESSED - FRED HAMMOND



LATE IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, GOD IS GOING TO TURN IT AROUND. IT'S GOING TO WORK IN YOUR FAVOR!!!!!

LORD, DELIVER US FROM THE CARNAL MIND


For the next few weeks, I want to deal with the price of discipleship as it relates to being a child of God.

What is a disciple?? A disciple is one who loves God, our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength and dedicates his or her life to becoming more and more like Jesus Christ through a life of faith and obedience by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Discipleship requires humility. Proverbs 16:5 says that "[e]very one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD." Therefore, your attitude, as the church and a disciple, must be “Lord, not my will but your will be done.” Humility requires sacrificing one’s personal agendas or preferences if they are not consistent with the requirements of God’s word.

In Matthew 5:17 – 20, JESUS said:

5:17: Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

5:18: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

5:19: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

5:20: For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
(Sidebar: scribes and Pharisees where outwardly religious leaders who appeared to be Godly; but did not live according to Scripture. More about them later in the series)

In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul explains what Jesus’ obedience to the law (or the God’s commandments) means to his church or disciples:

8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me (church) free from the law of sin and death.

8:3: For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

8:4: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

8:5: For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

8:6: For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8:8: So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

8:10: And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

8:11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

8:12: Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.


8:16: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

8:17: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.



2 Chronicles 7:14:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall HUMBLE themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and TURN from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


SELAH!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Genarlow Wilson Story

Click here to she Genarlow Wilson walk out of prision. Justice has finally prevailed in this case.

Genarlow Wilson Part One


Genarlow Wilson Part Two

ATTORNEYMOM IS NOT A HYPOCRITE



It seems that some of you feel that I am being a hypocrite by going back and posting on Sandra Rose website after my public boycott and come to Jesus moment.

What many of you did not know is that I really felt bad about hurting Sandra Rose’s feelings with my public boycott post. (Sidebar: Click here to read my apology.) You may be thinking why should I give a ratz azz about the #1 Gossip Queen of Mean. Well, I did.

After discussing the matter with Gina (What About Our Daughters), I was able to see the errors of my ways. I tried to repeatedly extend the olive branch to Sandra Rose and she ignored me. I asked Gina to do a podcast with Sandra Rose and me so that we can squash our beef. Gina advice was to lay low and give it time.

This week I tried again to reach out to Sandra Rose through her blog. To my surprise, she posted my comments. She still has not addressed me directly; but I assumed that she forgave me since she started accepting again my comments on her blog.

I am still tired of celebrity gossip. However, I am like Apostle Paul, if you think my posting on Sandra Rose is being a hypocrite, then I will stop.

Below is how our little email exchange went down after my blog boycott post.

SANDRA’S EMAIL:

Hi Shwana,
I was on your blog today looking for my daily dose of Spiritual healing and I see you have removed my site as one of your favorites. I am offended by this action. I have shown you nothing but love on my blogs - I allowed you to plug you blog in my comments, and I thought of you as kind of a friend. So now I know that you don't respect my opinions. Okay, I'm sorry if I don't see eye to eye with your views, but I do have the right to my opinions. But if you can't respect that then you take care.


All the best,
Sandra Rose
www.sandrarose.com


ATTORNEYMOM’S EMAIL
Sandra:

It is alright to clown celebrities to a certain extent. But to go after the VA torture victim like you did was a bit too much for me. I can understand that the mainstream media does not have any love for Black folks. However, I cannot accept that pain and hate coming from you - one of our own.

Yes, it is hard for me to boycott your site because you have showed me nothing but love and respect. Heck, I would not have been blogging if it were not for you and Gina of What About Our Daughters. As you well know, I enjoyed posting on your site on a daily basis. However, your comments about Jena 6 defendants and the VA victim really “pissed” me off.

We of the darker hue are at a pivotal point in our human experience. We have been forced (thanks to Imus) to take a hard look in the mirror. And for many of us, we do not like what we have collectively become as a people. We have allowed lust, materialism, sexual perversion and greed take the place of love for God and good common sense. As a result, we are killing the rich heritage and legacy that was forged by the blood of our Ancestors. In essence, we forgot that we are our brothers and sisters’ keepers. For me, wearing Black was my way of saying sorry for not holding up the legacy left by our beautiful Ancestors.

We, as American Citizens, have constitutional rights that entitle us to due process and equal protection under the law (14th Amendment) and protection against cruel and unusual punishment (including excessive bails) (8th Amendment). These constitutional rights do not diminish just because you are young and black with pending charges or prior juvenile convictions.

I will come back to your blog when you have a change of heart and stop being such a “meanie.” : - )

Increase the peace,

[deleted by poster] aka AttorneyMom

SANDRA’S EMAIL

Hi Shwana,
thanks for your response to my email. This "boycott" of yours is pointless and very self-serving. it is one thing to disagree with my views but it is another to publicly attack me and attempt to drive visitors from my blog. You have made your bed, so to speak. You are not welcome back on my blog. Take care of yourself and be Blessed.

All the best,
Sandra Rose


Friday, October 26, 2007

SCENES FROM OUTSIDE CLIFFORD'S BAIL HEARING



I got this SOHH (Gyant) video from Sandra Rose which shows Tiny (Clifford's Girlfriend) and Grand Hustle executives leaving the courthouse after Clifford's bail hearing.

RAPPER T.I. RELEASED ON BAIL


U.S. Magistrate Alan Baverman agreed to release Clifford Harris aka Rapper T.I. aka TIP on $3 million bond. The conditions of Clifford's bail are as follows:
* he cannot leave his house except for medical emergencies or for court appearances;

* he is allowed three visitors at a time after they have been subjected to a criminals background check; and

*he cannot have direct or indirect contact with any witnesses or informants in the case against him.

Clifford’s legal team brought two cashier's checks totaling $2 million provided by the rapper and Atlantic Records to today's hearing.

In response, the Judge stated, "You shouldn't do anything that will undermine their ability to represent you."

Clifford, 27, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.

Sidebar: Do not feel too sad for Clifford. Click here to see the living condition of his house arrest. Thanks to Sandra Rose for the link.

NEVER GIVE UP!!!!



In a previous post, I told you about a young mother, who had a rat infestation problem, calling into the FRANK AND WANDA MORNING SHOW in response to the Spiritual Vitamin segment!!! Well, God showed up and showed out. Enjoy the video. Click here to read the full story of how God blessed this young lady.



Sidebar: To all those who are dealing with frustration and lack, let this be a testimony that God has not forgotten about you. When you have done all that you can, just stand where you are and see the salvation of the Lord.

GA SUPREME COURT ORDERS THE RELEASE OF GENARLOW WILSON


The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting the Georgia Supreme Court has ordered that Genarlow Wilson be released from prison after ruling that his 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a fellow teenager is cruel and unusual. The state's highest court reached the decision after a split 4-to-3 vote. Wilson was convicted of aggravated child molestation following a 2003 New Year's Eve party at a Douglas County hotel room where he was videotaped having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was 17 years old at the time of the incident. Wilson was acquitted of raping another 17-year-old girl at the party. Click here to review the Court’s ruling.

Sidebar: I know that Gina (What About Our Daughters) will be elated about the Georgia Supreme Court's decision.

SANDRA ROSE HAS MADE A NEW FRIEND



Someone is mad at Sandra Rose. In fact, this individual is so angry that she has created a blog entitled "SANDRA ROSE IS A HATER." Girlfriend is not playing.

Sidebar: And I thought I was bad with my one boycott post. LOL.

WILDFIRES DESTROYS PART OF SOUTHERN CALI


I want to send my prayers to all those California residents and their families who have been impacted by the wildfires that have destroyed parts of Southern California this past week.

One of my blog sistas, Still_Pochahontaz lives in the area. Thank God that she and her beautiful family are safe. Click here to see pictures of her beautiful family. (Sidebar: Pocha, let us know how your are doing)

The 23 wildfires have scorched approximately 472,478 acres (738 square miles) of land. Emergency official estimate the fire damage to be at $1 billion in San Diego County alone.

The death toll so far is at eleven. Four charred bodies of people believed to be illegal immigrants were found in a canyon east of San Diego, three elderly people died during evacuations, and four others died after being evacuated.

I have to give it to FEMA. Their response time was impeccable. Thus far, I have not heard too many complaints.

A spokesperson for FEMA said that, “We learned from Katrina.” Umm.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

AW HELL TO THE NAW!!!


The search begins to find new members for the Latin boy band Menudo. MAKING MENUDO premires to night on MTV at 10:30 ET/PT. Click here for more information.

Sidebar: Did you all know about this???? I am about to overdose on Reality TV.

DOES N.O.W. CARE ABOUT BLACK WOMEN???


Sandra Rose posted this picture on her blog. The picture clearly depicts or simulates the gang rape of a woman. According to Miss Sandra Rose, it seems that NOW (The National Organization for Women) is outraged about this type of advertising and is urging their members to sound the advertising alarm.

Sidebar: Does NOW even care about Black women and our issue??? Can Gina of What About Our Daughters and Symphony of Essential Presence get some support from this group for Dunbar Village Gang Rape victim and her son??? This was a heinous crime that involved an actual gang rape of a real woman. No simulations there.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

TROOP: SPREAD MY WINGS



SIDEBAR: Darn, after the Megan post, I had to lighten the mood. This is such a beautiful song by Troop. Spread your wings and enjoy the journey called LIFE!!!

MEET MEGAN WILLIAMS



Click here to see a video of Megan Williams speaking about her ordeal. My heart goes out to her and her family. Keep your head up, Megan!!!

SHOUTOUT TO THE FRANK AND WANDA MORNING SHOW TEAM!!!



As I was driving into work on this morning, I tuned into the Frank and Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta’s V- 103.3 FM (WVEE). Each morning, the Morning Show plays an inspirational vitamin. Well, in response to this morning’s inspirational vitamin, a 29 year old single mother of a mentally challenged child called into the show concerning a rat that was trespassing in her home. DJs Frankski and Wanda spoke to the women off-air during a commercial break. I do not know what she said to them but Frankski left the radio station to assists this young woman. He and an exterminator went to the young woman’s home to capture the rat. Yes, Frank left the studio to assist this young woman. He also stated that he will assist the woman with Groceries from Kroger and Walmart. In addition, other listeners called in to offer the women some assistance and support.

The single mom, along with her son, left Saint Louis on a bus with only $30.00 in her purse to relocate to Atlanta in hopes of making her and her son’s lives better.

I was moved by Frankski’s action. I have met several nice people working at V-103.3. Shout-out to a true woman of God, my Sista Stella working at the radio station!!!! She knows who she is!!!!! : - )

SHOUT-OUT TO THE ENTIRE FRANK AND WANDA MORNING SHOW TEAM!!! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!!!!!

SIDEBAR: Click here to listen to the FRANK AND WANDA MORNING SHOW between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 am, Monday - Friday.

A HOT MYSPACE MESS

Anyone who has a Myspace page knows the identity of the man pictured to the right. It is Myspace creator, Tom Anderson. Well, according to online bloggers, Tom may be lying about his age.
Although his age is listed as 32, Tom may actually be closer to 40. (Sidebar: Most people with Myspace accounts are lying about their ages)

Why is Tom possibly lying about his age???? I really don't know. But many feel that it is kinda creepy for him to be lying about his age, especially since a bunch of kids want to be your friend (actually he wants to be their friend by default). Many feel if you cannot trust the Creator of Myspace to be truthful about his age, then who can you trust on Myspace.

Reports are circulating that Julia Angwin, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, is working on a book that uncovers Tom’s real age to be 40.

I recently visited Tom’s page and found it to be quite ugly and plain. Tom, as the creator of Myspace, can you at least pimp-out your page in between counting your millions? And while you are added, change your profile and stop lying about your age. LOL.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY SHOOTING VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES


Foxnews.com is reporting that 17 –year-old Delaware State University shooting victim, Shalita Middleton, has died from her injuries. Shalita was shot twice in her abdomen on September 21st by another Delaware State University Student, Lover D. Branden, 18, of East Orange, NJ.

According to police affidavit, Braden told a witness that “if he gets away with this shooting he would never do anything like this again.”

Shalita was a freshman cheerleader from Washington, D.C. with aspirations of becoming a forensic scientist and working in a crime lab.

Thanks to loyal blog supporter, Pamela, for the school shooting update.

Sidebar: My heart goes out to the family of the victim as well as the family of the alleged shooter. Two young lives destroyed for nothing. This is really sad.

MORMONS MISSIONARIES VS GEORGIA MINISTER



Sidebar: I know these two Mormons just wanted to get on their bikes and ride back to the Midwest. I think the Minister was a bit harsh with his ridicule.

Thanks to my best Friend, Sista and new Soror "The Chosen One" Kym for fowarding this video to me.

THIS IS UTTERLY DISRESPECTFUL AND CHURCHPHOBIC!!!



Okay, now I am pissed. T-Pain has a new song and video entitled "CHURCH." WT___??? What is the point of the song and video other than to disrespect Christianity.

Sidebar: Can we conduct a rally outside T-Pain's home, townhouse or apartment, whichever is applicable??? I dare him to make a video and song about the Mosque. Those Muslims will drop kick his azz.

THE MAKING OF THE GOOD LIFE VIDEO

MAKING OF THE VIDEO
(Sidebar: WT ___ is T-Pain saying???? Please stick to singing.)




GOOD LIFE


SIDEBAR: CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY FASCINATION WITH KAYNE WEST???

THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE DEALING WITH GRIEF


An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.


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SIDEBAR: THANKS TO 2UNRULY FOR POSTING THIS POEM.

YEAH, THE HOT BLOG MESS IS OVER!!!!


I think that Sandra Rose is no longer mad at me for my public boycott of her blog. She has been ignoring my comments and emails for the past few weeks. However, today, she accepted two (2) of my comments on her post about Biggie Smalls being immortalized in wax. You all know that this going to require a lot of wax. LOL.

Sandra Rose, I am sorry for hurting your feelings. If it were not for you and Gina (What About Our Daughters), I would not even know what a blog is.

Sidebar: I guess I can remove the duffel bag containing my sneakers, a sweatshirt and a jar of Vaseline from the trunk of my car now that the Hot Blog Mess is over. LOL.

Kwame - OwnleeU



SHOUT OUT TO GLOBALCITIZEN FOR SENDING ME THE LINK TO THIS VIDEO. THIS IS MY FAVORITE KWAME VIDEO!!!!!

Sidebar: As you can tell from my hairdo and polka dots, I was a Kwame fan!!!! LOL

LET US NOT FORGET THAT NOOSES ARE NOT FUNNY!!!


THIS IS WHY I DID NOT FIND KAT WILLIAM'S NOOSEGATE FUNNY!!! SELAH.

Thanks to Field Negro for posting this picture on his blog. Some folks need to be reminded of their history.

Click here for the L.A. Times article on Field Negro.


Sidebar: I am sorry that I had to get medieval on this topic. At times, pictures can convey more than a thousand spoken words.

GAY GROUP WANTS SENATOR OBAMA TO KICK DONNIE TO THE CURB


Blackamericanweb.com is reporting that a gay rights group has urged Barack Obama to cut ties with a gospel singer who it says spreads false information about homosexuality being a choice. WTH????

In a statement, Senator Obama said he believes gays and lesbians are "our brothers and sisters" and should be afforded the same respect, dignity and rights granted all other citizens:

"I have consistently spoken directly to African-American religious leaders about the need to overcome the homophobia that persists in some parts our community so that we can confront issues like HIV/AIDS and broaden the reach of equal rights in this country," Obama said. "I strongly believe that African Americans and the LGBT community must stand together in the fight for equal rights. And so I strongly disagree with Reverend McClurkin's views and will continue to fight for these rights as president of the United States to ensure that America is a country that spreads tolerance instead of division."

The statement did not say whether McClurkin will still perform on the tour.

McClurkin is a Grammy Award winner who performed at the Republican National Convention in 2004. He told AP Radio in an interview that September that he was "once involved with those desires and those thoughts," which he attributed to being raped at 8 and 13.

McClurkin exclaimed, "That's what thrust me into it, and then God delivered me from that and gave me back who I really am and my true purpose."

If you want to read what bloggers are writing about this topic, please visit What About Our Daughters by clicking here.

Sidebar: Everyone can say and do whatever they want in the public square with impunity except for the true Disciples of Jesus Christ (aka Christians)and Black people. The devil will always be a liar. I may add this gay group to my "SIT YOUR AZZ DOWN" list.

Sidebar: Preaching the Word of God is not homophobic. HELLO!!!! You need to kill that noize.

FIRST DOGS, NOW MUSSELS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE


It is official!!! I am putting Col. Byron Jorns head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife on my “SIT YOUR AZZ DOWN” list for putting mussels before people.

Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgian Lawmakers are blaming these two federal agencies for depleting metro Atlanta's water supply. BOTH agencies are acting irresponsibly by refusing to stop their release of BILLIONS of gallons of water to help threatened and endangered mussels, while area residents are under watering restrictions and the state's economy is suffering.

In a desperate plea Saturday at Lake Lanier, Perdue asked Bush to issue a federal disaster designation that would which would allow the President to order less water release from Lake Lanier; make federal funds available to state and local governments and offer low-interest loans to Georgia businesses hurt by the drought. Perdue stated that "[Georgia] need[s] the president to cut through the tangle of unnecessary bureaucracy to manage our resources prudently so that, in the long term, all species may have access to clean water."

On Friday, Georgia filed a federal lawsuit in Jacksonville, asking the court to force the corps to reduce water releases from Lake Lanier until March 1, 2008.

SIDERBAR: I cannot water my lawn; but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife can release BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER to save mussels. WTH is wrong with this picture???? Wow, our tax dollars are being wasted on paying the salaries of these fools.

Monday, October 22, 2007

AND YOUR POINT IS????



SIDEBAR: I THINK DIDDY IS MISSING A KID OR 2???

CONDOLENCES TO TOM JOYNER AND HIS FAMILY



I would like to send my condolences to Radio Personality Tom Joyner (the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Black American Web)on the death of his father. My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family during your time of grief.

Please click here to send your condolences to the Joyner family.

CLIFFORD’S ATTORNEY ACCUSES SANDRA ROSE OF INFLUENCING JUDGE


According to What About Our Daughters, TI's attorneys are possibly blaming my best blog friend, Sandra Rose, for Clifford Harris aka Rapper TI aka Tip not being released on bail.

On her blog, Sandra Rose posted the following statement:


Last Friday, I received a call from an Atlantic records exec who informed me that T.I.'s lawyers were discussing amongst themselves the fact that the judge read my blog and was "very angry" by what he read. The exec indicated that the judge may have been angry enough to alter his decision to release T.I. on house arrest last Friday. The exec asked me to "be more sensitive" about what I wrote regarding T.I.

I agreed to comply with the record exec's request but later that same night I heard from two others in T.I.'s camp who said T.I.'s lawyers informed them that if T.I. isn't released this coming Friday it will be my fault. As ridiculous as that may sound, I'm taking this reckless innuendo seriously. I decided to post this for two reasons a) because I want this on record just in case, and b) because some people have a hard time accepting the fact that T.I. - not bloggers or the media - is responsible for his current situation.

I don't believe for one minute that the judge reads Sandrarose.com. If I was T.I. I would be concerned about paying all that money to lawyers who would resort to these types of intimidation tactics. The attorneys need to be worried about their case and not about what some random blogger writes.


SIDEBAR: Oh hell to the naw. I do not believe that Sandra Rose had any influence on the Magistrate. I think it was the arsenal of weapons, especially the silencers, which were found in the TI's home, that proved to be somewhat problematic for Clifford. The fact that he is a convicted felon in the possession of weapons in violation of the terms of his probation could also have been a contributing factor. Perhaps the fact that he has the financial means to abscond from justice could have also played a role in the Judge's decision.

DR. JUANITA BYNUM PROPERTY TAXES HAVE BEEN PAID!!


According to Karu F. Daniels of AOL Black Voices, Prophetess Bynum’s delinquent property tax lien has been paid.

The county tax commissioner confirmed that he had received a check earlier for $33,904.15 from New Light Church World Outreach in Houston. However, that the property technically remained set for auction on Nov. 6 until the check clears.

During a press conference at Atlanta gospel radio station WPZE-FM on October 19th, Juanita Bynum, who now prefers to be addressed as “Doctor,” plans on turning the property into a spa retreat for women.

Her publicist confirmed that Dr. Bynum: Unplugged' will be released in November via Flow Records. Recorded in "High Definition" at a small Atlanta church, the nearly 2 hour DVD will include candid interviews, anointed, uncut performances from her latest hit opus 'A Piece of My Passion,' and her trademark dynamic ministering.

The record label has pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds from each DVD sale to organizations fighting against Domestic Violence.

SIDEBAR: What College or University did Dr. Juanita Bynum attend?? I guess she upgraded from Prophetess to Doctor. See, that is what a $5,000 pen will do for you.

R.I.P. La La Brown



Concreteloop.com is reporting that Milwalkee R&B singer Yolanda ‘Lala’ Brown, 21, best known for singing with Lyfe Jennings on the song, “S.E.X” was found murdered alongside her boyfriend on Friday. This so sad. Perhaps we can hold a march about this. Below is a video for the song S.E.X. in which she appears. I love the message of this song.

TONEX APOLOGIES FOR HIS VOMIT

Tonex apologies for his behavior. He may have a new reality tv show airing in December.


Tonex's Make Me Over

Sunday, October 21, 2007

FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND AND PRESSING TOWARD THE PRIZE




Philippians 3: 13: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

3:14: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.


In the beginning of Philippians 3, Apostle Paul warned the believers to beware of dogs, evil workers, and concision (mutilation of the flesh). That is, those individuals who place more confidence in the flesh (i.e., money, status, power, sex, pleasure, nationality, church doctrine, religious affiliations etc) than in the power of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Those people that try to obtain perfection or blessings by self-help, self-destruction and self achievements. Selah.

Paul, a circumcised Hebrew and zealous Pharisee, counted his religious and educational achievements as lost when it came to excelling in the knowledge and worship (living holy, not singing Gospel songs and yelling) of Jesus Christ.

According to Philippians 3: 13 & 14, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, Paul realized the following:

1. He acknowledged that he had not mastered perfection or understood everything about Christ Jesus. By doing this, he left room for growth and correction. Selah.

2. He forgot about the things which were behind him. That is, he kept it current. He did not dwell on his achievements, religious affiliations or nationality. He did not allow the fact that he killed or supervised the killing and persecution of many followers of Jesus Christ to prevent him from becoming a joint heir with Jesus Christ. Despite his past, Paul kept his focus current and on Christ.

3. He kept his focus simple. He reached for the future that God had for him, and not what he had planned for himself or what man (including his religious community) expected of him. His only goal was to mature in the knowledge of Christ Jesus.

4. He pressed toward the mark for the PRIZE of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. He recognized that there was a benefit and value in living for Jesus. He understood that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. He sought the kingdom of God only. He did not look for earthy rewards which are temporal and have no lasting value. Selah.

Let us, the disciples of Jesus Christ, repent from our futile human efforts and continue the race of life with zeal according to the true Word of God (Jesus Christ) by the Power of the Holy Spirit.

To all the prodigal sons and daughters, come back home to the Heavenly Father that really loves you. He is waiting with open arms.

For those of you who want to know Jesus Christ and become a joint heir with him just say the following pray,

Dear Heavenly Father, I have messed up and quite frankly I do not know what to do but I need you today to stay in my life from this day forward. I fully accept your plan for saving me from the power of sin in my heart and mind. I receive your love which was expressed by the birth of Jesus. I receive your cleansing and healing which was completed and achieved by the blood of Jesus. I receive your power to live holy on this Earth which was achieved by the resurrection of your son Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus loose me from the bonds of wickedness, perversion, disease, death, destruction, generational curses and every evil mindset that prevents me from fully manifesting the character, mindset, heart and lifestyle of Christ Jesus. From this day forward keep me from evil and keep me from falling back into a sinful lifestyle. In Jesus’ name and authority I pray. Amen.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

MEDIATAKEOUT VS TONEX (GOSPEL SINGER)

MEDIATAKEOUT'S GAY INDICTMENT AGAINST TONEX


TONEX'S RESPSONSE TO MEDIA TAKEOUT

WT___?? Is this the new and improve Tonex???? Now I am confused. From "Wanna be Michael Jackson" Punk Rocker to holy Gangsta???? Do you see the problems that Hip Hop is causing the church??? That darn Debra Lee. LOL

Sidebar: I never cared for his music.

Sidebar Update: I am really thinking about putting Tonex on my "SIT YOUR AZZ DOWN" list.

RESPONSE TO PROPHETESS BYNUM'S PEN UPGRADE AND THRESHING FLOOR REQUEST

RESPONSE TO BYNUM'S PEN UPGRADE

LMAO!!!!! This young lady is telling the truth!!!!

RESPONSE TO BYNUM'S THRESHING FLOOR REQUEST

Friday, October 19, 2007

PLAYDATE ATLANTA STYLE - OCTOBER 26TH


COME OUT NEXT FRIDAY FOR THE BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY OF 2007!!!
Spread the word, get a costume, and get ready to have some FUN!!!

Here are the details:

When: Friday, October 26th
Time: 8pm until 2am
Where: Holiday Inn Select Atlanta (450 Capitol Ave Atlanta, Ga 30312 - near Turner Field)
Directions: (404) 591-2000
Who: ghosts, goblins, vampires, monsters...EVERYBODY
What: food, drink, music, great people, and GAMES
Why: because it's Halloween, time to dress up in costumes and...PLAY!
Cost: $10 (free parking across from hotel, $5 parking at hotel)
Info Contact: 770-718-6167
Email: imari@PlayDateATL.com

What is Play Date?

It's an alternative to the typical night out. The concept was developed to bring interesting diverse groups of people together to interact in a social setting based on playing games. We provide a fun and exciting environment where you can eat good food, drink, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people all while playing games. ALL KINDS OF GAMES- everything from Spades to Chess, Twister to UNO, Monopoly to Taboo, Hungry Hungry Hippos to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and EVERYTHING in between!


"You don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing"

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR PHOTOS AND MORE DETAILS
(go to "2006 Photos" and check out the pictures from last year's Halloween party under October 2006)

CLIFFORD, TI AND TIP REMAIN IN JAIL


According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Clifford Harris aka Rapper TI aka TIP will remain in jail on weapons charges for at least another week.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman will hold another hearing next Friday to consider the conditions of bond proposed by defense attorneys.

Judge Baverman stated that he wants to be comfortable with the conditions of the bond package to assure that Clifford, TI and TIP will not abscond or pose a danger to others.

Sidebar Update. It seems many people are concerned with Hip Hop lyrics. According to SOHH.com, Judge Baverman Braveman expressed concern over T.I.'s lyrics but said he was impressed by his community involvement.

I NOW KNOW WHY PROHETESS BYNUM CANNOT PAY HER TAXES



In this video, Prophetess Bynum stated that she paid $5,000.00 for a pen. WT___?? That is correct. Toward the end of the video, she admitted to paying $5,000.00 for an ink pen to use when she signs her multi-million dollar deals. She is also encouraging attendees to upgrade their pens because their writing instruments determine where they are headed in life. This is a video from one of her Mentoring classes that she is currently conducting.

Sidebar: Does this sermon encourage good stewardship or proper money management?

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE????


I strongly feel that humanity is in a serious crisis, especially spiritually.

How do we resolve this spiritual crisis? How did we miss the mark??? Where do we go from here?

Well, I received an email entitled “Prophetically Speaking” on yesterday from a childhood friend, who has also defected from NJ to GA. Here is a copy of the email
:



Hello Everyone,

You know I was just meditating on all that is going on in my life,allllll the Turbulance and I said, Man everybody is going through, the body is going through. Then I remembered what month, and year we are in.

Last week in prayer the father instructed me to pray for the "Endurance" of the Body while we get through the process so we can give Birth.

I don't know about anywhere else in the US but Georgia is experiencing a serious Water DROUGHT. Lake Lanier is down to 81 days of water. When I paralleled this in the spirit I said H-U-M-P-H.

We are in the 7th year right!

God Is Completing all that needs to be completed so we can start what needs to be started next year Right,......... right?

Since that is the case we have been experience times of discomfort, because God is doing away with old things to reposition us for what's New to come. And pain is as a result, last week while in meditation I heard the Lord say "Produce in your Pain". all I could do is Stare. lol.

In the case with Georgia experiencing this Drought, when a woman is getting close to giving birth her first to 4 centimeters are somewhat uncomfortable but around the 5th to the 10th centimeter the trama, pain and endurance is quite intense.

On the news this morning it said we will be getting major thunderstorms and maybe a Tornado this week

As I reflect on what the Lord has said regarding endurance, birthing and producing in my pain, I can't help to see why the earth is in such Travail. we are at the end of the 7th year, which means we are in our 5th to 10th centimeter time in the spirit. The earth has experienced a serious water drought, but the rain is coming according to the news caster this morning and not only is it coming but it is coming as a thunder storm(s) or even a tornado, and in the spirit OUR water is going to break, because the earth has to yield her fruit and it does not yet appear what WE shall be, but when we BE we shall BE just like HIM. When it rains the earth will come out of Travail, when our water breaks our baby or babies will come forth. we have 75 more days to the end of this 7th year of completion. 7 = completion and 5 = grace when you put them together 7+5= 12 which = foundation, governmental order.

Revelation - Let the Grace of God get you to Completion this year, Complete EVERYTHING that needs to be completed so that you can birth a NEW ORDER, FOUNDATION in your life

YES it hurts cause your at the breaking point of your water, yes it hurts cause the baby is about to come forth,

YOU my dear are in the struts on the birthing table PUSH, BREATH, GET THROUGH IT, you don't have much longer to go! PUSH, if its hard to push alone get with your brothers and sisters to bare you up to help u PUSH. PUSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Don't give up your too close

Scripture Reference:
1st Corinthians 15:46 - The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.

I declare like Elisha declared, I SEE A CLOUD THE SIZE OF A MANS HAND, ITS RAINING, ITS RAINING!


SIDEBAR: IT IS ACTUALLY RAINING IN GEORGIA AS I AM COMPLETING THIS POST!!! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

DEBRA LEE ON THE RED CARPET IN 2006


I think this video is from 2006. I could be wrong.

DUNBAR VILLIAGE GANG RAPE NEEDS OUR ATTENTION


Symphony (Essential Presence) and Gina (What About Our Daughters) have been diligent in not allowing the blog community to forget about the DUNBAR VILLAGE GANG RAPE, which is one of the most brutal and heinous crimes to take place at the hands of a gang of black male teens.

On June 18, 2007, a woman, who was a resident of the Dunbar Village Housing Project located in West Palm Beach, Florida, was repeatedly gang raped and sodomized at gunpoint and forced to perform oral sex on her son, who was also beaten by the gang of thugs. Yes, you read correctly. These bastards forced this woman to perform oral sex on her own son.

According to police reports, a young man tricked the victim into opening the door of her home after he told them that the tires on his vehicle were flat. The woman and her son were then ambushed by three masked teens carrying weapons, who pushed the two back into the home. Seven other teens entered the home and demanded money while separating the two victims into different bedrooms. The mother was then raped and beaten by the 10 teens. The victim's preteen son had a plate smashed over his head and numerous household liquids poured into his eyes. Investigators said the boy was also forced at gunpoint to participate in the sexual assault. The invaders eventually fled the scene after more than 20 minutes inside of the victim's home. The attackers attempted to remove DNA evidence with household cleaning agents. Following the attack, the woman and her son walked a mile to the hospital. Investigators said they believe all involved in the attack were between 14 and 18 years old.

Why isn’t this story on the radars of Black protester organizers, Congressional Black Caucus and Black Leaders??? Simply, it is because the perpetrators are black and not white. Selah.

Sidebar: Can Dunbar Village at least get mentioned in a speech with Jena 6????

BET OWES US AN APOLOGY FOR THEIR 2007 HIP HOP AWARDS SHOW


Based on the segments that I was able to watch, BET owes us an apology for that whack azz award show last night.

Kayne’s red pants really hurt my feelings. He redeemed himself somewhat by singing Good Life.

I did not see much of Kat Williams. Wasn't he suppose to be hosting the Award Show?

Clifford aka TI aka TIP was definitely missed.

Rapper Common looked nice performing in a suit.

Rapper Dyson and Mr. C. West looked out of place.

The two Jena 6 gave shout-outs to their fans. WTH? What fans? Those were protesters of injustice against Racism, not your fans.

David Banner told the audience that he can address Congress like the “President.” I know Gina of What About Our Daughters loved that one. (Sidebar: Mr. Banner seems to have been working out lately. I need his trainer’s telephone number)

The biggest dis (insult) of the evening came with the honoring of KRS-One. Could we have gotten at least one song sung in its entirety by another rapper or perhaps even KRS-One himself?

The best part of the evening was watching Professor West hug KRS-One. It was like Professor West’s sincere embrace was thanking KRS-One for not sending the Civil Rights Movement back a thousand years with his creative expression. Selah.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NATIONAL MARCH AGAINST HATE CRIMES


Black Lawyers For Justice is sponsoring a national march against hate crimes. The following is the information regarding the march:

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Charleston, West Virginia. Beginning at W. VA State Capitol Building and Marching through Charleston, West Virginia Gather at 10am at W. VA State Capitol Building in Charleston

March Purpose: To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses and other current acts of injustices and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Families and victims of hate crimes that are occurring throughout the nation will attend. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges be brought in the instant case. They are also demanding Congressional hearings on hate crimes against Black residents as well a wide range of actions to combat the growing attacks on Blacks in America.

Donations to assist Megan Williams and her family can be made to:

Welana Megan Williams Fund
JPMorgan Chase Bank , NA.
707 Virginia Street
East Charleston WV 25301
Phone: 304-348-4411

ATTORNEY WARREN BALLENTINE CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF KAT WILLIAMS

On his daily radio talk show program on 102.5 FM (Grown Folk Radio), Attorney Warren Ballentine said that we should boycott Comedian Kat Williams until he apologizes for Noosegate. He stated that Rev. Al Sharpton is asking every Black Leader to call BET and demand that they not air the Noosegate portion of the red carpet.

The 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards is scheduled to air tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Sidebar: Debra Lee, I have been trying to defend you this last month. However, if you air Noosegate tonight, I will have to distance myself from you. : - )

PROPHETESS BYNUM'S FRIENDS COME TO HER AID

MediaTakeOut.com is reporting that Prophetess Juanita Bynum's Christian friends are planning a special benefit to help raise money for her.

According to the webiste, a person helping with the benefit stated that , "We're going to try to bring together gospel artists and ministers from across the country ... it's going to be a special evening." The insider added, "Juanita's going through some tough times right now, but we're not going to let her go through it alone."

Siderbar: Why don't Oprah just write a check???

THE VIDEO THAT PISSED ME OFF



Siderbar: Perhaps I would have felt sorry for her if she did not make this video in which danced topless after Nipplegate.

TYLER PERRY PROTECTS JANET FROM NIPPLEGATE QUESTIONS?


SIDEBAR: Why don't I feel sorry for Miss Jackson???

NATIONAL BLACKOUT ON NOV. 2ND: IS GOD TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?


As the holiday season approaches, toy makers and retail stores are attempting to recover from the various toy recalls that have occurred over the past few months.

Mattel recalled more than 21 million toys world-wide in recent weeks. Some of the recalls resulted from the excessive levels of lead paint found in Chinese-made toys.

In August, Toys “R” Us announced a recall of 27,000 Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases made in China due to lead-tainted packaging and watercolor paint.

In that same month, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced voluntary recalls, in cooperation with the companies listed, of the following products due to excessive levels of lead:

• about 250,000 SpongeBob SquarePants™ address books and journals by Martin Designs Inc., sold between June 2006 and July 2007;
• about 66,000 spinning tops and 4,700 pails by Schylling Associates Inc., sold from July 2001 through July 2002;
• about 7,900 Children’s Divine Inspiration Charm Bracelets by Buy-Rite Designs Inc., sold from March 2004 through August 2007; and
• about 14,000 TOBY & ME Jewelry Sets by TOBY N.Y.C., sold from August 2006 through May 2007.
***For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.

Between the home mortgage fiasco and the toy recalls, do you think that God is trying to tell us something?? Perhaps, He wants us to keep our azzes home and stop spending money that we do not have.

SUPPORT THE BLACKOUT ON NOVEMBER 2, 2007!!! For additional information, click here.

SIDEBAR: I THINK WE SHOULD BLACKOUT CHRISTMAS AND THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

SALT-N-PEPA B4 THE NIP TUCK


This is one of my favorite shots of the trio. But I still have one question. Where is Spinderella “Not A Fella But A Girl” DJ???

MINISTER FARRAKHAN SPEAKS


The following is a reprint of "Farrakhan: Black men are 'endangered' Nation of Islam leader addresses Atlanta audience for Holy Day of Atonement" - By ERNIE SUGGS (AJC - 10/16/2007)


In a speech that touched on global warming, environmentalism and Georgia's drought, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan drew parallels that as the earth withers, so too do black men, who have little to show for 452 years of bondage.

"Politics and the racial environment is threatening the human family," Farrakhan said. "But black males, in particular, are endangered. Our attitudes, our ignorance, our savagery are all lending to a plan — a conspiracy to make the black man, not endangered, but extinct. ... If God doesn't intervene, we will be extinct."

Marking the 12th anniversary of the Million Man March, Farrakhan spoke Tuesday at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center for the 12th annual Holy Day of Atonement.

"God made a call for black men to take a stand. ... [We] showed up for atonement and reconciliation," said Ishmael Muhammad, the Nation's national assistant minister. "We accepted 12 years ago the responsibility to be better men, better fathers and better husbands. It was a day never before experienced in our history."

Farrakhan spoke for more than two hours in a speech that touched on religion, hip-hop, politics and the perception that some successful blacks are being propped up by whites and refusing to reach back and help poor blacks for fear of losing their status.

He said that includes some members of the civil rights movement who abandoned the movement after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death in order to be accepted by white America.

"If you let the big car, the ranch-style home and the big salary keep you away from a movement and the freedom of your people, the Koran says that those who live easy lives have to be careful, because a life of ease sometimes make you forget struggle," Farrakhan said. "The masses of our people are in terrible condition and are suffering and are becoming extinct; we have to find a better way of addressing the problems of our people."

Farrakhan noted that although successful blacks exist, blacks have the lowest level of health care and are losing what they have at an alarming rate. He said that although Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest women in the world, 37 million people are living in poverty and one-third of them are black. He added that although Barack Obama is a presidential front-runner, blacks continue to lose their right to vote because of voter identification laws.

"Diddy might have his own clothing line and a Manhattan address, but blacks are moving into prison at four times the rate of blacks in South Africa during the apartheid era," Farrakhan said. "Tiger Woods' face might be on every billboard, but 340,000 blacks are homeless in America on any given night."

Speaking about rapper T.I., who is facing federal gun charges, Farrakhan said the charges are less about what he is charged with and more about the fact that his music is influencing white kids, who account for more than 80 percent of the purchases of rap and hip-hop music.

He went on to talk about Atlanta's other fallen son, Michael Vick.

"I know our brother broke the law. God himself is displeased, because he has given us dominion over his creatures and he doesn't want us to abuse them for sport," said Farrakhan, before coming to a near whisper. "But they didn't have to come down on the brother like that. He is young, black and super rich. And all of those white children were wearing his jersey. White people were losing control of their children to black sports and entertainment figures, and they can't take it."
He went on to link Vick's crimes to global conflicts.

"What is worse?" he asked, comparing dog fighting to war. "To send a recruiter into black and Hispanic neighborhoods to offer you money to come into the armed forces to go to Iraq and Afghanistan for political reasons to kill people?"

It was no surprise that Farrakhan, who has always been a dynamic — and sometimes controversial — speaker, was able to attract a full house for the event. At the age of 74, he remains one of the few leaders in America who still maintains a wide and broad spectrum of appeal among blacks.

Nation of Islam events, particularly those that include Farrakhan, have always been major events and the Tuesday's event was no exception.

The auditorium was filled, and those in attendance were ushered and helped to their seats by men and women from the Nation of Islam. The men were all impeccably groomed and dressed in suits, indicting they were members of the Nation, or in uniform, to further indicate their affiliation with the Fruit of Islam, the Nation's paramilitary group of guards who protect and serve the Nation of Islam, its ministers and events.

The female members of the Nation stood out as well — most wearing stark white garments and headdresses. During one portion of the event, thousands of dollars was raised with the name of each person or group that gave at least $100 — including Smooches Sexy Plus Style Boutique — being called. At another point, before Farrakhan spoke, Charles Steele, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, broke the podium in excitement as he talked about how the Nation of Islam leader inspired him.

Dressed in a brown pinstriped suit, Farrakhan looked robust and healthy, bouncing around the stage like a man half his age, running and hugging each of the 50 people on stage with him.

But there are questions about how long he will remain at the helm of the Nation, and Tuesday's speech may very well be his last major address. Farrakhan, who has battled prostate cancer for years, had a major operation earlier this year. He has been the head of the Nation since 1978.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, who just turned 86 and has battled cancer himself, called Farrakhan — 12 years his junior — a young man and reflected how he as a Methodist preacher prayed for the recovery of an "Islamic minister."

"I come with a spirit of rejoicing that our brother Louis Farrakhan is with us and God has sent him. He is still needed, wanted, beloved and anointed by our God," Lowery said. "This is a great day for unity. What could come if we ever realized the strength in unity?"

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