- “Jolie…would “never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.” Yet Jolie failed to mention that she adopted her Cambodian son, Maddox, through a group that was later found to be guilty of fraud…”
- So silly. Thanks Rob! “A Black Hawk County judge apologized Wednesday for making a comment about jurors with big lips – a reference she denied was racially charged.”
- “Why was Jesus persecuted and crucified? Was it because Jewish leaders viewed him as a threat to their teachings, because the people rejected him as a false prophet or because the Romans considered him a political rebel? Or was it because he was black?”
- Sigh… ” “I Love New York,” the new reality series starring former “Flavor of Love” contestant New York, made history on Monday (January 8) scoring the highest debut in VH1 history.”
- Thanks Jason! “we offer a completely biased survey of the best, worst and strangest moments in black American music over the past 12 months.”
- “The defense attorney for a Virginia teenager convicted of fatally stabbing another young man placed some of the blame for the incident on lyrics from Atlanta group Crime Mob’s record “Knuck If You Buck.”
- Thanks Rob! “Michaels succeeds, beautifully, in rewriting W.E.B. Du Bois’…statement that the problem of the 20th century will be the problem of the color line. For Michaels, the problem of the 20th and 21st centuries is the problem of the bottom line”
- Thanks Rob! “The Native American Navajo nation have written to a Christian couple recently awarded damages by Lancashire Police to express their dismay that their tribal name is being used for an LGBT project.”
- “if the NAACP can turn away from the victims of Katrina in their time of need — at the moment this post was written, not one word on the NAACP’s home page mentions Hurricane Katrina) — then whom and what do they now truly stand for.”
- Please stop. “Civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Monday he is seriously considering a run for president. “I don’t hear any reason not to,” Sharpton, 52, said in an interview during an urban affairs conference…”
- Alaska ranks no. 2 for proportion of multiracial people. “Andrei Jacobs’ father is Yup’ik. His mother is black. Make him pick a race on a government form and he will check the box that says “Alaska Native.” “Outwardly I’m mostly Eskimo,” he said. “Inwardl
- Thanks Rob! “A relatively obscure professor…kicked off the controversy in October with an online petition calling for traditional medicine to be stripped from the Chinese Constitution. It has a protected status here…”
- Thanks Tariq! “A hundred years ago, there was talk of a “yellow peril” because of Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States…Today, there are echoes of that notion in a front page headline on the education section of the New York Times of Jan
- Hat tip to Jae Ran. I can’t wait till this comes to NYC! “”Race: Are We So Different?” was created in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association and aims to encourage deeper dialogue within and among communities.”
- Okay, Obama-mania is getting absurd. “Some pecs that Obama has. Now stop looking…courtesy of paparazzi staking him out on his recent Hawaii vacation, some of the rest of him is available for public inspection.”
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- “I cornered a “Daily Show” writer…We broached the subject of black correspondents. He told me that they “tried a black guy once, but it didn’t work out.”…Tried it once and it didn’t work? You say that about Toyotas, not a whole race of people.”
- “she should realize that however exceptional the students at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls might be, they’re still teenagers. They will be sporting the latest look, whether it’s long braids or elaborate curls…That’s what teenagers are l
- “yet another woman has lost her life to the disease. Maiara Galvao Vieira, a 14 year-old aspiring model is the fifth Brazilian woman to die of complications related to anorexia in 3 months”
- “So now OPRAH tells people that she has essentially given up on the attempting to effectuate better education to America’s disenfranchised. She is a bellwether for not just American philanthropy, but the general concensus American public as well…”
- “‘Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born,’ said Miss Jolie…’It’s a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption. Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place wher
- Hat tip to Angry Asian Man! “a UCLA study released in December 2006 argues that…minority actors have an option to improve their job prospects by suing the entertainment industry for violating their rights under Title VII, the equal employment opportunit
- Thanks HighJive! “the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel is better versed in the ways of the West. But it still struggles with culture clashes, economic pressures and racism…”
- “The only reason we’re posting this bit of news is because when else, in the history of the universe, will we have a chance to type out the following combination of letters and spaces and have it be true: Latoya Jackson Delivers Baby on Freeway.”
- “It seemed that a large number of the show’s contestants look openly gay…by representing all of New York’s suitors as inauthentic, the show reinforces the notion that Black women cannot be legitimate subjects of desire who are worth pursuing in full
- “The corner is a staple of street life, that rare piece of real estate that can’t be purchased. Occupy it, claim it, it’s yours. On his Washington corner, battle-scarred hustler Anthony Marcellus James waits for a second act.”
- Thanks Angry Asian Man! “rapper Jin has put together his own response to the Rosie O’Donnell “ching chong” incident with a song, “You’re Fired” (featuring a few sound clips from O’Donnell’s most vocal enemy of the moment, Donald Trump).”
- Thanks Angry Asian Man! “After coming under fire for denying a Chinese-American infant a $25,000 prize in a…contest because her mother was not a legal U.S. resident, Toys “R” Us Inc. said Saturday evening that it had reversed its decision.”
- “Why is it when Cosby ran his mouth people came out to defend him STRONGLY rather than say ohhh it’s his money…Yet a one off quote form her ( and even she has admitted it being the fault of he rgeneration in other venues) is the height of sell out ness?
- “Qallunaat (Why White People are Funny) is Canadian filmmaker Mark Sandiford’s irreverent look at Western ethos through the eyes of the Inuit, who for generations were the cultural lab rats of anthropologists, national governments and Arctic explorers.
- “it can be very difficult for the partner or loved one of an adopted person, especially if it seems that they’ve suddenly become obsessive about their adoption. And if you are partnered to a transracially, transculturally adopted person, this could be tri
- “a relatively little-known pizza chain called Pizza Patrón is doing an amazing job catering to Spanish-speaking customers, mainly recent immigrants from Mexico, by tailoring their marketing — and their menu — to the tastes of that community”
- “These racist white people think they get to decide who’s African-American and who isn’t. I see an image of them guarding swimming pool entrances in 1960s Birmingham, turning away any too dark little kid, chuckling to themselves about how wise and powerfu
- Thanks Rob! “Masi Oka, the breakout star of NBC’s rookie hit “Heroes,” is putting on his poker face for the casino-set thriller “21.” The film is inspired by the true story of a group of men who learned the art of card counting and won millions of dollars
- Thanks Rob! Conservative group the Young America’s Foundation releases this academic year’s “Dirty Dozen” — college courses it found to be “the most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship.”
- Thanks Rob! “”The persistent, relentless portrayal of Roma as rootless, lawless, immoral, childlike thieves … will ensure that anti-Gypsy prejudice will remain firmly a part of Euro-American attitudes,” says Ian Hancock, a Romani scholar at the Universi
- Thanks Rob! “not only have outreach and retention efforts for Native American students been neglected, but an organization openly mocking and bastardizing Native American culture has long been in place.”
- “The Roman Catholic church where he preached to parishioners on Chicago’s South Side is long gone. And few know the story of the man himself — a slave who became the first acknowledged black Catholic priest in the United States.”
- “The fact is that racism — and anti-black racism in particular — is a pervasive and historically entrenched reality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean…”
- On James Brown. “The driving rhythms, laced with pulsating bass and a horn section, and Brown’s unforgettable voice—letting out piercing yells and growls and non-verbal utterances was the voice of an oppressed people. “
- “Thandie Newton’s mother character got dogged severely…when she left Gardner and her son for a better life, I could not find it in my heart to condemn her for the decision…”
- “Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that a plus-sized woman is getting love on the national level, but I’m worried about ABC’s racial reasoning…the smaller and “more married” [Star Jones] got, the less popular she was with The View’s audience.”
- Thanks Jason! “award a $25,000 United States savings bond to the first American baby born in 2007…The baby girl, Yuki Lin, was an American citizen…she was ruled out because her mother was not a legal resident…”
- “Many of us associate the northern states with safe havens for runaway slaves or we see the North as a migration point for slaves after emancipation. But, Brooklyn, New York had a high proportion of households with slaves.”
- “…the first black mayor of this overwhelmingly white town started learning his new job…But by 10 p.m. Gerald “Wash” Washington was dead…a bullet wound in his chest. His gun was found by the body.”