During this past election season, we heard about
"The War Against Women".
Some people have even questioned if there's a
"War Against Christmas".
And just recently, I read where the clowns at Fox News tried to convince their gulliable viewers that there's a
"War Against Easter."
But have you heard about,
"The War Against Black Media"?
In the last couple of months:
*Soledad O'Brien's morning show was cancelled by CNN.
* Roland Martin will no longer appear on CNN because the network refused to renew his contract.
* Michael Baisden's nationally syndicated radio show was abruptly cancelled, and he was locked out of his studios, after executives refused to re-negotiate his contract.
*Attorney Warren Ballentine's nationally syndicated radio show was cancelled after he was falsely indicted on mortgage fraud charges.
*Bev Smith's show was also cancelled because of poor ratings-despite the fact that she had the highest ratings of her twenty plus year career in radio.
*T.J. Holmes' nightly show- "Don't Sleep with T.J. Holmes" was cancelled by BET (which is owned by Viacom) after only one month on the air.
There are literally dozens of others I can tell you about, but I think you get the picture.
Joe Madison-whose show airs on the Urban View channel on sirius XM- recently quoted statistics that showed blacks and latinos are more involved in the political process today, than at any other time in this country's history.
And some of these shows and personalities are the main reason why.
I've never been a conspiracy theorist, but either the cancellation of these shows is one hell of a coincidence, or there's a serious war taking place against the black media.
I think it's the latter!
Back in the day, I used to be crazy about light-skinned women!
In fact, there was a time when the only type of woman I would date were light-skinned women.
Like so many guys, I used to think that light-skinned women were prettier than "those little dark-skinned girls".
I'm still not sure why I used to think that.
Maybe it was because whenever I turned on the televsion, all the prominent roles featuring black women were played by light-skinned women.
Or when I watched music videos, all of the beautiful models were light-skinned.
I'm not sure!
But as I got older, I began to realize that a woman's skin complexion didn't make her beautiful-her personality is what made her beautiful.
Once I realized that, I began to gain a greater appreciation for dark-skinned women.
Not only only did I gain a greater appreciation for them, but I developed a full-fledged love affair with them.
So much so, that lately, I've only dated dark-skinned women.
One of the things that I find so attractive about dark-skinned women is the fact that after hearing crazy things like;
"You sure are pretty, to be a dark-skinned girl", some of them are still confident and secure enough to believe that they're the most beautiful woman walking the face of the earth.
Nobody personalified that type of attitude more than India Arie.
In a society that promotes white women as the standard of beauty, and in a community and industry that promotes light-skinned, black women as their counterpart-India has always fought the establishment by releasing songs like;
"I Am Not My Hair" and "Video".
She's never been ashamed of her beautiful dark-skin "Brown Skin".
That's why last week when I saw photos of her upcoming CD cover, I had to do a double-take and ask myself;
"Who is this light-skinned chick?"
"Who is this chick with the tight dress on?"
Surely this is not India Arie!
Surely she's not conforming to the system.
Surely she hasn't fallen victim to the same establishment she fought so hard against.
I haven't read the follow-up to this story, but I'm hoping it's all a big misunderstanding!
I'm hoping that she won't do like so many others before her, and abandon her beautiful "Brown Skin".
Earlier today I was surfing the web and came across the above photo.
It's a picture of Magic Johnson's son walking down the street hand and hand with his boyfriend.
When contacted about the photo (and video from TMZ), Magic Johnson and his wife released a statement saying they fully support their son's gay lifestyle and wish him and his boyfriend nothing but the best. REALLY?!?!
What in the world is going on in this country?
What in the world is going on in "our" community?
Have we become so sissified (pun intended) that we aren't willing to stand up against this mess?
Between booster club meetings, football, basketball and baseball games-I spend a lot of time around a lot of high school students.
And one thing that has shocked me beyond belief over the last few years, is the growing number of feminine boys and masculine girls-IN HIGH SCHOOL.
But what has shocked me even more, is the fact that some parents see nothing wrong with it-just like Magic Johnson doesn't see anything wrong with it.
When did we start accepting homosexuality as normal behavior?
Let me be more specific and relevant to the topic.
When did we start accepting homosexuality as normal behavior in our children?
When did we start tossing our moral and spiritual beliefs to the wind?
When was it?
Was it when President Obama came out in support of gay marriage?
Was it when Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other so called "black leaders" jumped on the bandwagon?
Was it when the gay community started guilt-tripping black people by comparing their struggle for "equality" to our struggle for civil rights?
When was it?
I really want to know!
Look, I think it's great that Magic Johnson released a statement showing support for his son.
Good for Magic! (sarcasm)
But if my son was walking down the street holding hands with another man, and dressing and acting like something other than what God created him to be-and someone asked me if I supported his gay lifestyle; my answer wouldn't be "no".
My answer would be, HELL NO!
"It's been a long time, I shouldn't left you, without a strong blog to vibe to, think of how many weak blogs you've flipped through, times up, sorry I kept you!"
Wait a minute.
Why the side-eye?
You didn't like my rap?
I should stick to blogging?
(oh you got jokes)
I can take a hint!
But back in tha day, I could rock a mic with the best of them.
Ok, I'm lying! I couldn't rap at ALL! (lol)
But when I was sixteen years old, I wanted to be Rakim..........AND Jon Bon Jovi......... ANYWAY..............
It's been a minute since I've sat in the chair and conducted any meetings here in The Board Room.
But I'm back and I'm ready todiscuss some of the political, social, and religious issues that's taking place in our community.
Are you still with me?
Let's Get It!
I'm the father of two of God's greatest creations. They are TRULY my inspiration and I love them more than words could ever say.I'm a humble man who has made more than his share of mistakes in life.Given the opportunity,I wouldn't change a thing. It's those mistakes that have brought me to this crossroad.So instead of going left or right,I've decided to keep straight and chart my own course.I often sit and reflect on the years I wasted wandering in the wilderness but then I soon realized that I HAD to live in darkness to fully appreciate this bright light called my future.I am currently working on my first book which should be finished very soon.I truly believe that God has a plan for my life and it is my joy to carry out that plan to the fullest. I invite you to tag along for what promises to be a wonderful ride.