the dangerousNEGRO — Commentary

Open Letter to Tyler Perry

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Dear Mr. Perry, I recently saw the news headline about you being the highest paid person in Hollywood this year.  This news does not surprise me one bit.  I've long known the power of catering to the Black consumer well.  We spend almost $1 trillion a year.  I don't understand why companies aren't doing a better job of targeting us, but I'm glad they aren't because that creates opportunities for Black-owned companies (like yours) to step up and serve Black consumers better than non-Black-owned companies. You have found a formula that people seem to enjoy.  I'm sure you're well aware...

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Top Ten Things Barack Obama Must Do To Regain The Progressive Black Vote

Posted by dwalkerspeaking on

by Demetrius D. Walker Get out of Libya.  C’mon son… Going to Libya was a George Bush move.  We’re supposedly over there to protect their citizens from the big, bad, boogeyman that is Qaddafi (Gadhafi, Khaddafi, etc. depending on the media’s mood today).  Before Barack and the Frenchies started dropping million dollar bombs, Libyans enjoyed a pretty damn high standard of living. I mean free education, housing, healthcare, access to clean drinking water, a 78% literacy rate, and life expectancy of 70.2 years doesn’t sound too bad.  On the real, it sounds a lot better than Harlem, Compton, and Houston’s...

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How We Should Celebrate The 4th

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Hey you with that BBQ in your hands...what are you doing?  Have you lost your natural mind...yes, yes you have.  I'm about to say some un-American sh*t so get ready.  When I'm done you can tell me to go back to Africa if I don't like it here, and I will reply, "First, I'm planning on it.  Second, unless you're Native American, go the **** back to where you came from too." Most non-white people don't celebrate white holidays the same as white people (and the 4th of July is definitely a white holiday since everyone else living in America...

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Where Art Thou Hip Hop?

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In the religious folklore that is Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc is the Father, the author of Genesis.  Every time you nod your head, admire the rhythmic marriage of two disparate beats, kick a drunken freestyle, or watch your favorite athlete hit The Dougie after scoring, you have Clive Campbell to thank.  If Hip Hop made any sense, every culture junkie would adorn their home with a shiny, brass relief of the revolutionary DJ. Yet, despite Herc's legacy, Hip Hop has tragically failed its founding father. This week news spread of Kool Herc's unfortunate health condition.  As he painfully battles...

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Assuming Problems are Problems

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M.D. Turner In this political and economic environment the mainstream media loves to talk about all these problems we're having.  The hot buttons being unemployment, health care, failing school system, taxes, energy independence, etc. The major assumption is that people in political and social leadership are just as incompetent and clueless as the rest of the masses about the solutions to these problems.  Very few people (of any race or culture) seem to mention the possibility that our so-called leaders know exactly what's going on and don't really see these things as problems. I know for a fact that economic...

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