As CNN.comÂ reported,Â âThe Guardianâs Harry J. Enten broke downÂ the vote, showing that more than 80% of Republicans in both houses voted in favor of the bill, compared with more than 60% of Democrats. When you account for geography, according to Entenâs article, 90% of lawmakers from states that were in the union during the Civil War supported the bill compared with less than 10% of lawmakers from states that were in the Confederacy.â
There are Black businessmen who have created and run multi-billion dollar companies and have never had an African ambassador come to meet with them.Â Businessmen are not just going to magically show up in your country and want to invest millions of dollars in your country and you have never found the need to establish a relationship with these successful businessmen.
Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor for Ebony magazine brought so much shame to this prestigious publication that Johnson has to be turning over in his grave.Â Based on her behavior, it is quite obvious that Lemieux has absolutely no understanding or appreciation for the sacrifice that Johnson made to build his media empire, Johnson Publishing Company. The ironic thing is that she is from Chicago, which is where Johnson Publishing Company is headquartered; and she attended Howard University, which has a building and a program named after Johnson (The John H. Johnson School of Communications).
What Ryan said was stupid, but not racist. In the 80s, Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as âHymietown.â Like Ryan, it was stupid but doesnât make Jackson anti-Semitic. Professional athletes using the word fa**ot in the locker room doesnât necessarily make them homophobic, but it may be stupid to use in todayâs PC climate.
As a part of this initiative, he signed a presidential memorandum establishing the My Brotherâs Keeper Task Force, chaired by Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson. Â The task force will help determine what public and private efforts are working and how to expand upon them, how the federal governmentâs own policies and programs can better support these efforts, and how to better involve state and local officials, the private sector, and the philanthropic community in these efforts.
Blacks have always been conservative or, more accurately, traditionalists. ThisÂ DNAÂ was embedded in us from the depths of our African ancestry. The basis of this African culture was strict adherence to tradition. These traditions recognized the man as the head of the household, that was his birthright; but in exchange for that birthright, he was responsible for the upkeep of that family â the wife, children and, when needed, the extended family.
Sadly, sexuality is no longer determined at birth and is no longer absolute.Â You now can legally (in California) âself-identifyâÂ your sex.Â You can be born a male and simply wake up and say you âself-identifyâ as a girl and legally you can play on your high schoolâs girls softball team; you must be allowed to use the girls bathroom; and you must be allowed to wear a dress to class.
The problem is that Free Press, while deploring the state of Black ownership, does not factor in situations where Black owners voluntarily or involuntarily sell their properties. Therefore, reduced Black representation in the industry is not solely attributable to slamming the door in the face of Black investors.
Seinfeld was onÂ CBS This MorningÂ being interviewed about his Internet-based show, âComedians in Cars Getting Coffee.âÂ Seinfeld has been criticized in the past, as he is now, for having no minorities on his hit TV show âSeinfeld.âÂ When asked about this by the reporter from CBS, Seinfeld said, âPeople think itâs the census or something?Â This has gotta represent the actual pie chart of America?Â Who cares?Â Funny is the world that I live in.Â Youâre funny, Iâm interested.Â Youâre not funny, Iâm not interested.Â I have no interest in gender or race or anything like thatâŚItâs more about PC nonsense than are you making us laugh or not?â
MSNBCâs President Phil Griffin was forced to apologize last week for an incendiary and grossly unfair tweet about conservatives. This all got started with a simple TV commercial for Cheerios breakfast cereal.Â The only thing that was noteworthy about the commercial, which ran during the Super Bowl on Sunday, was that it featured an interracial married couple (one man and one woman), with a beautiful bi-racial 6-year-old daughter.