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) â€śself-identifyâ€ťÂ your sex.Â You can be born a male and simply wake up and say you â€śself-identifyâ€ť as a girl and legally you can play on your high schoolâ€™s 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, â€śComedians in Cars Getting Coffee.â€ťÂ Seinfeld has been criticized in the past, as he is now, for having no minorities on his hit TV show â€śSeinfeld.â€ťÂ When asked about this by the reporter from CBS, Seinfeld said, â€śPeople think itâ€™s 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 Youâ€™re funny, Iâ€™m interested.Â Youâ€™re not funny, Iâ€™m not interested.Â I have no interest in gender or race or anything like thatâ€¦Itâ€™s more about PC nonsense than are you making us laugh or not?â€ť
MSNBCâ€™s 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.
President Obama has done more to destroy the social and moral fabric of America than anyone in the history of our country.Â He wants to grant amnesty to those in the country illegally, arbitrarily give legal protection to homosexuals when there is absolutely no accommodation for this in the U.S. Constitution, and legalize drugs.
BET asked Good to present the award for best gospel artist during the show, so I assume she wanted to get attention for her outfit, which is pretty common in Hollywood and attention she did get. Meagan has always professed her Christianity in public and had recently married Devon Franklin, a Sony Pictures executive and Seventh Day Adventist pastor.
Last week marked the 50th anniversary of President Johnsonâ€™s â€śWar on Poverty,â€ťÂ legislation that Johnson outlined during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964.Â This was Johnsonâ€™s response to the poverty rate at the time hovering around 20 percent.Â Talk of poverty normally conjures up images of Black faces, but the reality is that in raw numbers, there are more Whites in poverty than Blacks.Â But, as a percentage of the population, the poverty rate of Blacks exceed that of Whites.
I think the biggest thing to watch is on the political front.Â This year we will have congressional elections for the House and Senate.Â Republicans will keep the House.Â Even if Republicans have a total meltdown, they will still keep the House. But their margins may shrink (currently the Republicans hold a 17-vote margin over the Democrats).Â The way congressional districts have been gerrymandered , that virtually guarantees minimum change in the composition of the House.
I will begin with the three biggest losers and work down from there.Â By far, the biggest loser of the year and of the Obama presidency was and is the Black community.Â How can a group give a president 96 percent and 94 percent of their vote to him and have little, if anything to show for it. If the White unemployment rate was the same as the Black unemployment rate, it would be declared a national crisis. No sitting president, regardless of party, would have won reelection with that dynamic at play.