Collins is a 34 year old NBA center. Think about the imagery that immediately creates in your head- He is athletic, tall, and on the down side of his career. Most people, even NBA fans probably did not know Collins until this week. So we also know that he was not a star.
Armstrong Williams, the conservativeÂ commentatorÂ and entrepreneur, is buying two television stations newly acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the parties announced Thursday. The transaction would instantly multiply the tiny number of commercial television stations owned by African Americans.
The Obamas think theyâre celebrities instead of public servants. They appear on late night talk shows, shaking their booty andÂ crooning slow jamsÂ with Jimmy Fallon, luxuriating in fundraisers with Hollywoodâs elite, golfing with Tiger and of course presenting Oscars. By the looks of it, President Obama and the First Lady seem to enjoy mingling with celebrities more than doing the jobs theyâre supposed to.
I get tired of writing about stupid, racist comments made by people of so-called fame or political importance. One would think in this day and age, individuals would know better. But my sensibilities are particularly offended when the mainstream media doesnât apply the same standard of fingering wagging to blacks when they utter racial obscenities, as members of the press do when whites do.