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There’s a thin line between something being artsy and creative and something being over the top and out of pocket. Pop star Katy Perry veered way past the former and all the way into the latter during a recent performance.

Perry brought out some big, big booty dancing mummies to join her on stage during her set. The images from the performance so some characters had bit butts, big breasts and bright red lips. Many thought she was more mimmickig what she thought black women look like.

Many didn’t take kindly to her portrayl or attempted portrayl of African-American women and most took to twitter to voice their rage.

Noted hip-hop journalist and historian, Davey D was one of the many who asked why something like this is ok

 

Davey wasn’t the only one going in. Check out some more tweets here

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With the controversy caused by Donald Sterling, race has taken center stage in the sports world. Sterling’s racists remarks drew the ire of many in the NBA including legendary great Michael Jordan.

The owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and arguably, the greatest player off all-time admits in a recent interview that there was a time when he held racists views as well.

The revelation comes from a new book, Michael Jordan: The Life, by Ronald Lazenby. In the book, Jordan said the Ku Klux Klan was dominant in North Carolina where he grew up in the mid-1970s, buying uniforms for sports teams and bibles for schools.

In 1977, he remembers a girl at school calling him a n****r.

“So I threw a soda at her,” he says. “I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people.”
He was suspended for the incident. During that time it was his mother who convinced him that he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred.

Source: NY Post

 

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A full 24-hours later and people are still chiming in on the racist comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said to his girlfriend.

Yesterday, TMZ posed audio on an phone call that Sterling had with his girlfriend where he instructed her not to take pictures with minorites or bring them to games.

The outrage continues to pour out about his comments. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant have become the next in the line to let Sterling know how they feel.

James told the Miami Herald:

“If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it…there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league. There is no room for him.”

I’m not angry. Just disappointed more than anything. There is only 30 owners and 400-plus of us…I can only imagine if a player came out and said something of that stature what would happen to us as players. So, I believe in Adam [Silver], I believe in the NBA and they have to do something and do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand. Like I said, there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league, man. There it is.”

Kobe tweeted this

 

 

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One-time Conservative darling Cliven Bundy found himself smack dab in the middle of a liberal firestorm after he made remarks about Blacks being better off still picking cotton. Bundy, who became a fan favorite of the Republicans for his stance against the Federal government stepping foot on his property.

Some of Bundy’s early supporters like Rand Paul have backed away from him as of late.

Bundy recently defended himself against the media firestorm. In his interview with CNN, he went as far to say that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be on his side right now.

Watch his interview below

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Jay-Z can’t catch a break sometimes. The multi-million dollar man has picked up a new tag htis past weekend, racisist.

Hov was spotted sporting a what the media calls a “controversial” piece of jewelry when he went to watch the Brooklyn Nets play earlier this week with his wife, Beyonce.

Jay rocked a massive medallion with the same symbol of the Five Percent Nation group. If you grew up on the East Coast, then the you are familiar with the Five Percent Nations of Gods and Earth. The group has been said to have called White people “wicked and weak” in the past. They are known for preaching that the Black man holds the power of God.

Jay-Z was asked if the piece held any significant meaning to him by a reporter as he left, and he responded, “A little bit.”

Here’s the thing, while media is tripping because they view it as racists, Five Percenters are not happy either for another reason.

A representative for the group confirmed that he is not an active member, which means that he shouldn’t be wearing any paraphernalia associated with them. They then added that this would change if he admitted that he shared their beliefs.

Saladin Allah, a representative of the group told the New York Post, “Jay Z is not an active member – no one has vouched for him. It was always understood that you don’t wear the regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”

In the past, Jay-Z has been seen wearing a similar medallion to the one he sported at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Last summer, while giving radio interviews for his most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, he was photographed adorned with such a piece.

He even referenced Fiver Percent Nation during a track from the aforementioned album, “Heaven”.

Michael Muhammed Knight, who has authored two books on the Fiver Percent Nation, spoke to the New York Post about the group’s beliefs.

“The rationale is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is physically stronger and intellectually stronger and more righteous naturally,” he explained. “Whiteness is weak and wicked and inferior – basically just an errant child who needs to be corrected.”

36-year-old Knight added, “The first lesson I learned from the Fiver Percent was simple: F*** white people. Seriously. White people are devils.”

Founded in 1964 in Harlem by Clarence Smith, Malcolm X used to be a student of the group. Other famous rappers who have previously endorsed them include Lord Jabar of Brand Nubian, members of Wu Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes.

Source: Inquisitr

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Even as a member of the group Brand Nubian, Lord Jamar made his presence felt with his straight to the point views on men, women and anything else that was on his mind. Biting his tongue was never a thought or a concern.

As of late, thanks to VladTV, Jamar has become the poster child for “real hip-hop.” When he speaks about “real hip-hop,” he’s not talking just lyrics and beats. He’s talking about what you wear, what you look like and who you love. 

He’s been called everything from a bigot and homophobe thanks to his negative views on Whites and homosexuals in hip-hop.

Recently, the New Yorker dove into the mind of Lord Jamar to see what makes him take the harsh stances that he’s been taking.

Read his full interview here

Source: New Yorker

Paula Deen

Paula Deen has seen her share of controversy over the last year. Her past racist ways were made public after a civil suit trial last year. He business took a hit because of it. She’s attempting to rebuild her image in the public. Not sure if this is the way to do it.

This week’s People cover story focuses on Deen’s attempt at a comeback. “I’ve learned a lot,” is the quote on the cover. After you read clips of her interview, you’ll wonder if she really learned anything. In the interview she compares herself to University of Missouri defensive lineman who recently announced his homosexuality, Michael Sam.
“I feel like “embattled” or “disgraced” will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said, “I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.” I know exactly what he’s saying.”

Elsewhere in the story, Deen says on the fallout of her scandal, “When I woke up each morning, it was like my world was crashing down again.” Aw. “I think twice about a joke,” she says, the poor thing. Can you even imagine, having to think about your words?

 Got to love Paula Deen!
Source: Gawker 

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R&B legend Johnny Gill was allegedly assaulted by a racist White man in 2011. The event took place at a Los Angeles bar. Gill has recently filed a lawsuit against the man. 

In the lawsuit, Gill say the man came up to him and started calling him racial names. The guy wouldn’t leave it alone and pushed Johnny against one of those heat lamps. The man would also go on to strike Gill a few times in the face.

The security at the hotel refused to intervene. It made Johnny miss a bunch of shows and now he wants a million from the hotel. He either filed the lawsuit or is about to file it.

Source: AHH

 

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Earlier today we posted a piece about Oprah Winfrey facing racism while shopping in Switzerland. According to Oprah, she was shopping in the country she stopped by a boutique Trois Pommes and asked to see a Alligator skinned Tom Ford purse. The attendant was to have told her no and that she the piece was too expensive and that she would be embarrassed.

Oprah left not making a big deal about it.

The shop has said that Oprah’s account of what happened wasn’t true.

“I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never,” the unidentified Italian woman told Switzerland’s SonntagsBlick newspaper Sunday, according to a translation from London’s Daily Mail.

 

“I don’t know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl,” added the shop attendant, who has worked at the posh Trois Pommes shop for five years.

 

“I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV.”

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Winfrey, with a personal fortune estimated by Forbes at $2.8 billion, left without buying the handbag.

Though Winfrey didn’t reveal the name of the establishment, the interview caused a national uproar in Switzerland when a local paper revealed the shop. The European nation’s official tourism office condemning the attendant’s conduct as “”terribly wrong.”

Source: New York Daily

 

 

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Paula Deen has hired D.C. crisis firm Smith & Co. as she faces backlash and loses sponsorship deals amid allegations that she has,used racial slurs.

Ms. Deen’s management team reached out to the firm a few days ago, an executive familiar with the matter said, after she had already canceled her planned Friday appearance on “The Today Show” and issued a pair of poorly-received YouTube videos instead.

Smith & Co. CEO Judy Smith, who served as the inspiration for Kerry Washington’s character on ABC’s “Scandal,” declined to comment.

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In what was likely a first move by the new PR team, Ms. Deen rescheduled her interview with Matt Lauer on “The Today Show” this morning. She broke out in tears as she said she had only used the “N” word while being held at gunpoint.

But Ms. Deen, already scuttled by Smithfield Foods and The Food Network, was also dropped Wednesday by Caesars Entertainment, which has four Paula Deen-branded restaurants in its properties.

Smith & Co. will likely try to focus attention on the business partners that have stuck by Ms. Deen so far, including Novo Nordisk, maker of the diabetes treatment Victoza; Springer Mountain Chicken; Landies Candies; and Tasty Blend Foods.

“Tasty Blend Foods was very pleased with the Paula Deen interview given this morning on the Today Show,” Tasty Blend said in a statement Wednesday. “We appreciate her commitment and how she stepped up and apologized to her viewers, fans and the nation. We personally endorse Paula Deen and what she stands for. We are very saddened that she is being judged by her past, everyone has made a mistake sometime in their lives. We look forward to our continued partnership with her.”

Landies Candies President Larry Szrama also issued a letter of support. “Your interview this morning reaffirms who you really are and what you believe,” he wrote. “We count it a privilege to be your friend and business partner and look forward to sweet success in the future.”

A Random House spokesman said Monday that it is monitoring the situation but remains on course to publish “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up” this fall.

Ms. Deen also has a line of food, cookware and other products sold at national retailers across the country, including Walmart, Kmart and Target. It is not yet clear whether the retail giants will continue to sell the products.

SOURCE: Adage