Sen. Barack Obama doesn't know his black sitcoms. Clearly he wasn't exposed enough to his black roots while growing up white in Hawaii.
Obama was in Raleigh, N.C. stumping for votes, when he made this gaffe:
"If Senator McCain is elected, we’ll have another president who wants to privatize part of your Social Security. Could you imagine if you had your Social Security invested in the stock market these last two weeks, these last two months? You wouldn’t need Social Security. You’d be having a — like, what was it, Sanford and Son. I’m coming Weezie!" (Source)
Weezie was the wife of George on "The Jeffersons". How embarrassing. A brotha would have known that.
While actress Jennifer Hudson remains in seclusion in Chicago, a company that manufactures shotgun racks is being criticized for profiting off the murders of her family members.
The company sent out a news release Tuesday that asked, "Could a Bedside Shotgun Rack Have Saved Jennifer Hudson's Family from Tragic Death?"
The rack, called The Back-Up is designed to fit along the side of the gun owner's bed. The shotgun or rifle is hidden by the bedcovers. A tv commercial for the Back Up points out that "many customers are buying one for each side of the bed." (WATCH VIDEO)
The release goes on to say, "Whether it is someone known or a stranger entering the home, too many people in this country are paying with their lives during these home invasions. The Hudson family is just one of far too many Americans gunned down in their own home."
An official with the company denies using the Hudson tragedy to promote their product. (Source)
[DISCLAIMER: I did not Photoshop this image. I found it on the Beyawnce Stan board. One of her delusional Stans posted this pic over there. So don't put this on me :)]
It seems Beyonce's alter ego promo campaign featuring Sasha Face is a total flop! Next time bey, try a little originality.
I know, I know, originality is soooo 80s.
The Who is Sasha Fierce? campaign has been given the thumbs down by weary Internet citizens, with a lackluster response to a series of teaser promos for upcoming double album titled 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'.
That didn't stop Beyonce's over-eager explanation of her supposedly covert new identity: "I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” she said in a statement.
"Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage.”
Right... let's hope the album is good, Beyonce, and all is forgiven. (Source)
Hours after the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found shot to death inside their home, police issued an Amber Alert for Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, along with two cars.
Police now say William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia Hudson, drove his teal Chrysler to the Hudson home in Englewood on the South Side of Chicago around 7 am Friday. He had argued over the phone with Julia Hudson earlier that morning.
Cops later found the Chrysler parked about a mile from the residence. A grainy security video obtained by police shows someone parking the car outside Robeson High School.
A time stamp on the video shows the car was left there at 12:30 pm Friday. Police were unable to determine the identity of the individual getting out of the car. Balfour's cell phone records place him on Chicago's West Side at that hour.
Police arrested Balfour at his pregnant girlfriend's house on the West Side, about 5 hours after the bodies were found.
A neighbor who lived on the street where Balfour was arrested, saw a man fitting Balfour's description park a white SUV across from his home on Friday a few hours before the bodies were found.
The white SUV matched the truck that was listed on the Amber Alert. Julian King's body was found Monday on the floor behind the driver's side seat of a white SUV parked on the West Side about two miles from Balfour's girlfriend's house.
Autopsy results revealed the boy had been shot twice in the head.
Balfour's girlfriend disputes his alibi and he was caught in at least one other lie. Balfour, who has not been charged in the case, stopped cooperating with police when they asked him to take a lie detector test.
He is currently being held at a state correctional facility on a parole violation.
No more partying with strippers for Kwame for at least 4 months:
In the end, Kwame Kilpatrick went to jail today showing no remorse, shaking his head as a judge brutally recounted his crimes, smiling at family and friends, even clowning with the prosecutors who helped put him behind bars.
The normally effusive ex-mayor also uncharacteristically passed on the opportunity to speak, declining Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner’s invitation to exercise his right to address the court. When Kilpatrick did talk, it was to his family and friends, who crowded into the basement courtroom in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.
“Ya’ll take it easy,” the 38-year-old convicted felon told them with a wave, eliciting cheers of support as deputies led him away to be fingerprinted, photographed and placed in cell 14J-4 at the Wayne County Jail, where he will spend the next 120 days. (Source)