Puma released a limited edition shoe to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Olympian Tommy Smith's defiant "Black Power" raised fist at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Smith came back to the states and was ostracized and roundly criticized for his public display of defiance.
The shoes come in black suede with a pattern of tiny "Black Fists" on them.
Would you wear these shoes? And would you be offended if a company Commemorated the KKK with sneakers with little tiny white hoods on them?
I'm just sayin' why would Puma bring this back up and inflame prejudices all over again?
Defiant Olympic Gold medalist Tommy Smith (Mexico City 1968) and his family allowed a photographer to be present as they celebrated the Inauguration of America's 44th President (America's 1st Black President). 40 years later folks still remember "The Black Fist". Source
Remember that chick who who didn't wear white at Rick Ross' white-themed birthday bash on a yacht in Miami last night?
Well Fresh recognized her from the pictures. I figured the chick was trying to be seen.
Hi Sandra! I was checking out your blog this afternoon and noticed that the chicky poo that you pointed out that was not in dress code at Office Rawse's birthday party was a model by the name of Paris Morton. [Myspace]
She and her sisters who were also seen at the same table - -[Myspace]
have appeared in men's magazines and things of that nature showing their two pieces and thighs. I don't have anything bad to say about any of them because I have never encountered them personally just thought you may want to know!
Ludacris recently teamed up with Best Buy to do a new TSA (Teen Service Announcement) for the companies teenage-based social networking site. In the new spot Luda says “We all make mistakes, but you have to learn from your mistakes. Try not to make the same mistakes twice in life. We all have teenage years where we kind of were rebellious and just doing things that we’re finding out about life”
My apologies for the slow posts today. I had to handle something expeditiously. Did y'all hear loyal reader and talk show diva Tyra Banks shout me out today? Here's what she said according to Hot 107.9's Mz Shyneka (I missed it):
2day she was doing a show on cyber celebrities child stars she introduced this 1 little girl and said she 1st seen her on a website call SandraRose this little girl was a fierce little cat walker and it was a very good segment Tyra is gonna have the little girl on a episode of ANTM to teach contestant how to work it. I think the other kids she found on you tube ur site was the only 1 she said specifically.
Much respect to Tyra Banks, and loyal reader, Luda's mom Roberta Shields, who heads The Ludacris Foundation.
Barack Obama's bloated $800 billion stimulus package includes billions of dollars to the Chicago community activist organization ACORN. This is the same organization that Obama claimed he had nothing to do with until the media proved otherwise.
The $4.19 billion slush fund would be “used for neighborhood stabilization activities related to emergency assistance for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes." Right. Let's see how many abandoned homes in Chicago actually get fixed up with this money.
The legislation also removes lobbying restrictions that would include vetting by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local government agencies. That's because ACORN is under investigation by the federal government for various fraudulent activities. So Obama made sure ACORN would not be denied these funds through vetting.
According to non-profit watchdog Mathew Vadum, the middlemen -- meaning the government -- would be eliminated, "making it easier to get Uncle Sam’s largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN’s various voter fraud and extortion rackets."
How exactly will this help to stimulate the economy? Isn't it great the way government works for everyone but us?
Oh lookey, another rap beef. This one is between rappers 50 Cent and Rick Ross whose career may very well be over as Fiddy says in his rap. 50 sounds desperate on this track doesn't he? The beat is tight though. I know Rick is secretly thanking Fiddy for the much needed exposure.
Nobody loves impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Yesterday, his fellow legislators and (co-conspirators) voted unanimously to kick him out of the governor's mansion. Blago will never work in Illinois government again. But does that mean the book is closed on him or will he start talking now that he has no incentive to keep his mouth shut?
Rick Ross threw a Boujhetto white-themed birthday bash for himself in Miami on board the Princess Lady yesterday. All of Liberty City turned out but only a select few made it on board. The reason is the gift bags were some of the most expensive ever. Thanks to ExclusiveAccess.net for the pics!
In addition to bottles of liquor worth hundreds, each bag contained stacks of cash ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. As you can see DJ Khaled got the one with 10 stacks! Lucky him! I'm just wondering who paid for all that?
Rick's daughter is beautiful.
I hear Shawty Lo was on board asking if anyone's seen T.I. I'm just kidding. But I see Lo refuses to let go of that fake ice.
Rick had a fancy Maybach birthday cake.
There's always one in the bunch who ignores the dress code at every white party because they think they're special.
In addition to cash, each money green gift bag contained one of these. They say Rick's gift bags were the most expensive ever. See one of the bags in the rear?
I see DJ Khaled ignored the dress code.
On board the Princess Lady which is dry docked on South Beach.