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.
You need to school some of your users by doing a medical minute on fetal alcohol syndrome. The ones saying that a little alcohol is OK while pregnant are so wrong. My doctor emphasized that NO amount of alcohol is safe while you are pregnant. That is just old advice that doctor's used to give patients a while back before the full affects of fetal alcohol syndrome were realized and now any doctor that advises their patients that a small amount of alcohol is OK can be considered negligent. Please ladies do your research. Any range of problems a child has can be caused by FAS. So, it is better to be safe than sorry. I LOVE your blog Sandra!
Recently Kanye West’s email accounts have been targeted by a group of hackers. The deviant’s first stunt caused mass hysteria through out the world by claiming that West was open to doing bi-sexual pornography. However, apparently, the hackers were dissatisfied with the damage on West’s image, and have attacked him again. Only this time the hackers have pushed the limit in a brutal and distasteful fashion by aiming there attacks towards West’s deceased mother. Images of Dr. Dondra West’s face have been photo-shopped on various models bodies, and sent out in a mass email to members of West’s electronic mailing lists. The hackers clearly intended to satirize West’s “Where Are You Yeezy” blog posts - a popular feature on his blog. The attack also included ridicule of West’s new shoe with high-end fashion designer Louis Vutton. READ MORE...
Barack Obama today told Washingtonians they needed to toughen up and send their kids to school when the roads ice over:
The suburban schools systems and many private schools in the region were closed today and the District public schools opted for a delayed opening because of the sleet and freezing rain that made some roads and many sidewalks treacherous.
“Because of what? Because of some ice?” Obama said to laughter around the table. He said Sasha, his 7-year-old, pointed out that in Chicago, not only is school never canceled for snow, “you’d go outside for recess. You wouldn’t even stay indoors.”
He concluded by saying: “We’re going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town. I’m saying that when it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don’t seem to be able to handle things.”
Oh, and he signed his first bill today requiring equal pay for women. But we know Michelle Obama had her hand in that because she's the one who really wears the pants in the family.
Rapper T.I. showed one fan just why they call him "Tip" at a concert in Las Vegas. The uncensored photos are all over the Internets. I can't post them because this is a family-oriented blog. Google 'em if you're 18 or over.
Okay, here's what really happened. according to witnesses onstage, an aggressive female attempted to pull T.I.'s jeans down. Then she yanked on his white tee prompting him to peel the shirt off, reach into his jeans, wipe his sweaty balls with the tee and throw it into the audience. I'm told the audience went wild.
Apologies for the slow posts today but I had a situation I had to handle expeditiously.
Anyway, today I received an email from an irritated reader who disputed the observations I made in my post on Sanaa Lathan and Taraji P. Henson yesterday.
She claims Sanaa is dating NFL player Adewale "Wale" Ogunleye and they have been together for years.
I saw your article about Sanaa Lathan & Taraji P. Henson. I just wanted to send in a correction about Sanaa because you stated that she hasn't dated anyone since Denzel and that info is EXTREMELY false. She is currently dating Chicago Bears #93 Defensive End---Adewale "Wale" (pronounced Wa-lay) Ogunleye---and has been for the past 3-4years.
This guy Zo makes too much sense! Kool Aid drinkers need to watch this video with their kids. Zo points out how celebrity hypocrites waited for Barack Obama to be elected president before they decided to make a Change. “where you been the last 8 years?,” Zo asks.
Zo also points out that for all the hostility heaped on Bush by liberals, at least Bush kept this country safe for the last 8 years. Let's see if the same holds true with Obama's regime.
As I type this, Obama is drafting a love letter to the Ayatollah Khamenei in Iran which Hot Air calls "a groveling apology to a terrorist." (LINK)
What are we apologizing to terrorists for? For kicking their asses after September 11?
When is Obama going to learn that those people don't care very much for us?
Oh, and for all Obama's posturing on bipartisanship and bringing this country together -- his wasteful stimulus package passed in the House yesterday, but not one single Republican voted for it.
Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson was fierce on the red carpet at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards over the weekend. She wore a dazzling white silk Herve Leroux halter gown. She can't go wrong in white! We can't wait to see what Taraji will wear as she strolls onstage to accept her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty Image
Entrepreneurs and actresses Vanessa and Angela Simmons attended their uncle Russell Simmons' press conference in NY yesterday where he announced his new day job as editor of the revamped Global Grind website. I call the girls actresses because their new "reality" show is totally scripted and pointless. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
Plus size model Toccara doesn't need to lose another pound. She looks great at her current weight. Toccara attended Russell Simmons' press conference last night in NYC. Photo: Wireimage/Getty
Rapper Yung Joc, who is still on the road touring and making that money, stopped off at the Sundance Film Festival last week where he, Cee-Lo and Big Boi performed. Next stop is Europe. I LOVE Big Boi's Louis Vuitton leggings! Photos by ExclusiveAccess.net
Even though he was in Utah, Joc still managed to find some Flavor From Decatur. Photo by ExclusiveAccess.net
As expected, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland will relocate to Europe after dumping Mathew Knowles as her manager. (LINK)
The sexy siren is a huge star across the pond and she has been spending a lot of time there.
But according to Faded Youth, Kelly is having trouble unloading her luxury condo in Miami.
The songbird has been trying to sell her nest since 2007 with no luck. Amid rampant speculation that Kelly would join the ranks of A-List celebrities in foreclosure, her publicist denies such action according to reports and insists Kelly is selling due to a relocation to Europe.
Various sources have confirmed the sale price is approximately $500 000 less than purchase which is to be expected in this market.
Ouch! A $500,000 loss is substantial especially in this economy. But I don't think Kells will allow her home to go into foreclosure and ruin her credit.
Condo sales have fallen off everywhere. Here in Atlanta, only 66 condos have sold this year with thousands of unsold inventory just sitting.
A couple of weeks ago I received an email about Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson and actress Sanaa Lathan.
The reader wrote something about Sanaa batting for the other team after Denzel Washington went back to his wife. Supposedly, Sanaa has not looked at another man since.
Anyway, I didn't believe the email -- even after seeing this picture of Sanaa embracing Taraji.
But after seeing these pictures from last night's Lakers game, now I do believe. I like these two women together. Notice how Taraji is looking at Sanaa in the top pic? That's love right there. They even look like they're having a lover's spat.
Isn't black love beautiful?
Now I could be wrong about them being a couple -- and if so, I humbly apologize in advance. But I don't think I'm wrong.
Residents of a Los Angeles suburb are grieving the deaths of 6 people who died yesterday at the hands of a deranged man who shot them before turning the gun on himself.
Ervin Antonio Lupoe of Wilmington, killed his family and committed suicide after he and his wife lost their jobs at Kaiser Permanente.
Before he died -- and probably after killing his entire family -- Lupoe faxed a rambling letter to a local TV station claiming his wife suggested he murder her and their children before turning the gun on himself so the children wouldn't have to live in poverty as a result of his unemployment.
According to the station, KABC-TV, Mr Lupoe wrote: “Why leave the children to a stranger?” (LINK)
Dead are his wife Ana and their children - 8-year-old Brittney, 5-year-old twin girls Jaszmin and Jassely and two-year-old twin boys Benjamin and Christian.
Unfortunately, that stimulus package that Congress is voting on today doesn't include much in the way of immediate relief for families like the Lupoes who are faced with homelessness. Barack Obama's stimulus package contains millions of dollars for ACORN, the arts and so-called "green" projects that supposedly will create jobs, but no one has explained just how those jobs will be created.
In the meantime, the Lupoe family is dead. The residents in their neighborhood are grieving, city officials are wringing their hands and blaming the economy -- but at least those abortion groups overseas got their money from Obama.
According to the NY Post, 50 Cent's manager Chris Lighty is one of Bernard Madoff's victims. Madoff is the Wall Street financier who literally made off with billions in client investments. (LINK)
Prosecutors accuse Madoff's brokerage firm of running an elaborate Ponzi pyramid scam by paying investors with money he took in from other clients such as Lighty.
Banks do this every day with our money but they are tightly controlled by the federal government.
Lighty's involvement came to light when 50 Cent took to the Internet to defend himself against rumors that he lost money in Madoff's scam.
But Lighty wouldn't reveal just how much he lost. "Nothing to talk about. It's not life-threaten ing," Lighty, 36, told The Post's Kati Cornell. "Not worth the ink you would waste."
Lighty, who founded Violator management, represents such high-profile artists as LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott and Sean Combs.
He was named to Crain's "Forty under 40" list for 2008. According to Crain's website, "Mr. Lighty has built his stable of artists into individual branding empires, each worth more than $200 million, carving deals that include video games and fragrance, beverage and clothing lines."
Madoff is currently under house arrest in his $7 million luxury upper east side NY Penthouse awaiting trial. His victims may never recover the millions they invested with him.
Yesterday I spoke with a club owner in D.C. who was interested in buying ad space on my blog. During the course of the conversation, he told me that rapper T.I. made an appearance at his club recently.
Me being the curious type, I asked if it was true that T.I. was really getting upwards of $100,000 per club appearance.
His answer surprised me: T.I. now commands -- and receives -- $150,000 per appearance! The reason being that he's going to the joint soon and he needs to make sure that his extended family is well taken of while he's on the inside.
T.I.'s club appearance fee breaks down to $75,000 per hour! And we're not even talking about him performing.
But are nightclubs raking in cash like that every night? Because I need to open up a club, but I wouldn't be able to afford T.I.'s rates. The club owner wouldn't say how much his take is per night, but he did acknowledge paying T.I.'s whopping fee.
I don't think Jay Z gets that much scrilla just to show up and chill in a club's VIP for two hours. He might ask but I doubt he would get it.
No doubt, T.I. is the hottest commodity in Hip Hop right now.