Two suspects are being held in the shooting deaths of 3 men in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jake England, 19 (left), and Alvin Watts, 32, were arrested and charged in the homicides. Two other men were injured in the shooting spree which occurred in the span of one hour early Friday. The 2 injured victims are unidentified and remain hospitalized under heavy security. All of the victims were black. The shooters are white.

One of the gunmen, 19-year-old Jake England, reportedly took to his facebook page to express rage that his father was killed by a black man two years ago. But police say there was no connection between the 5 victims and the death of England's father.

Police Chief Chuck Jordan told CBS News Sunday that the victims "appeared to be totally random."

The shootings in Tulsa comes amidst reports of increasing race-related incidents around the country.

The media's self-serving, race-baiting coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder case in Sanford, Florida, might be the trigger for the increase in racial violence and hate crime incidents.

In complete disregard of journalistic standards, FOX News and CNN have become cheerleaders for George Zimmerman, the man who gunned down Trayvon in cold blood inside a gated community on Feb. 26.

FOX News and CNN have repeatedly distorted and twisted the facts and evidence in the case to favor Zimmerman, who claims to have acted in self defense when he shot Trayvon as he walked home from a convenience store with a bag of Skittles in his pocket.

In one incident related to the Trayvon murder, racist graffiti was spray painted on a black cultural center at Ohio State University, and a racist message displayed on an electronic highway road sign called Trayvon a ni**er.

The NY Post reports that Neo-Nazis are "goose-stepping around the Florida town" where Trayvon Martin was killed.

The "white civil rights organization” claim to be preparing for a race war.

A grand jury will convene tomorrow (April 10) to decide if there is enough evidence to charge Zimmerman.

  • Vanguard Reese

    SMH, the more we move further, the further back we go.

  • daprinceofradio

    This is gonna get bad!

  • I Go There

    And The shait just gets worse

  • LaceJagger

    Like I have said before.. Trayvon's murder is horrible... But the media has used his murder to spark a "race war"

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    this is so sad...

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Racists are going to be racist without the help of the media. This young dummy was obviously stewing over the death of his dad whose killer was arrested, I assume and has destroyed his own life and ended 3 others because he is crazy. Not because of the military.

    I didn't know CNN went over to the dark side. We wasn't paying the news no mind while on vacay. What did I miss? By the by, Sanford is very pretty. It looked like a place I wouldn't mind living if it weren't for the vigilante justice that could result in my husband gettin dead just from walking down the street.

  • The Makeup Maven

    <--- LIVES NOT TOO FAR FROM THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY and I have not heard ONE THING about this graffiti being left at the black cultural center. :blink:
    As for the electronic highway sign, someone's job should be gone....I have a hard time believing someone who doesn't work for the state didn't rig that! :no:

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    Not surprised. It's gonna get worse too. Hope all those calling for riots are prepared for more sht like this happening in their backyards. :coffee:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    :no: ITS JUST GETTING WORSE..

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    I meant to say not because of the media instead of the military.

  • The Makeup Maven

    Also, the media ain't got shyt, IMO, to do with the shootings in Tulsa. This fcker basically did some real-life dumb shyt because he's upset his father got killed by a black man 2 years ago. His facebook read "Today it's been 2 years since my father was killed by a nigg(er). Then he posted some shyt like "If it goes down, there'll be another funeral!" Not those exact words but you get it! :no:

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    Ignorant, uneducated, trashy, low lifed, self loathing people are responsible for the racist shootings in Tulsa. Not the media. The media reports what they see and just like Sandra adds their opinions, be it good or bad.

  • ItsIce

    As someone who's mixed with black ans white, this makes me very uncomfortable. :no:

  • BlackBeauti

    Conservatives are not dumb. They are intentionally trying to start a race riot. The only way Presudent Obama can loose in Nov is the put white and black against each other. The racial tension has not been this strong since Obama was running last election cycle.

  • Bootcampgirl

    :waves:
    Happy Monday!!!
    Did ya'll hear about the NBC producer who got fired for editing the 911 tape??

  • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

    AAAAAANNNNNNDDDD HERE WE GOOO!!!!

    :no: thisstupidshiithere....

  • NaijaGal

    The more things change the more they stay the same...

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    @BOOT

    No. But good. :claps:

  • WUT-IZ-SWAGU

    Bootcampgirl says:

    Happy Monday!!!
    Did ya’ll hear about the NBC producer who got fired for editing the 911 tape??
    ------------
    :yes:

  • The Makeup Maven

    Boot, Blackbeauti, Hersh & ItsIce :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    @Bootcamp

    :waves: Hey girl, no I did NOT hear about that....details???

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ Boot - NOOO, I didn't hear that. How did they edit the 911 tape? :thinking:

    to say what??? :thinking:

  • Bootcampgirl

    NBC producer fired for editing Trayvon Martin recording
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    Media, Trayvon MartinNEW YORK (AP) - NBC News has fired a producer for editing a recording of George Zimmerman's call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.

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    The person was not authorized to talk about the situation publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    The identity of the producer was not disclosed. An NBC spokeswoman declined to comment.

    The producer's dismissal followed an internal investigation that led to NBC apologizing for having aired the misleading audio. NBC's "Today" show first aired the edited version of Zimmerman's call on March 27.

    The recording viewers heard was trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black."

    But the portion of the tape that was deleted had the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman if the person who had raised his suspicion was "black, white or Hispanic," to which Zimmerman responded, "He looks black."

    Later that night of Feb. 26, the 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

    Though Martin was unarmed, Zimmerman told police he fired in self-defense after Martin attacked him. Questions subsequently have arisen over whether Zimmerman was racially profiling the teen, a theory the edited version of the tape seemed to support.

    On Tuesday, NBC said its investigation turned up "an error made in the production process that we deeply regret." It promised that "necessary steps" would be taken "to prevent this from happening in the future" and apologized to viewers.

  • Bootcampgirl

    :buttshake:
    ladies

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Bootcampgirl says:

    Happy Monday!!!
    Did ya’ll hear about the NBC producer who got fired for editing the 911 tape??
    **************************

    Yeah. Too bad for him since the whole tape was already out there to be heard. I heard his version too and knew it was shortened because I had aldready heard the whole thing. I didn't know it was an attempt at deception. I just thought they were playing snippets.

  • ItsIce

    Maven! :hug:

  • bnatural

    So, we're going to pretend that this stuff hasn't been happening prior to Trayvon's killing?

    It's finally getting attention but this type of stuff happens everyday, just about everywhere.

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    These yt folk BEEN wanting to pop some chit off! BEEN wanting too. I see we all need to be ready cause um yeah. The time is near.
    :coffee:

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    Nice pic Naija girl.
    :coffee:

  • NaijaGal

    @Man gracias

  • scorpio

    The Media, Yes they have polarized the country, especially the political coverage. Fox news, Rush Limbaugh. Then there is a growing uneasiness with White America, in their observations with the "browning" of America. Latino population increasing, and African Americans always get the worst end of the stick.

  • NaijaGal

    :warning: Cheeks what's up with this news, is this in your area???

  • 69

    This sht ratt here. :nono:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    ok i just lost my fuggin composure seeing that highway sign calling Trayvon out his name. i mean seriously, i did :(

    i cant with this country right now

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    no. the killer snapped, this father was apparently killed by a black guy and he did this killing spree almost 2 yrs to the day on his dad death, killer got sent over edge when his fiancee killed herself in front of him

    dude just snapped shame those innocent people had to die

  • lovezoe

    If that's Dearborn, MI,hubby has told me how they HATE us.

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    @SCORPIO
    "Then there is a growing uneasiness with White America, in their observations with the “browning” of America. Latino population increasing, and African Americans always get the worst end of the stick."
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Yup. I think a lot of these media stations cater to the fears of the ignorant yt folk! letting them know pretty soon half the country will be mixed or non-white and they are slowly losing more and more power.

    I think some of them lay awake a night thinking bout that chit. SMH.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    the killer snapped, this father was apparently killed by a black guy and he did this killing spree almost 2 yrs to the day on his dad death, killer got sent over edge when his fiancee killed herself in front of him

    dude just snapped shame those innocent people had to die

    ^^ HUH?? :no: WOW!

  • LadeeA

    I can't this morning... Race issues REALLY bother me.

    Good morning Maven! Lookin all perty and stuff.

    Mornin Naija, Fayla, Man, bnatural, Yso and SCORPIO... :waves: and that's my sign too.

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ Sponge - I see what you are saying...and I sympathize over the fact his father was murdered...be it by a black or white person, but heyul...that muthafcka ain't snap. He posted something on his facebook about if some shyt went down, there will be another funeral. ALSO, he and his "homebody" for lack of a better term, went driving around shooting blacks in different areas of town. Did his partner "snap" too? No one had the where-with-all to say "look, i know your daddy got killed by that "effin' nigra, but this ain't gon bring him back and dayum it, I ain't tryna go to jail for your dumb shyt??" NOT ONE PERSON??? This fool ain't snap. He called himself avenging his fathers murder....2 years later! :no:

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    @SPONGE BOB
    "the killer snapped, this father was apparently killed by a black guy and he did this killing spree almost 2 yrs to the day on his dad death, killer got sent over edge when his fiancee killed herself in front of him

    dude just snapped shame those innocent people had to die"
    _____________________________________________________________________________

    All of this is pure bullchit. Just the media's way of trying to diminish and rationalize the acts of a murderer.

    Like the fact that his dad was killed was relevant? The question SHOULD be is he guilty? I think he even confessed and said he did it.

    THE END. He's a fluckin a murderer. :shrugs: (and an ignant racist one at that)

  • LadeeA

    And all my SR fam on this EXTREMELY windy mornin in NY.. :hug:

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ LadeeA - Why thank you mama! I appreciate that. And herro to you :hug:

  • NaijaGal

    LadeeA :waves:

  • goat76

    I don't think the media is the blame for the Tulsa shootings. Dude just wanted to kill some blacks on the anniversary of the death of his father. Who was killed by a black man.

  • The Makeup Maven

    Muthafckin' bytch! :cuss:

  • Bootcampgirl

    :bye:
    @LadeeA-it's windy as hell in DE also...

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    And thar chit starts :rolleyes: I wish a yt person would step at me with that bullshat :shotsfired: :shank:

  • I Run New York

    :offtopic: Lamar Odom is done with Dallas effective immediately.

  • NaijaGal

    From what I've read the guy that 'killed' his father did so in SELF-DEFENSE cause dude's father pulled out a knife on him...what they did was methodical and planned

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    @MAKE UP

    EXCATLY!

    They already trying to put out stories so these other yt folk can sympathize with that fluckin honky!

    And I bet you any amount of money, that "allegedly" killed his Daddy

    1. Had a reason to do it
    2. was punished to the fullest extent of the law
    3. NO body put his "hardships and life struggles" in the paper as a reason for why he did it.

    This honky need to sit his azz down. Hopefully his azzhole meets up with Tyrone and nem's dycks in prison. Wit his ol bytch azz.

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    Lamar Odom is done with Dallas effective immediately.
    __________________________________________________________________________

    :ha: :haha:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    <---is finna be SO strapped tho :coffee:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    :rofl: well lam lam....

  • JustB

    @ Sponge – I see what you are saying…and I sympathize over the fact his father was murdered…be it by a black or white person, but heyul…that muthafcka ain’t snap. He posted something on his facebook about if some shyt went down, there will be another funeral. ALSO, he and his “homebody” for lack of a better term, went driving around shooting blacks in different areas of town. Did his partner “snap” too? No one had the where-with-all to say “look, i know your daddy got killed by that “effin’ nigra, but this ain’t gon bring him back and dayum it, I ain’t tryna go to jail for your dumb shyt??” NOT ONE PERSON??? This fool ain’t snap. He called himself avenging his fathers murder….2 years later!
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Exactly!! It doesn't matter who killed his father. Very unfortunate but his actions are not justified. If he was that bad off and wanted to "snap" he should have killed himself!

    Good morning everyone!

  • LadeeA

    @bootcamp... it's been like this for 2 weeks straight in NY. Crazy...

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    @LAKER CHIC
    You know that ol ogre Khloe ain't want that fool playin in Dalls. He goin prolly try and go back to the Lakers now.

  • KDub

    The media’s self-serving, race-baiting coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder case in Sanford, Florida, might be the trigger for the increase in racial violence and hate crime incidents.

    ----------------------------------------------
    So the Reginald Denny gets his arse kicked thing was not race baiting?

    Did it trigger long term black on white crime increases?

    What about Hurricane Katrina? Did it increase long term racial violence?

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ MAN

    ESSSACTLY! This muthafckers dream his whole life was to prolly kill a nigra and he got his fckin' wish! He just needed the right opportunity...set up his defense. I'm sure his "PAW" had the same dream, hence pullin' out that damn knife and ended up getting the short end of the stick....LITERALLY! Again, this cracka ain't snap. That would mean his accomplice" snapped too and ain't shyt happened to his "PAW!"

    FOH! :mad:

  • Bootcampgirl

    @LadeeA-between the weather and the gas prices, this chit is out of control..

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    Man he can TRY... But theyain't taking his azz back... Fuk lam lam n the mavs :nana:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    I see it's time to go to the shooting range and get my piece so I can be ready for the :shotsfired1: that's soon to go down.... :coffee:

  • Vanguard Reese

    ::BREAKING NEWS::

    Florida has decided NOT to use a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case.

  • lovezoe

    Lam Lam and DCoward are a bunch of clowns.

  • KDub

    Lamar Odom is done with Dallas effective immediately.

    ------------------------------------------
    let me re-write this...

    Dallas is done with Slow-mar effective immjeitaley

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    Vanguard Reese says:

    ::BREAKING NEWS::

    Florida has decided NOT to use a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case.

    ____________

    wowsers...and the media was so SURE this morning that they would use one for political reasons... :(

  • Bootcampgirl

    Oh chit, it's about to hit the fan...

  • KDub

    Florida has decided NOT to use a grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case.

    -----------------------------------
    Not surprised

  • LadeeA

    The sad thing is Blacks don't walk around thinking of which white person they want to kill. It seems like we are the most hated among many other races.. Everybody wants a piece of us.

    Unfortunately, our race kills their own.

    This is madness, things are about to get worse.

  • eMDe

    Awww hell NOOO at the electronic highway sign!! I would definitely plow my car into that mf on purpose!! ... Well okay maybe not MY car, maybe a "borrowed" car

  • Vanguard Reese

    @Feline, this is going to be one of hell of a summer. Cases like the above post and the Martin case have me on my toes.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    This has been going on for so long it's just that the media has a reason they believe to make this a race war. I can't blame them cause people are gonna do what they wanna do no matter what. A young man was killed,someone's son,nephew,grandson,friend and cousin was killed by the hands of someone that WANTED to kill. This man in Tulsa called himself avenging his father's murder. He was/is a racist and is angry, there is no news story that could prompt him to kill those people. People have killing in them, it doesn't just kick in on w whim. If you want to do a medical minute on something do a medical minute on the chemical imbalance that causes one to kill.

  • SAUCEY82

    After I take care of my business tomorrow I will be glued to the T.V. to make sure I ca make it out of my house on Weds. :thinking:

  • lovezoe

    Not surprised at all. Now inthe prosecutor's hands.

  • NaijaGal

    @LadeeA :cosign: #69...never quite u/s the specific hate for blacks...I assume they fear how resilient and strong we can be but damn

  • KyCakes

    Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

    <—is finna be SO strapped tho
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Yes Ma'am....

    *Gets like Fayla and pulls my slide back*

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    No Grand Jury huh?
    The next step is to announce in a month or two that due to the bungled investigation at the scene, they don't have enough evidence to charge him with anything.

    Straight outta the Cracker Manual Of Flucking Over Blacks. :yes:

  • KDub

    People have killing in them, it doesn’t just kick in on a whim
    ------------------------------------------------
    THIS is right.

  • Vanguard Reese

    We as a people need to get it together and come together. We are our own worst enemy and we need to see our own greatness and potential.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    LadeeA :waves: hey!!

    so WTH does it mean that they aren't using a Grand Jury? it's going before a Judge then?? :waiting:

    FeFe u & me are >HERE< :shotsfired:

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    **PREDICTIONS**

    Zimmerman - No charges, no time
    Jake England, 19- 5 years, manslaughter, mitigating circumstances, no hate crime

    Alvin Watts, 32- 7 years, manslaughter, mitigating circumstances, no hate crime

    4 murdered blacks, 3 seriously injured blacks, 12 years served.

    Mark my words.

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    BREAKING NEWS Special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin shooting has decided against sending the case to a grand jury, her office says.

  • NaijaGal

    @FAYLA no it means it's up to the DA to determine if they're going to bring charges against Zimmerman

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    MAN MAN FUK THTA PUTO!! HE CANT BE FREE!! :cuss:

  • Ms.Fashion

    goat76 says:

    I don’t think the media is the blame for the Tulsa shootings. Dude just wanted to kill some blacks on the anniversary of the death of his father. Who was killed by a black man.

    ________

    :cosign: Don't use this current situation as a jusitfiable reason :no:

    This about to get real ugly because people are going to be coming from everywhere with the injustice they have experienced. NO MORE :lipssealed:

  • Vanguard Reese

    @Fayla, it means that it will go to trial solely at the prosecutor's digression.

  • The Makeup Maven

    No grand jury??? REALLY THO, is ANYONE surprised??? :blink:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    Thanks for that reminder Saucey! i WILL be going shopping TONOIGHT to make sure we GOOD if it starts popping off :hug:

  • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

    @NAIJA
    "no it means it’s up to the DA to determine if they’re going to bring charges against Zimmerman"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Now it's all set up in a perfect way. The DA can blame the police for not properly investigating and the police can blame the DA for not prosecuting.

    Everyone has a "reasonable" scapegoat and of course Zimmerman gets off scott free. Just the way they always wanted it to go. :yes:

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    George Zimmerman, better find out where Casey Anthony is and see if she has room for a the male version of herself. Something about Florida is very unsettling to me. The women and the men kill kids and get away with it.

  • The Makeup Maven

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    **PREDICTIONS**

    Zimmerman – No charges, no time
    Jake England, 19- 5 years, manslaughter, mitigating circumstances, no hate crime

    Alvin Watts, 32- 7 years, manslaughter, mitigating circumstances, no hate crime

    4 murdered blacks, 3 seriously injured blacks, 12 years served.

    Mark my words.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    :coffee:

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    Vanguard Reese says:

    We as a people need to get it together and come together. We are our own worst enemy and we need to see our own greatness and potential.
    ____________________
    I was talking to my children about that. When any other race sees us what do they see. They don't see the Maya Angelous, Richard wrights, Oprah Winfrey's,Charles Drew and etc....they see Lil Wayne,Nicki Minaj,and other blacks that look foolish in their eyes. We have to change peoples perception of us. We have to let them know who represents us. We are a race that is not taken seriously because of what they see in the media and that tends to be the negatitivity and thus it follows us forever. The positivity only comes out with a tragedy. If we stand behind each other before things like this happens than maybe we can get some respect.

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    it's finna go down yall :(

    GOD HELP US ALL!!!

  • GiGi

    Fla. special prosecutor to skip grand jury in Trayvon case :no:

  • Ms.Fashion

    I Run New York says:

    Lamar Odom is done with Dallas effective immediately.

    ____________

    That mofo was done before he left for Dallas..... :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    Sandra,

    Just sent you an email about Lamar Odom quitting the Mavs like a straight punk.

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    @ Man, those are some strong predictions :blink:

    sorta think the outcomes will be very close to what you predict

  • LadeeA

    Well what if we all decided to retaliate for the 400+ years of slavery!! Give me a break. As if that wasn't enough for us to deal with as a race. And the crap that we still go through. If we retaliated, that would be a national emergency, they would shut down the NATION. Like Vanguard said, we really don't know our own power.

    I'm in Corporate America and the racism here is outta control.. It's the camouflaged kind. Ion like that sneaky mess.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    @Man-I think that you may be on to something with those predictions.

  • NaijaGal

    @Man, yeah cause we know if the DA was going to prosecute the ish would've happened a month ago...unfortunately all the parents can do is sue the city...it's not a coincidence that this broad waited less than 24 hours before the convening to change her mind

  • Vanguard Reese

    @gypsy, :cosign: I get so disgusted with my younger brother. My mom and stepmom are professionals with advanced degrees no fluckery whatsoever. But all my little brother wants to be is a damn thug because all the lil boys at his school want to be thugs. Why do our young brothers think going to prison is cool and that acting like a dang hooligan is acceptable behavior. I'm like when are we going to wake up and realize that we are so much greater than the some of things we settle for as a race.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    @Man your right :tea: Its about to go down ya'll brace yaselves :no:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    gypsyeyes says:

    Vanguard Reese says:

    We as a people need to get it together and come together. We are our own worst enemy and we need to see our own greatness and potential.
    ____________________
    I was talking to my children about that. When any other race sees us what do they see. They don’t see the Maya Angelous, Richard wrights, Oprah Winfrey’s,Charles Drew and etc….they see Lil Wayne,Nicki Minaj,and other blacks that look foolish in their eyes. We have to change peoples perception of us. We have to let them know who represents us. We are a race that is not taken seriously because of what they see in the media and that tends to be the negatitivity and thus it follows us forever. The positivity only comes out with a tragedy. If we stand behind each other before things like this happens than maybe we can get some respect.

    _____________

    Even though I get your point, I get tired of blacks feeling like we gotta be this perfect image all the time...ALL races have bad and negative depictions of themselves, but you don't see them talking about how they have to get rid all the negative images of themselves...I always agreed with Malcolm X when he used to say that black folks care TOO MUCH about what white folks THINK about them...if they are not intelligent enough to formulate their opinions based off the PERSON, then they are a waste of time to me... :shrugs:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Told ya'll this was going to happen :no:

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    REESE thx. i havent been this worried since Pres Obama was elected & i was shook for like a year scared someone was gonna try & off him & his fam :(

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    Hell no its no excuse or rationalization! to hell with this scum. i was just saying what i had read

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Feline we gotta start some where, and these celebrities dont make it any better :no:

  • NaijaGal

    @Gypsey you know no matter what is done, the perception will not be changed...you have a Harvard educated black President with an Ivy league educated First Lady, Oprah, and a slew of others...before then you had Dr. King, Thurgood Marshall, Mr. Bell...so we have shown them the makeup of blacks...we ar a multifaceted culture but what they want to portray is the anti...so yeah no matter who we are, they will see us as they want to see us

  • cheeks8683

    I'm glad they caught these fools...My mother lives up the street from where one of the men was shot and I'm from Tulsa. Folks have *in my tamar voice* losttheirminds.com

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    :pray: PLEASE dont let @Man be right :pray:

  • NaijaGal

    @FeFe I see we're on the same page...I swear it irks my soul to have black folks conceding all the damn time

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    Jenie! :hug: hold me bew! chit's gettin REAL yo :(

  • Vanguard Reese

    @Feline, I'm not saying we should care what others think of us. We should however care about how we percieve ourselves as a race. We as a people used to have strong roots in community now we are a people based in chaos and disconnect. We don't give a darn about our own community. We specialize in tearing each other down and instead of building each other up. I'm not saying this is all of us, but it's many of us. I don't give a darn how I'm perceived by the next person, but I want to have a good self image of myself and have a pride in myself. I want all my people to have that and know their greatness and not settle.

  • Tertra114

    AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only JESUS can save us

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    @jenie

    There's nothing to START though...IMHO...there are PLENTY of us who do good and who make a point to recognize positive images, but the MSM has an agenda that won't be deterred...

    @Naija

    Your #108 is EXACTLY what I'm saying....fukk them stupid ignorant racist fukks who only keep trash in their eyes....

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    @Fay :hug:

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    they had said they we should expect a decision tomorrow (April 10th) regarding Trayvon, i wonder if the lack of a grand jury will means that they will drag their heel even longer. their family has been so patient. what the fluck is the hold up.

  • LadeeA

    NaijaGal says:we ar a multifaceted culture but what they want to portray is the anti…so yeah no matter who we are, they will see us as they want to see us

    U are sooooo right, because here I am at my job with two college degrees as a black women and my fellow co-workers of different races, have less degrees than me, same position and they withhold work from me and try to hold me back and exalt them. Purely a race issue. They don't give a damn about what I have.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    @Feline-I hear you and like what Naija said they will see what they want however look at the foolishness that our kids are immulating. I know that they have their own negatives but hell we know that when we do it in the media's eyes we do it big. This is what gets used against us.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    @Feline ywes, your right, but when your dealing with a racist entertainment media, fluckery is all you will see coming from our people, the more the fluckery, the more camera time,known fact :tea: we gotta do better, Camera man aint checking for the positive black folks trust me.I know plenty of them

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    @Vanguard

    We as a people used to have strong roots in community now we are a people based in chaos and disconnect. We don’t give a darn about our own community. We specialize in tearing each other down and instead of building each other up.
    _________

    no offense at all, but PLEASE stop promoting generalizations...this does not BLANKET us as a people...we are NOT monolithic! These very comments can be made about other races if you really wanna take it there...my point is that they are not one bit concerned about changing anyone else's perception... :shrugs: so why the fugg are we?????

  • Ms.Fashion

    £ the commenter formally known as Hershey says:

    George Zimmerman, better find out where Casey Anthony is and see if she has room for a the male version of herself. Something about Florida is very unsettling to me. The women and the men kill kids and get away with it.

    _________________

    Something not right down there. Its like that's where them slave master's children went to migrate!!!! :shrug:

    I thought about moving to Tampa. ION know now!!! I am not a fearful person but I have to think about the environment for my son. And these type of things make it questionable....

  • The Makeup Maven

    :zzz: <--- it's rainy out!

  • http://www.philly.com/ J Said it!

    NOPE! The media can cover what ever story in which they chooses but lets say this.. Media cover natelee holloway, casey anthony and every other whitey story so trayvon is more than race baiting its about the way our governments still refuses to acknowledge that race is alive and well and how much of a voice/influence the people have NOT on the injustices #NDAA (pay attention) because when the revolution comes..... NDAA will be in full effect!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    gypsyeyes says:

    @Feline-I hear you and like what Naija said they will see what they want however look at the foolishness that our kids are immulating. I know that they have their own negatives but hell we know that when we do it in the media’s eyes we do it big. This is what gets used against us.

    __________

    :yes: and again, the media has an AGENDA...please understand that they will depict us EXACTLY how they want, no matter what our youth is about...there are plenty of youth who are NOT emulating the foolishness but no one TALKS about this stuff....

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    It's not about caring what others perceive you as but what you perceive yourself as. It's all about money in the entertainment industry so no one cares about their own community.

  • Vanguard Reese

    @Feline, I said not all of but some. I dont believe in making generalizations, period. People are going to feel how they feel.

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    Ignorance at its best. 1 black man killed this guys father, now all black men have to die,... ? A white drunk driver killed my cousins parents when they were 6 and 8 I think. They saw it,.. Did the go around killing ever white man? No.

  • £ the commenter formally known as Hershey

    @ Ms. Fashion pray about it, young black men are slowly becoming an endangered species.

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    In the end, we can't change other people's perception of us. They will think what they want to. The President of the United States gets called a n*gga on a daily basis just because.

    And like some of you are saying, why do WE always have to step back and give ground to mothafckers that wouldn't look at us twice in the first place? Fck them and their tiny, closed minds.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    YSoSrs says:

    In the end, we can’t change other people’s perception of us. They will think what they want to. The President of the United States gets called a n*gga on a daily basis just because.

    And like some of you are saying, why do WE always have to step back and give ground to mothafckers that wouldn’t look at us twice in the first place? Fck them and their tiny, closed minds.

    __________
    :applause:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Exactly gypsy :tea:

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    @FASH

    FCK FLORIDA!! Don't you or your baby go anywhere near that state. :stop:

    Now, where is my Hercules boxset. I know you got it. :waiting:

  • The Makeup Maven

    I'm just wondering as to why is everyone surprise how the media handles us?? We acckin' like this is new shyt! As long as whitey is running these networks, we're gon' be depicted how they choose to depict us. We're the dumb ones fallin' bait to the shyt. We know better just like every other race know better. OUR PPL are taught from day one how to act in public.....we just choose otherwise. We have tons of positive influences that are in the base of our communities and we have tons of ppl looking up to them...each time a black child wants to be a doctor, or lawyer, or physicist...we are looking up to them. This problem is in EVERY race. We want to talk about media...PLEASE DON'T ME STARTED ON BET!
    :no:

  • NaijaGal

    Here's the thing, black people have 0 power in media...most media is owned by rich old Jewish people so what image do you think they will show...remember when BET was owned by black people and notice the difference you get now that it's owned by whites...so again, regardless of how many educated hardworking blacks there are, they will only continue to show those in prisons, slanging or shooting

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    I hate it when I spell something wrong and can't change it after I hit the send button on here. immulate-emulate LMAO!
    But you got what I was saying.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Say what u want but yts always been running this ish! We need to start beating them at their game, bump all that other mess :tea: Education is power!

  • Vanguard Reese

    @Ashland, this guy was looking for an excuse to kill black people. Like someone else said people have killing in them, it just doesn't happen. My father was killed by a cop, so I guess I need to go on a cop killing spree.

  • LadeeA

    @Hershey

    So true. In my town in NY, there has been 6 homicides in last 3 weeks. All 20 year old black kids killing each other.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsZhYyyPuI Feline Feminine

    @gypsy

    :lol: of course...I do it all the time!

  • LadeeA

    @ Maven- :preach:

  • Vanguard Reese

    SOME of us have been bucking and cooning for the public and they aren't going to stop. We can't look to our entertainers to rectify our public image, because they are all about the mighty dollar. The media is going to do what they are going to do but we need to do what we need to do. At the end of the day we as a people need to make excellence and pride in ourselves the rule not the exception.

  • Bootcampgirl

    @Maven-totally agree. Every race has flucked up people in it, the choice is yours, either you want to do better or keep doing the dumb shat...Every excuse I hear in here from these inmates, is that it's the white man's fault, no it's probably the fact that you have been acting out since youv'e been a juvenile and have a record a mile long. Life is about choices point. blank. period.

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    That's why I don't support public foolishness by my people. I'm accused of being all kinds of sht cause I don't watch certain things or listen to certain music.

    Fck them BBQ hoes and fck Lil Wayne. Niggorance is not cute and I refuse to limit myself to support my people. It's not that we CAN do better, it's that we ARE doing better but few people acknowledge it cause it doesn't fit with our "image".

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I said education is power :tea: Our people perish due to lack of knowledge. You need 3 things to be successful in life book smarts, street smarts, common sense. If your lacking 2 of the these 3 components your pretty much flucked! Common sense is mandatory :coffee: We all know common sense is not common either

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ LadeeA - Why thank you...see I have a witness! :lol:

    I KID/I KID

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    I get the whole fck them mentality but when do we come together as a communtiy?

    Jena 6
    Trayvon Martin
    Sean Bell
    __________________

    It takes this to get people to come together, when like said before there are unjust things happening everyday to blacks in America. Media puts it out there the way they do because they know what WE are going to do. We get Al Sharpton to rally people and go on a rampage for about 2 months, and a couple lines in a rap song about it and that's it. We have to change how people see us because We tend to give the the power to perceive us in negative images.

  • Bootcampgirl

    The media/entertainment industry are in it to make money, they are not supposed to be looked to as role models or people to emulate..#IMO

  • The Makeup Maven

    @ Boot - THE MAN MADE THEM DO IT, HUH?! :lol:

  • Bootcampgirl

    @Tatted-giiirrrrll, if you only knew the umpteen excuses I hear...

  • The Makeup Maven

    We get ppl EVERYDAY that get murdered in our communities..They show it everynight on your local news. How many of those are we marching for?? Why does shyt hav'ta go national for ppl to give a care? And I'm speaking about myself too.....We should be outraged ANYTIME one of our ppl are murdered...even if its at the hands of another black! :no:

  • http://youtu.be/hsYI8CPUQsc YSoSrs

    But I get what Reese is saying. If we did more to change our perceptions of ourselves FOR ourselves it wouldn't even matter how the media portrayed us cause we'd have more positive to show our kids and they wouldn't feel like they have to be what THEY want us to be.

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    And I know far too many people with the 'foot in my neck syndrome'
    My brothers suffer from that disease!

  • I Go There

    Well we can say the media this or the media that but... how about we stop giving the media any ammo. If they only show us as drug using thugs and whatnot wouldnt it benefit more it we cut that BS out? And sure all races commit crimes but if we know that media is only gonna show out particular race in that light maybe we should focus more on stopping the shiat and less on who comes around to report it....

  • http://wineandgummybears.blogspot.com/ gypsyeyes

    My point exactly IGO!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llFZT6CTXz8 datsmdubya2u

    @ Maven

    1st off :hug:

    The Makeup Maven says:

    I’m just wondering as to why is everyone surprise how the media handles us?? We acckin’ like this is new shyt! As long as whitey is running these networks, we’re gon’ be depicted how they choose to depict us. We’re the dumb ones fallin’ bait to the shyt. We know better just like every other race know better. OUR PPL are taught from day one how to act in public…..we just choose otherwise. We have tons of positive influences that are in the base of our communities and we have tons of ppl looking up to them…each time a black child wants to be a doctor, or lawyer, or physicist…we are looking up to them. This problem is in EVERY race. We want to talk about media…PLEASE DON’T ME STARTED ON BET!

    ___________________________________

    Problem is everytime the media wants to put out a negative depiction of us there are plenty of volunteers willing to acK a fool and coon for a couple thousand dollars on a reality show. Or even FOR FREE....Hollywood hasn't been able to find an Asian to live up to their steroetypes since the '50s. They won't do it for love or money. They'd rather be broke than shamed.

  • Bootcampgirl

    @IGO-that's easier said than done.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Of all the coonery that is on tv, I wonder if they did a survey on active viewers, I wonder who would come out on top...@IGO-I'm mad at you too for having that NSFW gravi up there, I have to fly by reading your comments and shat...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llFZT6CTXz8 datsmdubya2u

    @ IGO

    why you tryna to get a sista fired with that gravi

    :rofl:

  • Ms.Fashion

    I Go There says:

    Well we can say the media this or the media that but… how about we stop giving the media any ammo. If they only show us as drug using thugs and whatnot wouldnt it benefit more it we cut that BS out? And sure all races commit crimes but if we know that media is only gonna show out particular race in that light maybe we should focus more on stopping the shiat and less on who comes around to report it….

    _____________________________

    HOL UP HOL UP HOL UP.....

    I know your arse is not trying to make sense with that gravi!!! I am too tired to have panty friction!!! Now I will be back to read your thoughts after I finish :rofl:

  • Ms.Fashion

    @Hershey I will.... it just mind breaking and a reality I must face.

    @YSO I forgot when I went in there!!!!! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEureObx87M JMO

    The Makeup Maven says:

    We get ppl EVERYDAY that get murdered in our communities..They show it everynight on your local news. How many of those are we marching for?? Why does shyt hav’ta go national for ppl to give a care? And I’m speaking about myself too…..We should be outraged ANYTIME one of our ppl are murdered…even if its at the hands of another black! :no:
    ______________________________________________________________________

    I Go There says:

    Well we can say the media this or the media that but… how about we stop giving the media any ammo. If they only show us as drug using thugs and whatnot wouldnt it benefit more it we cut that BS out? And sure all races commit crimes but if we know that media is only gonna show out particular race in that light maybe we should focus more on stopping the shiat and less on who comes around to report it….
    _______________________________________________________________________

    *jumps up and yells* :preach: my brotha and sistah!

    *hits the tambourine*

  • scorpio

    The more I think about it, the crazier it is. Trayvon is walking, a guy is following him. Trayvon is freaked out because this guy is in an unmarked car, not a police car, not even a security golf cart for the complex, he's not even dressed in a uniform. Zimmerman gets out of car confronts Trayvon, by now Trayvon is thinking I've got to fight because this guy, I don't know who is coming up on me. Trayvon tries to protect himself, Zimmerman eventually ends up shooting him, killing him. Zimmerman provoked the whole incident, now they are going to use a "Stand your ground" law. So this means anyone can be stopped by any regular citizen and if you react to protect yourself, you can be killed. I'm not understanding how this is happening, and how when the powers that be were looking at this case, they didn't see even an arrest of Zimmerman, while investigating the incident. To Trayvon, Zimmerman looked like just a guy in the neighborhood. Not a Cop, Not a neighborhood watch guy. Then for Zimmerman's father and brother to get on TV and protray Trayvon as some predator waiting for Zimmerman. This is crazy.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Bootcampgirl: the reason I don't post anything about that is because the media act like the producer tried to make Zimmerman sound racist. In my opinion Zimmerman didn't need any help sounding racist. When he said "those assholes always get away," he was referring to blacks. It made me so angry to see the media saying he was "calm" when he called 911 46 times without ever mentioning race until the dispatcher asked him. I guess it was just a coincidence that all the people he called to report were black men WHO WERE NOT BREAKING ANY LAWS. Isn't that called racial profiling? :mad: