Frank Ski and Don Lemon

Local restauranteur Frank Ski, left, tweeted his response to CNN anchor Don Lemon’s oral dissertation on what’s wrong with black men in America.

Lemon, 47, recently defended Bill O’Reilly’s low opinions of black men, saying O’Reilly didn’t “go far enough” in his depiction of black men as social outcasts.

Addressing black people directly, Lemon, who is openly gay, listed “5 Things To Improve Black America,” beginning with “Pull up your pants.”

In his letter to Don, titled “I’m just saying,” Ski tweeted “It was extremely irresponsible for a person of your influence to point fingers and criticize without also listing the “Systemic Racisms” of America that brought us to this point.”

Ski, 49, who owns Frank Ski’s Restaurant and Lounge, left V-103 last year after 14 years at the helm of the station’s top-rated Frank Ski Morning Show and Frank and Wanda Morning Show.

My Answer To @DonLemonCNN on @11Alive This Morning: “Im Just Saying” Today I don’t have enough time in this feature to say what needs to be said to my Good Friend @CNN’s @DonLemon. As you know, Don has started a Fire Storm in the Black community agreeing with @BillOReilly in the problems in Black America. Don also made thing worse by adding his own “5 Things To Improve Black America”: 1. STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP. Don, Although most black folks agree with those social issues. It was extremely irresponsible for a person of your influence to point fingers and criticize without also listing the “Systemic Racisms” of America that brought us to this point. YES, I heard your defense on the View. Saying thats just “Old Fasion Upbringing & Things Your Mom Said”. BUT Don, your mother said those things with a LOVING & CARING SPIRIT. Not out of Cynical Disrespect like Bill ORielly. OH, And one last thing Buddy. I’m not giving you the “Uncle Tom Award”. I’m giving you the “Iyanla Vanzant Award” because evidently you feel you’ve got the answers to “Fix Our Lives”. I’m Frank Ski & “I’m Just Saying” PS I Still Love Ya Buddy


  • http://www.sandigrows.com kahmmillion

    😆

  • The Master Beta :D

    :yawn:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    I didn’t know Don was that ignorant or was he being controlled by his bosses? :think:

  • r2dmax

    In my opinion, Frank Ski just added 1 more thing to the “List” for black people: “Stop making excuses and looking for reasons to remain ignorant and avoid growth”.

    We have to do better people, do better! :hide: :brokenheart:

  • Caramel Rain

    1. STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
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    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho? Systemic Racism will always exist and wont change.

  • tipdagemini

    Frank Ski I have one to add to the list…………….stay in your own damn lane. I agree with Don we need to fix ourselves first

  • Caramel Rain

    Institutional racism, Racial assumptions, and the like have exisited and will continue to exisit but we as a people cant keep using this as a crutch or an excuse. It’s a fact we have to wor 10xs harder than our white counterparts. This is something that almost every black child has ingrained in them as a child. It’s not right, its not fair but it wont change until we change as a people and demand better or ourselves.

  • A.J.

    [Comment removed by moderator] :tea:

  • Jdore

    :tea:

  • Caramel Rain

    Frank Ski I have one to add to the list…………….stay in your own damn lane. I agree with Don we need to fix ourselves first

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    Exactly.

  • A.J.

    I didn’t know Don was that ignorant or was he being controlled by his bosses? :think:
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    Now Don been a sellout. His bosses made him come out the closet.

  • LuvMySailor

    1. STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
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    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho? Systemic Racism will always exist and wont change.
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    What Don Lemon said has merit BUT you have to consider the source.
    Bill O’Reilly is a racist. Period. The night President Obama won his 2nd term be stated on Fox News that it was because the White American “hardworking voter” is gone so now “traditional” America is gone. Bill O’Reilly said these things out of contempt for Blacks. Lemon reiterated these things out of the mindset of “that’s not me. I’m better than that”.

  • A.J.

    Same with that jigga-boo Toure..been selling…

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Institutional racism, Racial assumptions, and the like have exisited and will continue to exisit but we as a people cant keep using this as a crutch or an excuse. . . It’s not right, its not fair but it wont change until we change as a people and demand better or ourselves.
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    :cosign:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Caramel Rain says:

    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho?
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    Me neither. He said what had to be said. I’ve said the same things. Especially the parts about pulling up pants and breeding out of control. :coffee:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :clap: for SKI

  • Diva

    It hurts to hear the truth sometimes. Society really has gotten relaxed with a lot of things in this day and age. We must do better as a race of people.

  • KK76

    What Don Lemon said has merit BUT you have to consider the source.
    Bill O’Reilly is a racist. Period. The night President Obama won his 2nd term be stated on Fox News that it was because the White American “hardworking voter” is gone so now “traditional” America is gone. Bill O’Reilly said these things out of contempt for Blacks. Lemon reiterated these things out of the mindset of “that’s not me. I’m better than that”.
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    :cosign:

  • lexdiamonz

    IF i thought lemon was coming from a SINCERE place i would care since I FEEL he was not and trying to get attention as he ALWAYS seem to do …. I do not … WTF …. 95% of US are not like the 5% people ALWAYS want to paint us as… these psuedo “house” niggas chastising the “race” are living in a bubble and I see Lemon doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to educate or empower in the platform he is in …. and WHY is Toure EVEN on TV …

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    . STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
    ********************

    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho? Systemic Racism will always exist and wont change.
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    I kind of feel like he was saying it as if us African American are the only ones doing the things on this list. And FYI A lot of people have kids and are not married, does that make them “less” or whatever? I would hate for someone to tell me or my son that because we both are kids out of wedlock that we are bad the the Black community.

  • Anna

    Caramel Rain says:

    1. STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
    ********************

    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho? Systemic Racism will always exist and wont change.

    ~~~~~
    I watched it a few times over the weekend. I agree w/Don.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Bill O’Reilly is a racist. Period
    —–
    :cosign:

  • The Pearl!

    I wish Don Lemon had said these things independently rather than as a response to someone else’s opinion.

  • FuturedocDonte

    I’m not giving you the “Uncle Tom Award”. I’m giving you the “Iyanla Vanzant Award” because evidently you feel you’ve got the answers to “Fix Our Lives”.

    :clap:

  • Diva

    :wave: moaning KeKe!

  • A.J.

    IF i thought lemon was coming from a SINCERE place i would care since I FEEL he was not and trying to get attention as he ALWAYS seem to do …. I do not … WTF …. 95% of US are not like the 5% people ALWAYS want to paint us as… these psuedo “house” niggas chastising the “race” are living in a bubble and I see Lemon doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to educate or empower in the platform he is in …. and WHY is Toure EVEN on TV …
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    Now Lexi you said that! :applause: I agree 100%. Don has not done a thing.

  • willetta1

    See… this is a part of the malevolent spiritual mental illness that is devastating the African American community!! All Don Lemon did was ask his people to ACT LIKE YOU GOT SOME SENSE and he gets all this ridiculous HATE!! NEWS FLASH to all the haters — whoever you think you’re hiding all this deviant behavior from … THEY SEE IT!!! Not only do they see it, they are using it to enhance the systemic racism structure through various and sundry methods while y’all are busy jumping on Don!!! He didn’t say he condoned Bill the Bigot, he just said we need to look at the fact that what he is saying is unfortunately true and is being used to dismantle all of our past accomplishments because we don’t want to face the truth about ourselves and what has been allowed to be representative of what used to be the most progressive, powerful and unique culture in the world. :angry::angry:

  • LuvMySailor

    Sandra Rose says:

    Caramel Rain says:

    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho?
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    Me neither. He said what had to be said. I’ve said the same things. Especially the parts about pulling up pants and breeding out of control. :coffee:
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    I see nothing wrong with it either Auntie but you say it out of love and pride for our Race.
    Bill O’Reilly believes the “welfare vote” got President Obama elected. Never mind the fact Mitt Romney could not run a business let alone this country. Bill O’Reilly once went to Harlem and commented on the “well behaved Blacks” there.
    His critique of Black America is out of scorn. Don Lemon comes off a an Uncle Tom because it is Bill O’Reilly saying this. We know we have issues in the community. However we also know that a lot of the issues come from the O’Reillys that are in charge.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I kind of feel like he was saying it as if us African American are the only ones doing the things on this list.
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    Don’s list should be called 5 things to improve AMERICA (in general). The things he listed can be applied to EVERY race.

  • luVn_liFe…

    I agree with both their messages;
    Frank says its “THE PRINCIPALITIES!” <–Big WORM Voice*

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    1. STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
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    Other than respect where you live, how does this make us better as a community? So if Black ppl do everything on this list, that makes us better? Come on now. Most of this list white people do as well. It’s hard work and education that will get us to a better place. oh and working together. I wonder why that was not on his list. smh.

  • Miany

    FUGG DON LEMONS FACE.
    all 5 of those things are shii yt folk do all the time and they STILL don’t get grouped into it and ALL GET JUDGED FOR it.
    I don’t meet the things on the list but I bet alotta people see me and automatically assume I am that. THAT IS THE ISSUE… Don just ball suckin right now. Tryna let yt know I”M LIKE YOU!!! Fugg you DOn. Yo momma aint say go on tv licking yt boots so stop. Just stop now.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    lexdiamonz says:

    IF i thought lemon was coming from a SINCERE place i would care since I FEEL he was not and trying to get attention as he ALWAYS seem to do
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    Of course Don Lemon was trying to impress his bosses at CNN. Of course he’s a bourgeoisie attention whore with emotionally detached daddy issues. Yet and still, what he said needed to be said. :coffee:

  • Cubarican

    Bill O’reily is trash. Him and Rush can go take a long walk off a short pier.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :blink:

    Every single one of Don’s points are complete foolishness. Every single one.

    Everytime we point out the injustices committed against us, some Uncle Tom azz nigga show up talkin bout what we need to do and blah blah blah. That’s like a woman saying she was raped and another woman tell her she should have known about the neighborhood or something.

    He listed all that chit but he ain’t say nothing bout these niggas suckin dyck and passing AIDS in the community tho… but he worried about pullin up pants. Man, phuck that nigga.
    :coffee:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    NEWS FLASH to all the haters
    —–
    Lets address this. If I disagree with the man, then I’m hating? No. I just don’t agree with what he is saying. No one on here is hating. It’s opinions. Your not going to agree with everyone. People call everything “hating” and it’s very annoying.

  • Afiya

    I was feeling some type of way when he (Don) said that shyt too, like dude, you’s a punk…work on your own damn issue and STFU!!! Listening to some damn yt man giving him props about blk people STFU Don!! 😡

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

    :tea: I have zero tolerance for these uncle Tom queens who think certain sprites would even piss on them if they were on fire !

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    He listed all that chit but he ain’t say nothing bout these niggas suckin dyck and passing AIDS in the community tho… but he worried about pullin up pants. Man, phuck that nigga.
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    AMEN!

  • luVn_liFe…

    KeKe Settle down; You already know they use that word :hater: loosely
    Its quite redundant

  • The Pearl!

    What makes me sad is that, while we have a black man in the white house for the first time, that seems to give little hope to the poor black youths out here. I don’t think they see Obama and think, “wow! I CAN be president!” I think they are so hopelessly lost, angry and undisciplined (at home?) that they can’t even relate to Barack Obama. They can’t even see themselves in our president. :crying:

  • BrownskinQT

    :facepalm: Good morning yall!!! This is a topic that can go on forever. Yes we have to fix ourselves, but we must unite first in order to do that.

  • FuturedocDonte

    I guess my issue in all of this is I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic. Why continue to generAlize the black thugs with the graduates if we won’t generalize the rednecks with the donald trumps. We can’t everyone simply just be? And when will we begin to give credit for those individuals that do the right thing instead of focusing on those that don’t…. ::steps off soapbox::

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tKJvWWDP4&feature=youtu.be JMO

    These issues only affect the black community? oh.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @JENIE
    “I have zero tolerance for these uncle Tom queens who think certain sprites would even piss on them if they were on fire !”
    ______________________

    Nigga must thought they was goin promote his black azz or that Fox News was goin offer him a gig. Chit Fox already got they token black nigga and his azz ain’t goin nowhere anytime soon.
    :coffee:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    KeKe Settle down; You already know they use that word loosely
    Its quite redundant
    ——-
    True. :tea: Your right.

  • Miany

    If Don gave some much fuggs bout his black community he woulda created some give back programs. Do some community service, publicly support legislation that will help your community. DO SOMETHING> GET OFF THE TUBE with yo holier than thou bullshiid sounding like the slave who snitched on the runaways… pullin up pants aint gone get these kids off the street DON. Stop littering aint gone get these parents good paying jobs DON. No kids outta wedlock aint gone MAKE ALL the difference if the HUSBANDS still lack oppourtunity and means to provide. DON take a sedative dude

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

    Fact : Our people are so divided it pitiful :tea: Now I don’t agree with everything Redeemed says but one thing I can agree on is that, African Americans are Gods people and these fake Jews that run the media have straight up divided our race. :tea: well we have been divided since Egyption days. Look at Moses, as many miracles god performed for the Hebrews and even freed em, they still turned their backs on God, and on each other. Generational curses are real. Black people wake up !

  • lovezoe

    Don Lemon had a special report after Trayvon Martin about the use of the N-word. What is he doing for the community. While some points may be right, as soon as you cosign the likes of racists like O’rielly, Hannity, and Limbaugh you lose all credibility with me.

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

    Don still harboring feelings about him being molested :tea:

  • tipdagemini

    . STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.
    ********************

    I see nothing wrong with what DOn said tho? Systemic Racism will always exist and wont change.
    ——–
    I kind of feel like he was saying it as if us African American are the only ones doing the things on this list. And FYI A lot of people have kids and are not married, does that make them “less” or whatever? I would hate for someone to tell me or my son that because we both are kids out of wedlock that we are bad the the Black community.

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    I dont think he was saying that us as African Americans are the only ones doing this. I think he was saying that us as a race things that it is ok but turns around and wants handout from the government. Let me be clear I dont think he means all of the African American race but alot of Black women will have kids just to be on welfare, get free housing and get a check for the kids. Having kids out of wedlock in my opinion doesnt make you a bad person but milking it for your benefit does and is killing the taxpayers.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ FuturedocDonte: Don Lemon will outgrow his self hating views. Especially when CNN puts him out to pasture with the rest of the black anchors they no longer have any use for. The view is always better from the Ivory Tower. :coffee:

  • The Pearl!

    FuturedocDonte says:

    I guess my issue in all of this is I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic. Why continue to generAlize the black thugs with the graduates if we won’t generalize the rednecks with the donald trumps. We can’t everyone simply just be? And when will we begin to give credit for those individuals that do the right thing instead of focusing on those that don’t…. ::steps off soapbox::

    :applause: Well, sir, you said a mouthful here! And this would be why we need to unite…we don’t have the luxury of speaking out publicly about the ills of the black community without some yt using our words as a means to further divide us.

  • Miany

    @Jenie.. shiiiid I woulda respected his ole bissh azz more if he made a statement bout molestation. Speak on what you know boy. Don’t bring yo azz round here talking bout
    1,2,3,4,5, when Rebecca I grew up with down the street got 3 baby daddies, she dropped outta middle school, she wear daisy dukes and flip flops- when she aint bare foot, PLUS her dirty yt azz ALWAYS throw the wrappers on the floor
    ……but yt chicks on a pedestal round here cuz the media CHOOOSES to focus on black chicks being ratchett as oppossed to white chicks being dirty. :tea:

  • lexdiamonz

    wake up sheeple … the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house and unfortunately the MEDIA is one of those tools … yes lemon has his points to make but really HOW many of us live the “hood” life the media seems to think so the large MAJORITY of us are employed, law abiding, tax paying educated citizens … of course we need to do better but i don’t see affluent white folks chastising REDNECKS …. and THAT is what pisses me off about YT they lump us ALL in the same group YET don’t do it to their own .. there is a calculate fear of “black” people in general and the media perpetuates that hell I seen PLENTY of educated suit and tie wearing brothers being harrassed and mistreated THEIR pants were not sagging …

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I guess my issue in all of this is I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic. Why continue to generAlize the black thugs with the graduates if we won’t generalize the rednecks with the donald trumps. We can’t everyone simply just be? And when will we begin to give credit for those individuals that do the right thing instead of focusing on those that don’t…. ::steps off soapbox::
    ___________________________
    :preach: Stay on that soapbox, sir.

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

    FuturedocDonte says:

    I guess my issue in all of this is I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic. Why continue to generAlize the black thugs with the graduates if we won’t generalize the rednecks with the donald trumps. We can’t everyone simply just be? And when will we begin to give credit for those individuals that do the right thing instead of focusing on those that don’t….
    ________________________

    :tea: easy because the sprites realize just how powerful a black man is, if we wake the fawk up! Blacks and not all but most don’t even realize the power we hold. The goal is to keep us in Bondage by pushing this typical shyt in the media :tea: let the media tell, Black women are angry and bitter carrying STDS and aids, Black men are gay when actually the gays are the queen dramtic men (actors, singers, wanna be seen mothefakas, the balck man is a thug, all they do is smoke and sell dope blah blah blah. When actually sprites are the biggest dope feens on the planet …… I could go on and on ….. :coffee:

  • lexdiamonz

    Sandra Rose says:

    @ FuturedocDonte: Don Lemon will outgrow his self hating views. Especially when CNN puts him out to pasture with the rest of the black anchors they no longer have any use for. The view is always better from the Ivory Tower.

    AUNTY you HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD SISTER !!! AMEN

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    FuturedocDonte says:

    I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic.
    ___________________

    Maybe because blacks have a higher crime rate than those other races or nationalities? :shrug:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Maybe because blacks have a higher crime rate than those other races or nationalities?
    ~
    ~
    :think:
    Statistically?

  • Miany

    for the record…. yall may need new friends
    I have a shii load of friends had babies outta wedlock and 1. them heauxz aint neva say ‘im keeping this baby for govt assistant’ 2. most of em dont even get all those vouchers and shiii they just be having like child support maybe some food stamps at the most. :rolleyes:
    someone fact check me but I’m pretty sure its more HARD WORKING blacks out here than those who are lifetime govt dependants???
    It’s fugged up they use a subset (ghetto) of a minority (African American) population to judge the entire minority population….. THEY MIND FUGGIN a lotta folk some of em (DON) without vaseline… I aint believing the hype :tea:

  • LuvMySailor

    andra Rose says:

    @ FuturedocDonte: Don Lemon will outgrow his self hating views. Especially when CNN puts him out to pasture with the rest of the black anchors they no longer have any use for. The view is always better from the Ivory Tower.
    —————————-
    Rochelle isn;t there anymore??

  • Miany

    wake up sheeple … the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house and unfortunately the MEDIA is one of those tools … yes lemon has his points to make but really HOW many of us live the “hood” life the media seems to think so the large MAJORITY of us are employed, law abiding, tax paying educated citizens … of course we need to do better but i don’t see affluent white folks chastising REDNECKS …. and THAT is what pisses me off about YT they lump us ALL in the same group YET don’t do it to their own .. there is a calculate fear of “black” people in general and the media perpetuates that hell I seen PLENTY of educated suit and tie wearing brothers being harrassed and mistreated THEIR pants were not sagging …
    ^^^ :applause: see that’s all Im saying. Now Im done with this topic… I wanna big phat kitten black chic to just sit on DOn’s face. He would HAATE that!

  • Afiya

    FuturedocDonte says:

    I guess my issue in all of this is I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic. Why continue to generAlize the black thugs with the graduates if we won’t generalize the rednecks with the donald trumps. We can’t everyone simply just be? And when will we begin to give credit for those individuals that do the right thing instead of focusing on those that don’t…. ::steps off soapbox::
    ===
    FUTURE DOC: STAND UP!! :cheers: Now THAT #REALTALK right there! :claps:

  • lexdiamonz

    Maybe because blacks have a higher crime rate than those other races or nationalities?

    OR are prosecuted and arrested or detained on “trumped up” charges more than other races ??? numbers can be manipulated by the “number crunchers” …. the PRISON industry is BIG BUSINESS did anyone read about the JUDGE getting millions in kickbacks for sending folks to certain prisons WHO do you think YT was convicting damn sure wasn’t peter and marcia

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

    Sandra Rose says:

    FuturedocDonte says:
    I Don’t hear anyone doing an Oral Dissertation on ” What’s wrong with White Men” or Asian, or Hispanic or what have you. Why is there a need to speak on this topic.
    ___________________
    Maybe because blacks have a higher crime rate than those other races or nationalities?
    __________________

    I don’t believe this….. when we see this constantly portrayed in the media :tea: then yeah I would believe that….. Fact you not going to see lots of coverage of a sprite in the news, unless its a mass killing. You will never see that :tea: easy because we in America…… I will be so glad when I will be able to move

  • The Pearl!

    Sandra says:

    lexdiamonz says:

    Maybe because blacks have a higher crime rate than those other races or nationalities?

    OR are prosecuted and arrested or detained on “trumped up” charges more than other races ???
    ————-

    WHEN THEY’RE NOT BEING SHOT DOWN IN THE FUKCIN STREETS LIKE ANIMALS!!!!! :brokenheart:

  • Gigi26

    Idk. I look at what he is saying as truth. In order for folk to respect us we have to respect ourselves. Ever heard of the term if it don’t apply let it fly? Yeah. He ain’t saying this about all of us but I would be lying if I don’t get embarrassed when I see my ppl acting a damn fool or looking a mess and I’m there making excuses for that fukk shyt. Nope have standards.

    Also, this is the problem. Everytime someone says something that we know its the truth we always the first group of ppl to say stfu uncle tom, what are you doing to fix it or find some way to defend the fukk shyt they criticize. Come up with every excuse in the book. Reality is we have to do better period. We can come together to bash dude but refuse to come to a consensus on agreeing with the content.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    The problem, as I see it, is that many black people don’t WANT our “issues” addressed in public, otherwise they attack the messenger. Attack our issues in private & STILL get cussed out.

    Long story short – black people don’t want to hear about black people problems & they don’t care who is the message deliverer because we’re going to point out your “flaws” to create a diversion.

    Many of the same people fighting, arguing, and upset about Trayvon Martin & seeking “justice” are the same ones who went home after they finished marching & settled right back into the “no snitching” movement. Justice, eh? *side eye*

    Bill O’Reilly, as a white man with no real desire to AIDE the black community in a positive way & a WHITE man who has never & WILL never experience black life, is not now, nor will he EVER, be the person to tell black people how to fix black America without offering some advice to white America on dealing with, and redirecting their prejudiced AGAINST black people.

  • lourie

    ditto @Carrington. i co-sign everything don lemmon said, though. no we can’t control systemic racism, but we CAN control what WE do, which is what lemmmon addresses.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LuvMySailor says:

    Rochelle isn;t there anymore??
    ___________________

    You mean Richelle Carey? The one who secretly checks “other” on race forms? She forgot to stay in her lane, and was a little too outspoken for her TBN bosses. So she had to go. :coffee:

  • Afiya

    Folks need to stop basing all their black knowledge from what they see on ‘Cops’ and ’48 hours’.

  • Caramel Rain

    Also, this is the problem. Everytime someone says something that we know its the truth we always the first group of ppl to say stfu uncle tom, what are you doing to fix it or find some way to defend the fukk shyt they criticize. Come up with every excuse in the book. Reality is we have to do better period. We can come together to bash dude but refuse to come to a consensus on agreeing with the content.

    ***************

    Which is why Ima sit this one out. People dont want to face reality and the truth. The Bureau of Justice statistic speak for themselves. African Americans make up 13.% of the total US population but Black males make up 40% of the prison population? We have more Black men in jail than in college? Only 32% of Black women get married before having kids when White 81% of white women get married before kids and 77% of hispanic women? We got issues… Im done.. Got work to do :no:

  • cougar lover

    doesn’t sound like he was saying they were the most urgent issued that needed to be addressed, just his take. That dude only represents the minority in black america (gay conservative). Why are people taking those folk on them 24/7 “news” networks any real attention, when it is an issue of the black plight? You know it will never be sincere, because some those folks go home to mansions, clock six figure salaries, have yt associates, and are very out of touch.

  • Caramel Rain

    The problem, as I see it, is that many black people don’t WANT our “issues” addressed in public, otherwise they attack the messenger. Attack our issues in private & STILL get cussed out.

    Long story short – black people don’t want to hear about black people problems & they don’t care who is the message deliverer because we’re going to point out your “flaws” to create a diversion.

    Many of the same people fighting, arguing, and upset about Trayvon Martin & seeking “justice” are the same ones who went home after they finished marching & settled right back into the “no snitching” movement. Justice, eh? *side eye*

    Bill O’Reilly, as a white man with no real desire to AIDE the black community in a positive way & a WHITE man who has never & WILL never experience black life, is not now, nor will he EVER, be the person to tell black people how to fix black America without offering some advice to white America on dealing with, and redirecting their prejudiced AGAINST black people.

    **************

    :cosign:

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

    Carrington says:

    The problem, as I see it, is that many black people don’t WANT our “issues” addressed in public, otherwise they attack the messenger
    _____________________

    :rolleyes: um our problems have and will always be addressed publicly, always have and always will :tea:

  • KyCakes

    :yawn: Sweet baby hey-sus I’m tired…

  • Milky

    :yawn:

  • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

    hhmph

    i wouldn’t agree w bill oreily for jack schitt :tea:

    don can eat a dack :shrug:

  • Miany

    Black people find it bad that other black people will expect equal treatment… It’s sad. I personally can ALWAYS take constructive criticism. CONSTRUCTIVE… If it comes with ill intent I will be RIGHTFULLY DEFENSIVE.
    FACT: Don Lemmon and Billy DO NOT HAVE our best intentions in mind when offering this criticism so it is met with defense.
    When yt problems are addressed in OBVIOUSLY INEFFECTIVE public forums, i will stfu and address Don’s issues… all FIVE of em… as if 5 suggestions can help reverse the effects of hundreds of years of being shiiiided on 😆

  • lovezoe

    i wouldn’t agree w bill oreily for jack schitt :tea:
    _______________________
    :coffee: :cosign:

  • Just Looking

    bourgeoisie attention whore
    _______________

    Raises Hand First :waves: <<<—- ummm how do you write a open letter on twitter. Did they extend the character length.

  • The Master Beta :D

    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    don can eat a dack
    ________________________________________

    Don’t reward that nicca Fay :tea:

  • Smonae

    Damn no new post yet :wating:

    Hey purty Fay :hugs:

  • KyCakes

    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    don can eat a dack :shrug:
    ——————————————————————–
    He already does :tea:

    I messaged you on the book…I wanna chat wif you

  • KyCakes

    :rofl: @Master Beta

  • Just Looking

    The Master Beta :rofl: Like the name….

  • lovezoe

    :offtopic: This chick at the Beyonce concert had on this crop top thingy that came right under her bra. She didn’t have a belly, but she didn’t have a flat one either. Everyone she walked past just shook their heads. Even the men. These chicks in there half-naked, the only dudes in there couples and queens.

  • Just Looking

    Exuse my manners hey everybody 🙂

    @Jenie did you quit your SR night job. :shrug: Didn’t see you on Monday nite shift.

  • The Master Beta :D

    JL 😉

  • lovezoe

    Smonae- I am glad I didn’t get floor seats. Folks were standing outside ALL DAY. You got to get there early. I did see Julius though. He look the same in person. I got some pictures, but I am pretty sure they had this glare to prevent pics from being taken.

  • Miany

    i wouldn’t agree w bill oreily for jack schitt :tea:
    don can eat a dack
    ^^^^^
    :hug: Hi Fay…
    so short sweet and to the point.

  • The Master Beta :D

    :newpost: finally

  • Miany

    These chicks in there half-naked, the only dudes in there couples and queens.
    ^^ :rofl: for reallll like is she really tryna snag a man who goes hard for Beyonce

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQ6nINAeq8 RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono:

    A.J. says:

    [Comment removed by moderator] :tea:
    ——–
    :rofl: What was here before?

    I’s back though!

  • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

    FACT: Don Lemmon and Billy DO NOT HAVE our best intentions in mind when offering this criticism so it is met with defense.
    When yt problems are addressed in OBVIOUSLY INEFFECTIVE public forums, i will stfu and address Don’s issues… all FIVE of em… as if 5 suggestions can help reverse the effects of hundreds of years of being shiiiided on

    *pounds chest proudly*
    ALLL o’dis :hug:

    @Just
    Zoe
    Milk
    Ky
    Sandra
    Jenie
    Caramel
    Couga
    Afiya
    Errybody :waves: <—written letter requesting don STFU kissin yt folk asses

  • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod)

    The Master Beta 😀 says:

    FaylaHasReinstatedBrendenOnTheWhipfinity :whip: BOD(Pending90DayProbationPeriod) says:

    don can eat a dack
    ________________________________________

    Don’t reward that nicca Fay

    :dead: :dead: hey sug! lovin that name change!! :rofl:

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @MIANY
    “Black people find it bad that other black people will expect equal treatment… It’s sad. I personally can ALWAYS take constructive criticism. CONSTRUCTIVE… If it comes with ill intent I will be RIGHTFULLY DEFENSIVE.
    FACT: Don Lemmon and Billy DO NOT HAVE our best intentions in mind when offering this criticism so it is met with defense.
    When yt problems are addressed in OBVIOUSLY INEFFECTIVE public forums, i will stfu and address Don’s issues… all FIVE of em… as if 5 suggestions can help reverse the effects of hundreds of years of being shiiiided on

    ______________________________

    :preach:
    :cosign:
    :bump:

  • Crickett

    Don Lemon is talking to the wrong people, the people that need to hear him will not be watching this program. It’s true, don’t take up for these young men who are creating such a fear in America that my black male child may be targeted because he looks like them. A friend gave me a term for African Americans- Slavery PTSD. Some families NEVER acquired the intelligence to survive outside of slavery, leaving them in what is now a retarded state. They have nothing to do but mate, murder and multiply. It’s insane what these black boys are doing with their lives, they lack reasonable ambition, growth and pursuit of happiness. Have you driven through the hood lately, they need more than money and government assistance they need mental health assessments- some Clockworth Orange type ish.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    . STOP HAVING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK 2. FINISH HIGH SCHOOL 3. RESPECT WHERE YOU LIVE (Don’t Litter) 4. STOP USING THE N WORD 5. PULL YOUR PANTS UP.

    ^^^^ And this blog full of educated people who agree with this? Every African I know on a personal level has a high school diploma… and Im willing to bet you all no more African Americans with diplomas than without… stop believing these manipulated stats being shoved in your faces. And even better look at some of the inner city schools.

    The use of the “N” word…Im not even about to go there.

    Sagging pants has become a trend…. you see just as many yt folks and hispanic folks…and Asians with their pants sagging.

    Littering…. like seriously? So black ppl always litter? I cant..

    And having children outta wedlock….lmaoooo. Did Don just pull some ish outta his butt.

    5 Top things….and this is what you come up with?

  • Crickett

    Look at Chicago, their are some great leaders in that city. Minister Farrakhan and President Obama can’t even help them. They are out of control and more excuses you make the worse the situation gets. I don’t want a white GOD to help them I want a Black Messiah to lead the way.

  • Crickett

    Mr.BluPhi, it was plain and simple for the audience that he was referring to. Morehouse grads got the Obama version. See the difference?

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Crickett says:

    Mr.BluPhi, it was plain and simple for the audience that he was referring to. Morehouse grads got the Obama version. See the difference?
    _________________________________________________________________

    So he should have titled it 5 Things To Improve 10% Of The Black Communities…

    who was his targeted audience?

    I mean this 5 things can be applied to any community…. Blacks dont have the monopoly over any of these things.

    Im not one who isn’t willing to address the issues in my culture…but with a better thought process…thats all Im saying

  • amatrex

    Out of all the issues Don addressed, having kids out of wedlock is probably the most important. Sure, we all know the out-of-wedlock birth rate has risen across the board for ALL races since the 1960s. But Black folks are the undisputed leaders in this category at a 73% out-of-wedlock birthrate. Unmarried parents who have children is not a huge deal if those parents are decent and have the ability to financially support their offspring. The problem lies with the unmarried black folks who continue to reproduce while residing in low-income neighborhoods and ghettos. Children who are raised without fathers in the hood will often grow up with little supervision at home which means they are frequently drawn to the street life. This means the prisons and graveyards are kept full but not before those young men reproduce bastard (biblical term) children of their own. So the cycle of poverty and despair continues for a large portion of the African-American population.

  • KrayZKat

    Some Black people are always so quick to drink the poison about themselves based on the media’s depiction, never realizing that what’s being said should have no race, creed, or color attached to it.

    You can’t get any whiter than the community I live in, and lo and behold, what do I see (thinking of my Russian neighbor) upstairs. Sagging pants (hugely popular with White boys), litter (loves leaving beer cans and bottles strewn all over the place), extremely loud talking and music playing while he and his friends are out in the parking lot fixing his car, and the list goes on and on. High crime in White areas is rampant. No talk of that, huh? Drug and alcohol addiction, child abuse (I’m a CASA, so trust me, White folks aren’t living large, but foul), soccer moms on drugs, high unemployment rates, homelessness, teens hanging out with nothing to do. Yes, THESE ARE WHITE KIDS. When are the White reps going to address the mess that goes on in THEIR communities. Actually, they do, but guess what? They don’t make it about WHITE; they make it about being human. When Black do something, all of us get the collective Black and White fingers waved at the whole population. If that’s the pot you want to be in, go for it. I won’t be included because I’m responsible for my actions and my actions only.

    Some would say, which is typical for the mindset of some Black folks, “I don’t care what goes on with them; I care about what goes on in the ‘Black community.'” Well you should care because we don’t live on this planet alone. We interact with all kinds of people everyday (if you live in America), so the behaviors of all affect us all.

    If Don Lemon REALLY cared about the “Black community,” instead of being a mouth-piece for his owners, he’d encourage us to build our communities ECONOMICALLY. Instead of spending millions of dollars on our hair or on designer clothes, we should collective get a vision for our communities (since we talk so much about “WE”) and start following the examples of other ethnicities. Many of us don’t have a vision. There are way too many wealthy Blacks for us not to own shyt. Why don’t we put our money where our mouths are? It’s easy to blame Black people for the ills of society. No one wants (and Don definitely wouldn’t) address systematic racism. Yes, it’s been around, and it will be around, so what does that mean? Don’t address it? Don’t hold them to the fire that’s constantly being lit under out azzes? Excuse them for the massive problems they’ve caused. Wake up!

    Why do some Black people continue to believe the worse out ourselves. Why? Because it’s feed to them, and since many of us only get our sources via the White run media, we sit down and eat with the devil himself. Check out the documentary, “Bamboozled,” and quit falling for the b.s. Everyone on this planet needs to improve. Tell that to the powers that brought down many investors and stole billions of dollars from them.

    P.S. We talk about the Black community as if we are one ball wrapped together. We ARE NOT. There are many, many Blacks doing wonderful things, but if we keep our heads buried with the negativity, we won’t be looking for it. Let’s be about something!

  • Lovely

    KrayZKat says I AGREEE!!!

    WHEN YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF YOUR OPPRESSION YOU’LL MISTAKE YOUR REFLECTION FOR YOUR OPPRESSOR.

    IF YOU NEED INFO: YOUTUBE

    DR CLAUD ANDERSON
    DR UMAR JOHNSON
    TARIQ NASHEED
    SISTER SHAHRAZAD ALI
    DR HENRIK CLARK

    IN 1860, 99% OF ALL BLACK PEOPLE WORKED FOR WHITES. TODAY, 98% OF ALL BALCK PEOPLE WORK FOR WHITES. YOU ARE ENJOYING A SOCIAL ILLUSION BECAUSE YOU GO TO SOMEONE ELE’S RESTAURANT, BUT YOU DON’T OWN THE RESTUARANT YOURSELF.

  • Crickett

    @KrayZKat, I agree with some of the things you are saying. Blacks are taught to LOVE white people like they love Jesus. Truth be told, my first allegiance is to my American Black brothers and sisters.

  • KrayZKat

    @Lovely and Crickett, :yes:. Let the truth not only be heard, but listened to! AMEN.

    Lovely, I heard every last one of those people, and if Black people around the country listened to them as well, I think much of our mindset would change if many of us are willing to change it. I especially love Umar Johnson.

  • Lovely

    @KrayZKat

    yes i enjoy the teachings of Dr Umar also…. and I agree ALL BLACKS need to listened to these Elders and change the mind set. Once that happens then we can see positive results within. Lets WAKE UP!